Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Not a Party - But a Plan

So now that my retreat for National Scrapbook weekend has come to an end, I would like to plan a little fun for my scrappity blogity friends out there.

I know I have had blog parties in the past for National Scrapbook Month but this year I am going to have to tone things down a bit :).

So I have decided to blog everyday or so on something scrappy for you all month :)

My kick-off posts were of my scrap weekend, and know I would like to share one of my finished layouts with you, and the details in it...

This is the sketch I used from PageMaps from their September 2005 archives!

It was totally fun and exciting to be working with an 8x12 photo for the first time. At Costco an 8x12 is even cheaper than a Walgreens 8x10 :)

The acrylic stapes and the 'love' rub-on I used here are from Close to My Heart...

The word 'waves' was in grungeboard inked with Close to My Heart ink, they always have the perfect color to use! And grungeboard is always to fast and easy to alter,

Oh, and these tag letters are so old... I don't even remember who makes them... but I STILL love them and was glad to be using my older supplies! I was challenging myself to use things that I hadn't in a while :) you should to the same!

Here are some more of the Close to My Heart clear shapes and rub-ons. But the cool thing was, this paper was just left over from an altered paint can project. :)

Such an exciting layout, and so much fun to make... so now I challenge you to be inspired... find a sketch to follow, use a new size of photo, staple an embellishment in place, experiment with inks (I am a CTMH consultant if you need any :), use some old or left-over supplies and have a GREAT time!!! :)

Happy National Scrapbook Month!!! See you in a day or two for another post on some more scrapity fun! :)

3 comments:

Alicia said...

Great job, Carolyn!! I'm always in awe of crafters/scrapbookers!!!! So creative!

Rebecca said...

This is adorable!! I LOVE how you did your title and the bright colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing =]

Louise said...

LOVE IT!!!
I may have to use that....it is perfect for a series of pics I have!
You are gifted girl ;)