Its another challenge at USE YOUR STUFF
Before everything went down the skids here, I had this great inspiration to visit all of the LOVE signs in Virginia with my granddaughter (now granddaughters)
I thought, there are sooooo many it will take years to get through it and would be a great book to have together. We hit a couple of spots and those pictures just sat in my phone forever. When you're really sick, you have nothing but time to think of 'to-do lists' - 'bucket lists' - 'wish I could or did lists'.
So, this weekend, I went out to Michaels and I bought a scrapbook. Mind you, I haven't done a scrapbook in years. Many, many years. I'm thinking, yea I got this … and was quick to realize … yea, no you don't.
First things first was to pull the pics off the phone. Well, I did that only to realize I needed to have some in different sizes so back to the app and then back to the store.
Now that I had all the pics it was laying them all out. I'm thinking easy peasy --- a 12x12 space is huge compared to a A2 card and at the same time not big enough LOL. Then there was the 'hey, you need to trim your 12x12 just a wee bit' to fit in the sleeve easily. Yea I forgot that. Then there's the glue ... wholly cannoli you use glue like no tomorrow. Roll that tape runner down 12 inches and it starts squealing back at you LOL.
So, I said to myself, just jump in -- get the first pages down and we can bob and weave from there and grow with the flow.
I tell ya, scrapbookers out there .. you have it going on !! High Five !!!!! I'm about to learn from your skills please and thank you.
Here are the first 2 pages with more to come as we travel the state in the maddddd search of fun and adventures.
For the top page, I used a solid background cs in brown from Park Lane and an overlay of printed paper from Recollections. MFT Heart Shaker Trio die. Martha Stewart three-dotted punch. My Favorite Things Double the Love die. Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray. CS in kraft and pale blue.
This page has an orange Recollections base with the pics framed in two shades of yellow. Spellbinders foliage die and green cs. MFT Heart Shaker Trio die and a Fiskars heart punch. Some distress carved pumpkin and spiced marmalade. A couple of stitched banners from my scrap box tossed in there with some scrap yellow paper cut as banner as well.
Now to hit the road and fill this book up.
I would like to add these to the following challenges please:
Addicted to Stamps - Use dies and/or stencils
Just Us Girls - Anything but a card
Heart to Heart - a full circle - found in the tire and the "Os"
Cards for Gals - Use dies and punches
Crafty Hazelnut - Use patterned paper
Krafty Chicks - ATG
Lemon Shortbread - ATG
Outlawz - Use Dies and Punches.