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Monday, January 17, 2011

52 scrapbooking challenges

Hello Monday. I'm sure a lot of moms out there are grateful that it's a holiday today. One extra day that we can sleep in. Woohoo for that!

Anyways, one of the things that I made a goal for this year is to go back to challenges. I LOVE challenges. I love how it helps me break out of my comfort zone, trying new things/techniques and just makes scrapbooking fun and less boring for me.

Late last year, I borrowed this book from the library....

I've always loved Elizabeth Kartchner's style. She has the ability to combine fun and whimsy with great stories and photos plus always having that extra special technique or touch that always wows me. So it was no surprise that I decided to jump onto her challenges.
I know I'm probably super late here, being that her book has been out for over a year now. But that doesn't bother me. I feel like inspiration doesn't have to follow trends and since lately my word is "catching up", following this book's challenges just suits my life right now.

Ok so I wanna goal myself to at least do one challenge a week. I'm not going to stress if there's week's where I can't do one and I'll whip up two or three on those weeks that I do have a lot more spare time.

So for my first try...I did #20 Use a grid as the basis for a page design.

Farmer's Market

I decided to go with a double page spread here. I had a ton of photos and putting them into a grid really made for an easy, well balanced page.

I added the title block with dimensional adhesive to make it stand out better against the background.

Another thing I wanted to do with this challenge is to be able to use up some old products. The journaling block and chipboard circle I used here is from Scenic Route.

I rummaged through my stickers and found these gems from an October Afternoon sheet and also from a sheet from Making Memories.

and to go along with my need to use up what I have, I made a card using scraps from the page above...

My Friend

I used up the scallop stickers from the Carolee's Creations sheet, the sentiment sticker from the OA sheet and added the felt bird that I've had FOREVER!

So that's it. I made a couple more last week and I'll share those with you soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,


Hannie C said...

Grace, I'm also trying out challenges now and also try to do a card each time I finish off a layout.
Happy Scrapping!

hilde janbroers said...

I love your double page layout and card!! amazing