Well, hello there! Happy October to you! Have you made any scrappy plans for the month? I have set myself a goal of completing 20 pages!! Woooo hooo! I figure at this steady rate I will be up to date on my scrapbooks approximately May 23rd of 2064! *insert dry chuckle here!* I am on a mission to get 8 separate albums in order and caught mostly up to date! That is no small task and when I sit and actually think about it, it makes my left eyebrow twitch just a little bit! I am, however, truly enjoying the process of getting these in order and every page I scrap brings back some really amazing memories! That's a big part of my why! I want to leave these memories for my peeps to be able to relive also! Pictures and their stories are just so important!! I mean it is what makes us who we are and what makes our lives so full!
I have a fun FB group that is all about the scrapping! This month I have thrown down a sketch challenge! I will post a new sketch every day to get folks motivated, inspired and booking on their albums! So, that means I have a couple of pages to share with you today. So far I am 3 for 3...go me, go me!! Take a look:
This page didn't photograph as well as I think it looks in person. The colors played really well together and it just feels like a really warm, sweet page to me. I think some of that got lost in this photo. This is one of our sweet grand kiddos. If you frequent here you may already 'know' him! I turned the photo into a black and white one using a fancy schmancy editing app. There are lots of layers on this page; which always makes for visual interest! Gotta love that!
I embossed a few of the things on this page to add some extra texture and I went with some plain paper and some patterned. Three banners layer nicely against the other larger pieces. I also sewed a border around the largest layer.
I stamped a sentiment on one circle and embossed the other. This really helps to make things stand out!
I embossed this 3rd thing to create that 'triangle' shape on the page. This banner matches one of the other banners too. I love that match-y match-y feel!
I added a scalloped border along the bottom edge and used my Cricut to make my title. Once in place I added those fun polka dots to each letter. It just adds that extra little something.
On to page 2:
This was a page from an original album that I re-did! The first page just lacked that Easter feel, so I thought I would jazz it up a bit! I used pastel-y Easter colors and grouped the photos all together. Lots going on here!
I used my Cricut to make the title and again added the polka dots. I sewed a straight seam along the bottom edge of my border piece to make it look more interesting.
I used my Cricut to make that cute bunny and all of his eggs! This was our first kiddo's second Easter, but the first one he was big enough to enjoy! I think I was as excited as he was about his first little Easter 'basket'! Easter baskets were always a big thing in our house!! It's one of the bittersweet things about your kids growing up! Those silly little things don't get done as often; although I still try to sneak in surprises here and there for them!
I will share day 3 in another post! Right now I must run! My to do list is loooong today and I am already feeling a tad behind! I hope that you have a wonderful day! I will be back soon with lots more to share!