Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekend scrappy stuff...

to share.

My Scrap Shoppe hosted its monthly online crop this weekend. You can click here to check out the twelve challenges that were posted.

Because I've been busy working on some sewing projects (which I hope to finish this week and post pictures of soon), I was looking forward to some serious scrapping this weekend.

Well, I got two layouts done...

This one, for my challenge to use fabric on a layout (it's leftover from my previously mentioned sewing projects.)

I tried to stamp with light blue VersaInk on the brown cardstock and it was a little light. So I thought I'd heat emboss it-- well, that made it darker. Oh well. Live and learn.

Marcy challenged us to hide something on our layouts, so I hid the journaling tag in a pocket in the fabric.

I was really happy with how this next layout turned out. Ever since I spotted this patterned paper at the Shoppe, I've pictured using it for our Denver pictures.

I wanted to show our travel route down to Denver (since it was so conveniently located on centre of the map!) I thought of tracing it with a pen or highlighter, when I suddenly got the idea to sew down the line with my sewing machine.

I couldn't figure out how to make the journaling card fit in the layout, until I remembered Marcy's challenge to hide something. So I tucked the card behind my largest photo.

Well, I only managed to get two layouts done, because I'd signed up to take Marcy's online class on Saturday. It was to make a mini-book of your top ten favourite things. I'd made a mini-book of my top ten faves at the beginning of 2008 and figured the list hadn't changed enough to make another one, so I decided to make a book about my ten favourite things about the summer of 2009.

It was a lot of fun following along with the class, step by step. I found I could just enjoy the creating process of each page, without stressing about keeping everything cohesive or trying to figure out what I'd do next. It was quite relaxing and fun.

How was your weekend? Did you do anything scrappy?

Thanks for looking!


Liz said...

Love your layouts (that map one is so cool... love the stitching of your route) and I love the fabric and the hidden journaling (and the pictures are priceless) on the first one! That mini album is fantastic!!!

Barb P said...

That first layout is so sweet! My younger dd was always like that when her older sister was gone for a while too.

Love, love, LOVE that mini album!

Rebecca said...

Lots of fun projects! I love the idea of stitching your route on the map--very cool!

Kim said...

luv the map idea...LUV the mini album....just awesome and full of great ideas!!

Erin said...

love your pages and that mini. I've been meaning to do another favorite things mini too.

Anne Krashel said...

Awesome layouts. (of course I've saved to scraplift another day ;) )
Totally love your mini album!!