Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day, but lots of places online made an event of it all weekend. Darrin was the fantastic husband and father he always is and took care of most of the things around the house so I could participate. I played along with the challenges hosted by the Creating Keepsake Editors, as well as those hosted by Scrapbook Generation.
The first layout I completed this weekend was the two-page sketch challenge at SG and the paper scraps challenge at CK. The ladies at SG provided a two-page sketch you had to use. If I make a two page layout, chances are about 95% that I used one of their sketches, so this one was right up my alley. I used up some Pebbles scraps I had around for the banners. This one was a fun one for me, as I got to dig into my boy embellishments for a page for Annaliese. It was fun to play around with primary colors for her instead of the girly colors I always seem to use for her. Man, looking at those pictures takes me back- she would throw one killer tantrum if she wasn't able to get in and go!
After that layout and a quick run to Archivers to get my prints, I finished this interview of Ian for the journaling challenge at SG. I printed out a large 12x8 picture of him, then printed the interview questions on vellum and mounted those over part of his picture. I interviewed him March 10, and it's eye-opening how much those answers have changed in just two months. Photos on this layout were taken by Tin Box Pictures.
Having just finished a layout on Ian, I switched to making one about Annaliese and her love of spaghetti. This one was created for the one-page sketch challenge at SG and the washi embellishment challenge at CK. I have to admit, the coloring in the picture is way off. I took this one in really bad lighting. She has always been such a character when it comes to eating, and this captures it. Funny thing is, almost two years later, and she can still be so messy. She's going through that picky stage, though, and isn't willing to each as much. I chose to use a free SG sketch from February as my one-page inspiration sketch and stuck pretty true to it. The only change I made was replacing the banner with the washi flowers. Those were a bit tricky to make, especially having the two endpoints meet up and look decent.
To make my life a bit easier, I did my interview layout with Annaliese next. I was following the same design as I did for Ian's, so this went together fairly quickly. I made it for the manufacturer challenge at SG and the photo edit challenge at CK. I tried in vain three times to print the journaling out on a transparency instead of vellum so the picture would show through better, but no matter how I tried, the ink would just smear, so I had to resort back to vellum. I used mostly paper and embellishments from My Mind's Eye Nostalgia collection for her layout. Love that the pictures Tin Box took capture her personality so well.
The last layout for the weekend is a bit of a stretch for my normal style, but isn't that why these are called challenges? I created this layout for the Project Life challenge at SG and the embellishment challenge at CK. I used the Harvest Lane line from Simple Stories to create this layout of the first time Ian helped me bake. I also used 10 embellishments on the page. Having such variety is a stretch for me.
It was a lot of fun getting so much done this weekend, but with all the scrapping this weekend and last weekend when I was at a crop, I'm looking forward to getting my house back in order next weekend :)