Hello and Happy Tuesday! This week has flown by again and I'm glad because now I can show you my layouts. You may remember this was the same "cup/beverage" photo I shared last Tuesday, figured we could just pick right up from here. This was right at the end of my scrapping day at church, wish I had more pictures of the room and the yummy food and fun friends there. Will try and be better about that next time. Are you ready to see some very simple but "Dawn" style layouts??!!
First off, here is the paper pack I brought with me to use, only this pack and a pack of white cardstock. Since cleaning my space in January, I don't have much cardstock left and what is there I knew wouldn't inspire me to much so a new paper pack was needed. Did it inspire me? YES! Was it enough paper? YES! Do I love this paper pack? YES!! I loved that it cut down on decision making and didn't take up much room for packing or finding what I needed. So with that I began...
I am going to share some in batches like this so to take up less room. My "Dawn" style mostly consists of white background and strips/scraps of pattern paper and using one photo. Click on the images to see/read better. I kept my journaling minimum and/or used the words in the pattern paper to tell the story. I did use my punches on most of my pages, especially hearts. The bottom two are my favorite stories and pages from this day. My dear grandma looking happy and Summer/Sam taking a picture on the bus, LOVE THIS!!
A reminder this was National Scrapbook Day and I had a goal of 10 layouts before leaving this day. Not an easy goal for me since I rarely scrap anymore and I am a slow scrapper. I went in spurts thru the day and it did take me all 9 hours to get these done. Not much talking or playing around and I ate fast when needed and got right back to work, still it took me all day to finish these.
Here is another group, I love working on black cardstock for bright pictures. Sam wears a lot of neon yellow/greens so it was an easy choice to use black for this one. The paper pack I bought is double sided, love that and included some solid colors which helped too. I did a bit more writing on these pages and if given more room probably would have written more. The pack also included some journal cards and 2 sheets of numbers which I used on the bottom right. My goal also was to do pages about each of the kids so it would be fair to them. I did pretty good with this goal, YAY!
I used both 12x12 and 81/2 x11 sizes and like them both. My friend Diane helped me with the one on top. I wanted to use both the LOVE and the black journaling card and couldn't find a way to fit them and like the page. She switched it up and it worked, that's what's nice when scrapping with friends, you can ask for help or for another pair of eyes to see what you may not see. This probably works with any hobby you have. The bottom one is pictures from last summer when we found baby frogs in the ditch, remember those??!! I decided to use 2 pictures for this one, such a fun memory it was.
I love seeing when others use patter papers as their backgrounds, I'm not that good with it but do try when I can. This paper just spoke to me so I gave in and used it and like how the page turned out. I did use two pictures again, had 5 of them from this little mini photo shoot we did but narrowed it down to these. Have you been counting the layouts here, yep, passed 10 and will get to that soon.
I love this one so much! Little Sienna and Lucky just sitting together under the tree. I love the picture and can still remember this day so well. These two played together so well and she was showing such love and kindness towards Lucky. She always has but some days if I really look I see it more deeply. I saw them as friends this day and just the two of them in their own little world and am grateful for that. I have taught her mini steps how to take care of Lucky without either of them hurting each other. This angle of strips was kinda new for me too and I like it.
Notice how even using the same paper pack my pages don't look a lot alike and I did use hearts on 6 pages. I love using hearts on everything!! Do you have a favorite? Do you like the paper pack?
When I got home from scrapping, I unpacked it all onto the table and finished 2 more layouts that night. YIPPEE!! I was up till midnight and loved it so much that I'm still scrapping. Every day I've gotten from 1 to 4 more pages done a day. As of now I have done 29 layouts this week, 29 layouts in this week!!!!! That is record for me, still can't believe it !! They are simple but hey a page is a page right and these stories are getting told and my heart has been so happy this week. I am seeing the world in a whole new light again, like the old scrapper in me did before Project Life showed up and took over my scrapping days. I'm so thankful for my PL and now am thankful that I love scrapping again. Now I can mix the two and have more fun and more stories.
The other reason I'm on this crazy roll is a challenge on Instagram, hosted by Big Picture Classes. I took my first online class with them for scrapping and took two more after that one and loved it. Just finished up a PL class there too which is also helping me in my PL and scrapping. All these things rolled into one week and turned my world upside down all in a good way.
So about that challenge from BPC, they wanted us to reach the goal of 10,000 layouts posted to their IG account on National Scrapbook Day. Well that day came and we barley had 7,000, I really thought we would make it one day, thousands of us were scrapping all over the world and posting. When the goal didn't get met, they decided to keep the challenge open till we do it hit it. Again, I thought easy enough, but again it's been just over a week and we are in the 8,000s now. This has bothered me and is inspiring me so much to keep scrapping till we reach that goal. Sounds crazy but me and a lot of others are still posting and trying so hard to get us to that number.
I am still using the same paper pack and am just now a little tired of it and feel it's limiting my pages getting done. So today I may break out some of my older papers and see what happens. Will be posting them here again for you to see, that will also keep me motivated! Hope you enjoyed my pages today and won't get too tired of seeing more of them in the next few weeks along with some PL too.
I did make time for a butterfly swap with 12 other ladies, you can see them in the post below. I had a great Mother's Day, not many pictures to post of it but it was so good. Hope all of you did too.
Meeting Rich for a Red Lobster Lunch today, YUM and YAY!! So off I got to scrap more before I meeting him. Hope all of you have a great day and thank you for visiting.
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