January LOAD Challenge
As I mentioned in my previous post I am taking part in a LOAD challenge this month that one of our Design Team members, Cathy van de Bruinhorst, posted for the Let's Scrap members.. I started the month off well by finishing a two page layout last night. The layout has photo's that I took of my son Jason, daughter-in-law Amy and my then 3 week old grandson Colton. The house across the street has several maple trees in the yard as well as a rail fence and archway so I thought it was the perfect place to take some fall photos.
Here is the Let's Scrap sketch I used to make my layout
and here is my layout
To make it more interesting and give it some depth I popped up some of the leaves and photos. I also distressed the edge of the photo mats and little circles.
I just purchased an ATG gun and used it to stick down the title but then decided I really didn't like the look of the title so wanted to remove it. Unfortunately the adhesive used in the gun really adheres quickly so I wasn't able to take it off without ripping the paper so ended up having to leave it the way it was.
The papers I used are all Close To My Heart products. I borrowed one of the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges to cut out the tree branches, leaves and journaling frame. I have been thinking of buying the cartridge and my sales rep and friend was kind enough to let me borrow her's to see what I thought of it. I was amazed at all the things you could cut out with it, many more then from a normal Cricut cartridge. So I can see myself buying one the next time her order goes in.
Well I guess I better get back to scrapping, I have lots more layout to do for the LOAD challenge. I wish all of you a wealth of peace, love and goodness in the New Year. Happy Scrapping.