Scrapping My Memories and More
With finishing these two layouts I have now reached 38 layouts/cards for the LOAD challenge going on over at Let's Scrap. I can't believe I scraped that much in one month, thank goodness my Mojo finally decided to return.
I have been working really hard on the LOAD challenge over at Let's Scrap but still seem to be a couple of days behind. I'm hoping to make up a couple of more cards just so I get caught up.
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Let's Scrap Around the World Blog Hop starting Feb. 1st and ending February 29th. There are 50 blogs participating, all with a Rak up for grabs. To read more about it come see us at Let's Scrap.
I was checking things out on my Facebook today and came across a post about a giveaway from Glitz Designs. I must admit this company was totally new to me and I just had to check it out. Boy have I been missing out on some amazing scrapbooking products. I will definitely be looking for their paper lines from now on. Their new line Pretty in Pink is absolutely stunning. Make sure to check them out. http://glitzitnow.blogspot.com/2012/01/introducing-pretty-in-pink.html
A couple of years ago a fellow scrapper, Linda McDonald, showed me a card she had made her husband. It looked like a man's leather wallet but was actually made out of cardstock. I have wanted to make a card like that for my son ever since but unfortunately Linda moved out of town and was never able to show me how she did it. I decided this week that I would try and figure it out for myself. Mine didn't turn out as good as the one she did but I'm still pretty pleased with them. It took a lot of trial and error but I finally got it the way I liked it so I thought I would make a tutorial showing how I did it in case you wanted to give it a try too.
I did this layout for the LOAD challenge going on over at Let's Scrap. A friend of mine used a PageMaps sketch to do a layout with the clotheslines on it and I just loved how it turned out so had to give it a try. As the sketch was just for the one side I had to come up with something myself for the left side. I was so thrilled when I remembered that I had clothespins with the word Christmas spelled out on them, because they worked perfectly for part of the title and I was able to carry the clothesline theme onto the left side so that the two pages looked like they should go together.
One of our DT's, Mindi Brown, is organizing a blog hop for February over at Let's Scrap. We put the word out to all our members asking if anyone wanted to be a blog host. We didn't expect the amazing response we got. There are 50 Let's Scrap members who are going to host the blog hop and each of them will have a RAK up for grabs. Make sure to mark the date on your calendar because you won't want to miss out on this one.
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.