My Couple of Words

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Scrapbook Challenge

Over at Shimelle's Blog there are 3 days of scrapbooking challenges, giveaways, mini-lessons, special guests and free downloads on 12th, 13th and 14th August.

This is a layout I based on a sketch from Shimelle's Blog - one of the first challenges.

Instead of one 6 x 4 photo, I used two 6 x 4 photos and I eliminated the photo strip at the top of the page and added the title there instead.  Also as part of the Explore class I was more aware of matching the colours of the papers to the photos.  When I picked out the photos first, the colours that sprang to mind were greens, blues, teals and red.  When I looked through my stash I found this kit I had never used - I must have had it for a least 2 or 3 years!  The papers are Chatterbox Inc. - Together which I found were ideal for this layout.


For the first prompt we had to take a self-portrait - which I dread so I'm afraid I cheated and used a self-portrait I recently took, for a photography challenge.  The camera I have in the photo is an old Canon film camera which belonged to my Uncle, who has sadly passed away.  So I hope to start learning how to use it properly and take some more photos with it.  Also as part of the first prompt we had to do a 'Note to Self'.  I printed off a quote and journaled on the back of it.  Here's a few pictures:

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Imagine I have done 4 weeks of explore and I am only sharing it with you now!

First up my "Playbook" - "a place to record our little steps on our journey of explore".  This is a place to record the smaller activities rather than full scrapbook pages or albums. 

Cover of Playbook

I used an old manilla folder as the cover where I cut down the width to 7 inches and left the length.  I then added a sheet of acetate and added embellishments to it.  I saw the idea for this over Shimelle's blog.  Then for the inside pages I used 12 x 12 folded in half - so each page measures 12 x 6.