Hi! I hope you all had a great National Scrapbook Day. I did! I hung out on scrapbook.com all day and participated in their challenges. Here is what I created:
The first challenge was to make a themed card, using only scraps, in an hour. I chose Father's Day. I used scrap paper, some stickers and doodled.
After the card, all the challenges were for 2 hours. Next we had to make a layout about our favorite tool. It was a good way to honor and advertise the item you use most. I did the layout about my trimmer. I used paper, buttons, Thickers and Stickles.
In the preparations blog it mentioned we needed a large tag and lined paper, so I thought we were making a tag. Wrong! Our next challenge requirement was 5-10 sentences of journaling. I had already made kits for the other topics, but not this one. So I frantically looked for pics, paper and pieces that coordinated.
I ended up making a layout about my boys looking at bugs. This was the first time I got to use my bug punches, so that was a nice bonus.
The fourth challenge was to use 3-5 pics on a vacation/travel layout. We haven't gone anywhere in the past few years so I chose to scrap our honeymoon in San Antonio, TX. (Awesome place to visit btw) I hand drew and cut the large state.
The last challenge was to make flowers for a layout. I don't like/use/do flowers so this was a realllllly big challenge for me. I did it, with paper and buttons, but I hate how they turned out. Later I'm going to take the 'flowers' off and replace them with flat circles and buttons. Then I will be happier.
I had such a blast. NSD is already marked on the calendar for next year.