I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately… I’ve actually been scrapbooking! And it feels good!
I now have my computer set up at my scrapbook table, so while I was scrapbooking yesterday and today, I was also simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter, etc. And I had a good time posting pictures of my progress as I created the layouts. So I thought I’d organize them a bit here, in a blog post… just for kicks!
Last weekend, my friend Katie posted this challenge on Facebook from Quick Quotes. The challenge was to create a Valentine-y layout using non-traditional Valentine colors (no pink, red, white). I had been admiring this layout that I’d pinned on Pinterest a while ago…
and thought that it would work perfectly!! (Original credit goes to Jenny at 2Peas.)
So my first task was to find three pics to use. Lucky for me, I just happen to have three people near and dear to my heart… and I have OODLES of pics of them! Then I found some paper that would work, from Basic Grey’s Picadilly collection (love, love that!). I gathered some Picadilly embellishments that I also had and various other things in the right color group that I thought maybe I could use.
So, this is what I started with:
And from that a layout developed!
Here’s the finished product.
(Note: you can always click on any pics to enlarge them and see more detail.)
It’s definitely not as fancy schmancy as the original that I was scraplifting. But I noticed as I was doing this that the original layout was created digitally… it’s a lot harder to create those layers and detail when you’re actually using paper!
I think I’ll save today’s creation for another “Anatomy of a Layout” post at a later date! (Hey, gives me SOMETHING to blog about… I’m trying!)