Lately I've been thinking about all of these cute / funny / sad / etc little moments that I want myself and the kids to remember yet, they haven't been scrapped. The kids and I frequently laugh over old stories from my childhood (like the time my Mom slipped on a green pea in the kitchen and fell into a split. They obviously weren't around for that one yet they LOVE to hear it!) but unless I write this down, these stories and small memories are going to stay stuck in my head forever. That frightens me. I really love to journal and I want to feel free to do that - regardless if I have the 'perfect' picture to go with the page or not.
So I want you to record a story... big or small. Something that you would love to have down on record but maybe you weren't going to scrap it because you didn't have a picture. Too bad! I am making you scrap that story anyway!
No rules. Just TELL the story through LOTS of journaling!!! Lets see how we can all dress-up a layout of JUST WORDS!
If you are stuck for ideas, I bet you are over-thinking this. I invited a whole bunch of talented scrappers to join me with this challenge and I think you are definitely going to feel those creative juices start to flow once you see how everyone approached this.
If you wanted to tell a FEW memories on your page, you could do that. (Might make it easier design-wise in case your memory isn't that long to begin with). If you Blog, why not cut & paste some of your own words for an instant layout? How about asking someone else to tell the story for you?
Scrapping with us this week are Lex, Melissa 1 & Melissa 2 (haha!), Shannon, Emily & Brandi. Welcome girls!
LAYOUT ARTIST: GINA (me!)
Credits: Painted papers by Fee Jardine. Glass hearts (re-colored), threaded stars and folded paper heart by Holly Griego. Smiley face by Amanda McGee. Stitches by Lisa Whitney and Emily Merritt. Painted tape & doodle by CD Muckosky. Paint by Michelle Coleman. Fonts: 2Peas Red Dog, 2Peas Weathered Fence, Complete In Him, LD Dear Miss Rose, My Own Topher & Typewrither
LAYOUT ARTIST: JACQUE
Credits: Paper and word art by Paislee Press. Number stamps by Miss Mint. Decorative stamp by Kasia.
LAYOUT ARTIST: KATE
Credits: Black paper by Amy Wolff (Slightly Creased) at TLP. Swirly doodle by CD Muckosky (Circle Werx) at TLP. Doodled border by Jenna Desai (Border Frames) at TLP. Gift by Mira Designs (Tree-mendous collab at Shabby Pickle). Winged heart by ah! designs (Artemia collab) at AfterFive. Lovemeter, rose petal and gold locket by Lorie Davidson (Twitterpaited Passion) at SBG. Silver bird by Martencja Designs (DAM giveaway kit). Journal highlights by Lauren Reid (Waxy Do's) at LDD. Pewter MissMatch alpha by Holly Designs and everything else from Heart Strings kit by Holly Designs at Shabby Pickle.
LAYOUT ARTIST: EMILY (Merritt)
Credits: Sociologie and Pregnancy Press Lines by Paislee Press; staple and Wired Alpha by Emily Powers; stitching by Crissy Armstrong; giraffe by Amy Hutchinson; baby-love tape by Aja Abney
LAYOUT ARTIST: MELISSA (mlewis)
Credits: Gina Miller: Beautiful You kit, Scalloped stitches & Ironed flat ribbon. Zoe Pearn: Alpha (Persimmon Kit). Fonts: LD Telegram, Century Gothic & CK Ali.
LAYOUT ARTIST: BRANDI (Sutherlin)
Credits: Gina Miller: Bella's Dream Kit with Jamie Young. Silly Little Doodles Alpha. Imperfect Zigs Stitches. Unstitched Buttonz. Cinnamon-Designs: Dog (recolored) from Puppy Tales Kit. Rachel Young: Paper Towel Brushes. Traci Murphy: Various Drop Shadows. Syrin: Loose Stitches. Kate Hadfield: Heavy Duty Staples. Fonts: Complete In Him & Mom's Typewriter.
LAYOUT ARTIST: SHANNON (Bieger)
Credits: Kiss Me, I'm Irish kit and Messy Stamp alpha by Michelle Coleman. Journaling strips w/staples by Lynn Grieveson. Sketch idea from Scrapbooks, Etc. Drop shadow actions by Traci Murphy. Fonts: AL Old Remington, Century Schoolbook
LAYOUT ARTIST: LEX (mrshobbes)
Credits: Cardboard background from Joy Explosion by Newlife Dreams (shabbypickledesigns.com). Beige paper, ribbons, clustered wreath, doodled mat, felt heart, flowers, swirls, silver buttons, dangling beaded button and heart, strings, reed all from Artemia collaboration (after5designs.com) - a gift from MiYon! Thank you, sweetie! :) Teeny Tiny Alpha (catscrap.com), print glass alpha freebie from Catscrap newsletter, swirly round frame (used as template) from Fancy Scraps Frames, all by Scarletheels Designs. Dater from Calendar No. 2 by ON Designs (scrapbookgraphics.com). Fonts: Porcelain, CK Ali's Writing, Jaime.
LAYOUT ARTIST: MELISSA (MelissaL88)
Credits: Papers: Watercolor Papers - Gina Miller. Music stamp: The Big Easy - Paiselee Press/Vickie Stegall. Music Doodles: Pump Up the Volume - Kate Hadfield/Jaque Larsen. Ribbon Arrow: Point it Out - Natalie Braxton. Alpha: Black, White and Red Overlay - Darcy Baldwin. Font: DJB Lizzy Fizzed Out
So, start scrapping everyone! Our 1st place winner gets $10 gift cards to GMD and PaisleePress. 2 other lucky winners will each get a $10 gift card to Kate Hadfield Designs -or- TwoSisters.
Have fun everyone!
Rachel here announcing the winners from last week's challenge!!!
Congrats to the Tania (lunafaerie) with My 2009 One Little Word! Fabulous page, girl!
It’s always so hard for me to pick! The layout we received this time were AMAZING. Thank you for all the inspiration you offer to me and to the rest of the HP crew!