Monday, February 4, 2013

LOAD213- Scraplift Yourself!

Here we are on day 4 of LOAD213. I'm still going strong, but of course, it's only day 4! Monday's are a bit hectic for me. We have a standing appointment to attend plus our regular homeschool. To fit in today's layout, I decided to scraplift myself.

I created this layout for Get It Scrapped a short while back. I really liked the overall design of this layout...so much so that I ended up making a sketch from it.




Batman by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned paper: Making Memories, Studio Calico; Stencils: Crafter's Workshop; Mist: Ranger: Borders: K and Company, Tim Holtz; Gesso: Grumbacher; Other: Electrical tape





  It's one of my very first sketch designs. It's easy for me to use, especially if I have a kit complete with all the matching papers and embellishments.















Since I was short on time this morning, I grabbed my JBS mercantile kit. It made it very easy to create a layout in about an hour. It's a little hard to see, but I did stitch a square around the canvas before layering my embellishments on top.



His Dreams - My Goals by Christy Strickler
Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok; Patterned Paper: Pebbles, 
JBS Mercantile; Alphas: Rusty Pickler; Ephemera: JBS
Mercantile; Ink; Tsukineko;Other: Glass beads, Hand carved stamp; Submitted to the About A Boy challenge blog




Today's prompt was all about goals. Originally, I had intended to use this photo expressly for PL2013. Then, I had the wonderful idea to use it in a succession showing how my son's video game programming skills are developing. I decided that it would also be a perfect way for me to document my support for my son's dreams. This is one of the wonderful things about Layout a Day...it makes you see other story telling opportunities.

So what's the moral of the story today? Simply put, it's ok to scraplift a design you like again and again. It's also perfectly wonderful to use one photo several times on different projects. There is always more than one side to a story. As far as today's design, you can expect to see several more variations soon. I used it on a layout for Scrapbook News and Review magazine and on another for Get It Scrapped.


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12 comments:

  1. Great job on the layout! Nice elements! Thank you for playing along with us at AAB!

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  2. Fantastic layouts, thank you for playing along at About a Boy!

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  3. Oh I love that title and the graffiti!! Thank so much for joining us at AAB! :)

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  4. great page love what you did with the challenge, thanks for joining us at AAB!

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  5. Great lo! love the colors.
    Thanks for joining us at AAB.

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  6. Love how you created the sketch and then used it for your new layout Christy!! And I love your title!!

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  7. Great layouts! Love how kits and sketches can help me out when I am kind of pressed for time. Also, it's nice to meet a fellow LOADster. I am not playing this round, but love the LOAD challenge. Thanks for laying with us in the About A Boy challenge.

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  8. Really awesome layouts! Love all the elements you used in both =) Thanks for playing along with us at About A Boy!

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  9. I like the concept "Scraplift yourself" and I think it would be great for us all - as you said why not use the same photo over and over again or the same design! Lovely take on the challenge, thanks for playing with us at About a Boy!

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  10. Christy this is so striking! I love how different it is from your first LO. The title is incredible. Glad you came over to AAB

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  11. Both pages are awesome. I've never thought of scraplifting from myself! What a great idea :) Thanks for playing along with AAB

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