Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tales of a Craft Class Junkie: The Scrapbooking World Series

It's safe to say my scrapbook slump has ended. I just wish I had more time to work now that I am inspired to do so. I have really been enjoying the Scrapbooking World Series. I appreciate that it's self paced, other wise, I might just be in trouble. The videos are short and to the point, however, they are chock full of simple ideas to spark a layout. I must also confess that I find it very amusing to see Tami's son narrating scrapbook challenges. I wish him and his team the best of luck in their upcoming games. Meanwhile, how about I share a couple of layouts I have made inspired by the challenges.

Summer SnoCone by Christy Strickler 
|Supplies Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Pebbles, Cosmo Cricket; Letters, Button: Jillibean Soup; Labels: Freckled Fawn, Chic Tags; Die Cut: Chic Tags; Stickers, Flair, Paperclip, Chipboard: Freckled Fawn; Mist: Dylusions; Glitter Glue: Ranger; Twine: October Afternoon; Enamel Dots: Twine and Ink   

Layout one started with my choice of product. One item in particular, actually. I had a sno cone flair badge from my Freckled Fawn kit and I was determined to use it. Alas, I could not find any sno cones for my son this summer. It just so happened that I came across this photo of my son when he was three. Perfect. Now my warm up layout was complete.

You & Me by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Chipboard, Tape: Basic Grey; Sequins: Crate Paper; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Enamel Wood Dot: My Mind's Eye; Button: Jillibean Soup

I started layout two listening to the challenge and prompt. I think though, that somewhere along the way, my layout headed out to left field. No worries though. I love the way it looks and am happy to have a page done, despite not exactly meeting the challenge parameters. I used some of my supplies from my July Counterfeit Kit to complete the layout.

As I mentioned, the challenges and prompts are simple. Yet, they offer a bit of a challenge while teaching you a little about baseball. If you are interested, it's still not too late to take on the challenges.

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  1. It looks like your kit is getting a work out. Nice pages, loved the first one especially, so I pinned it.