Saturday, November 29, 2014
The Awesome Ladies Project: Black Friday Edition
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I worked in retail and had to work on Black Friday. I hope I don't ever have to do that again! I far prefer my current option: scrapbooking with friends in an online crop with the ladies over at Get It Scrapped. This is our second year of cropping on Black Friday and I hope it becomes a new tradition. It just so happens that this Friday was also the day for the Awesome Ladies Project. The goal of the project is to set aside two hours a month to work on something that makes you feel awesome. I definitely had no issues setting aside a few hours to work. I made two layouts while chatting with friends. I think though, that in the future, I might set this day aside specifically to art journal.
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Linking up with Paper Issues Birds of a Feather Challenge
I found myself happily layering products in and around the photos. The photos are a bit yellow despite my editing in Totally Rad Labs. They were actually a lot more yellow and dark. I considered printing in black and white, but I felt like the photo of Jujubee streaking toward her new catnip bird didn't look quite right. So I stayed with the color photos. I used bright colors to compensate.
Explore Fragrance by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper, Rub-ons, Sequins: Studio Calico; Letters: October Afternoon; Metal: Bo Bunny, Studio Calico; Die Cuts: Chic Tags; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico,Prima, Jillibean Soup; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Brads: Basic Grey; Acrylic: Webster's Pages; Stencil: Jenni Bowlin; Embossing Paste: Studio 490; Other: Vellum
Each month, I try to complete at least one layout from the Scrapbook Coach classes at Get It Scrapped. This layout is based on a lesson for Product Play. I didn't exactly follow the steps to a tee. In fact, my layout might seem more of a lift rather than one that followed the instructions. However, I really enjoyed the design and the opportunity to create something a bit different from my normal fare.
My goal for 2015 is to play along with more challenges and especially with the Awesome Ladies Project. If you would like to play along, head on over to RuKristin.com for more details.
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