I used to belong to a yahoo group that was for scrapbooking swaps. I really enjoyed it. Then it just stopped after last Christmas with no explanation. So I was invited to join a mini album group where they do swaps. I had never done a mini album but I thought it was worth a try.
Our project was to make a 5×7 page to fit on a hinge album. Good thing for YouTube so I could see what a hinge album was. The theme was Christmas. Since Christmas is my favorite time of the year I had plenty of scrapbook paper to do this page.
This is how my page turned out.
The front of the page. I wish you could see the glitter. It is so much nicer when you can see it in person. If you double click on the photo you can enlarge it and then you can see the glitter much better.
The inside of the front page. I included a waterfall set of mats and a beautiful glittered candle on the other side.
The inside with the flap open. Here you can see there is a picture matt in the middle and tags for pictures or journaling on the inside flap.
The back of the page. The glitter ribbon is made for a picture to slide under.
From the pictures you can see a green tab. This pulls out into a file folder.
The inside of the folder. The tree is all decked out in glitter ornaments. The presents are tucked in and can be used as journaling tags. A picture can be placed on the folder behind the presents.
The outside of the folder. Two matts to add pictures that will slide in behind the glitter ribbon.
I like the way it turned out and will have to try making more of these for myself. Glad I joined this group. Anyone else want to join? I sure am having fun!
On to Week 5. This is the layout sketch for the challenge. We lost one person going into this week. How many more weeks do you think we will all last?
Besides the sketch, these were the rules for this week:
1. You need to STAY TRUE to the sketch!
2. Use something recycled
3. Some sort of faux stitching
5. Fussy cutting
6. Use ONLY shades of BLUE papers (including your base). Can be store-bought patterned papers, cardstock or handmade papers.
Staying true to the sketch was one of the hardest things I had to do. First of all, I didn’t like the sketch. It is just not my style. But I stuck with it, and with some help from my daughter, Sarah, this is what we came up with.
I stayed as true to the sketch as possible. The little dark blue dots were left over centers from a sticker sheet that I had and the ribbons were from my chocolate Easter bunny. They were the recycled items. I used the faux stitching around the circle edge and I distressed the circle. The flowers on the frame were fussy cut from a patterned paper and I used only shades of blue.
After it was finished, I decided that it grew on me and it wasn’t that bad after all. Will I ever do another one like it? Doubtful, unless it comes up again in another challenge. This is one layout that I did not make another page for. The picture is of my niece, Sophia. I will give the page to her and I’m sure she’ll love it.
Week 3 of the Last Scrapper Standing. Here is the sketch layout that needed to be followed. We are down to 8 challengers.
The following needed to be used on the layout:
2 Different Patterned Papers
Handmade Flower or Embellishment
Ribbon or Lace
2 + Photos
At first I didn’t know what to do with this sketch. But after I picked my photos and paper it came together pretty easily. I like the end result.
And I had to have the second page to go with it, of course.
We stopped in Deerfield, MA, on our way home from our Boston trip to visit this beautiful Bridge of Flowers.
This is the layout sketch for week 2 of Last Scrapper Standing. There are 9 of us still going after week 1.
We needed to include at least 3 of the following:
This is my layout. I had so much fun making this. I just love the bright colors and the flower paper. I used embossing on the mat, butterflies, ribbon across the bottom half, and a flower in the girl’s hat besides the flower paper.
And of course I finished up by adding a second page.
When we were planning on stopping at the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, my daughter Lucy was not impressed. For some reason she was afraid of butterflies. As you can see, by the end of the visit, butterflies were no longer scary. Grandma helped her get over her fear.