Today is National Scrapbook Day; a major holiday over here for me. But today, of all days, I am in a creative slump. A sort of ‘writer’s block’ for scrapbookers (what would you call that?). I had planned on participating in Big Picture Classes’ all-day Creative Crop…so this is a crisis! But- I talked with my mom and my husband who, being normal individuals (unlike this scrapaholic), informed me that “there are other days” in which I can scrap like a maniac and have my own little scrapbook marathon. Instead of winning prizes, I’ll win my own sense of productivity and accomplishment; instead of posting my endeavors on Big Picture Classes galleries, I’ll post them here. I believe that’s good enough for me! That being said, here are my attempts to meet two of the twelve challenges sponsored by Big Picture Classes:
Number 2 challenge: scrap two photos, each from two different eras, or time frames.
I did not try to do the first challenge, so I began here because Ali Edwards led the way with this one, and I liked her layout. This is an 8.5×11″ scraplifted version of hers using whatever products I happened to have.
Challenge number 5: use iPhone photos in a layout.
I have been using iPhone photos a lot lately with Project Life because it’s so darn convenient. I had this one my daughter took and gave to me; I just love it and had never used it in anything. I also have some new products from Elle’s Studio that I was dying to use, so I took advantage here. I am using some of the new kit “Everyday Moments” which I believe is still on sale here.
Both big disappointments as far as I am concerned, but really, I think what is important is that I participated to the best of my ability, I had a good time talking with my mom, I enjoyed looking at the BPC galleries at others’ work, and I got to scrapbook today, guilt-free. No more complaints, and tomorrow’s another day. Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrapping!