In a recent post, I shared a challenge I was working on based on this super inspiring NSD video by Shimelle for Two Peas In a Bucket.
This challenge was issued by the awesome Jennifer, from Live Teach Create. It is completely worth a click over to her blog to see how others are doing with this challenge as well!
For more info on the layouts above, check out this recent post. Alrighty, let's move on to the new stuff, shall we? I had a super scrappy Mother's Day and was able to do lots of playing in the studio! So, here is the result and what I was able to do with the rest of my kit...
This layout is lifted from the fabulous Lynn Ghahary over at Two Peas.This next one needs a bit of an explanation...Now, when we set up our kits, Jennifer said that tools counted and in that category we could also include stamp ink. I might have stretched this concept a bit when I used my white Stayz-On Reinker to make the swirlies on this layout...but, I just couldn't resist! Cheating? I'm not sure....
And, with this next one, I really started to feel like I was "stretching it" a bit with the scraps I had scattered about. Here, I stretched it with some twine color blocks, a super fun technique I learned from Megan Hoeppner during Big Picture Classes NSD crop.
And, I even managed to use up not 1, but 2 rolls of washi!
Scraps from cutting the banners above made their way onto the next layout with some triangle action:
Pickings are getting slim! For this one, I resorted to some fussy cutting with the patterned paper to add interest and dimension:
Eeeeking out the last bit of the yellow paper here:
The last one requires a hand written and cut title:
And, with that, all that remains are the tiniest of bits that when paired with a piece of scrap from my drawer, becomes a card. I am SO not a card maker! Can you tell? LOL! Remember this post? The one where we played with my new stamp? Well, the scrap that I built this card on is a left over from that! YAY!
Whew! That was fun! I managed to eek out 11 layouts and 1 card. Here is all that is left!
The best part about scrapping this way? It was FAST! I love how I was able to move through a stack of photos for mom and dad's reno album! In fact, this challenge got me to a point of near completion. All that was needed after the above layouts was to embellish a few photo pocket pages:
Then, add some washi and titles to the select photos that I printed 12x12:
Also, choose which enlarged photos to leave as is and let them speak for themselves:
And, there we have it! An album FULL to the brim of pages. Pages full of washi, Thickers, twine, patterned paper, mist and journaling. But, most of all...an album that tells a story - a story that my parent's only ever dreamed of.They have always wanted to build a studio on their property. After many years of collecting ideas and dreaming, they had it built, from the ground up, in place of an old patio. A dream come true! They call it "The Beehive" - a pun on my mom's nickname of "B." I am so honored that they let me scrap this dream and tell this story for them...
As soon as this last photo was taken, I ran out the door to deliver the completed album to mom and dad. What a joy!
I love a good challenge! I love what I learn, I love the new techniques I try, I love the sense of completion. Thanks so much Shimelle and Jennifer! Are you playing along with the challenge too? I hope so! Don't forget to hop on over to Jennifer's blog and link up.
What get's you going? What pushes you on the final stretch of a scrappy project?