Sunday, November 27, 2011

It Feels Good to Scrap Again!

It's been about two months since I've scrapped, and I've missed it so! This weekend, I had the perfect opportunity to scrap. My friend Tracee celebrated her birthday this weekend, and we had a virtual birthday party through Skype. Fi, Tracee, and I all made party hats. They made quite elaborate hats. Mine was cheesy, but festive and fun.

So part of the festivities involved scrapping, and Fi had set up some challenges for us. One was to use the current sketch up at Sketchabilities but to use black and white with one extra color, transparencies, and a stamp. Here's the sketch we used:

I was kind of grumpy because I thought the sketch was going to be so difficult to fit six pictures onto an 8 x 8 page and I wasn't happy being limited in my colors. I like colorful pages. But as it turned out, I was happy with the way the black and white looked with one color and I managed to find a set of pictures that I was able to crop into squares from a trip to Rhode Island many years ago. I had a little trouble photographing my page at night in my basement scrap room, but here it is:


Here are a few details. For Fi's transparency part of the challenge, I used these clocks from Teresa Collins. The brads and rub-ons, as well as the background paper, are by BasicGrey.


The flourishy designs were cut from an old Foofala paper. The leaf stamp is by Autumn Leaves--it's also pretty old--and I used Zing embossing powder. The other black and white papers are My Mind's Eye Lush. I thought they sort of looked like lattice, perfect for a garden page.


Here's another reason for my grumpiness. When I moved, something killed my printer, so I didn't have it to print photos or journaling. I hate the way my handwriting looks on my pages, and I almost didn't journal, but then I'd feel like something was missing, so I just went for it, and I didn't end up hating it this time. There are some more of the Teresa Collins clocks, which I used for the circles in the sketch. The butterfly was something I had printed off a while back. I got the image from the internet.


Happy Birthday, Tracee! So happy that I got to scrap with you this weekend. It sure felt good to scrap again.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!

13 comments:

Lynn said...

WOW! you need to be grumpy more often because wowzers!!! that page rocks!

Marelize said...

Yay! It's great that you got to scrap again Debbi! Love your page! :)

Fi said...

OMG, see what a difficult student can achieve....rofl now who would have thought that this was a 8"sq layout. Absolutely gorgeous Debbi, and it was such a fun weekend.

Umenorskan said...

Great job fitting everything into a 8x8 page !!

Karen said...

I just don't know how you do it Denbi!! I did an 8x8 on the weekend and couldn't fit anywhere near as much detail onto the page as you do.
Stunning as always and btw I love the handwriting!!!

Fluffy said...

Stress away this is boootiful. . Love the pics of you in your cute hat! We had such fun the weekend despite our rather bossy teacher! my layout is almost done too must get it on my blog quick before I get told off. . . again lol
Your hat was just perfect for the opccasion Thankyou so much for making it an extra special day. Luv Ya girlie xxxx

Heather Jacob said...

ooooohhh so full of yummy-ness .. love it Debbi love it !!! hugz x

Jenny Evans said...

Love this layout Debbi!! Amazing job with the sketch, you totally rocked it on an 8x8 scale!! Wish I could have been there!

Mitralee said...

You guys have the best parties! I saw the cake and was jealous! And party hats!!! LOVE your page, you rocked it!

BabyBokChoy said...

I think that page is just absolutely wonderful! You obviously did just fine fitting six pictures onto the 8x8 page :) Nice to see you scrapping again!

Eila Sandberg said...

Yeeeee great to have you scrapping again! If you create something as lovely as this when you're grumpy, there is no telling what you'll whip up when you're all sunshiny again! Totally impressed with how great you did getting in all those pics on that tiny page; I would have had to make a double-pager and still be scratching my head trying to figure out how to ha ha! xoxox

dstandard said...

This is just a fabulous page - love all of it and a great take on the sketch!

The Scrapbooker said...

Hi Mrs.Tehrani This is amazing AND REALLY REALLY COOL!!!!!!!!!! I especially like the 3rd one.

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