Saturday, May 28, 2011

Embrace Your Inner Geek!

I'm way late posting this, but there's still time to play in our current challenge at How Much Is Too Much, which is called Inner Geek (the challenge runs until June 5).  Amanda's clever challenge, to celebrate National Geek Pride Day, asks us to show in a layout something that's a little geeky about you (or a loved one)! We used prime numbers on our layout:
  • 2 photos
  • 3 word title
  • 5 different patterned papers
  • 7 stickers
  • 11 metal items
  • 13 buttons
I proudly proclaim that I am a geek! I decided to document my passion for words, and I immediately thought of the Noel Mignon Office Party kit. Here's the page I made. The picture shows me playing Bananagrams (I almost always win!):

I used Creative Scrappers Sketch #113 as inspiration for my page design:

Here are a few close-ups. The patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye. I thought the letter paper was perfect for my story, as were the Core'dinations and BasicGrey text prints. For some of my metal, I used the Tim Holtz clip pin to hold part of my title and staples to adhere the main part of my title. The 13 buttons were tricky for me, and I layered a couple for the O on my title.

I added some brads to the buttons to finish out my 11 metal items: The EK Success notebook border punch is one of my favorites, and I always love it when the topic of my layout fits in with it. I outlined everything in pen to make it stand out, including the punched edge. The Dymo-tape-looking stickers are really old K&Co. Life's Journey.

I love BasicGrey's Basics line. The labels on my page and this tab is from that collection. I used Headline rub-ons (found in the fine arts section at AC Moore) on the little tab--small and perfect for little spots.

I cut out these flourishy damask patterns from a My Mind's Eye paper to give my page some more color. These itty-bitty buttons from Michael's that I've had in my stash FOREVER (and I mean forever--from when I first started scrapping a decade ago) rescued me when I was trying to figure out how to get 13 buttons on my page.

So what are you waiting for? Join us and embrace YOUR inner geek. Go see what the rest of the geeky team made and play along--you might find yourself in our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and be invited to be a future guest designer!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and reading about my page!


Lynette Jacobs said...

You rocked this challenge Debbi. I love all the details and how you incorporated each embellishment. Wow, that is a lot to put on a layout and it does not even look busy.

Murphy's Law said...

That is such a cool lo!! You totally rocked the challenge! I love the colors and the design. As usual. lol!!! I love your lo's.

Rachael Funnell said...

I looked @ that list & thought!!! OMGoodness to some of them...BUT
You have totally smashed this Challenge, With all the Sensational ways using the list of items.....
Well Done Debbi!!!!

Heather Jacob said...

wow !!!! you are so amazing Debbi....
such beautiful detailed work and I love the way you combine color ....
your style is original & unique and soooooooooo inspiring .. hugz x

Nadhrah Maidin said...

Debbie...cool challenge and cool layout!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Debbi...that is such a cool lo!! I loved you totally rocked the challenge!
I love the colors and the design. Have a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love all your details.

BabyBokChoy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, verbivore!!!! what a word!!!! The stuff you learn here on your blog!!! awesome awesome!!!! I too ADORE the Basics line by BG, got them all, lol. This is fantastic!!!!!

Unknown said...

This page just rocks, love it Debbi

sandi said...

Wow! I read the challenge...what a list, yet you were able to blend everything in soooooooooooo well! Awesome lo! :)

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