Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ScrapRemix Day 1...

Okay... let me just say that I'm not all that sure about this class thing.  I didn't have the papers Shimelle had so I'm certainly feeling like I'm winging it.  Then I had already chosen the photos I wanted to scrap (but didn't have a clue as to what I would do with them), so my follow-along with the prompts was probably not all that it was supposed to be.  For instance, am I supposed to just be using one pack/line of paper to get rid of it?  Or is it that I can just use any old paper to get rid of this enormous stash?  Whatever, I'm just using up all that paper sitting there waiting for a rainy day.  And am I supposed to be copying the layout in order to "get" the concept?  Some I did, some I altered.   And I'm sure that's fine.  But I will say that I appreciate the inspiration.  I actually completed all four parts of the prompt yesterday. Of course, I got nothing else done!!    Here they are: 

Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper, Echo Park; Stickers:  Echo Park; Flowers:  The Paper Studio; Brads:  The Paper Studio, Hampton Arts; Bling The Paper Studio; Flair:  American Crafts; Ink:  Ranger; Other Adobe PSE.

Cardstock:  The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper, Echo Park, Fancy Pants; Journaling Spots:  K&Co; Stickers:  American Crafts, Echo Park; Twine:  Doodlebug; Ink:  Ranger; Pen:  Sharpie.

Photos:  TSS Studios; Cardstock:  The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket; Flowers:  The Paper Studio; Stickers:  American Crafts;
Ink:  Ranger; Bling:  Recollections

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts, Echo Park, Sassafras; Stickers:  Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park;
Ink:  Ranger; Pen:  Sharpie

Okay, so there they are... not perfect, but done.  Of course, we all know that for some reason, I just cannot photograph layouts - still trying different cameras/places/techniques so it is what it is.  I did use quite a bit of Echo Park today and I'm a little surprised to say that there is not a butterfly or bird on any of these layouts, I just don't know what happened!  Also, I actually used so many stickers, etc. from the paper packs - I hardly ever do that!! 

We've spoken of therapy before, but I will tell you a quick story:  When I picked up GiGi last night from Cheer practice we stopped at McDonalds (of course).  As we were pulling away she turns, looks me dead on, and says "Wow!  You are in such a good mood!  What have you been doing?"  I told here I had been working on my layouts for the class.  "Scrapbooking, I thought so.  You need to make sure to do it more often."  Now, that's a great idea!

So, Keep Calm and Scrap On!  Still not too late to sign up for the Remix class at Pretty Papers.True Stories.!


"Creativity is just connecting things." - Steve Jobs


  1. Scrapbooking as therapy. YEP!!! =D I tend to get all grouchy when I haven't done anything creative too. Love the layouts--I think they're awesome!! The mix of colors and patterns are really lovely. =D

  2. Hi I've popped over from the remix forum to take a peek at your LO's, they are all great I especially love the last one. I can't believe you got four LO's done in one day. I think the idea of the class is to do what you have done, we just go to our stash and pull out similar colours doesn't matter if their not from the same co. that's what I will be doing anyway. Great job can't wait to see what you'll be doing for the rest of the class.

  3. I think you did an awesome job! Good for you getting so many layouts done already. You have inspired me! (visiting from the Shimelle's Remix class).

  4. Love your layouts but I must say the last one is my favorite. I am just a colorful person and monochromatic layouts are hard for me. Remix is fab!

  5. I am sure there is never a "wrong way" to do a Shimelle class! What you have done is inspiring me to make some time today to have a go too. Remix is already proving to be a great investment!

  6. Love your pages, Shimelle's classes are definitely about making it suit your style and supplies! Apply whichever ideas work with your photos and papers!