Sunday, May 5, 2013


My last layout of the day... I certainly didn't get 6 done again, but 4 isn't so very bad.  Besides I feel like there may be a cold coming on as I can't breathe and had to lay down for a little bit while freezing in this oven of a room.  But surely I will feel better tomorrow so I can get more of these challenges done - I'm not even half way finished yet!

Before I go any further I want to give a shout out for Cynthia at The Wandering Buckeye.  Not only does she make lovely layouts, but some of the most awesome cards that even I can scraplift, and she is by far the best photojournalist of daily life I have ever seen.  Without Cynthia I would probably not still be blogging nor would I produce as many scrap pages as I do.  Thank you so much blond.

So my last layout today is the Power of Three challenge.  I used 3 photos, 3 lines of AC Dear Lizzy (Neapolitan, 5th & Frolic, Lucky Charm), 3 layers of paper on top of my background, 3 basic colors (yellow, pink, green), 3 embellishments (to include 3 loops of twine) in 3 clusters.  You know, I can get a little carried away sometimes but I think I met the challenge! 

Twine: Doodlebug; Top 2 Flair: A Flair for Flair; Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers, Flowers, Flair in bottom right: American Crafts

Actually, this could have been an American Crafts page too!  Of course, I just own way too much AC and need to use it up so I can buy more! 

You may notice there is no journaling on this page - these are GiGi's photos and the layout is for her album.  I often create layouts like this and leave the journaling for her to do when she goes back through the album.  Sometimes I make a little companion page so that she will have a spot just to write whatever she wants without restriction or worrying about messing up the layout.

Okay, that's it for today.  I hope everyone was scrappy today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a few more layouts from the challenges at Pretty Paper.True Stories. 


"Creativity comes from trust.  Trust your instincts." - Rita Mae Brown


  1. Oh, my blond, you made me cry! =D That was such a sweet shout out!! I very, very much appreciate your kind words. I'm glad I get to play a very small (!) part in keeping you blogging!! :-)

    This page is another good one--you are absolutely the Queen of Awesome Layers! The pictures are so cute! And I love that you made the album so Miss GiGi can journal in it later. That's very clever.

    I'll catch you tomorrow--I hope you feel better!!

  2. Uh oh. It's after 2 PM here and you have not posted a single page. That either means you're sick (oh, I hope not!) or too busy creating (oh, I hope so!) In either case, just dropping by to say hi. =D