I am a very poor scrapbooker, you'll see why in a moment! I have maybe fifteen 12 X 12 layouts and then somewhere along the way I simply stopped. So my box of memories is piling up and everytime I look at it I feel guilty that I am not at least documenting those memories for my little girl.
I gave it some thought and go to wondering if, amongst other things, the scale of a typical layout is simply too large for me. So, just like I decided to cut up all my 12X12 sheets of patterned paper, I thought perhaps scrapping on an 8 X 8 size may be the solution for me. So I purchased an album and today made my very first page! Hooray for me!
It's nothing fancy, and I complicated it by deciding to use NO patterned paper, just stamping, AND to use a Hero Art sketch from the current month's challenge! I obviously do nothing in small measures! So here it is (oh, excuse the photos, this is a whole other thing I have to learn too now, how to photograph layouts!).
Paper: PTI cardstock
Ink: Forest Moss & Antique Linen DI; Hero Hues - Iris & Poppy chalk ink: HA Soft Leaf shadow ink; CTMH - Tulip dye ink
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG196 - Canvas Stripes; CL383 - Antique Engravings; CL286; CG328 - Butterflies and Print)
Other: SU scalloped edge punch; pop dots
That's my Mom and Natasha in August of 2006, she was 8 months old. I just love this photo in black and white.
So I probably would not pass a Scrapbooker's test, I have probably not even done the basics, for example, there is not title! But I didn't feel like I needed a title. I still like it, for my first attempt. I really, really hope that I try at least try to scrap a page a week, so many photos........!!!
Can you tell which Hero Art sketch I used? I turned it on it side, and also used a bit of liberty and added the popped up buterfly. The scalloped edge is stamped with a flourish from one of the HA sets, (don't know it's name, it's an oldie).
Ok, got to go as I am fetching Lisa shortly and we are going to go and meet Sue Lellie, one of the DT's from CR84FN! Have an awesome day!