Friday, February 17, 2012

A Layout

I promised myself that this year I would serioulsy do my best to scrap our photos as memories for Natasha (and for me whist I am still on earth!).  Scrapbooking does not come easy to me, it's a real effort.  Just the thought of embellishing drives me crazy!  But, I'm trying.  I'm playing around with various versions, so I do 8 X 8's, 12 X 12's and a version of Project Life.  It all depends what mood I am in.

But coming up with a layout is tough, so I have been looking around the web for some ideas and came across Becky Fleck.  She has a blog called Pagemaps and I am using the sketch she put up for this month, which also happens to be a challenge, so I'll submit my amateur attempt!  Here is the sketch followed by my layout.  Oh yes, photographing a layout is going to require some practice, I'm trying by using a camera and scanning and neither is satisfactory in my opinion.



And here is my attempt.

Papers: Colorbox, Basic Grey
Supplies: PTI dies, PTI Tiny Tags, PTI stamps, MFT die, Button (Pebbles), Tiny Alphabet stickers (Cosmo Cricket), twine (PTI), EK Success border punch, flags ( a gift from Michelle)

I'll be away for a few days as we are going to Austin to run the Half Marathon this weekend.  I am really looking forward to it.  This one is for pleasure, we are not chasing any time limit, just a weekend run.  Our next race is on the 1st of April and that is the one that we want to go all out in to try and improve on our January time.

Wishing you all a fabulous long weekend and many hours of happy crafting!



16 comments:

Anne said...

Very good layout and fun page Brenda! I don't do well with scrapbooking layouts either.....but yours if fabulous! Have a good run this weekend!

Trinh said...

This is a wonderful LO, Brenda! I love the mix of patterns and Natasha's adorable photos. Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

More cute photos :) Love the paper and colors you chose. You kept is simple which will be easier in the beginning to keep you going. Don't try to overthink it or you'll be stumped (like I am most of the time!) Love how the yellow flower picks up the yellow in her shirt!
Have a super-fun weekend/run!! XXX

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great layout Brenda. Your beautiful works of art capture memories!

Rosemary said...

what a sweet layout, brenda!! i really need to do some scrapbooking, too! pagemaps has the best layouts for sure.

walchowDesign said...

The layout looks very difficult to me but you've made it so beautifully! Natasha is so sweet!

Have fun at Austin!

AnitaRex said...

What a great LO Brenda! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone and scrapbooking! You won't regret it! And it will only get easier Love the photos, so sweet!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute page!! And what adorable pictures!! Good luck in the marathon!!

Sue Lelli said...

This is DARLING Brenda! LOVE the pics! LOVE the sentiment! Great colors, too!

Dawn said...

Great LO Brenda. Hope the run went well. You must be getting very fit now with all of these half marathons.

Michelle said...

love the photos you chose for this layout!! beautiful job! she is so sweet, brenda!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Hi Brenda. Sorry that I haven't been around lately. Mojo is low and haven't been visiting many blogs. Starting to get back into it again and just wanted to tell you that your layout is beautiful and that you did an amazing job just starting out. I say your on the right path sweetie. Love this little on of yours. Beautiful just like her Mama. Another Marathon hey! Good for you. I will be rooting for you in my little part of Canada. Be safe sweetie and remember to have some fun. Hugs.

Tiffany said...

This is really wonderful! Love the charming colors and you really pulled the elements off of the sketch perfectly! I love working with 8 1/2 x 11 or 10 x 10. Those are smaller sizes and are really fun to work with if you'd like to give it a try.

Queen B said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my layout! I'm so pleased that it inspired you. Also I think you are doing a fine job in your new scrapbooking endeavor! That is a sweet page and such cute photos! (I'll let you in on a secret - I used the front of the packaging to cut out all my little flags! I only actually used ONE sheet of my pretty cardstock.) Happy Scrapping!

alexandra s.m. said...

I hope your run went smoothly!
Love your page Brenda!
Keep it up my Friend ;-)

Agata said...

Great take on that sketch! I'm thinking of trying to make something out if it, too... Anyway, it's really great! Such a cute subject, too! :)