Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Inspired by National Scrapbooking Day

My son's birthday always falls right around National Scrapbooking Day, so I usually end up spending the day taking photos, not creating with them. This year, after the festivities for his birthday, I checked out many of the challenges that were going on. Although I didn't complete my layout in time to submit to any of those, I did get it put together and the story told which is what it is about for me.

This layout started out inspired by a challenge at Big Picture Classes to create a funky frame.

It was also inspired by Courtney Walsh who is hosting a series of prompts about scrapbooking your faith. This week's prompt is: Create a page or project to serve as a word of encouragement for yourself or someone you love. I felt that my sweet husband could use some encouragement. I loved the way I could emphasize my hubby - the audience of my journaling - in these family photos using the frame.

I used the Dotty for You paper - CTMH's special for this month in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. The embellishment clusters are labels and tags cut from a piece of patterned paper. It was a fun (and easy) way to add two clusters. When my layout was almost complete, I learned that fussy cutting is ScrapFit's weekend warm up challenge right now!

What about you? Did you create anything on National Scrapbooking Day? About the day? Inspired by the day?


  1. What a cute layout!! That frame is awesome, and so creative! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT :)

  2. Love the frame! Such a neat assortment of brads and such! Thanks for playing along at ScrapFIT!!!

  3. A great use of analogous color! It's so very soothing and peaceful. I love the fun frame around the focal photo. Your little cluster in the corner is adorable too! Thanks for sharing your thought with TTD

  4. Such a wonderful LO! I'm lovin' that brad frame - amazing!! Thanks for joining us for the Weekend Warm-Up at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  5. That brad frame is so cute!!! Great use of an analogous color scheme :)

  6. Beautiful colors together and I love the heart frame of brads