Wednesday, May 4, 2011

National Scrapbook Day (Week)

Yo! Creating Keepsakes and Club CK are celebrating National Scrapbook Day all of this week with challenges and prizes. See what's going on here.

My challenge was up on Monday and it is to use cell phone photos on a layout. Most of us take them. But I'm not sure everyone uses them. I love to use mine. My kids won't pose for my regular camera, but they are perfectly willing to pose for the cell phone. Something about it that feels more spontaneous. And that also means that a lot of the photos are goofy, which is fine by me! Plus I also have the phone with me all the time.

As seen in the May/June 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.

This layout is one of the ones I posted with the challenge. The photo is from my Onion Ring photoshoot (ha!) It was originally in this month's Creating Keepsakes article about using photos that are not perfect. The original photo was too red. I went along with that, and created a little Warhol-esque collage in Photoshop for my layout. A few other things that I really liked about this layout: all the patterned papers in it are actually upcycled product packaging. The red flowery pattern is from a Cosmo Cricket collection pack, and I punched the butterflies out of the top sheet that has all the patterns printed in little squares. And the grid paper is the backing cardstock of a Studio Calico stamp. I really like reusing products packaging. Trying to be mindful of the three Rs. (You can click on the layout to see it bigger. Also, if you'd like to know, the number and tag stamps are Studio Calico, and the grid stamp is Hero Arts.)

Oh, I'm also hanging out at Big Picture Classes on Saturday, May 7th. You can sign up here. It's free! Hope to see you there.


melanie May 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM  

Oh, I LOVE this layout, and am seriously coveting those letter stickers! As you know, I will be working on Saturday (Booooo) but hopefully I'll have enough energy afterwards to join in on the fun. The dreaded crop weekend is not for another week ( due to Mother's Day) so I may actually get to enjoy a bit of NSD. ;p

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