Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Challenging Myself

Every week Club CK (Creating Keepsakes Magazine) publishes a one-hour challenge. Now typically this is in the middle of the day on Thursday so all of you working folk like me will miss it. The good news is that they extend a "second-change" prize for a layout published by the following Monday morning.

Now, whether you're in for the prizes is one thing.... However, if you tend to be a bit behind on your scrapbooking (much like me), this challenge affords a great opportunity to challenge yourself to get one layout (just ONE) finished over the weekend. You can find time to squeeze in one lil' ol' layout, right?

This past week's CK 1-hour Challenge List it Out! got me motivated to get a layout done that I had started (digitally) but not finished. Let's put it this way, the original title was 31 things at 30 years...wanna guess how long I've had this one on the back burner?

Anyway, I decided to go nuts with a little (okay, a lot!) of October Afternoon and some Maya Road with a little Tim Holtz for good measure ;) ...and a few hours later (sooner if I hadn't been running out of glue) I had a great new layout completed.

A list of thirty-two things about me at age 32 (did you just do the math? Yes, I started this layout's foundation 2 years ago!). I decided to print the list (because it would have taken forever to line up 32+ boxes) on cardstock and embellish around the list item boxes.

*As seen in the January 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes*
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Rubons, Stickers - October Afternoon; Punches - Martha Stewart, EK Success; Bingo numbers, flower, chipboard numbers - Maya Road; @ sticker - American Crafts; Paint - EK Success; Film strip, metal gears - Tim Holtz; Stitching rubon - Daisy D's. Software - CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Detailed shots below. (sorry they're a little out of focus. i dropped my camera and i think it might have messed it up a bit. oops!)




As usual, click to bigify.

Oh, and I've accepted the fact that I'm just never going to be a 2-page layout kind of girl. Hence the action-packed, content-loaded, 1 page layout you see here. Yes folks, it's the superhero of scrapbook pages. The hard-working, single page layout to the rescue! Trust me though, there won't be any pages made in a phone booth anytime soon.

2 comments:

Sabrina said...

I love this! It's such a great idea. ...And I still think it's weird that you don't like ice cream. :)

playswithglue said...

You're too funny! I showed it to another friend and she was also astonished to learn that I don't like ice cream. I didn't realize it could be so shocking!