03 May, 2021

Stick It Down May DT Layout (Single Page Team)

Hello Lovelies!

It's Stick It Down time once again and this one REALLY challenged me.  I don't mean in a bad way, just I have a few design elements that make me a bit twitchy!  A page split vertically in exactly half or diagonally!

It reminded me of a the beginnings of a "blind scrap" page when you are given step by step instructions without know what your page will look like at the end.  I remembered I had this incomplete one from a few years ago.  


It was incomplete because I really REALLY didn't like the direction it was taking.  I already kinda cheated with picking 2 similar papers and added a frame around the edges, but I also didn't like the way the photos were separated.

Co-incidentally, the "product Focus" for May over at Rediscover Your Stash Facebook Group is unfinished projects, so it was meant to be and I needed to finish it.
First step was removing the photos, mats and the circle in the corner. (Thanks for the Un-Du, Columbus Trading!).  I wasn't feeling the story either.
I opted for a story about making masks for my nieces last year.  The colours were perfect and the rainbow pattern on the outer border is perfect for a Covid story.

I needed to mirror image the sketch since the adhesive left stains behind and I hid the most obvious i the top left corner.  The hexies in the sketch are represented by the origami mask (yes i know the pleats are upside down!)


I did a HUGE title enjoying all the sparkly thickers.  ("Teta" means "Aunty" in Ukrainian, BTW!)


I wanted to increase the horizontal element by using a block of paper i could journal on, and even managed to stuff in a cut apart in my scrap box in the right colours and phrase! 


Some embellie clusters were also essential.  Shockingly pared back for me! 



When the Going Gets Tough, Teta Gets Sewing

Love, and Stick It Down!


01 May, 2021

(inter)National Scrapbooking Day 2021

Hello Lovelies, and Happy iNSD!

I have a project (with process video) to share with you all on this very exciting day for papercrafty types!

There is a YouTube hop with lots of creative girls sharing layouts with the theme "For the Love of Scrapbooking".  Scroll down for the link to my process video whre you can find the full like up to the Blog Hop in the description Box. 

Also, Sara Scraps has rounded up a collaboration of three Facebook groups where making one challenge will put you in the running across all three groups for a ton of prizes (aptly named the One Challenge Wonder)!

I ended up combining the two since I was a bit uncertain how I'd fare time (and energy) wise. 

One Challenge Wonder requires a little more explanation, so here are the deets...
Create a layout based on the sketch Sara has created using your stash, and incorporating sequins.

Bonus entry for prizes if you also incorporate a cut file.
To qualify:

You must be a member of Rediscover Your Stash 
Spread The Sparkle and Cut To You HQ Facebook groups.

Post your layout in each group’s  One Challenge Wonder Album.
All Entries due by May 7th.
Winners will be chosen and announced no later then May 8th.

Here is where the wonder comes in...that one layout gets you an entry for 10-15 different prizes.
Most of the sponsors have offered multiple prize packs and gift cards.
Sara has donated 4 $5 ACOT gift cards as prizes as well...so there are TONS of prizes to be given out for this ONE challenge/project.
In addition, there will be some relaxed fun and games in RYS where each of us will share our project and entertain you while you take a break from the frenetic pace of some of the other Facebook groups.  All times are in EDT (think New York)
Sara 9am
Felicia 11am
Suzanna 1pm
Alex 5pm
Katie 9pm

Since Katie and I make up the Aussie contingent, we're on "night shift" supervision any US party animals during what is Sunday for us! 

So here is the link to my Process Video

And the pics:


Title and Embellies

You Can Do All the Things

Love, and happy iNSD!