It’s been a very busy week and a weekend packed full of new things.
First I did my first ATC – I can’t show you. It has to go half way round the world before it arrives and I can hardly share it before it’s been received can I?
My big first was my first ever crop on my first ever National Scrapbooking Day. When I joined The DT team at Scrapbookers Anonymous, I got an e-mail from fellow DT member Deb Hickman – who happens to live not far from me and she invited me to the Bromsgrove Crop this Saturday.
Deb set us three challenges. The first was to use this sketch from Page Maps:
It’s a really good way of using up your scraps. In my case I used a 6X6 pad which usually only gets brought out once a year for Easter cards. Here’s my LO:
I cut birds from the paper pad used punched circles and pop dots to make my own co-ordinating embellishments.
The second challenge was to scrap a scrapbook related photo or a photo of yourself and why you ‘love to scrapbook’ in honour of National Scrapbooking Day. I never new there was such a thing! Here’s my scrapbooking LO:
I had this photo of Puddle Duck from her reception class, completing the teddy’s journal. Every week one child in each class receives the gold star. Reception Class also get the teddy to take home and have to complete his journal. (Great – my daughter gets the gold star and Mom gets homework!) Puddle Duck had her gold star the first week back after Christmas for painting a wonderful picture of a snowman.
I’m sure this is a Shimelle scraplift but I’m not sure which LO – it must be etched deep within my subconcious. I made embellishments by cutting trees from the Echo Park Springtime papers, some clothes labels and red ribbon.
The third challenge was a scraplift of one of Liberty Chance’s LO’s.