Sunday, March 14, 2010

GCA #81 - A Scrapbook Sketch!

Hello all!! I just spent the afternoon stamping with my club girls! That is why I am so late in getting the GCA posted! We had a fabulous time together and made some great projects. One of the projects we made today is the idea for this week's GCA.

My club girls are a mix of card makers and scrapbookers, so we make at least one scrapbook page each month. This is something I just started this past year, as I am not the greatest scrapbooker! But, since I have been doing more pages I am feeling more and more comfortable with my scrapbooking.

The layout (SBSC59) came from the scrapbook challenges on SCS and was gathered from the Sept/Oct 2006 Simply Scrapbooks magazine. To see the actual sketch, click on the link.

For this week, use the sketch in my scrapbook page above to create a scrapbook page or a card. This is a versatile sketch and putting it onto a card would be easy. I'll work on that this week.

On my sample I used a 12 x 12 textured beige card stock. (This piece is not SU!) Once I figured out the pictures I wanted to use, I built my page from there.

These are pictures of my niece and nephew when I took them to the zoo in 2000. They were so little and cute! And since I was using zoo pictures, I knew that I wanted to use my Tall Tales dsp for the accent. Both strips are torn along the bottom edge. And to make sure my pictures and such were straight, I put this strip on first, after I lined it up with my grid paper lines and a ruler!!! LOL!! No crooked lines here! My strip is cut a 10" long for both and the dsp is 1 1/2" wide and the Old Olive piece is 2" wide.

The pictures were matted on Very Vanilla. I didn't want to use anything that would overpower the pictures and Very Vanilla seemed to not do that. One of my girls placed her mats with a small (about 1/8") space between the pictures. I liked the effect of that too. So play around with your placement a bit to wee what you like best.

My letters for the title were cut from Chocolate Chip with my Timeless Type alpha and Big Shot.

I kept my embellishments simple since I like to go overboard! The buttons have cream colored embroidery floss through them and the Chocolate Chip ribbon is from the now retired Valet Ribbon Originals.

Simple journaling finishes off the page.

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by March 20, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA81 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

I made it! Yes the card, but I'm talkin about the deadline. LOL Thanks for another fun challenge.
Here it is:

li-bee-ti said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration. It had made me do my first lo...
I would love to see any comment you have for this work, that's how I learn....
Have a lovely weekend and thank you for your most inspiring challenges!

Hazel said...

Love your LO - my card is here x

Irit Shalom said...

So I did one too- great sketch actually- thanks!!