Friday, April 26, 2013

Scrap Your Story - Journaling

From day one of scrapping I've tried to at least include a caption with my pages - largely because I remember going through my parents' old photos and there's little to no context included with the stories pictures.

When Christy said that this week's challenge at Scrap Your Story was to include at least two sentences of journaling I sort of jumped up and down. So easy peasy. I was able to find quite a bit of additional inspiration for my page from the challenges I'm linking to below.

Don't forget that our challenges run for a week, following this order:

Week 1: Use it (you will be given an item you must incporporate).
Week 2: Theme (your layout and/or photos needs to show this theme).
Week 3: Sketch (flip it, rotate it, tweak long as we can see the basics there).
Week 4: Technique (we will describe/show a technique you must include somewhere).

This week I pulled out some total eyerollers. There's the parent joke that kids only want to play with the box? Well, this Christmas my kids opened all the presents and ignored them in favor of the Buzz Lightyear's that we acquired this summer. Really?! Thanks kids.

Or maybe it's because mom was lame about put finger paint in their stockings... anyway.

To get my misting to show up nicely I had to darken the page a bit, making the images dark but you certainly get the idea. ;)

Scrap Our Stash
Use 1 polka dot and 1 stripe paper. Use 1 bird/bee/butterfly (I stamped it on the blue banner, but there's lots of rockets and those fly!)

Scrappy Friends
Kerys - use hand stitching, a punch, mixed alphas
Kristi B. - use something that flies
Rochelle - color scheme
Brenda - sketch

Products used:
Bazzill textured cardstock, yellow
AC Kraft and Classics collection (aqua)
Fancy Pants Rough and Tough (black dots and stripes)
Echo Park For the Record (red dots)
Amy Tangerine Sketchbook (blue banner)
MME All is Bright (tags)
Martha Stewart Rocket punch
Color Box pigment black ink
WRMK random stitch sew head
Ranger Enamel Accents, white and black
Ranger Glossy Accents
Jenni Bowlin mini alphas
October Afternoon mini market alphas
AC Thickers
Paper Studios circle paper clips
Unity Stamp Co. butterfly stamp
Studio Calico graph mask
October Afternoon Sprinklers Wheatfield
brown embroidery floss


  1. Great layout, love the design, sweet photos to. Gorgeous work.

  2. Wonderful layout and great job with the sketch and title work! Thank you so much for playing along with Scrap Our Stash and completing all four of the Scrappy Friends challenges!

  3. What a great LO, it makes me smile! Fun colors and I love all the layering you did. Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  4. Great interpretation of the sketch and I love the color scheme. It works well with the photos. I'm willing to take a few dark pictures in order to see the lovely details you've added to the layout. Nice job!

  5. Jessica. Love how you used the sketch and the colors are great. I enjoy connecting with other scrappers. Would love for you to share this layout on Whimsical Wednesday.
    I am your newest GFC follower.

  6. Great page and job with the sketch! Love what your did with that random sewing head and the rockets! Thanks for playing along over at Scrap Our Stash!

  7. oh so sweet - color to pics. Thanks for playing at SOS!!


  8. wow great job on the challenges! love the bold colors! :) Thanks for playing along with the Scrappy Friends challenges! :)

  9. Awesome layout! I love the colors and your long, mixed alpha title! Great photos - and isn't that always the way with kids and presents??!!!! Thanks for joining in the scrappy friends challenge again :-)


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