Seeing Shimelle’s new weekly challenge series come up on her blog was exactly what I needed! As I mentioned in my goals post for the year, I want to scrapbook more. I really love challenges (they give me the restraints I need to be creative and productive). And Shimelle is right up there on my list of favorite scrapbookers. Great combination!
When I made the Singer Castle layout, I’d been flipping through my album-of-stories-to-scrapbook and so these “old” stories from before Husband and I had kids were on my mind. When I saw the first challenge, scrapbook a selfie, this set of photos and its accompanying story came immediately to mind. The main photo isn’t actually a selfie, but the less-flattering, smaller photo is! Husband and I went to a mid-week summer evening minor league baseball game, and it was just plain, simple fun. I had even written out my journaling almost immediately, so I was able to record some details that four and a half years later would have been completely lost.
Again, I started with supplies from the “Mind the Gap” kit I have from Studio Calico (still killing it. More layouts from that kit HERE, HERE and HERE, and there is an additional 2-page layout I’ve not shared yet). However, this layout was not easy to make. I shifted things again and again and again. Finally, I realized that I really needed to bring in some other supplies. I raided my scrap drawer for some green patterns, and started adding some more purple (those tickets had been looking really out of place!). In the end, the only supplies from the kit are the cardstock upon which the grid of photos is mounted, and the yellow patterned paper.
I will admit it, I don’t love this layout. I like it well enough, but I am sad that I don’t love it, because I loved that evening with Husband. However, the layout is done, the memory is recorded, and it can go into my album, and that counts as a win.
P.S. This week’s challenge is to scrapbook with hearts! I really should use this page for that challenge, because right after I finished this page, I pulled out another photo to scrapbook, and it is a “true” selfie!