My Scrapjack for Today
I was so glad to get the Scrapjack challenge done for this month. The deadline was this morning and I just hadn't had the time yet to do something "just for fun," so last night during "American Idol" I spent some time scrapping this challenge and also doing one more layout.
The idea with this challenge is that you take a featured scrapbook page and scrap "jack" it--take whatever inspiration you get from it and create your own page.
This was the inspiration page:
And this is what I did with it--my layout titled "one to 15":
My layout is much more traditional than the featured one, but I took some inspiration from it and used the idea of the torn paper, strip of pictures, varied papers, circles, and handwritten journaling. I like it!
I was going to use some pictures from McKenna's 15th birthday party for the page,but then came upon these pics of McKenna when she was just one. And I got inspired to use them instead! (Omg, do you see how YOUNG I look there? Hard to believe that's me, much less McKenna!)
The journaling says: "As I prepared to scrapbook McKenna's fifteenth birthday photos, i came across these three pictures and they really touched me because...I look at them and they make me realize how time flies so quickly . ..how my baby was, well, a baby one moment and driving a car the next...I look at them and know that I loved her so deeply then, when she was pink and brand-new, but that I love her much more--yes, more!--now. Now that I know the young lady she's become. She was miracle at one, and is a miracle now at 15."
Then, I did get inspired to do a layout with this year's birthday party pictures. I took some of the same ideas (some of the same paper line, circles, flowers, etc.--which I LOVE!) and made a 2-page layout from McKenna's party with friends. I really like how it turned out--it just feels happy to me!
Was so cool to see how my featured bloggers yesterday reacted to their "award" from me. Go back and check my list out, then go to their blogs because most of them are posting 5 featured blogs on their pages today. Should be a lot of new, fun blog reading for all of us!
Last night on "American Idol" (since I mentioned it already), it just cracked me up when Simon said to Sunjaya, "I hate saying this, but... you weren't horrible." What a compliment! So funny! LOL (Personally, i thought he WAS horrible. Ugh! The only one who did anything for me at alll last night was Blake and his version of "I Need to Know," but I must have just been in some sort of "picky" mood.) Chris wasn't too terribly bad with his version of a song which I love--so I had to add the song he sang to my video today. Love me some "Smooth."
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!