Saturday, May 05, 2012

let's celebrate: national scrapbook day + cinco de mayo

today is the day---national scrapbook day!  and i'll be here in my studio on and off all day (all weekend, really).  some for me. some for work.  but really, it's all for fun! here's a little peek of the little bits i have waiting for me to tuck into my Project Life album.

my super sweet friend, Sherry, and I (mostly Sherry) have come up with some challenges to work into our scrapbooking process throughout the day.  wanna play along?  here's our list....

-- a mist/emboss challenge 
-- punch cardstock to make your own stencil, then mist
-- make misted and watercolor background
-- hand letter/draw something, make it into an embellishment and use on project
-- complete a week in Project Life album
-- scrapbook a photo at least six months old and use "I remember" somewhere in the title or journaling
-- make a monochromatic layout
-- use a quote on a project
-- scrap a layout with something outside its boundaries [something hanging off the edge of the page]
-- make/use a list on a project
-- scrapbook a goal
-- use a thought bubble
-- use one small photo [wallet size or smaller]
-- use grid as layout design or in embellishment
-- use a photo of yourself
-- use an enlarged photo [at least 3/4 of your project size]
-- make a layout of the similarities and differences in your two kiddos [and I'll do one of my two kiddos]
-- scrapbook or journal a special date [calendar date or real go-out-on-a-date date] 
-- use more than five photos on a layout
-- "I wish my kids knew ..."
-- use photo with clouds in a project
-- dear ____________ [write a letter]
-- scrapbook your jobs [so our kiddos will know what the heck we did in our young years] 
-- journal, note or write about your hubby's best quality
-- friendship
-- use handwritten journaling as the background of a project [journaling can be quotes, lyrics or just a bunch of inspiring words]
-- use a number as embellishment or title
-- repeat an image as part of a background
-- funny things our kids say or do
-- childhood habit / memory / characteristic
-- scrapbook something about your current home [whether it be the actual house or the city/town]

and just in case you aren't into scrapbooking, maybe you'll want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by starting the process of making a pinata!  i shared this the other day, but in case you missed it, i show you how from start to finish over on the Fiskars website: Cinco de Mayo Pinata by Tania Willis

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah, let's do this! I am pumped for a good and productive NSD.


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