Friday, October 15, 2010

Clearing the Clutter Challenge

Happy Friday! I can't believe it is the end of the week already!

Today, I'm introducing a new little challenge that I've brought into my life through a friend of mine, Tana at A Caffeinated Crafter. Okay, what is funny about Tana is that she actually was the babysitter for our boys several years back and now she is married with a boy of her own! Anyway, she had mentioned on her blog that she needed to get moving with some of the projects on her desk and I thought...hmmm...I want to get moving on my scrapbooking so, a challenge (of sorts) was born. We agreed to post every other Friday a project that was sitting on our desk or that we really wanted to work on with today being the first day! Fun, huh?

So, you may NOT laugh at my scrapbook pages! I haven't actually scrapbooked in a long time and was going to take the easy way out, you know use a pre-done page, but I didn't have one that fit my photos so I kinda needed to start from scratch. I had just one 12x12 piece of Belle paper (these photos are from our trip to WDW last year...Belle is my favorite!) and a Page Maps book and got to work...thankfully there was the perfect sketch in the book. I had to alter it a bit but it worked. I made the journaling spot, title (I did some highlights with my white gel pen), flower and heart with my Cricut (Jasmine, Plantin, and Accent Essentials cartridges). Oh, and this morning I did move the journaling spot up and to the left a little as it looked like it was out in Uncle Jacks Farm by itself. Goodness, I think it is harder to scrapbook now that I have all the goodies as I just can't decide which thing I want to use! Click on the image to see a little more of the detail and the photos a little better.

I have to say that I really enjoyed making these pages and can't wait to do another set! You can expect to see those in two weeks, k?! Want to join us in Clearing the Clutter? Well, just clean finish up a project you've been working or or want to work on and link it up here so we can see and encourage you! If enough people are interested I'll add a Mr. Linky to make it easy for everyone to participate.

In the meantime I'll be back with a Doodlebug Designs card tomorrow! See you then!

10 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Cute pages. Looks like you had fun at WDW. Have a great weekend! TGIF!

Dani said...

This is so cute! Great job!

christana08 said...

YAY! It looks great!

Missy said...

These are great pages. I have been working on getting some scrapbooking done as well. I find it more difficult because there is more page to cover than a card would be. GL on your challenges.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely layout!

Creative Mish said...

Great idea! I love Belle and your pages are great!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great idea...I was just thinking about starting something similar as my desk has piles of unfinished projects! I was going to call mine Finish It Fridays! Great minds think alike LOL! I will have to try to play along Lorie!

Sue from Oregon said...

oops forgot to tell you how cute your pages are!

PhotoDivaJ said...

Awwww Belle! Your layout is lovely, and so happy to see you posting a layout. Great inspiration for me to step out of the kitchen and clean up my stuidio! {{Hugs}} p.s. ... Cupcake Border Punch is at Michaels, and Fiskars has one too! And soon SU! Woo Hoo!!

PhotoDivaJ said...

Awwww Belle! Your layout is lovely, and so happy to see you posting a layout. Great inspiration for me to step out of the kitchen and clean up my stuidio! {{Hugs}} p.s. ... Cupcake Border Punch is at Michaels, and Fiskars has one too! And soon SU! Woo Hoo!!