A little late, but a vast improvement! Today I will be sharing 2 pages from the ABC Book of Me challenge.
I’ve been having a think the last couple of weeks, and having read through the remaining challenges in Cut Loose: Break the Rules of Scrapbooking, I have decided that from this point I will stop adding those to the alphabet challenge. I would however still recommend the book to people interested in scrapbooking, because it really does help you to “think outside the box” which is always fun! It has some great tips on layouts, photos and embellishments and I’m sure I will return to the book in the future, at the moment though, I feel I am at a point, I have enough ideas in my head to be getting on with!
So… For those of you who don’t know, this is an ongoing scrapbooking challenge, open to everyone.
Challenge: Part 10
Challenge: Create a page, with all the page elements placed on the same angle.
I chose Jobs (which is a little funny considering I’m not working at the moment, but hey)!
I haven’t completely finished with the layout, I want to add a couple more embellishments, but I haven’t had time to go through my stash and find other relevant peel-offs for that space on the left (I’m using up a lot of odds and ends here, which is also a bonus!) The green triangle opens into a square, in which I have written about jobs I have had etc, not very exciting, but something to look back on in the future!
The photo was a bit more fun! I am a hoarder, and this of course includes my name badges from most of my jobs. Along with a couple of other things it made for quite an interesting photo. And it was quite fun going through my box of mementos to find them!
I also received a layout from Nicky (check out her amazing blog here)! Who also went with the job theme:
I adore the colours in this, and the papers used are simply fab! I’ve reached the point I look forward to Nicky’s emails, there’s always something great to see, though she’s still keeping me on my toes (not to mention when I haven’t finished in time, for example this is from a recent email “Now get your I layout sorted missy, you’re not that far behind!!!”) I am lucky to have found someone in internet land like her, I may well have given up on this project if it wasn’t for the fact Nicky kept up with it all (I say kept up, she’s ahead of me most of the time)!
The next letter, which I would have posted two weeks ago (but I neglected to post for a while) would be K. It was at this point I decided to stop using the book, and just create the next 14 layouts myself.
Challenge: Part 11
For my K layout, I went with:
This was quite good fun, I had the sheet music cardstock in my stash, (no doubt we shall see it again soon) and I really liked the idea of playing on the “I was named after a song” thing, so I found an old picture of me (I was about 5/6 months old there), made an envelope and actually put a copy of the song onto CD for future generations to enjoy(!) (I personally can’t stand the song, but hey!) I then added a little bit of info, and there we have a layout!
I also received a layout from Nicky almost a month ago now (You can check out the blog post here ) This one totally made me smile: Such a fun layout! Not to mention a brilliant costume!
Challenge: Part 12
So yeah, very simple, if you want to join in, you can go back to the beginning if you want to! Or you can pick a letter at random and work from there! If you email me, I will even add you to the post! My contact info is in the comments section for emailing to include on this blog!
I would appreciate if people would link back to me, and also credit the book if you are taking part and posting your progress online.
Closing for submissions to the blog will be the day before the next challenge is posted so, I will (attempt) to post part 13 on the 4th of June, so please get any submissions to me by the 3rd if possible!!
I have also created an album for the whole project on the thisisthecraftyone FACEBOOK PAGE, so feel free to hop on over, and hit “like” whilst checking out photos of all the things I’ve made, and shared on the blog!
Have a fab day!
- ABC Book of Me – A Challenge (10) (thisisthecraftyone.wordpress.com)