Time just seems to go faster every year. I can’t believe it’s the end of October already! This was a busy month, so here is a roundup of my completed papercrafting projects.
First of all, I was selected as the Guest Designer for this month’s Counterfeit Kit Challenge. You can see the inspiration kit & my take on it by going to this blog post.
As well as making a kit, I also participated in the two challenges. The first challenge was to pick a title from their list and use it as our inspiration. I picked “Ordinary Moments”, which was actually a stretch for me as most of my scrapbook pages are about events, holidays, birthdays, etc. It just so happens I had recently printed some random everyday photos from different times to use in a gift album and they were perfect for this title.
The second challenge was to see how many tags and labels we could use on our project. I managed to get 4 on an 8×8 scrapbook page.
I always enjoy seeing the new inspiration kits & how everyone interprets them. There are so many options for a starting point; color, theme or one particular paper or embellishment.
I also hosted a Creative Memories Croptoberfest this month. I started with a Scrapbook Bingo Card and posted a new challenge every hour. Below are my papercrafting projects for each of the challenges.
The first challenge was to make a kit for either a page layout or cardmaking. I decided to go with a card kit. Here is the kit along with the card I made with it.
I always think of a kit as just a starting point. As I am in the process of creating, sometimes I think of other things in my stash that would go perfectly with the current project or I realize that something in the kit is just not working and I need to swap it out with something similar.
That happened with this card, I just knew that the brown ink would look great with the brown accents of the patterned paper but it wasn’t stamping properly with my sentiment stamp, so I had to change it out for my black ink pad. Problem solved!
I also had some sketch challenges – a one-page layout, two-page layout & card sketches. For these sketches I stayed pretty true to the originals but again, most of the time I use these as a starting point and the end result doesn’t look much like the original.
There were also some organizing and sharing challenges but these were all the papercrafting projects for my event.
I have felt more productive creatively lately and hope to have more projects and inspiration to share soon. I have also been working on changing out my albums and gifting some of the pages I have made over the years to the family members they are about.
Come back soon to see more of that process. Thanks for stopping by!