Had lots of fun with this yesterday. Inspired by ScrapFit Workout #63 sketch and Glitter Girl’s challenge to scrap vintage photos. These photos are from when my family had about five acres of land outside of the city that my dad wanted to retire on ‘someday’. It was uncleared at first, but my dad cleared an area at the front for a house that he never built. We would go out on weekends and my brother and I would run in the woods exploring while my dad cut down trees, planted trees or whatever project he had at the time. My parents sold the land when I was about 8 or 9 because the taxes went up drastically. We had so many great adventures there.
At our house, I’m known as the Hug Monster, my husband is the Zombie of Love and our littlest calls himself the Monster of Love. I’m happy I’ve recorded this fleeting nickname, because he’s already changing it to Love Man, inspired by all the superhero talk at preschool.
I didn’t have ‘monster’ photos, so I grabbed some recent informal portraits. I’ve been loving the divided page design lately, so started with that as my foundation and just added a few monsters and hearts.
Not a huge dent in my stash with this page since I used a lot of scrap bits, but I’m happy to keep it simple this time.
These are photos from our first family camping trip last summer to Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. The boys looked forward to this for weeks before we got there. Great memories.
I didn’t really start out with a design idea for this page. I had a title and a background paper I wanted to use and simply moved my photos around until I was happy with them. Then I hunted for bits and pieces to embellish with. My stash-diving was not as deep as yesterday, but I still managed to make a small dent. I started with a Cocoa Daisy kit from August of last year and added a few journalling cards, die cuts, stickers chipboard and letters.
I am loving my stash-reducing exercise so far. It will be a great warm up for the LOAD challenge next month. I am finding ideas all over the place, and have been starting page kits for many of them. If only I had started sooner!
I love, love, love this photo of my boys from our last summer vacation. We stopped in the town of Field for a bite to eat, but had to visit the world’s biggest dump truck before we found a restaurant. With three boys, how could we miss it?! This photo says so much about each of their personalities right now – Rock Star, Goofy Boy, and Mr. Full of Beans.
My idea for this page was to repeat the big circle of the wheel with pattered paper using colours from their clothing to direct the eye around the page. I had a lot of fun finding little embellishments to add after I decided on the main design.
I think my stash-diving was quite successful today. I used:
- three sheets of patterned paper, leaving only small scraps
- two pieces of chipboard
- rub-ons from three different packages
- a strip of Tim Holz filmstrip
- Crate border stickers
- one die cut (‘ephemera’) postcard