I told you on Friday a little more about the Creative Crew at Splitcoaststampers and I am back today with the scrapbook page challenge for the month of November. We were to take this pocket card tutorial and utilize it on our page (or make a whole page based on it). During the last two months I have escaped the scrapbook challenge because they were 3-D projects instead but there was no more hiding this month. Yes, I am not a scrapbooker. I don’t know why but it scares me…the whole permanent nature of a page thing, finding the right picture, actually choosing a picture, something. I have made pages in My Digital Studio (MDS) which have been my lead-in to making a traditional page. I confess that I needed inspiration and went to one of the best possible sources…a Stampin’ Up Artisan Award Winner. Jenn Picard is inspirational and I looked to this page as a starting place. I’m sure you can see the influence on my page.
I started with the picture and took it over to MDS. I added the Define Your Life digital stamp and then adjusted the picture to sepia. This really seemed to set the tone for the rest of the page. I figured the safest thing to do was stick with colors and stamps that are squarely in my happy zone so I went with the Well Worn DSP and French Foliage. I am so in love with those leaves! I created the little pocket like the challenge asked for out of Cajun Craze and wrapped some Linen Thread around the fold. I was still missing something so I added some Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired) and the Antique Brad. The little pull-out tag got a Mini Library Clip and some more Linen Thread. Funny how this wasn’t nearly as hard as I was making it out to be. I may even end up with a whole scrapbook one day…
Well, off to work on my cards for a “Wow Christmas Card Class” I am holding next week. I’m sure I will have lots to share from that one. I’ll be back on Wednesday with another fun layout from Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: French Foliage, Day of Gratitude; Paper: Well Worn DSP, Natural Ivory, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso; Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede; Accessories: Mini Library Clip, Antique Brad, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread
LOL I started out scrapbooking, but now I’m terrified of it! I think you did a great job on your page. I love the little pocket! It’s perfect for journaling. 🙂
Great job on your page! I love the pocket added on it.
For not being a scrapbooker, that is one fabulous page!! I don’t think you can say you are not a scrapbooker anymore… 🙂
I am also scared of scrapbooking! Your page is beautiful!
Beautiful page! Keep it up!!
Great page!! I really love that spotty stamp in this set. You really did a great job on this, love the pocket card, and wahooo to you for breaking out of your comfort zone!!
Very nice page. Love the detail of the leaves and the stamp on the edited photo. Nice!
It’s a beautiful page. You should scrapbook more often. 🙂 And I love that you used MDS for the photo too. Great idea!
A beautiful page, Jen! Taking the photo to sepia was just the right touch.
Your page is amazing I am so glad I could share the scrapbooking bug:) It will be addicting, I promise lol!
And thank you for you very kind words.