This month as part of the Charms Creations Creative Team I was invited to play along with CSI Challenges. I have played along before and they are great for getting your mind ticking and thinking outside the box.
Here is the challenge:
And here is my take on it. I took inspiration from a few of the criteria.
I have been hoarding these chipboard animals for a long while. My aim this year is to actually use my stash!
Here are some Close ups:
Snapchat is an app that has been real popular on a lot of Scrapbooking Layouts of late and my husband has been snapchatting his work buddies for a while but I never really saw the point of it. But I needed animal photos and this was the best way to get some with meaningful stories behind them. The reason I decided to download Snapchat was because my son was having a very hard time adjusting to his older sister starting kindy. He was very very sad. I had to try and find little things that he and I could do (and his little sister who was yet to step into big sister shoes) and take his mind off the fact that it was only 8.45am, she had only been gone 15 minutes and he had to wait until 2.30pm for her to come home.
To read all about the process and products head over and check out the Flutterby Designs Blog.
Here are a few close ups:
Here is another layout where I used Snapchat photos.
I made this layout more about the rainbow of colours. It is a bright fun layout that makes my son smile.
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A few months ago I set a challenge for The Scrap Suite on Facebook (D-lish Scraps) and it was to create a tag that included a photo. This started my tag addiction. I created quite a few and this one I haven’t shared yet.
The photo is of my daughter, Poppy, standing in front of the display outside the movie theatre when I took her to see Finding Dory. This was her first proper trip to the movies and our first one on one proper time out. She love it and happily posed for me. I only asked her to stand in front but she smiled and grabbed hold of the jug like she was holding it. This little gesture made my scrapbooking heart explode. She is scrapbooking a bit now too so she is starting to understand the importance of the photos in that process.
I added a bit of texure in the form of threads and stamping. Then I finished it all off with some Flutterby Designs Enamel dots and Snippet words.
I’m still not sure what I am going to do with my tags. I might save them all up and make a mini album at some point in the future. But at the moment I am happy just making them.
I have been working a bit on some boy layouts with some Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I don’t know if I said it before but I hesitated to invest in any CVS products when they first came out. My thought was I do NOT need more paper. But after winning a gift voucher and investing in the Flying High collection, I need them all.
This layout is a mixed of collections.
The paper is from the Made of Awesome collection and the Ephemera is from the newest boy collection called Totally Rad. I also mixed in some of my Corbett Creations Wood Veneer I designed and a Rainbow Splendour Wood Veneer Robot. The whole lot worked together so well.
This month as apart of the D-lish Scraps Design team I had the opportunity to set the Cyber Challenge. With Christmas only a few sleeps away I decided that I would take the opportunity (to help me check something off my to do list) to set a challenge that involved scrapping those pesky Santa Photos. The ones that are so easy to leave in their cardboard folder (if you get given one) and are often an overkill of Christmas Colours.
We had three attempts at Santa Photos last year, one resulted in no photo, one was a single huge photo and the last was two 4x6s.
The First layout I shared as part of the challenge. You can check it out in the Scrap Suite here
But here are the other two layouts.
And here is the next one.
Today is just a quick share to show you another of my Challenge layouts this month. November is Movember month and what a great way to celebrate it with a MO.
My layout this month features a photo of my son that I took when he was about 8 months old. It makes me smile everytime I look at it.
I created the mixed media background using inks, washi tape, gyprock tape and gesso. With such a busy background I wanted to keep the embellisments quite minimal so not to detract from the photo so I used a Charms Creation X along with Flair and a chalked tab from Studio Fourteen40.