Tuesday, August 25, 2009

{A Scrappin' Fool}

It's been some time since I've posted any layouts I've done. I've scrapped more this month than I have in a long time thanks to an awesome challenge at Scrap Orchard. Every month the gals at scraporchard.com create challenges. There's a new challenge every day, and you get points for each one you complete. At the end of the month, your points become a % off of the entire store! Sa-weet! So I've been doing the challenges almost every day. Many of them have forced me to scrap photos that I've been ignoring for years. Doing the challenges is a great way to stretch yourself and get things done!

Here are a few of the pages I've done. Click on the images to make them bigger if you wish.

This one is for Sasha's preschool album. The challenge was a color challenge; you had to use the blue/green/yellow color combo.

Another one for Sasha's album. This wasn't for a challenge. I'm just trying to get her preschool album done!
This one wasn't for a challenge, either. In fact, I did the layout last month. I just don't think I've posted it yet!

Here's a layout that wouldn't exist if it weren't for the challenges! The challenge was to do a monotone page. Let me tell you, it is hard to do monotone! But what I like about this page is the pictures. I really don't know that I would have scrapped these photos if it weren't for the challenge. I didn't really think they were all that good . . . until I played around with them on this page. Now they are amongst my favorites!
Sometimes the challenge is simply a scraplift. This layout is a scraplift of someone else's layout and I love how it came out. Even when I scraplift I change things up a bit to make the layout unique.

I adore the next layout! The photos are just . . . so sassy!
Next up is a song challenge. We had to use a line from a particular Brad Paisley song on our layout. Again, I never would have scrapped this photo if it weren't for the challenge.

For the next challenge, we had a word prompt. The word was "everyday".

Fonts are fun to play around with, and for this challenge we had to download the font called LaPoint's Road and use it on a layout.

For this challenge, we had to scrap about something we cherish and use that word on the page. And finally, this challenge asked us to scrap about our favorite toy, past or present.

There are lots more layouts I haven't posted, but I think this is enough for now. Go check out scraporchard.com, go to the forum, and then to the August Challenge post. You'll find all kinds of inspiration there! And since September is only a few days away there will be a new month of challenges very soon. Get scrapping and rack up those points for a cool coupon!


  1. Awesome pages Neese! I love the 27 page and the Every day page and the Sassy page and the.... well, all of them!

  2. I am so glad you posted these. They are so different and interesting. I got an idea from one that will help me with Clara's birthday page that I am struggling with! Woo Hoo!