Monday, May 7, 2012

Creative Crop

This past Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day and I celebrated by scrapping a bunch. I played along with challenges at Big Picture Classes' Creative Crop, Two Peas in a Bucket and Studio Calico.

Today, I'll be sharing the layouts from the Creative Crop.

First up, Ali Edwards had a challenge to tell a then and now story. I love these type of stories. They are fun to make and even more fun to look at later on. Tammy at Your Memory Connection made a layout a few weeks back that compared three different decades of her life. I love that idea and put it on my to-do list and when I saw this challenge, I knew it would be perfect.

I'm turning 35 this year, so I took a photo from years 14, 24 and 34. Finding a photo for 14 and 24 was not easy. It wasn't until 2006 when I got my first digital camera that photos of me are more prevalent. My journaling is tucked behind the photo and just talks about what was happening during each of these years, and what I hope will happen in year 35.

The next layout combines two different challenges; use iPhone photos and use a cast-off object.

I just purchased an iPhone, so I was totally in for this challenge. The first two layers underneath the photos are packaging from product from Studio Calico and American Crafts.

I'm a big fan of taking photos of my food, and the iPhone makes this so much easier. When in a restaurant, it's not as obvious as a larger camera. I kept this page pretty simple, and looking at it now, I'm thinking it needs more. But I'm about moving forward, so in the album it goes.

The Creative Crop challenges are now closed, but the Two Peas and Studio Calico ones are open for a week, so stop by those sites if you're looking for a creative boost.

I'll be back later this week with my layouts from the other challenges. You'll be seeing a lot of American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Sketchbook. I'm a bit obsessed with that collection!

I hope your week is off to a good start. Thanks for stopping by!


Tammy said...

Awesome layouts! Thanks for the mention. So happy you were inspired! I am sad I missed out on NSD this year. The unpacking is in full swing and I am still looking at a stack of boxes. It will end eventually, I am sure. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the then and now layout - very fun! Rachel

Keshet said...

Gorgeous layouts Sarah! Sounds like a fun crop!