>Scrap Your Day – May

May 25th came and went. I took photos and scrapped about it last week. This is the end result. The album template was a bit of a challenge for me because when I did my album, I forgot to add an extra inch to the background cardstock (I did 6″ x 12″ instead of 7″ x 12″) but that’s ok. I made it my own. I added a few rub-ons and stickers to fill in some blank spots. And voilà! a scrapbook layout representing a day in my life (a lazy Sunday at that!)


>Hello tomorrow.

Today being the 25th, I am participating in the Scrap Your Day event over at Shimelle’s blog. All day we had to take photos of certain things, at certain times. This month, the focus is on still life so I picked my favourite teacup to immortalize on (digital) film. I bought it last summer at a flea market for $5.00 and just had to have it (it was made in Occupied Japan which is not always easy to find.) For the first time ever, I just tried my Photoshop to add the words on the photo. My goal this summer is to learn to use Photoshop or any other photo editing program. I want to play with my photos and make pretty things out of them. June is just around the corner and that means that summer and vacation time aren’t far behind. There are a lot of things I want to do this summer. Hopefully I’ll get to at least half of it. Do you plan your summer in advance? What plans do you have?


>A day in pictures

>Tonight I picked up my photos from the 25th and decided to do the layout right away instead of letting things stew and gather dust. I’m not 100% happy with the result but it’ll do. Besides, it’s only the first time I was doing this and I have 11 other months to make up for it! Out of the 30-odd pictures I took, I used 14 and followed the album prompt almost to the letter.

What I liked about this project:
-having the paper already picked and glued down makes things so much easier;
-having to take certain pictures and use those in the layout also makes things easier;
-using a lot of pictures and cropping them in different sizes was interesting;
-as was layering some of the pictures.

This project definitely forced me to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to scrapbooking. Before this, I had mostly worked in 12″x12″ or 8″x8″ (with the exeption of one or two projects for other people) so working in 6″x12″ for myself was definitely different. A fun project which kept my hands busy long enough to stop thinking about food.

(And I just spent the last 15 minutes typing up a storm about food and weight and personal issues and with one click, deleted the whole thing because really, I don’t need to air my dirty laundry in public. And my blog is titled Good things and Good thoughts! So there.)

PS I changed my counter so I can now see where my visitors are from. Cool, huh?

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>New project

>So last night I had a craving for sweets. I had nothing in the house that would do. I put my shoes on twice and removed them twice. I decided not to indulge and instead, kept my hands busy while starting a new project. I saw on Shimelle‘s blog a new project that appealed to me. It’s called “Scrap Your Day” and consists of taking photographs all through the day on the 25th of each month and then making a scrapbook layout out of it, following a few guidelines. You can see a few pictures of my book here, pages all ready to receive the photographs and journaling. The format is 6″ x 12″ and I made it out of cardstock and paper I was keeping for just the right project. This seemed as good a time as any to use them. The quote you see here is a sticker from 7gypsies. I love the results so far and am looking forward to taking pictures on Friday to put them in this new little scrapbook of mine.

Have you started anything new lately?