You might recognize the photos and the story in this layout from the post I made about my experience at the Top Chef UNT competition. I created this layout for Paper Lovers Studio's Sketch Challenge #2, in addition to challenging myself to get two photos on a page, no easy feat for someone who only scrapbooks 8.3x11! I really love how this page came together! I've been happy with most of my pages lately. I feel like I'm starting to find my style (after a year of scrapbooking!). xoxo Emily
Early last month, I saw some sneak peeks at the Studio Calico June card kit, Roundabout, on Geralyn Sy's blog and fell in love with the included stamp set. When they revealed the whole kit in late May, I just knew I had to get it. I balked at the price (it's $29.50 without a subscription) but then I got a coupon in my email for $10 and I hit the buy button almost immediately. With a 4x6 stamp set that I absolutely loved (and that would normally retail for about $15), I knew that for less than $30 shipped, this was a great deal. So I jumped on it, and now that I have the kit in my hands, I couldn't be happier.
Roundabout Card Kit
I do love to make cards, but I bought this kit with the intention of using it mostly for scrapbook pages. I plan to complete at least 6 layouts using the supplies from the kit along with a few things from my stash. I've already finished one (for Page Sketch Challenge #3 at Paper Lovers Studio) which I plan to share here soon. I can't wait to break into more of this kit! I love working from kits and it's already been so much fun to play with one that was made for me, as opposed to the homemade ones I usually work with.
I had to take a week off from scrapbooking at the end of May because I went home for a week without my supplies, but now that I've been back for awhile, I have some things to share! First up is a layout I completed for a challenge at Paper Lovers Studio, Scraplift Challenge #2. The challenge was to scraplift this layout by Deb Duty. Here's my take on her awesome page: I had a lot of fun with bright colors and washi tape for this page, which is about my love of and dedication to this hobby. I have been scrapbooking for over a year now! I don't have very much to show for it yet, because I'm a pretty slow and sporadic scrapper, but I'm so glad I found this awesome hobby. xoxo Emily
I created this layout for Paper Lovers Studio's Photo/Journaling Challenge #1: Mother's Day. The challenge for me was really to get these two 4x6 photos of my mom and myself on a single-page 8.5x11 layout, but I managed to do it! And I really like how it came out, even though it's an extremely simple page. I think it's got a kind of Project Life vibe to it, which is pretty cool. xoxo Emily
Another very simple one that was originally for a Paper Lovers Studio challenge, Recipe Challenge #1. I didn't even title this one, because I figured that the title of the journaling card would suffice! And there's no real journaling on it, since there isn't much of a story, but I did include a sentence or two on the back about how this is my list of books I'd like to read this summer. I don't have a lot of time to read for pleasure during the school year, so I like to let loose during the summer and read a lot. Speaking of that, I'll be sharing some of the books I've already read and the ones I have on deck from the library! None of them are from this list yet, but I want to share anyway. I don't display a lot of my English major side on this blog very often and I want to try to do that more. xoxo Emily
I have another Paper Lovers Studio layout for you today! This one was for Inspired By... Challenge #1. It was an older photo, but I really like it and I'm glad I got it into my album finally! This was also the first layout I used my ATG on, a couple of weeks ago. It was a little awkward at first, but it's gotten easier to use over time. (I'll be posting a review of the ATG soon - I know there are plenty out there already, but it never hurts to have another opinion!) xoxo Emily