Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Scrapbooking Challenge AND a Sneak Peek!

I have a challenge for you today! This is my very first Paper Pretties Scrapbooking Challenge! Now, I know with the busy days of summer being all must have a ton of photos to scrapbook. If you are like me, you are perpetually behind on your scrapbooking, and the ability to make a layout using several photos at once can be a beautiful thing! So, with that in challenge to you is this.....

- create a scrapbooking layout using photo blocks
- the layout can be put on any size page...8 1/2 x 11, 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 12 x 12
- it can be one page or two
- don't be afraid to use photos from many different dates or occasions, but across a common theme
- don't forget to include your Paper Pretties stamps!
- you can post a link to your creations here, and in the Paper Pretties Challenge Forum too. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I know there are some other scrapbookers out there! Come on out and play!

Here is my sample for you...

I did a two page layout on 12 x 12 that incorporates nine photo squares and three Paper Pretties stamps. I have several pics to I find photographing 12 x 12 pages challenging!

All of my photos measure 3 x 3 and then they were matted on two and three layers...depending on the photo.....

This photo shows the hinges that I used on my layout to hide my journaling. There are two photo blocks that have these hinges on them. This is Beach Bum....he is being released tomorrow night over at Paper Pretties!

This is Soakin' Up The Sun....

Here we have Bugs and Fishes...also being released tomorrow night!
Here is the two page spread in all its glory....bad lighting and all! LOL!

I can't wait to see what creations you all come up with!
Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Jana Weaver said...

What a gorgeous layout Colleen! I love the blocking style...and your coloring on the images are great - they're perfect with your beach photos!! Can't wait to get moved back so I can play along as well! :-) Just one more week.

Christi said...

This layout is fantastic!!!!

jonisart said...

Really cute, I love the layout and how you added the stamp images in. Your kids are so cute!

Carolina said...

Simply stunning! Love how you used all the PP images and your photos are just darlin'!

Thanks for the challenge, I'm on it and hope to have it done ready to share at tonight's PP PJ's party!