Friday, July 25, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Now, don't die of shock, yes, that is a scrapbook page you are seeing on my blog. The impossible does happen occasionally!

Today's Stamp Something challenge is to make a scrapbook page about yourself. Now, see, here's a few things about me and scrapbooking, and scrapbooking about me. This is the 6th scrapbook page I have ever done. My main issue is that I am a terrible photographer and photo editor. I just can't ever seem to make it come out right! Then there are the self photos - none that I am very happy with, so I used the one from our family Christmas card. (If you are going to be meeting me next week, I still kinda look like this, just a little fuller in the face. Hey, what can I say, hubby had some serious medical issues these past 6 months, and I'm a stress eater.) So there you have it. Though I was reasonably pleased with how this turned out, seeing as I am not a scrapbooker by nature. Cards are just so much faster, and there is less space to fill up, lol!

So the challenge included a fair amount of limitations, but I think I got them all on there! We had to use:

1. some sort of lettered title - check
2. at least two stamped items - check
3. two different ribbons - check
4. three buttons - check
5. four brads - check
6. five facts about yourself - check

I started with a basic layout copied from a book I have called From Fine to Fabulous. This was going to be a very simple page until I re-read the challenge and realized I had to put more stuff on it! So I think I was able to accomplish the goal while maintaining a balance and making it all work together instead of looking like it was just thrown on there.

Be sure to see what the other team members have created, and post a link on the Stamp Something blog if you play along. Which I hope you do because you could win stuff!

I am also happy to report that swaps for convention are done - I finished them Wednesday afternoon, woohoo! I didn't count how many I made, but I think it was about 100. I will try to schedule some posts with my swaps for next week when I am gone. Now on to prepare for this weekend's stamp class. Yikes, what was I thinking trying to squeeze all this in! My samples are made, I just have to cut paper.

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies: stamps - Short Order Alpha, Well-Worn Alpha, Simple Alpha (PTI) paper - At Home Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired), kraft, mellow moss ink - chocolate chip classic, white craft, artichoke marker acc - 1" , 1/2" circle punches, slot punch; FF1, RR, SS buttons; SAMJ; thickers (American Crafts); chocolate brads (Darice); mat pack & piercer; chocolate grosgrain and chocolate taffeta ribbon


Sara said...

great page becky!

Lisa H. said...

I love it, love it, love it! It is so exciting to see you do a scrapbook page (um, what happened with the sketch 101 class? just teasing you ;)
yes, you did create perfect balance on this page. it is great!
Don't get caught up in making the pictures perfect, it is the subject matter that is important-just get those pictures onto pages. Your fabulous creativity will shine through in other ways, just like on this page. I'm going to have to scrap today.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is fantastic Becky! For someone who doesn't scrap, you'd NEVER know it! Love the layout and colors. Fabulous titles and embellishments. Great photo too. Have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

Becky - for a self-proclaimed non-scrapper, you totally rocked this challenge. I love how you scraplifted and made it your own! Fabulous job - you should do it more often.

Jo said...

Wow Becky, you really should do more scrapbooking as this is wonderful! Love the way you've added the buttons and such a great photo :)

Anonymous said...

Becky, your page is awesome!
I love the layout and your buttons with the circles behind them, the piercing too! Great work.

Thanks so very much for the sweet and pretty birthday card I received this week. So thoughtful of you, and I really appreciate it.Getting good mail is a treat at our house, but getting real good mail is extra-special!

Angie Tieman said...

This is an awesome page! Girl, you need to scrapbook more!

Alex said...

I think it turned out beautiful!!! I love what you did, your pic is gorgeous, and you are a natural scrapper!!! Wonderful layout, girl!! Oooh, you are going to Convention - me too!! I so want to meet you in person!!!!! I am still working on my swaps - 40 to go, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

Not a scrapbooker??? Holy moly could have fooled me!! Your page is perfect!

Many Blessings,

Kristin Moore said...

Becky, this page is wonderful! you are a talented scrapbooker as well as card maker! Can't wait to meet you in person... only a few days away now!

Emily said...

Becky, this is beautiful! You did a wonderful job! You definitely should scrapbook more. Your obviously good at it =).

Nancy Riley said...

Reasonably please??? Are you kidding? Your scrapbook page is AWESOME!!! You should try your 7th!

Jackie Pedro said...

I agree with Angie, you need to scrapbook more! This page is perfect!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fantastic!!