Here's a sneak peak of today's scrapbooking project:
I had a ball during the weekend of this year's National Scrapbooking Day! I devoted the entire weekend to completing as many scrapbooking challenges as I could. When I could, I combibed challenges from The Big Picture Classes Creative Crop and Let's Scrap whenever I could (there are prizes involved after all).
Here, I combined one of my favorites from the creative crop (CHALLENGE #9: Use your own handwriting to journal.) with Andrea Green's CHALLENGE #4: Bringing Back the Oldies on Let's Scrap-
"My challenge to you is to take inspiration from one of your very first layouts, scrappy purchases, or trends. Then, using a Let’s Scrap sketch, update it!"
Well back in the early days of scrapbooking, stickers were all the rage. Remember that? We felt the need to fill the white space around our photos with silly stickers that seemed to just float on the pages with no rhyme or reason other than adding color and perhaps a bit of whimsy. (What were we thinking?) Today, stickers are still popular, but we use them in a different way. For me, stickers now need to add artistic merit and need to be anchored somehow...no more mindless "floating"!
I had some delightful little stickers of kites that my dear friend Gigi sent me for Easter that were perfect to embellish this playful layout devoted to my son Tyler. This photo was taken at a kite festival in Oak Bluffs, MA when Tyler was just a tyke. I used inspiration from a Let's Scrap sketch and added lots of hand journaling, and here's my submission to both challenges:
Isn't that just the cutest? The kite stickers are anchored by being "attached" to the image of the little boy on this adorable scrapbooking paper from Webster's Pages. Here the stickers add to the story and add charm to the photo.
Scrappers, what about you? Do you still love stickers? Do you use them these days?
Thanks for your visit! ~Enikö