The wonderful Shimelle is having another online cropping event this weekend. As I was at my best friend's wedding on Friday (photos to follow!) and didn't return until late afternoon Saturday, I haven't been able to do too much yet. But despite having to go food shopping this morning, and cooking dinner etc, I have managed to do two challenges today. Yay for hubby being off work to entertain the kids!
The first challenge I've completed was to 'add to the story' by looking back on an old scrapbook page and finding a way to add more journaling to it. I chose this 'home' layout which I created in May 2010:
I still had some of the paper with houses on, so I was able to just cut another sheet the same size as the last, and use it as a flap which could be lifted to read journaling on the back. I added the little 'open' sign so that viewers would know there's more to the story.
I enjoyed adding this description of our house. We might still remember the rooms in years to come, but we might never think to tell our daughter about it. Now she can read about it. And it's recorded in case our memories fade, and we forget things like how hard it was to mow the sloped lawn!
The next challenge I've completed was 'grid it up' - to create a layout with a grid element. I thought this one was perfect as I just had some Hipstamatic prints from my Ipod touch delivered, they worked great in a grid:
I handmade the ribbon flower, and included a button in the centre which I bought at a flea market the same day:
There's lots more challenges I want to enter! I shall try and complete another this evening. But they are open until next Sunday (21st August) so I might manage a few this week - if you want to join in too then head over to www.shimelle.com and check them out!