May 7, 2010

7 Days in May

Each day this week, there has been a different challenge posted at  So far, I have played along every day except the first, when I had a splitting headache and couldn't find an ounce of creativity.  I still haven't gone back to complete that challenge, but have played each night since.

The challenge for day two included a set of free frames designed by LivE.  Did I mention that some of the challenges involve freebies?  I love freebies! :)    Using the freebie and a kit I just picked up last weekend, I put together this layout of my kids -- the first bottle for my son, given by my daughter.  Such a sweet moment, and I love the way this came together.  (Credits: Background Paper from Not Quite White pack by LivE at Accent papers (stars, blue solid, green dots by RKDesigns at "Bouncing Baby Boy." Clip and swirl from "Bouncing Baby Boy" by RKDesigns at Frame and title strip: 7Days in May freebie by LivE. Fonts: Segoe Print, PeaCatherineAnne.)

I'm not 100% happy with day three's layout yet and will probably continue to tweak it before I send it to print.  The challenge was to use a specific color scheme of green, orange, and red.  I didn't like it with the photo plain, so added the brush over the photo, but now I'm wondering if I wouldn't prefer to just crop the photo a little closer in and leave the coral brush off.  (Credits: Paper from Not Quite White by LivE at Brushes: Stamped Moments and Grungy Photo Frame from Katie Pertiet at Alpha by Katie Pertiet.)

Day four's layout was inspired by a layout I put together last weekend for an iNSD challenge.  The original layout used elements from the same kit, and the same layout design (I just masked new papers to the original layout and changed the elements), but focused only on meeting my son.  I like the way this lo turned out, especially the multi colored journaling, which I had never tried before. This is the first time I have used the photo that I turned into the background. It is a close up rose I took several years ago and turned black&white. It was also fun to pull photos from the last nine years, rather than only pulling recent ones.  (Credits: All papers and elements from ScrapMatters iNSD collaboration "Life's Little Surprises". Font: VTPortableRemington.)

Today is day 5, and this was by far the fastest layout yet.  Using a template made the design fast, as did keeping my embellishments to the bare minimum - something I usually have a hard time doing, but I felt this template needed room to breathe. (Credits: Template by In the Making Designs at Paper from Bright Papers by Jessica Sprague. Overlay from Sing for Spring by LivE at Fonts: LainieDay, Impact, and Century Gothic.)

I am hoping that this weekend I can find time to go back and complete the day 1 challenge, but with Scott out of town, there may be very little time.  We have a lot planned in his absence!  Gotta stay busy!

1 comment:

  1. Great job following so many of the J*S challenges. Fun pages!