I took part this weekend in the Red Ribbons House Cyber Crop over on UK Scrappers. This was arranged by Sandra and Jo the House Leaders and they posted a variety of challenges over the weekend for us to follow. The great thing about this was that you didnt actually have to complete and upload all your challenges over the weekend, and we have till the end of this week to do that.
I am bogged down at the moment in finishing off an album for my daughters best friend Jade for her 18th birthday. She always admires the scrapbook layouts of Fiona when she is in the house and I knew that she would appreciate an album of her own.
I didnt actually realise how difficult it would be to scrap her photos though. Fiona and Jade have been friends since they went to High School some seven years ago so scrapping the recent pics of her with Fiona and the other girls was easy. Jades Mum gave me a whole batch of pics which I have copied but its difficult sitting down to a photo when you have no memory or ideas of the events when it was taken. I think it has actually really taught me that Scrapbooking really is all about the memories and the telling of the story behind the photo rather than just about making a fabulously pretty layout using all the latest products. I have had to produce an album almost without any journalling which has been tough. I am on the home run now and did six layouts for it over the weekend, three of which were from the challenges in the CC.
The first one was from a page kit challenge, we were asked to put together cardstock, three pieces of patterned papers, three blooms, three buttons and alpha stickers and complete a layout within an hour
This is the result - a simple layout but I am reasonably happy with it
The second challenge I completed was a takeaway challenge set by Mandy. I opted for the chinese version in which you had to have layers and circle embellishments, the picture is of Jade with her brother and sister. I used the buttons as my circle embellshments.
The final one from the CC at the weekend was where you had to look in your favourites in UKS and scraplift one of them
I chose a layout by my teamie and friend Heatherblossom, I loved her original layout and used it for these pics of Jade with her Gran and Grandpa - I entitled it - You Put the Grand in Grandparent.
There are other challenges I hope to be working on over the course of the week.