Monday, February 4, 2013

Peak Season for Scrapping

February may be my favorite month of the year to scrap.  Long, cold winter days lend themselves to inside time for creating.  The holidays are over and there's a lull in activity.  I quite enjoy the calmness.  February is also the month for Lain Ehmann's Layout A Day scrapbook challenge.  If you are not familiar with this online challenge, it is a month long pledge to create a layout each and every day of the month.  Lain provides thought-provoking prompts that challenge you to step outside your comfort zone.  

So far this month, I've created 3 layouts (yes, I'm right on track).  While I will utilize my February Counterfeit Kit, "Prep School", sometimes I do have to refer back to my general stash for papers and embellies that really suit the page.  The first LOAD challenge had us leaving out all words on the page, which is kind of ironic since the first CKC challenge of the month had us only journaling and omitting photos.  Talk about shifting gears!  Choosing poignant photos and embellishments to tell the story was key here. 

Day 2 had us scrapping a perfect day.  Nothing better than a cup of joe with my bestie, Tara.

And finally a layout with my CKC kit!  A silly play on words for the title highlighting an under appreciated, yet very useful part of my daily life - my crockpots.  Choosing from my assortment of goodies made this layout come together in a snap.

So, that's what has been happening at my scrap table lately.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What incredible pages!!!! My heart stopped and I had to re-read your first challenge. No words? I don't know if I could do it. BUT, it does really let the photos speak. You picked some great ones for your page! I love the design of your second page and the silliness of your last page. Awesome pages!

  2. I am in awe of you LOADers - incredible work. Not sure how I'd tackle challenge #1 either! I especially love your 3rd page - so clever!

  3. ooh these are just fabulous!! Love that little cup cute is that!! I've GOT to find time to do some scrapping!

  4. Stunning layouts! I love the layered tags on the second one, and the buttons on the third. So pretty! x

  5. I love the stitching detail on your first layout and it was beautiful even without words. The third page had me ROFL! Love the play on words to create the title.

  6. So much to love here! One of my favorites was the dimensional awning on the "cup of joe" page. You've got such a great variety of styles! Multi-talented scrapper-- that is you!