Happy {Belated} National Scrapbook Day!

Yesterday scrapbookers around the world celebrated our very own holiday. There were special events all over the web to inspire you to scrap, shop, and chat about this beloved craft. I spent a good deal of my day in my newly reorganized scrap room creating layouts. At the end of the day, I had five new pages!

The first page was inspired by the Scrapbook Coach class “In the Band” at Masterful Scrapbook Design. I started with three photos in a band across my page and created the rest of my layout from that base. The embellishments are from the March OHDEERME kit from Freckled Fawn (which I used on every layout).

Me & My Horses

The second layout I created was prompted by Stacy Julian’s challenge at the NSD 10K event at Big Picture Classes.  She showed a page that she had created in which she covers the entire canvas with photos, leaving just a couple of blocks for patterned paper and journaling. I had several photos of my youngest son on my desk ready to be scrapped, so I trimmed the pictures down to fit on the page then added my title and embellishments.

All About Wake

My next layout was inspired by Cathy Zielske’s NSD message at Big Picture Classes. She reminded everyone that “comparison is the thief of joy” and encouraged scrapbookers to admire the work of others but to stay true to our own style. So I picked a photo that I loved and made a layout that is truly my style.

fighting fire

At this point in the day I went out for a riding lesson. After I came back in a returned to my scrap desk, I noticed this cute paper with the speech bubbles on it. I also remembered that I had a few photos from a New Year’s Day cookout we attended at our neighbor’s house. All of our kids are teenagers, so that paper reminded me of them and how they text each other constantly.

fun in the cold

And now the last page of the day! At the NSD event at Big Picture Classes, Celine Navarro created a page using 3×4 pocket page cards. Since I have a subscription to the Studio Calico Project Life kit, I now have quite a collection of these cards. I pulled together a few cards that appealed to me along with a cute picture of my cat and created this page.

The Cat By the Hat

I hope you had a great National Scrapbook Day too. I thoroughly enjoyed taking a large chunk of my day and dedicating it solely to scrapping. Maybe I need to have a National Scrapbooking Day every month!



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