NSD recap

So I had a great time celebrating NSD with a couple of friends. We chatted, listened to music, snacked and learned things from each other. It was a good day. I’m looking forward to working on more projects here in a few minutes. Today I am going to focus on challenges put out by blogs and community sites that I follow. I am also going to work on my layout for LOAD. More about that next post. For now here are the things I completed for NSD.

This one you saw as my last challenge post yesterday. While I completed all the other NSD challenges before hand. This one I did day of. It was also my Day 1 entry for LOAD.

A no photo layout using saved items.

And Pages from the class I am taking at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Everyday Adventures. I posted about this class in an earlier post as well. The first layout was to create a page about things you buy, the second page was to explore type and the final was to think about the things you throw away. My daughter played along with that one and her interpretation is on the right of the photo.

NSD Challenge 8: Circles

Final challenge of the day! Okay, I love circles. I guess I have been on a circle kick for over a year now. Because I love circles, you should love circles too! Ha Ha! So here is my challenge for you. Use a circle, big or small, one or many, as a mat. Mat a photo or an embellishment. Doesn’t matter how you use it, just use it.

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

NSD Challenge 7: one large photo

I don’t enlarge photos very often, mostly because it is just so easy to print regular photos off on my photo printer. But every once in a while, I will actually get up and change the paper in my regular printer over to photo paper and enlarge one great photo. Now you go do it. Put some photo paper in your regular printer and pick one photo that speaks to you. Make it big, make it speak louder!

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

Recipe

  • pattern paper, cardstock: from stash
  • alphas: Scenic Route
  • journaling tag: Luxe

NSD Challenge 6: white space

I have to admit that layouts with lots of white space are a challenge for me. I tend to fill my pages from edge to edge. Yet when I’m looking at other peoples layouts, I really love pages with lots of white space. So, go make a page with just that, lots of white space.

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

Remember: white space doesn’t have to be white!

Recipe:

  • pattern paper: Vintage Plum (out of business)
  • rubons: Hambly
  • alpha stickers: Scenic Route
  • ribbon: from stash
  • adhesive: Scotch ATG
  • fibers: Little Black Dress Designs (I believe they are out of business)

Tip: I used my ATG adhesive gun to “draw” a heart around the photo and then applied fibers to the adhesive.

NSD Challenge 5: Color challenge

Okay, here is a color challenge for you. Use fuchsia combined with navy blue and gray. Any type of project. Go!

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

This is a little gift bag I created to stuff with mall goodies for my friends who are coming over to scrap for NSD!

Recipe

  • cardstock, ribbon: Stampin’ Up
  • die cut machine: Cricut (Storybook, Tags Bags Boxes & More)
  • glitter products: Stickles, Glimmer Mist

NSD Challenge 4: Old photos

Okay, go through your photo library, be it pre-printed or digi. Look for something that is more than 2 years old. Doesn’t matter what it is. Just pick the first thing that grabs your attention. It grabbed your attention for a reason. Tell that story.

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

This pattern paper had the words “all boy” printed throughout it. You can still use paper if it doesn’t fit your theme, but covering up unwanted elements.

Recipe

  • pattern paper, arrows, journaling tags, rubons: from stash
  • alpha stickers: Piggy Tales
  • buttons: Sassafras
  • marker:

NSD Challenge 3: Use a grid

Okay, take photos, paper, embellishments and journaling blocks and put them in a grid. Use whatever size you need. Don’t stress over it. Just toss them on the page and line them up. You may find that just picking a size and throwing the items onto the page can save you time and stress on how to design your page.

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

Recipe:

  • all elements from Piggy Tales

NSD Challenge 2: Scrap You!

Okay, I am a believer in saving your own story. Scrapping about you is just a more visual extension of the diary/journal. Others will want to read it, maybe now, but definitely later. Imagine the things you wish you knew about your mom, dad, grandma, great-grandpa etc. Write about those things. Take pictures of the moments you wish you had from loved ones who have passed on. Those are the things to save about yourself!

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

Recipe:

  • pattern paper: Vintage Plum (out of business), Luxe (cupcakes)
  • alphabet stickers: Scenic Route
  • color pencils: Stampin’ Up
  • journaling tags: from stash

NSD Challenge 1: Not a scrapbooker

Okay, this one is for some of my friends who may be reading this. Those of you who don’t think you are scrapbookers. I challenge you to do a scrappy thing. Print some 4×6 photos. Make some 4×6 cards out of some pretty paper, any paper. Write some notes on that paper about your photos. Slide them into a photo album that has individual 4×6 photo pockets. Done. Now don’t you feel like a scrapper?

Remember, photos only tell part of the story. Add your words, it makes the story more complete and preserves it for the future. You never know who may look at your photos down the road!

Remember to post your project to your favorite online gallery and leave a comment here with a link to your post. I’d love to see your project!

Recipe:

  • cardstock: from stash
  • journaling tags: Luxe