SSUS Cape Cod folks, don't peak if you want to be surprised! This is my 6x6 2 page spread for our Cape Cod memories swap. The rules were, 2 pages with at least one picture of you (either from that weekend or another recent picture.)
Let me start by saying that I love the idea of scrapbooking and I love the end result. I can spend over an hour in a scrapbooking store browsing the paper & stickers and spending my fair share of money. But, when it comes to actually scrapbooking? I totally freeze up. I think the idea that it is permanent -- a keepsake -- just adds too much pressure! I agonize over every color choice and every layout decision. Cropping my pictures is one of the most stressful things about it! It can literally take me over an hour to do one 6x6 page without the journaling!
This is something I need to work on, so I thought this swap from our Cape Cod weekend would be the perfect opportunity! I started with two 8x8 layouts from page maps and then scaled them down to 6x6 size. This proved a little harder than I thought it would, but I think it worked out.
The oval frame is from the largest size from the Bookplates Sizzix die. First, I cut it out of a thin white coaster and then I cut the same frame out of Cool Caribbean card stock and glued it on the chipboard one. I found the card stock frame was a little too flimsy when working with the ribbon. The chipboard made it much sturdier!
The journaling font is the Passing Notes font from one of the Stampin' Up! font cds.
I'm the one on the right in the tilted picture. The lovely lady to my right is Lisa Sommerville. That picture was taken at our A Muse card class at Colorful Creations. I'm also in the picture directly above it, but I refuse to tell you which one is me. Butt shots are not the most flattering. ;)