Monday, February 21, 2011


I can't believe I'm doing another post so soon. We have been so sick in my house that I have had time to get do things around the house. If anyone is still reading blogs :)

I read this fun article in one of my scrapbook magazines and it was so much fun, I had to share. They had some challenges. this is what they were.
1- Pick the embellishments randomly. I had both kids pick out 2 different elements to use on a scrapbook page. At first I was really intimidated because they picked seemingly mismatching stuff. It really forced the creativity! Half-way through, I thought this is turning out really bad. But after I was finished, I enjoyed the first page so much, I actually did a second page this way!

2-Glue as you go. I didn't make a layout (which I normally do) I just glued each element as I went. The challenge was if you mess up just add more to fix it, you can't remove anything.

3- Finally, set a timer. I gave myself 45 min and told Eric to tell me when every 10 min has gone by. It didn't give me time to second guess!

I know many of you aren't scrappers but it was so much fun trying something I love in a different way, maybe it can inspire someone out there.


Lara said...

Hi Dede,
I just found your blog and have spent the last 30 minutes reading it. You are more beautiful than ever and your family is adorable. It's great to see you still doing creative things - you're photography is amazing!

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and tell you that I'll keep checking in. :)

The Jolley Family said...

Good job. Number 2 would be so hard for me. I have to lay everything out and do lots of rearranging before I glue. Maybe I'll have to challenge myself.

Tweeb and Danyette said...

How fun! You would never know that you did it that way. They turned out great. I will have to try that. I love the timer idea too. I could probably get alot more scrapbooking done that

Ashley said...

Love it! You are so crafty! It probably helps to have pictures of such beautiful kids!

Hope you all get better soon.

Rhi said...

If only I had that much talent and patience, they look awesome!!

Lindsey said...

Sheesh your scrapbook pages are too adorable!