I created a layout today based on the first challenge in Stacy Julian's Start Here With Stacy free class at BigPicture Scrapbooking.com. I originally signed up for this class at the end of last year when I first discovered the BPS site. I read all the material at that time and created a few layouts. I decided today to go back and work through the challenges in this self-paced class. The first challenge is to "create a layout that features at least three photos (taken at different times) that illustrate a particular personality trait in someone you love." A few months back I had created a Story Card with an idea to create a layout about Robbie and the things he's built, repaired, and maintained. I love that he is so handy around the house and can often turn the vision in my head into reality - like the sketch I drew of a bookshelf unit for our paperback books.
I pulled photos from 2002, 2008, 2009 & 2010 for this layout. The actual page layout itself is a scraplift of Stacy's example layout in the class. I used two patterned paper scraps to pull the two pages together.
I paired old and new items for this layout. The saw and hammer die cuts have been in my stash for probably ten years while the Tim Holtz sprockets are items that I purchased a few months ago.
I also included a non-scrapbooking supply, if there's such a thing! (I personally think anything that will fit on a page is fair game for a layout.) These letter tiles came from a travel hangman game. I organized/decluttered our game shelf earlier this week, and I discovered that the plastic hangman case was broken and could no longer be used. The case went in the trash, but these letters made their way onto my scrapping table!
I am so excited to have documented Robbie's handyman talents in this layout.