As I've continued to read/work through the material for the free Start Here With Stacy class, I've completed several layouts in the past couple of days. There were seven challenges plus a bonus idea in the class. I completed layouts for five of the challenges (the first of which I described in an earlier post). I had actually created layouts for two of the challenges earlier this year when I first signed up for the course, however I created new ones this week also. The other two challenges involved mini-album projects which I don't have a need for right now based on my unscrapped photos. The bonus idea is about Stacy's Scrap by Color system, which I've already implemented and will be sharing more about soon.
The second challenge involved choosing a heritage photo that I don't know much about, then browsing the BPS galleries and scraplifting a layout idea. Earlier this year I completed a layout with a heritage photo of my grandfather (you can see it here in this post). This week I pulled a photo of my Mama when she was a young girl with her Mama (my Grandmother). I scraplifted the layout design from a layout by Wendy Rose in the BPS Dimensional Details gallery.
The next challenge was to select just 3 or 4 photos from a destination and put together a simple layout. Earlier this year I created a layout about our visit to Eisenhower's Birthplace. My favorite part of this layout is Robbie's contribution - when I showed him the original layout he mentioned that it would be neat to add five stars to the layout because Eisenhower was a five-star general. Thus, the stars at the bottom of the layout.
This week I pulled three photos from some new prints I just received this week and created a layout showcasing these photos at Mount Rushmore. I had purchased this Mount Rushmore patterned paper at our local scrapbook store a few days after we returned from out trip, andI cut the titles letters out with my Cricut.
One of my favorite of the challenges was the one to create a vacation layout without photos, using journaling to recreate the experience and describing the emotions evoked. I already knew I wanted to write about our drive through Glacier National Park, so this layout came together fairly quickly.
The last of the challenges that I completed involved creating a photo-collage layout filling in any gaps with patterned paper and adding a few embellishments. I pulled photos from behind the Cooking tab in our Activities We Enjoy category drawer and created this easy layout. The photos range from 2002 to 2010.
I really like that this class inspired me to complete such varied layouts and to capture the extraordinary as well as the ordinary events in our lives.