or "What I Did At The Crop"
I attended a day crop this past Saturday. I find that at home it is difficult for me to concentrate on any type of paper scrapping. I am easily distracted by the laundry, cleaning, family needs and just day-to-day stuff. So I packed up my supplies and went off for a day of creating. It's not quite as exciting as a day spent with Lord Tim, but then I am easily thrilled!
The main concentration of my day was Shimelle's "4x6 Photo Love" class over at Two Peas in a Bucket. It is totally FREE, so if you aren't already playing along, I highly recommend it! Shimelle posts one class each month, at the end of the month. January's post was to use a single 4x6 photo in a layout. The new class posted today will use two 4x6 photos, and so on each month.
I loved Shimelle's ideas for a single photo, and also loved the explanation of her placement of details. And while a lot of embellishment is decidedly NOT my style, I chose to give it a try.
My take with a horizontal photo and lots of totally random and unrelated embellishments. I'm not thrilled with the finished layout, but the memory is captured and that is what matters most! :)
Sarah doesn't like this photo of herself - I guess she doesn't see what I see here - my little girl all grown up.
This layout won me third place in the layout contest for the day. I got a nice pack of 12x12 papers by Colorbok.
I also finished up an album that was 95% complete from a BPC class back in 2007, that just needed a few finishing touches. One more thing I can cross off that UFO list!
And I began working on my "Permission to Live a Creative Life" album (based on the self-paced class by Courtney Walsh over at Big Picture Classes). But that isn't far enough along for photos yet, so will appear in a later post.
In the meantime, I could use some help with it. What are your favorite quotes about creativity and living creatively? I'm collecting them, so please chime in! :)