Sunday, February 20, 2011

HMITM Challenge #165

I'm trying to get back into actually making scrapbook pages.  I've been making tons of cards, mostly using kits and such.  They look cute, but they don't require much thought on my part.  That has made it difficult to get back into using pics and pages.  So, I started scouring the challenge blogs and found this fun one at How Much is Too Much.  I'll admit that it took me quite a while to settle on pics and papers to use, but once I started cutting and sanding, I felt like I'd found my spark again:-)

Here's the finished product:
Hidden journalling: My 1st trip to Portland was a whirlwind.  Luckily I was here for 2 weeks:-)  Eric took me everywhere -- Mt. Hood, Gorge, Newport, downtown, Japanese Gardens, Pittock Mansion, plus many more.  If he was trying to sell me on living here, it worked!  I fell in love with him, his family AND his city:-)

The challenge was to use:
~ 2 pics: These are from my 1st trip to see Eric in Portland.  
~ at least 14 hearts:  (I have 16!  I used 13 across the bottom since our 13th anniversary is this week, then 3 heart brads as accents.)
~ an arrow: I turned the hearts on their sides to mimic a row of arrows across the bottom.
~ mostly red and brown: I took this literally and only used those colors;-)
~ a flower: yep, I've got 2!
~ ribbon: of course!  It wouldn't be finished for me without ribbon somewhere;-)

I'm noticing that my last few layouts have used a lot more white space than I normally use.  I'm liking this look!


  1. So glad my challenge got you inspired! I really love the look of the sideways turned hearts. Thanks for playing along with us at HMITM!

  2. Terrific job with the challenge--so clever how you used the hearts! Thank you for playing with us at HMITM!