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:
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!