A blog to share about Adrenal insufficiency, Addison's Disease, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Music, Inspiration, Scrapbooking and other elements viewed through the lens of my life. I'm hoping that others who are traveling this journey may find some commonality, and maybe some information and inspiration.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

interNational Scrapbook Day 2012

What are you doing for interNational Scrapbook Day?

I've decided to participate in the Design House Digitals challenge this weekend. They are having a blog hop, and a big collar kit for free, as well as a challenge to use all 26 challenges is one layout. Fulfilling the challenge gives you a chance to win a 12x12 digital frame. How awesome that would be to win! We could enjoy my digi layouts before I even got them printed. I didn't even know they made digital photo frames that big!

Here's the list of requirements (in no particular order):

3 buttons √
a drop cap √
the color orange √
the color grey √
the color red √
include "2012"
layer 3 elements √
attach the photo with a fastener √ (the stitching)
add text to a photo √
use ribbon or bow √
rotate the title sideways √
use a template, but it must be flipped or rotated √ (I got mine here)
2 or more lines of journaling √
journal strips √
list journaling √
use the burn tool √
use an ampersand as a decorative element √
use 5 photos √ (I hope 6 is OK!)
3 patterns √
3 fonts or alphas √ (League Gothic, HI Pi'ilani, HI Kakuhihewa)
one photo must be a circle √
3 items from the freebie collab kit √ (the multi- & yellow papers, black buttons)
use League Gothic font √
recolor 1 element √ (the hibiscus)
use an overlay on at least 1 photo √ (main photo has an overlay)
use Instagram or some other filter on at least one photo √ (small photos all processed in Instagram)

This definitely was a challenge for me. I don't usually put so much stuff on a page, I would not have combined red & orange on my own, I normally leave a lot more space for journaling, but given all the requirements, I'm happy with just a few words. I'll say more in a companion page. I added a bit of extra fun by using a few of the techniques given on the blog hop.

My normal scrap process is much quicker, with a cleaner, simple look for the finished page, but I enjoy doing challenges from time to time, just to push my comfort zone a little and see what I can do with it.

I will mostly not be scrapping today, but that's OK because I worked on this a lot last night, and I did catch part of Stacy Julian's chat at Big Picture Classes, as well as all of Ali's. Saturday chores are calling, there are errands to run, and I have a commitment this afternoon I'm looking forward to.

Have a great day!

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