Sunday, May 1, 2011

Scrapbook Photo Challenge

I am so excited to host the weekly challenge (Challenge #95) over at Let's Scrap!  I'd love for you to play along - here's the scoop: 

I thought it would be fun to do a "Now & Then Photo Challenge."  The idea of this challenge is to scrap at least two photos taken from different times - now and then.  It can be a picture of the same person at two different points in their life (example, as a baby and then an adult, etc.).  Or, it could be a picture of two different people at similar stages in their lives (example, your prom picture and your child's prom picture).  The idea is to take a trip down memory lane and find some similarities and/or differences in your photos!  If you can't find photos of people, feel free to use photos of places (childhood home and current home), things (old Coke bottle, new Coke bottle), vacations, memories, etc., etc.!
So, go ahead and pull out those baby photos, school pictures, wedding photos, etc. and have some scrapping fun!   Here are the guidelines:
  • Use a Let's Scrap Sketch to complete your layout.
  • Use at least two photos from different time periods.  (Either now and then of the same person/place/etc. or now and then of two different people/place/etc.)
  • Upload your layout to the Let's Scrap Gallery by next Thursday night to be included in the drawing.
  • Tag your photo with:  Challenge95 and the Sketch number  (mine will be Challenge95, 2-3-10).
  • Have a fun trip down memory lane!

Here is my layout for this challenge:


I chose a picture of my son and my dad - 9 years apart.  I couldn't believe I ended up with these two similar photos, years later!  There are so many photos that would be fun to scrap this way - my senior high school picture next to my mom's senior high school picture, my kids in their Halloween costumes and me and my brother in our Halloween costumes, my husband as a baby and as an adult.......  Hopefully, you get the idea!!  The winner will receive a RAK from my stash.  I'd love to see what you come up with!!  :0)

Products Used:
Stamps:  Notes & Details, Sweet Summer
Ink:  Baha Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Baha Breeze, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Nursery Suite DSP
Punch:  Decorative Label
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trims Die, Alphabet Simple Die, Circles #2
Other:  Designer Buttons in Brights, Linen Thread, Sponge Dauber

I love how this layout turned out!  I used the Notes & Details stamp set to make the lines on my journaling circle.


I also love using my stamps to create patterned paper.  I especially love the tone on tone effect.  Here, I used Baha Breeze ink stamped on Baha Breeze paper - so pretty!  Here's a closeup of some of the details.


So, hop on over to Let's Scrap and join in on the fun!  Lots of fun sketches, challenges and events going on for National Scrapbooking Month!  Woo hoo!

And don't forget that it's May 1st -- that means Stampin' Up!'s NEW Summer Mini Catalog is available!  So many fun, new products!  You can view the new Summer Mini Catalog here or through the link on the right sidebar of my blog.  Contact me if you'd like to receive a copy of this new catalog.  You can shop 24/7 in my online store.  I can't wait to hear what your favorite new products are!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!




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