Monday, July 25, 2011

Out With the Old, In With the New Day 17

Oh my it's gonna be a busy week here on the blog.  First we'll be wrapping up the Out with the Old/In with the New challenge series.  I'm gonna put a little twist on it this week with the whole Christmas in July thing.  There will be another non-scrapbooking chance to win a goodie (look for a separate post.)  There will be a nice Christmas-y/Wintry Blue Plate Special later this week, followed by a very nice sale to cap off this fun. 

Next, Week in the Life starts today on Ali Edwards' blog - I've already taken a few photos today.  If you've never taken part of Week in the Life, I really encourage you to do so.  Not only is it a great way to document just one week in your life (she usually does this twice a year) but it's a really great way to catch the little details of your daily life.  Plus, Apron Strings is a Giveaway Sponsor so if you go over there and leave a comment HERE, you could win an Apron Strings kit or any number of goodies.  Post and document everything on your blog (I did this last year), snap shots with your phone and create a mini album of the week, use your old point and shoot and create a layout or two about it, it doesn't matter.  What matters is the fun, the quick glimpse and then the looking back at every day life that makes this project totally worth the time. 

On Friday night I decided to take myself out and spent the evening cropping.  Just me, my iPod and a stack of kits with photos.  I finished 10 pages and worked my way through six kits.  On the one below, I even used naked chipboard, colored it with a marker, added details with my white pen, didn't like the details and colored over them, then topped it with Diamond Glaze.  On Saturday, my computer when into some sort of "arrest" and needed some critical care by hubby.  Since it was in ICU, I used the time to work in my studio.  The clearing of the desk resulted in several piles that are now on the floor in need of another sort and being put away.  The bad news - it looks worse than when I started.  The good news - I can see my desk top down here, I have a box of giveaways (or eBay sales) and two of the stacks have already been tucked into new homes.  Sunday was spent doing a lot of nothing.

So you can be uber productive this week, here's your challenge:  Use the following color scheme found in an older Apron Strings kit (if no kits, use your older papers) then add some of your newer silver or glittery embellishments. 
Here's your PageMaps sketch

I'm off to tackle the things I should have done yesterday.  I hate being a whole day behind!

Happy Monday,


Deanna said...

Added my link, "Our Winter Wonderland"

Still finding it tough to find purple in my stash, but found a bit of it in the snowy papers. LOL

Unknown said...

Finally got one done this week. I'm so far behind but am hoping to get crafty tomorrow!