Scrapbook Diva Challenge - MFT Style!!!

I'm ashamed to say that I've done very little scrapbooking in the last few months. The cardmaking and altering items has really taken over. So it was a nice change of pace to do a double page spread yesterday. The My Favorite Things Design Team was asked to be a part of this week's Scrapbook Diva Challenges on Splitcoaststampers.

Here is my challenge:



Hidee ho good Scrappers!!! I'm so excited to be asked to be part of the Diva Challenge Team this week!! I'm ashamed to say that I've done very little scrapbooking in the last few months, but I'm hoping that today's creation will jumpstart my scrappin' for this year!!

As a lot of you know, I started out my 'crafting career' (oh don't I sound hoity-toity?) as a scrapper. Scrapbooking is my passion and that's where I began. When I got invited to a Stampin' Up workshop, I went begrudgingly, thinking that I would NEVER buy all those stamps and ink just to make my own greeting cards!! What a crazy idea!! THEN the demonstrator showed me that I could use stamps on my scrapbook layouts......and that's all it took! I was hooked and haven't looked back since.

One of the first set of stamps I purchased, was of course, an alphabet! These are a staple for us scrappers! I counted how many alphas I have, and I'm ashamed to say that I have 18!! Gack!!! Do I really?? Yep. And I used them on ALL my layouts! Once in a while I change it up and use my Cuttlebug alphas for variety, but generally I go with the stamps! Stamps rule, what can I say??

I'm super happy with the way my double page layout turned out today. (And I do mean today........just finished it about a half an hour ago!!) I had just gotten these digital photos printed from Christmas and knew I just had to use them for this challenge!!

My challenge to you, is to a) use a colour as the main theme in your title and layout. I chose the BLUE from the colour of my gorgeous daughter's eyes. I immediately thought of the song lyric 'Baby's got Blue Eyes' and I have been singing it for the last 24 hours!! And sadly, only that line, repeatedly, as I have no idea what the rest of the words are!! Sigh!! So use the colours in your pictures as a jump-off point, whether it's the colour in someone's outfit, the colour of the landscape, the colour of someone's mood at that time. Go nuts! The other part of my challenge is to b) use one of or both of my layouts as inspiration! They don't have to be exactly the same, just use them as a guide if you like them. Sorry I don't have a fancy schmancy program to make you a black and white sample and even if I did, I wouldn't have a clue how to use it!!

So if you feel like scrappin' this weekend, be sure to use my challenge as inspiration and then upload it to your blog or gallery. I'd love to see your work!! There are also more fun challenges posted by other DT members, so feel free to try them too!!! Here is the thread where you can find all the details!!!

And don't forget about my Magnolia contest!!! You could win Tilda and her basket, so don't forget to submit your design!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

Great layouts, love the colours and what a cute pair. You sure have a beautiful daughter, you must both turn after her Nana!

Marja Sch said...

What a beautiful bleu eyes en very nice blog. Hope to visit you more.

Tricia said...

I love your pages, Kim!! And your comment today on my blog made me laugh. I think I could tell you all I know about coloring in about 3 minutes... but I will be doing a "tutorial" of sorts soon... when I get my act together!! LOL :)

ChrissyMarie said...

Just dropping by to say Hi as another new SBS 10 member. Great site and lovely scrapbook pages...never tried it so am sure I will be inspired :-)

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Your pages are beautiful! And the photos are great too!! GOOD JOB!!

Latisha said...

I havn't scrapped very much either (lowering head in shame lol) Great layout! Just wanted to pop in and say hello, we are in sbs 10 together :)

Carolyn King said...

Love the layouts and pictures! You both look beautiful.

Great challenge too!

SeattleStamper said...

I love the page! you've got to make it a resolution to do more of them. TSF

Laura said...

What a fabulous page! You and your daughter are beautiful! great composition, wonderful colour choices...just excellent. It's funny, I have been hearing your sentiment about cardmaking taking over your first passion of scrapbooking a lot, and I feel it too. I'm trying to figure out a way to bring balance to my first passion too. Let me know if you discover the secret!

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