Recently I saw a post on WriteClickScrapbook.com about occasionally doing a layout about your life right now. I liked that idea, but hadn’t gotten around to scrapping it. Then today At the Big Idea Festival over at BigPictureScrapbooking.com the challenge by Karen Grunberg was to make a layout about life right now. Hmmmm, seems like maybe this is something I should do. :)
The inspiration layout was one page and used much smaller pics. Since I was using 2 pages I decided to do 2×3 pics. There are a lot of them on this layout…can you tell? :)
I cut 1 inch strips of patterned paper and punched them with my border punch (I’ve got to get some more of those).
I made a list about things that have been going on in our lives over the past few months. I decided to write my journaling on a scrap of vellum. I put a piece of notebook paper behind the vellum as I was writing my journaling. I chose to highlight certain words by changing the font color.
I used a butterfly punch and layered two butterflies on top of one another for depth. I then put a dot of glue to stick them down before stitching them on.
I have never stitched on a page before. I had a lot of fun using different stitches on the layout.
Rather than using one color of thread for the whole layout I decided to use tone on tone. Each of the strips of patterned paper has stitching on it. I really went all out.
It’s hard to see the title in this picture, but I love it in person. Some of the words are in silver, the us is acrylic, and the now is chipboard.
“This is Us Right Now”
I love the idea of scrapping about everyday things. And the opportunity to use pics that I like, but probably wouldn’t scrap otherwise is always fun.
Try making your LRN (Life Right Now) layout. If you do, link it up for me so I can see!