Life Right Now

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!

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5 Comments

  1. GaMtnScrap
    Posted August 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    WOW! This is an AMAZING 2pgr layout! There's so much to love about it, I don't know where to start! I love the idea of LRN, I love how you have so many pics on there, I LOVE how you did the journaling (I'll have to remember the tip about the notebook paper to keep the lines straight!), and those butterflies are just too cute! And that stitching is awesome, glad you went all out with it, really fits the page!

    Thanks for joining this week's challenge over at Practical Scrappers! Can't wait to see more of your work!

  2. Alanna
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    This is a fantastic layout. So much detail. Thanks for playing with Practical Scrappers this week.

  3. Amy So
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    LOVE all the photos and the details. And the title is gorgeous!

  4. Amy So
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    LOVE all the photos and the details. And the title is gorgeous!

  5. Alanna
    Posted July 18, 2011 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    This is a fantastic layout. So much detail. Thanks for playing with Practical Scrappers this week.

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