What a fantastic weekend it was, full of inspiration for us scrapbookers? The National Scrapbooking Day celebrations saw challenges and tutorials and discounts in abundance and it was hard to choose where to start!
I had half begun this page already but it fit one of the challenges on Shimelle's blog so perfectly that I was really inspired to finish it. This one was by SJ Dowsett and involved using unexpected supplies on your page. The frilly bit at the bottom was actually pulled off of a rather lovely gift bag that Bella was given when she was a baby. I kept the bag because it was so pretty and quite sturdy and then later we used it as her ballet bag. The ruffle wound around the bag making it look like a tutu so it was perfect for the job. Over time though the ruffle had started to come away as it was only held on with DST. That gave me the idea to keep it for a layout and when I took this photo it seemed ideal.
The journalling is all about what she was like at 3 years old and how this photo really sums her up because she is a wonderful blend of girly girl and rough tough tom boy too.
The papers and brads are all My Mind's Eye - Good Day Sunshine, which seems so perfect for today although sadly I think this is the last of the warm dry weather for a while. Never mind, rainy weather = scrapping weather right? :-)
How many challenges can you fit in this week? I'm hoping for a few more yet!
Bye for now