Welcome to another Scraps & Stash Saturday! I have so much to share with you this week, so let’s just dive right in.
I’m a participant in May’s Layout a Day challenge, and the theme for this round is Past Perfect. As it turns out, I’ve been using lots of photos from my childhood, and am completely loving the whole process!
The prompt for Day 4 was to scrap about your relationship with Santa. I also wanted to complete an assignment for BPC’s Stashbusters Anonymous, which was to incorporate your stamp stash into a layout. Here’s how it went:
I found some Christmas themed papers in a bag of papers I won in a raffle. Pulled out four sets of Close to My Heart stamps, and four colors of ink (not shown).
And created “Makin’ a List, Checkin’ it Twice.”
Day 5’s prompt was to scrap about when, as a child, you thought your life would begin. I again wanted to complete an assignment for Stashbusters, which was to use a monochromatic color scheme:
I pulled four patterns from Echo Park’s For the Record line, some blue Thickers, some woodgrain chipboard hearts, and some Pink Paislee letter stickers with blue grid printing.
And created “Life Begins With Mommyhood.”
For Day 6, the prompt was to scrap about misheard lyrics. I didn’t really have any memories associated with that exact prompt, but I did recall a time when I DELIBERATELY sang something wrong. Again, I wanted to complete a Stashbusters assignment, and this layout idea totally lent itself to the technique of using up number stickers.
I pulled out a couple of sheets of Good Day Sunshine papers and a whoooooole lotta letter stickers.
And created “Organ-ized Nuisance.” The blue bar across the top is the actual sequence of numbers for playing “Silent Night” on an organ, and was done by placing down random number stickers, spraying over them, then peeling them back off the paper.
Day 7’s prompt was to scrap about the most wonderful time of the year. No-brainer for me – I’ve actually been singing that song in my head for the past two weeks, knowing that school will be out O-U-T on May 20!
Again, I pulled some Good Day Sunshine paper and scraps, along with some Simple Stories summer-themed stickers.
And created “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy”
Day 8’s prompt was to scrap the soundtrack of your life. For me, it was a LITERAL soundtrack, and I knew I had to scrap it.
I gathered sheets of patterned paper from my raffle stash as well as one of those big honkin’ paper pads from Hobby Lobby, and one piece from a 6×6 Amy Tangerine Ready, Set, Go pad, as well as stickers from Basic Grey’s Clippings line.
And created “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Anyone remember those awesomely awkward reflections photos? Anyone? Bueller?
And Day 9’s prompt was to scrap about school.
I actually had a few school-themed things on hand (imagine that!), and I gathered up papers from Studio Calico’s Yearbook line, along with label stickers from My Mind’s Eye and Simple Stories, and some corrugated goodies from a monthly kit I subscribed to once-upon-a-time.
And created “It’s All Elementary.”
Man, it’s been a fun week! There are so many things I’m loving about this process, but I’ll fill you in on all that once I’ve completed Day 31. For now, I’ve gotta get it in gear to make tonight’s deadline. If you’re participating in LOAD, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see your take on all the prompts. And even if you’re not, you can leave me a comment to say hello (and reminisce with me about all that 1970s weirdness present in these photos). Till next time!