Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #1

Hey all...it is time to post the first challenge for Scrap your Story!!  The first challenge is totally easy peasy...so give it a try -->  Use just one photo on your layout!!  See...easy.  Visit the blog to see all the awesome inspiration the DT has come up with...WOW WOW WOW!!

Now...I bet some of you are wondering...what's in it for me??  Well...good question!  Actually every week, the top 3 layouts will get some love.  Then at the end of the month, we'll pick a winner for this totally wonderful prize -->

So...whatcha waiting for...get scrapping!!

Here is my take.  I had this family photo we shot when my brother and his girlfriend were in from Slovakia for Thanksgiving.  It was soo great to see them.  I have very few photos of all of us together...in fact this is the first!!!  I just had to scrap it.

But how??  Well, I kept coming back to how much I love this family (only missing my dad in the photo).  So I went with the MME valentine papers.  I also wanted to show the love bursting from the photo...therefor the sunburst.  Sunbursts are soo easy to make.  I had stayed away from them because I thought they are too hard.  So I googled and came up with this tutorial on Bella Blvd's site.  Laura Vegas has great directions and photos.  But the engineer in me started thinking...Sunbursts start from a point and go out...duh!

So, I picked the point, drew the lines on cardstock, and cut them out for templates...viola...sunburst!  I also wanted to use a big FAMILY for the title.  I cut it with my silhouette, put some stitching on...and viola...an awesome layout of my family!

Give it a try...scrap one photo...and post on the Scrap your Story blog...can't wait to see what you create.

5 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

ooooo Love the quilted look. Very lovely.

Christy said...

I'm totally in loooove with that starburst feature.

Val Thorpe said...

Janet I totally love this layout. The starburst effect is pretty dam awesome and I love the stitching and the papers are just LOVEly :D So nice to have family together :D

Chark said...

all kinds of gorgeous!

Diana said...

This page is gorgeous I LOVE all the strip of pp. Congratulations.