LOAD in Action

LOAD in Action

The ScrapHappy Layout a Day Challenge is under way, and lots of gorgeous pages are being produced by the lovely members of ScrapHappy.

Want to see how the prompts get turned into pages?

Day one’s prompt was to create a page in memory of one of the ScrapHappy members who passed away this past summer. She was a cheery and supportive person, who contributed a LOT to the group, and she will be greatly missed. She always used a lot of butterflies and flowers and gorgeous textiles common to places she lived on the pages she created.

Thinking of her reminded me of one of the most creative people I know, my mother, and so a page was born.

Creativity can be taught!

This started with a Heidi Swapp color magic resist card stock, and a Dylusion spray mist in purple, and a bit of gold Color Magic mist as well. Then I added in some paper scraps, and leaves made from toilet paper tubes, and a tiny bit of inking. The heart was too dark as it was, so that got brightened up with a paint dauber from Ranger Inc. A little bit of journaling, and the page was done!

Day two’s prompt was all about the Arts and Crafts movement in the first part of the 20th century. As soon as I read that, I knew I needed to do a page about our former house. There were so many things to love about that house.

arts and crafts prompt

More scraps and kit leftovers got used on this page. I love using up stash!

Today’s prompt was inspired by the bob, the hairstyle that first became popular during the 1920’s. For me, the bob was revolutionary. Before I got a bob in college, I had gone through so many attempts to have decent hair. Perms. Feathering. Pin curls. Really short, boyish cuts. The boy cuts were okay, but the other hairstyles? Disastrous. And then I found a great hairstylist and let her play. That bob was the best haircut of my life. Seriously. So now, if I want a decent haircut, I try to have someone replicate it. It’s never as good as that first cut, but it’s still better than looking like a poodle.

the bob saved my hair

For this page I decided to start using the kit I put together. I want to use that up this month, so you’ll be seeing a lot of it. I’ll share some sketches and project ideas about the kit with you as the month progresses. After all, what good is creating a kit from your stash if you don’t actually use it?

Are getting crafty this month? What are you creating?


What do you think?