Join the fun as Sara and Margaret tackle 12 unique scrapbooking challenges, sharing dozens of ideas for freshening up birthday layouts, Christmas pages, and Halloween designs—not to mention layouts about the first day of school, Valentine's Day, Disneyland vacations, and more!
Get ready to get inspired.
Delve into your childhood memories and family legacy with the help of veteran authors Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey! Wendy and Aby gathered 12 exciting and fun challenges to help you capture memories from your childhood and beyond—with emphasis on the values, pasttimes, and ideals inherited from your family and that you hope to pass on. From layouts to mini-albums, the vintage photos and enticing designs in this eBook are sure to inspire.
Each eBook contains 12 scrapbooking challenges to help you scrapbook your most important memories. In challenge #12 of Creative Ideas for Events & Holidays Sara and Margaret challenge readers to decorate a holiday page using themed products. This one might seem like a no-brainer, but I do think that a lot of scrapbookers are afraid of using products that are too themey. We want for our pages to stand the test of time and so sometimes we shy away from using event-specific papers and embellishments. Here is a page I made last year:
I used papers from a few different Halloween collections, but there are no specifically Halloween themed embellishments - other than the bingo card which doubled as my title.
Next up is another page that I made last fall (for Write.Click.Scrapbook.'s November gallery), but it fits with challenge #3 of How to Scrapbook Your Personal Heritage. The challenge that Aby and Wendy set forth is this, find and narrate a photo that is very nostalgic to you:
When I first made this page I didn't include any journaling, because I'll be honest, I didn't know what to say. But then I thought about what stood out most to me about the older photo and what I would tell someone else about that picture, and that was my dress, so that is what I wrote about. And, I just realized that both of these pages have a very similar design! I didn't plan it what way, I promise. =)
So do you want to win your own copy of one of these eBooks? Leave a comment telling me which book you'd like to win and what, if anything, you do to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I'll leave the comments open until Saturday March 19th, 11:59 pm PST. The winner will be announced on Sunday.
I have yet to start any special traditions with my family to celebrate this feast day, but I'd like to start. I just need to decide what to do! If you'd like to learn more about this great saint and why we have a feast day to celebrate his witness of Christ you can visit Catholic Culture's page on St. Patrick.
I want to also mention that the comments on my blog are moderated. But, I will be checking-in often to update the comment thread. Don't worry. As long as your comment is entered before 11:59 pm on Saturday you'll be included in the drawing. Thanks! =)