Monday, May 23, 2011

Challenge 173 - Inner Geek & Color Combos Galore 193

The new challenge is up over at "How Much is to Much" and I thought I would also combine Color Combos Galore 193 as I will be away for the weekend on a retreat and will not have access to internet.

Over at HMITM its all about celebrating National Geek Pride Day. Now, I know we all have a little geek inside of us. Let's scrap about it! Show us in a layout something that's a little geeky about you (or a loved one)! We'll be using prime numbers on our layout. The great thing about his Challenge is you don't have it done until the 5th June.

2 photos - check
a 3 word title - check
5 different patterned papers - 3 Strips,1 background and flowers cut from another.
7 stickers - smaller photo matted on MM Sticker journal shape, 2 JBowlin Buttterfly stickers, 1 MM border sticker, 2 JB Circle Numbers, clear word on smaller phot.
11 metal items - 7 flower eyelets, 2 number brads, 1 round eyelet and butterfly pin.
13 buttons - found 9 leaf clear button shaped leaves in my stash and inked them green, 1 large pink button and 1 small flower button stitched on top, 1 for the dot in the title and 1 for the centre of the flower.

These are such a fun challenge, why???? Because it gets you using stash that you probably forgot you had, and it uses up photos that are laying around. I don't print photos to suit what I am going to do nor do I take photos so I can make a pretty page. I scrap purely for enjoyment and to capture a moment that I want to preserve. For me its not about taking my kids out for a photo shoot and hoping that a moment will happen, I want my kids to look back through my albums and remember times we had not photo shoots I created. With that said I hope you enjoy seeing my pages and the story that I have tried to capture with both photos and art.

Thanks for any comments you may leave.

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  1. love your take on this one =) so fun to see what challenges you were all able to combine.. you rock!

  2. Fabulous LO. Such a lovely design and great details. Love your true.

  3. Beautiful layout Fi... I totally agree with you... its more passion... and the enjoyment we get from doing so... I do share the same... TFS....very inspiring... hugs...xoxo

  4. Candid shots ARE the best Fi! couldn't agree more with you. Ha ha still need to remind myself about using up more of my stash, keep on buying more and more stuff forgetting all about what's at the bottom. You do such great layering, always have. Hope you'll have buckets of fun at the retreat! xxx

  5. Love this one, great use of your stash, enjoy your retreat, take care x.

  6. Good morning!!! Nice layout, congratulation!!!

  7. I just love your page..great shot at all!!!I love evrything in here....I sow all your pages and you do such a amazing job!!!!Just a gorgeus talent!!I´m follower now!!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil

  8. Hi!
    Hope you had a fab time at the retreat. Was it for scrapping or plain relaxing (...well, same thing
    Love the page as I told you before!!