Super Simple Halloween Challenge

by Stacy Julian | 9 years ago

Hello, and Happy Monday!

Today I get to share one of the super SIMPLE scrapbook challenges with you, that I have issued to my adorable sister, Darci in our upcoming workshop, Super Simple Scrapbook Challenges, where we masquerade as heroic caped crusaders fighting for simplicity in memory keeping.

One of the pages I completed for this challenge is actually a Halloween page, so I thought it might be a good one to share as we finish our countdown to major candy and dozens of new photographs this weekend!

One of the things that sometimes stumps me in my quest for scrapbook productivity is my HUGE stash of patterned paper. I LOVE patterned paper. I buy it, I sort it by theme and color and I store it, but to be perfectly honest, I sometimes struggle to use it. If this sounds familiar at all, then I hope you'll give this challenge a try. 

Challenge: Patterned Paper Power
Pick several sheets of coordinated patterned paper—or big scraps, either from the same line or from the same color family, and completely cover your base cardstock. You can do this with squares or strips or any other shape or patterned. The point is, to not even think about the photos or the words or anything else that might end up on the page, until you have used your patterned paper and created a background design to support all of these additional elements.

I knew I had several Halloween photos that I wanted to scrapbook in preparation for this class, so I pulled some "older" My Minds Eye papers from my Halloween folder and cut them up into 3" squares. I adhered them, so that they covered the entire surface of my 8 1/2 x 11 base cardstock. Then and only then did I retrieve and select which of my printed photos I would use. 

With my festive and colorful base in place, I was just minutes away from a super-simple scrapbook page. I added two photos of my sons, Trey and Taft in their Peter Pan (and his shadow) get-up from last year's celebrations. I then added a few letter stickers, a "Halloween" word-strip sticker and a left-over felt ampersand.  

That's it, girls!

As Taft would say, "Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!"

If you could use a fun and fast-paced productivity "sesh" to help you catch up on your everyday scrapbooking, come join my sister and me in Super Simple Scrapbook Challenges for 4 weeks, 18 fun page prompts, and LOTS of silly support. The party starts on Thursday, November 6!



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