You still have some time to play along with Black with 2 – a fantastic challenge blog that will encourage you to work with predominantly black backgrounds, along with two other colours each month.
Their challenge for the month of May is as follows:
Meanwhile – the 15th of May challenge is up at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge –it’s our sketch challenge!!
And the 1st of May challenge is still on – our prompt is to scrap a baby photo of yourself and mention anything interesting about it, or your infancy. Go to the blog link to get some more ideas of how to interpret the prompt!!!
Here’s my take on the sketch. The photo is of the signing of the register at our wedding:
Come join us at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge where our challenge this month is PASSION – what is yours?? Mine is my family, scrapbooking, quilting, my books/studies, photography and animal prints!
Here is my layout for the challenge, using My Mind’s Eye DillyDally “Best” Checkered paper on the woodgrain side. Come join us – you’ll find us a friendly and inspirational group.
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous they’ve been celebrating their 1st birthday – I wish them many more because i love them and they challenge me to use up the stash I have hoarded – but mostly I wish them many more because I love them.
Some of us on the design team agreed to host a mini-challenge through the month of September to help Lea and Theresa (blog owners) celebrate the blog’s birthday. I decided to host a challenge to use a neglected scrapbooking tool. My neglected scrapbooking tool is the Fastenator by EK Sucess.
I bought it on clearance (along with some pretty staples for it) a couple of years and have only used it a couple of times. Hardly enough to justify the price I paid for it, even though it was a hefty discount. Well, unfortunately for me, I re-discovered why I don’t use it much – it is hard to position it appropriately when using it to fasten ribbon – as it is best to centre it to give the technique the best look on the layout. It really is a clumpy tool to use – I guess that is one of the reasons why the fad for the tool wore out. All in all – I do intend to use it a few times more – if only to assuage the guilt feelings for spending money on something and just letting it waste … here is the layout I made with using Luxe Classic Black Grande Latte paper, featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington and my husband Scott Pennington:
design by Anne Pennington
Scrapbooks and Cards Today magazine http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/ Project 12 has been a great idea to encourage scrapbookers to scrapbook their or their family’s year on a regular basis. I have caught up now to July of this year – only two months behind!!!
June’s layout used K & Company Wild Saffron paper, July’s used Sassafrass papers.
By Anne Pennington
Here is my May layout for Project 12 – was another busy month as usual. I just love this series, it really encourages scrappers to scrap the year’s memories. I’ve been lucky most months this year that I have a photo of some or all of the girls as they’ve been home, or we’ve been visiting!
This is the layout, using Making Memories Chloe’s Closet – I pick up a lot of it and the embellishments when Michael’s was clearing it out. Lovely stuff – but I couldn’t justify the regular price!
by Anne Pennington
Here is February’s Project 12 sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch:
Materials used Basic Grey Ric Rac and Vintage Plaid, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink for gold painted edging.