Sunday, May 17, 2020

Gotta Scrap - The Studio Challenges - Scrapbooking

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. 

It's time for a new challenge at The Studio Challenges today and this week's challenge is all about our favorite hobby - Scrapbooking! As it was NSD a couple of weeks back it got us thinking all about scrapbooking how and when did you get into it? What do you love about it? etc. Create a layout about your scrapbooking.

Here is my layout:

The photos of are of my scrappy space, me in my scrappy space, and one of my favorite parts of scrapping - all the pretty papers and fun embellishments! I pulled the papers and embellishments that I wanted to use for this layout and snapped a quick photo of it all laid out and ready to be put together for a layout. 

I used Simple Stories - Hey Crafty Girl - collection for this layout. All I had were scraps left of this collection so the background paper is from Simple Stories' - Reset Girl - collection and it matches perfectly.

This layout is a pretty busy one for me but I am really happy with how it turned out. Here are a couple of close-ups:

I had quite a bit to say for my journaling, so I typed it up and added a tab so it can be hidden under the photos. This is what the journaling says - " I started this hobby 22 years ago when Jenny bought me a Creating Keepsakes magazine and I fell in love with all of the pretty papers. I loved the idea of documenting our story - the happenings of our daily lives whether they be big or small. Over the years scrapping has come to mean so much more to me. Yes, our stories are still the main reason I scrap - and the most important reason - but being a Mom of a child with autism I need something where I can escape for a few minutes - or a few hours if I am lucky enough - and have a chance to just be me, and that thing for me is scrapping. Over the years scrapping has become my therapy - it keeps me sane when it feels like my world is spinning out of control. It is possibly the only area that I feel I am just me. So bring on the pretty paper and fun embellishments because one thing is certain - this girl's gotta scrap!"

There you have it - the story of when and how I got into scrapping and why I still love it today!

Be sure to check out The Studio Challenges to see the beautiful layouts from the rest of the design team. I would love it if you had a chance to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

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