Running Total: 82 pages
Completed last weekend: 6
YTD: 88 pages
Inspired by a 1 to 10 challenge I participated in for scrapbooking, this is scaled down to a card size. Here were the requirements I set myself for this card!
Have at least the number specified, but you can use multiples. You have to have at least one (or two, three, etc.) of the required element.
1 Stamped Image (can substitute for a rub-on, a die cut, etc.)
2 Patterned papers
3 Colors Cardstock (can be 2 colors and 1 neutral, or 3 colors and a neutral like white, black or cream)
4 Brads or Eyelets
5 inches of ribbon or fiber
Think it can't be done? It can I promise! For this card I used white, green, yellow and blue for my base cardstock. On the punched out flowers I used two different kinds of patterned paper, and then the four flowers provided spots for the eyelets. The stamped greeting at the bottom for my one stamped image, and then the ribbon tied around the center put it all together. See...easy peasy! The picture doesn't quite show it, but to add a little depth to the card I crinkled the main square, the little squares and the flowers and then smoothed them out a little.
And a little close up of the torn paper and the stitching.
I did want to point out the journaling on this layout though. Right after Brady's first wrestling match I came home and wrote it down. I knew I'd want to remember those emotions and feelings for when I came back to scrapbook it. I think the picture of him standing by himself fit so perfect for how the journaling ends.
I can't tell you how nervous I was before Brady's little wrestling match. Sure, this is just for fun, its not for medals, or anything like that...but STILL! My stomach was in knots, and I kept taking big gulps from my water bottle to try and dislodge the sick lump that had settled in my throat. It would finally go down, down, down...to where it would sit in the pit of my stomach. With the butterflies, and the knots. Those butterflies would then send that lump back up in my throat to lodge there, once more, and I would have to repeat the process. I know Jake was just as nervous as I was. His hands were shaking as he helped Brady put on his wrestling shoes and run through drills.
I know, I know, we had nothing to worry about, no reason to feel this way. As Jake said, "Wow, now I know what my parents went through!" I guess I really can't even begin to describe the emotions that were coursing through me. It was never like that with T-Ball or Basketball, or when Gwynie had her dance recitals or soccer games. This my friends, is a whole new Monster. This feeling...it...it blew me away. Never before have I ran this crazy, crash-course of emotions. Never before have I felt the elation of a proud Momma in one instant, and then was on the verge of tears watching my "baby" get ready to take down his opponent. I'm still not quite sure I understand it all. I honestly can't put it into words.
I don't have much to say about the rest of these though! They are more of Brady's sports pages that I'm trying to get done!
This layout is my least favorite because it just didn't feel right. Oh well, they can't all be perfect! I just had to get "Wrestling" paper though so this is some of the few papers I could find.
I'll have Jake add his thoughts on Brady wrestling on this layout. The title "Fly 45" would be his weight class if they still had official names for them.
Haha, on this one all I did was add the Thickers letters and photo corners. Nothing much again here.