Sunday, February 24, 2013
Anything But a Card Challenges-Lucky Number 13!
Hello and welcome to my little ol' blog! Today begins the second week of Challenge number 13 at Anything But a Card and I have to admit that I couldn't wait to work on my project for this one! Since it is our 13th challenge, we are asking you to use 13 as your inspiration. It can be lucky, unlucky, superstitions, or anything using 13. I, of course, took the lucky approach since 13 is my favorite number!
I wanted to create a scrapbook page showing why I love the number 13, but two of the pictures I wanted to use were already scrapbooked and one was in a frame. So I scanned the pages and picture into my computer and created a digital scrapbook page using MDS 2.
While I love the hands on approach to traditional scrapbooking, it is so convenient to use MDS, especially when you don't have the actual photo to place on a page! Plus, it is a lot easier to try out different ideas and layouts when you can delete anything that doesn't quite work! Initially, I used the photos as squares, but I decided I liked the circles better. Try undoing that with an actual photo...
And yes, that baby faced boy is my wonderful DH and that skinny chick next to him is me (amazing what 2 kids, almost 19 years, and less exercise does to a body...). The middle photo is a picture of the house number on the porch of our first home, and the last pic is my 'not so tiny now' DD1.
I hope you enjoyed my Lucky scrapbook page! As this is posting, my girls and I are preparing to head back home from a weekend retreat in Gatlinburg. Thank goodness for post scheduling!! Have a fantastic week and no matter what format or medium you prefer, happy crafting!!
Page Recipe: Cardstock-Love Letter patterns 10 & 11 DSP, very vanilla, Stamps-Schoolbook Serif Numbers, Embellishments-Taffeta Trimmings ripple & short bow in basic black, Font-Lobster Two