Monday, May 24, 2010

I've completed a challenge...

...posted at The Inspired Scrapper!  What a great site this is - it really does inspire me and gets the creative mojo going!  The challenge this week was animals.  Could be your pet, a trip to the zoo, a bear in your backyard, or, as Cari showed, you can think outside the box.  Her page was about some of her kids' favourite stuffies - what a great idea!  So this prompted me to think outside the box as well, and here's what I came up with:


I've been meaning to do a page about Dawson joining Beavers, and how much fun he has there, and I finally got the inspiration to do so.  Sometimes you just have to be patient, and the right ideas will come.  That is exactly why I personally prefer not to scrap in chronological order.  I find if I have an idea or come across a photo that sparks my creativity, I have much more fun with it.  Now that's certainly not to say that scrapping chronologically is wrong...I envy those of you who do, and are up to date with your scrapbooks, but my brain doesn't work that way, unfortunately!

Anyways, I'm very happy with how this one turned out!  I love the colours.  I was looking in my stash for the right paper and I found these patterned papers by Doodlebug Design.  Yes, I know, they're so last year, but I loved them, and their coordinating brads (notice the frog on the log and the dragonfly!).  The beaver and log came from my new Cricut Cartridge, Create-A-Critter (soooo cute, and thank you so much Jessie!)  I used my beloved Stampin' Up ink and cardstock (I really do like it best, especially when using it with my Cricut).  I embossed the letters (cut from the Cricut Robotz cartridge) with the Argyle Cuttlebug folder, and some miscellaneous ribbon and journaling around the photo (yes, I know there's a spelling mistake, I wasn't paying attention!!) finished off the project nicely!

4 comments:

Jillian said...

Chriss, this is a perfect layout in response to The Inspired Scrapper's challenge!! Great spin on the 'animal' theme!! :) Never mind that paper being 'so last year' - I don't believe in that! Besides, I've got that very same paper in my stash and I love it! :) Love all the detail, i.e. the embossed AND cut out letters for your title, etc. Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Erica said...

It looks awesome Chrissann. I've found the longer I scrapbook and the busier life gets, the easier it is to get my layouts done using challenges and sketches.

Thanks for playing along.

breathenowsmile said...

Great take on the challenge. I love the photo placement, and that beaver is so cute!

Kimic said...

Great way of "turning the animal-theme around". The materials and the beaver are SO perfect for the pictures. I love all of it :-D