Saturday, January 5, 2013

Be Positive (scrapbooking)


Today I have a scrapbook page to share.  It is about me.  This would be the first time I've ever scrapbooked about me.  I was inspired by a challenge at 2peas - the new In the Mood to Scrap for Jan 1, 2013 where Wilna wanted us to use the mood board she created as inspiration as well as pick a word that means something to us.
If you check out the mood board, you will see that I used the quote "creativity takes courage" as it really spoke to me.  I also used the same colour for my 'word' - which was cut the old fashioned way (printed in reverse on paper and cut with a craft knife). 

Here is a close up of the bottom corner of the page.  I like the little pops of pink and red in the tiny flowers on the punched circles of designer paper.
And I like the stitiching on some of the elements which gives it a home-made feel.
Supplies used:  Paper - Deck the Halls from Holly Jolly collection (My Mind's Eye) - Yup ... Christmas paper used on a non-Christmas page  - it is the lovely brown tone on tone damask background paper and oh so beautiful!!, Blush collection (BasicGrey) - that's the turquoise, Sunshine collection (My Mind's Eye) - the pattern used for the hexigons, Market (My Mind's Eye) the cute little flower pattern from those little circles and the back of that is the ledger paper that the word 'Simplify' is stamped onto, Basics White (BasicGrey) - the paper I printed the quote onto and the date tag; Ink - Walnut Stain (Ranger); Other - 1" and 1/2" circle punches (Stampin' Up!), hexigon shapes were traced from the negative cardboard from punching out game pieces from one of my son's games  ... I knew it would come in handy!!, sewing maching, brown pearls from my stash.
Sorry about the poor quality photography.  I continue to struggle with lighting in my craft room. Might have to splurge on a better lamp.
So, are you courageous enough to scrapbook about yourself??!!  Go for it.
Thanks for dropping by for a visit.


Linda Palmer said...

Donelda, your scrapbooking pages are as awesome as your cards. Beautiful job!!

Lindsey said...

This is a great, inspiring layout! And yes, a perfect quotation.

Imke said...

Wonderful scrapbook page, Donelda. I like your smile on the picture !

Barb said...

So nice to put a pretty face to the name! Great colors, the teals are lovely. Stitching is so pretty and I'm jealous of anyone who does it...cause I can't! lol