Welcome to anyone just joining us!
I started this 31-day challenge years ago based on a brand new concept called immersion scrapping. Traditional scrapbooking, as we used to do it, not longer fits into most people's lives. Glancing at our dusty totes brought us so much guilt. And worst of all, precious photos were left unseen in memory cards... year, after year, after year.
So rather than trying to carve out consistent time during the crazy-busy week of today's modern woman, snatching a weekend here and a hour or two there, instead we'd devote one month out of the year to wholly give ourselves over to scrapbooking.
And the radical thing is, it worked.
Suddenly, we had permission. Permission to make all the mess. To print out all the photos. To drag out all the albums. To get it all out, and leave it all out, because there was a clear start and end date. No excuses needed!
And at the end of the month, we put it all away--and are glad to have our dining room back--but with a sense of accomplishment that was somehow always missing from those frantic, snatched-grabs of time we'd been sneaking throughout the year.
Because THIS time, there is a huge stack of finished pages to slide into those protective sleeves.
THIS time, there are albums to close, not with a sigh, but with a big smile of satisfaction.
Immersion scrapping. Is it for you? Let's find out!
Take the 31 Pages in 31 Days Challenge along with me! Each day in August 2017 I'll post a scrapbook layout or double-page spread as an inspiration. You can copy it, swipe some ideas, or just do your own thing. Here's today's inspiration!
I made this page using the Stamparatus trick for ombre stamping here. The Stamparatus is uniquely designed with two open sides so that you can use it with large sheets of paper like 12x12. By turning the Stamparatus hinges to the left, right, or top and bottom, you can stamp anywhere you want on a 12x12 sheet. Pretty nifty!
If you don't (yet) own a Stamparatus positioning tool, you can also just carefully stamp full-strength, then right above it stamp again without reinking, then right above that, once again, also without reinking. That will get you the fun fading color technique.
Now, when you see the supply list for this one, remember that three of the accent colors (Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie) are just little scraps in the banner. You can use any colors or scraps of patterned paper that coordinates with your mats to make this tiny banner element.
Complete Supply List:
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That's it from me today! I'm working on prepping the Week One packets for Scrapbooking Summer School for the post office tomorrow. I'm so excited for everyone to get the page kits and make this colorful layout plus three other double-page spreads. This is the most fun school has EVER been! They even have homework challenges every week!
See you tomorrow for Day Seven!