Scrap Whispers is a scrap-lifting game where players take inspiration from each other's scrap-book pages. We also run weekly challenges for players and non-players alike. For more information, see How To Play. Welcome!
Nilsa here - For this next challenge I'd like you to look closely at Kim's layouts and create your own challenge. Now don't forget to tell us what your challenge was if it was scrap lifting, sketch, journaling, embellishments, etc.. . I'll leave it up to you!!
Okay - can you answer me this.... why is it when it is the busiest time of year, the most exciting time of year, the time of year where you basically only sit down when you are eating your dinner or lay down and rest when you go to sleep.... why is it this time of year when your camera decides that it is going to give up the ghost? Ahhhhhhhhhh! (sorry - I feel better now for whining!)
Yes - that is what has happened to me! So, whilst I get that sorted out, I am afraid you will have to suffer my i-phone photos instead.
Here is my layout for the journalling challenge. I've just started on my "Journal Your Christmas" album - something I participate in every year and this forms the second page in my album.
I run an online etsy shop and on occasion go to sell my wares at a craft fair or two. This year I went to two Christmas craft fairs and that really kicked off my Christmas season! Especially as the following day I went and did my own Christmas shopping - but that is the subject of another layout and perhaps one to share with you on another day!
I focused my journalling down one side of the page and kept it simple so as not to overpower it. I've left a little space just above the top left of the photo where I plan to add our company logo :)
Now that you have seen two Christmasey layouts for inspiration - lets see what you can do - link us to your layouts in the usual way.
It's a busy time of year, isn't it? The Star Trail begins tomorrow in our parish, and I've only just got round to scrapping the photos from last year's Star Trail. If you want to know all about it, read through my journalling - it's an amazing production put on by our parish for the local schools, and this is my second year of playing a rather middle-aged Mary. Thankfully the lights in my half-stable will be so low that most of the kids won't be able to see me properly. I hope. For the sake of their belief in the story!
After all that rambling, you probably want to see what I'm going on about.
I haven't used a load of embellishments on this. I fully intended to. I was driving along planning it, thinking of beautiful candles, watches (for the Timekeeper), nativity items, stars, gold, frankincense and myrrh - and I ended up with some gorgeous Bo Bunny paper, some fancy scissor-work, a few gold stars and Stickles. But I love how it goes together, so I'm happy.
Believe it or not, I'm in the bottom right photo, that dark shape behind the angels, holding the white swaddling cloth. Honest. And if that's all the kids can see of me this year, I'll be fine!
We would love to see your take on this challenge. Please enter your LO in our grand draw by linking us up in the Challenge Entries tab up at the top.
This fabulously different LO of Kimberly's is all about the heart-felt journalling, with the photo being almost secondary.
Our challenge to you this week is to do the same - make your journalling the focal point, illustrated by photos and your embellishments, rather than the other way round. You might choose to tell a story, or use a poem, a favourite hymn or bible verse, a song that means a lot to you, or a conversation. This is also a great opportunity to use lots of embellishments.
Show us your creations by linking us up in the Challenge Entries tab at the top of this blog to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of the game. Don't forget to mention Scrap Whispers in your blog post so that your readers can join in too, because these weekly challenges are for anybody to play, not just the main game players.
Come back during the week for inspiration from the DT, and a cheeky little reminder - they work very hard to bring you this game so please leave them some love in the comments - thank you! Have a great week!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a great time with their families! Here is my take on this weeks challenge. As you can see I embellished my huge tag with a doily, a foam heart, ribbon, washi tape, and stickers.
Now don't forget to link us to your take on this challenge!
I have to confess to cheating a lot with this challenge! My tag is created by a friend of mine - Marty. How gorgeous is it?
She gave it to me as a gift when she came to visit me and my friends in London. We went for afternoon tea at Harrods in London and had a truly splendid time. I wanted to preserve her tag in my scrapbook pages and it proved to be the perfect embellishment for my photos! :)
Absolutely perfect for this challenge and minimum effort on my half! :)
Have fun with the challenge - hope this provides you with inspiration.
Hi Scrapwhisperers, Georgina here - welcome back for another challenging week. I'm seriously loving all these gorgeous layouts being produced from our challenges lately - I hope this weeks challenge is another that will get you thinking outside of your box.
This latest layout for our inspiration is awesome. Don't you love the notepad opened up on the right hand side of the layout? When I first looked at it, I thought it was a giant tag, but when you look closer you get to see the detail of the design and it's a perfect platform for some journalling.
Being inspired by my first look at this layout... Today the challenge isto use a giant decorated tag on your page.
Use as many photos and embellishments as you want, but your page has to include a giant tag. That giant tag should also include some design detail. So you can't just simply journal on it - there has to be some kind of embellishment on your tag too.
Your layouts can be digital or paper based, just have fun with it. Don't forget to link us to your creations! :)