Big Picture Classes threw a party on Saturday to celebrate National (International?) Scrapbook Day. They hosted 12 challenges, along with a message board and gallery, naturally, for everyone to be inspired by and participate in. I was home in the morning, but I'm in the East and the challenges didn't begin until 9:00 AM PST (the time zone where BPC is headquartered.) The rest of the day I was out and/or had company staying overnight. But Sunday afternoon I had a chance to make three layouts. One I won't post, as it has pictures of kids not my own.
When I first began scrapbooking, I was drawn to the bright graphical look of this line by American Crafts. My style has changed a bit since then, but I still have some of the paper. I'd been cutting flowers out of this sheet while I watched TV and was thrilled to use it all up. The challenge was to frame a picture on a page in an interesting way.
The challenge for this one was to use kraft on a page in two different ways. I was momentarily stymied, but decided to use punched circles as a very subtle embellishment by the pictures. I'm actually quite fond of this layout . . . it's certainly simple, but I'm happy to have made it.