You may have noticed that I've missed doing the last couple of 30-minute Thursday Challenges. Well, the other day I finally put some serious time into clearing off my desk and the plan for this morning was to do all THREE challenges. That's right, this week's and the two I missed.
Then things started going wrong.
May I just say that 30-minutes can take a very, very, very long time if you keep stopping the timer to talk to people who return your call and can't help you but if you try this number....
Anyway, this layout took all morning to do and still came in at under 30 minutes. I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw the challenge, but apparently I do not possess the ability to explain myself coherently, take down names and numbers AND scrap at the same time.
Deep breath. Again.
Ok. The challenge: create a layout in 30 minutes or less using: something that's been in your stash for a L-O-N-G time (special award to the oldest stash item used on a layout); a wallet-sized photo (you can use more, but at least one photo of this size); your happy color!
Did you say award?
My happy colour is yellow (with celery/sage and light blue being the runners up). So I grabbed some cardstock in my favourite shade (note to self: restock before NSD).
Wallet sized photo? Hmmm....I could do the Princess, but I have an envelope full of all my old school photos that my mom passed to me years ago. I hate things sitting in boxes for years and years, don't you? Let's get them on a layout.
Something that's been in my stash a LOOOOOOONG time? OK! I started scrapping the summer of 1999. I wanted something to do with my growing pile of camping photos, some way to combine the photos with the story, so I turned to my good friend the Internet for ideas, and found scrapbooking. I made note of the importance of finding acid-free and lignin-free products, not touching things (should I get gloves?), etc., etc. Then I went shopping. My first purchase was a package of sheet protectors, art pen, decorative scissors, and several books of Paper Pizzazz patterned paper. Bliss! I still have some of that original paper.
Not old enough for you? Ok, have some embroidery floss left over from my embarrassingly long bracelet making phase. When was that? Somewhere around 1990-1991. I think that's the best I can do.
Notice something missing? My Grade 12 and OAC photos. Where did they disappear to? If I ever find them I'll do a little creative rearranging but the general layout will stay the same. And Sweetpea is killing herself laughing at the photos, so I'm glad I got them out of the box.
I'm going to leave the old challenges for this weekend. I have more phone calls to deal with...wish me luck!