Monday, July 12, 2010

Scrappin' Again Because I'm Living Again

Nothing makes scrapbooking less fun than lying on the couch for months at a time in terrible pain. We really didn't do much last year. Yes, the kids played a lot and they had tons of fun building stuff and climbing things. But I was just too sick to even get to them to take the pictures. Sad!

Anyhoo ~

For a bunch of reasons I am doing significantly better. That's a whole separate post though; so back to the scrapbooking... we're finally doing things again worth taking pictures of. And pictures mean LOs!

Alison, the fabulous Ms July at Bombshell Stamps, issued this challenge:

 Time to have fun with photos! There are three ways to play along with this challenge!

For the Scrapbookers: Make a layout featuring a photo(s) that have a pin-up feel to it. Maybe it's a picture of you and your car. Or your daughter wearing some vintage clothes. Or your niece in a pin-up style pose. Of course, you'll want to use some of your fabulous Bombshell Stamps on the page!
For the Card Makers: Make a photo card! Using a photo with a vintage feel, make a card that includes your Bombshell Stamps! Some examples include: a super cool Anniversary card for your other half featuring a haute pin-up style pic of you. Maybe a sweet shot of a hot rod for that car lover in your life. 
For the Altered Artist: Make a fabulous creation using photos, altered art and your Bombshell Stamps! You can make a shadowbox with car memorablia and a Bombshell or two. You could decorate a frame covered with Bombshells that's housing a vintage photo. 

Here's July's Prize Package:

Get the "picture?" Now run with it! I wanna see your photos! :D

Here's my kiddos bull riding up at Snowbird. They loved that mechanical bull and had to stop and give it a try between all our other activities. It was great seeing them enjoying a challenge so much.

This page uses a super old (like five years?) Self-Addressed kit, ancient Cosmo Cricket paper, my beloved Retro Cowgirl from Bombshell Stamps and Date and Journalling spot by Elle's Studio.


Mim Smith Faro said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Tiff said...

Your page looks AWESOME! So glad to you living life how you want to!

Bombshell Stamps said...

Fantastic scrapbook page Nicole, and even better to hear you're feeling better!!! ;D

Maggi said...

Wow, this layout is too cool! So glad you're feeling better!

Eileen Bergen said...

I'm new to your blog so didn't know how ill you had been. So glad you're feeling better and hope you remain well.

Thanks for the fun challenge!

Carmen said...

Glad to read you are feeling a bit better Nicole.

I love this page, everything about it but especially what you did to the photos. The boys just pop out at you :D

Eileen Bergen said...

Nicole, I just love your use of color. I'm now a follower and will come to see what you're up to often.

... and I do mean "up to". More power to you!