What I'm Thankful For Challenge - Creativity
This month we're working on a month long challenge and I hope you have all been enjoying it so far. We are creating a "Thankful" mini album about all the things we're thankful for in our lives. We've already created our album cover and a few pages to go inside.
This weeks theme is creativity. I'm pretty sure you are all thankful for your creativity. I know I am. I do have some family and friends that don't fully understand my passion for scrapbooking - they think I'm crazy for spending my time playing with paper and glue. But creativity is so much a part of my life! It's my creative outlet, something just for me. I feel so much happier when I have a little time to just play and create each day. And that is why I'm so thankful for my creativity. I can't imagine what I would do without it.
I have two main obsessions when it comes to my scrapbook supplies. Buttons ... I have nine huge jars of them on my shelves! And chipboard ... I have more alphabets than I know what to do with (because you'll never know when you need an extra letter) and all the shapes I can wish for. So how cool was it that MM came out with chipboard buttons! These buttons are so much fun to use and I just loved the idea of lining them all up across my layout. I usually go the safe route and tie a little thread through the holes. But I wanted to add a little something extra to a few of the buttons. So on the bigger buttons I choose to add some silver. A few mini brads on a couple of the buttons ... and a bead chain with a little tag through the other.
- Cut a 6" x 9" piece of pink pattern paper to use as base of page.
- Cut a 3 1/2" x 8" piece of yellow pattern paper and a 2" x 8" piece of striped pattern paper. Mat them together on white cardstock and round the bottom corners. Adhere to top edge of page.
- Arrange chipboard buttons all the way across where the two pattern papers meet, but do not adhere yet.
- For the smaller round and flower buttons, thread the centers with floss or thread. Tie some on the back of the button and some on the front.
- For the larger buttons add mini brads to a few of the centers. For one button, add a chain cut down to size and add a small white word tag to the chain.
- Once the buttons are all ready, adhere to page. Use pop-dots on a few for extra dimension.
- For title of page, use clear alphabet letters.
- Adhere a 2 1/2" x 5" photo and add journaling strips.
Make sure to share your layouts by uploading them to the MM idea gallery. Can't wait to see what you create! And I'll see you next Thursday when we create our last "thankful for" challenge layout. I promise ... it'll be a fun one!