Hello and welcome to our final September Saturday! We have had a wonderful month here and hope that you have had as well. While we love our Summertime Dailies, our week long author weeks are near and dear to our hearts, and this month has been spectacular! Marnie got us off to a good start with a week of preparations for a "new year." Then Francine provided us all with a much appreciated photography skills week. Monika spearheaded an inspirational week demonstrating the many uses of twine which lead us right into this technique week filled with Kathy's amazing talents, hints, and suggestions.
And as if that wasn't enough, we had our Saturday workshop challenges. Did you practice adding in details as per Amy's helpful article? Or maybe you were inspired by Lisa's monthly photo challenge? You still have a couple of days before the calendar changes to put together a plan for the month of October... Lastly, Marnie brought you three more page starters, with a sketch, a color combo, and a design trend.
It really has been an incredible, information-packed, inspiration-filled month.
Before we welcome October, as with each month's end, today we are taking one last walk back through our gallery. Let's look back at Looking Back!
- make a list of things that you mightn't have expected from your life Diane
- find a childhood photo and let your mind wander. spend 10 minutes recording memories. Vivian
- write about something that affected you greatly Celeste
- find a childhood photo. write down the thing that first comes to mind. Deb
- relate the story of a skill that was acquired Erin
- find a then and now photo pairing and record the changes Christa
- write about a recent event as if it had happened longer before. see how (if) your perspective changes. Alexandra
- record things about your older children that their younger selves would have loved Amy
- compare and contrast a photo from now with a photo taken on the exact day two years earlier. Marnie
- document your ongoing (or everchanging!) food loves Francine
- use a now and a then photo Francine
- find an photo that you haven't scrapped that shows a snippet of real life Emily
- gather a selection of photos that span a year and use them all on one layout Jennifer
- use a photo more than 15 years old Monika
- find friends who have shown up in photos over the years. put the photos all on one layout. Paula
- enlarge a closeup photograph Teka
- find a photo from the same day two years earlier. use both on one layout. Marnie
- ask your parents for a photo of you as a child with your grandparent(s) Kelly
- go take a photo of a place you used to live/visit/spend time (even if it doesn't look the same) Katie
- take a photo of your rearview mirror or side mirror to help emphasize a reflective layout Diane
- use a graphic element three times in varying proportion Katie
- mask and mist Valerie
- punch an element out of your patterned paper and then use the punched piece elsewhere on the layout Lisa
- use patterned paper that helps tell the story of your layout Kathy
- use a calender element on a page about change Christa
- use varying shades of the same color Sarah
- try out a new size Alexandra
- trim your photos and papers in varying sizes of the same shape Jennifer
- keep all your page elements in a central column Teka
- use two primary colors and one secondary Deb
30 more reasons to scrapbook!! And to help you create some fun pages we have a new printable for you that accompanies our theme of Looking Back.
You may download it here. And for extra points, see if you can name the tv show that inspired the 90s tag!
Have a terrific weekend and we will see you back Monday for our brand new gallery!