The page that illustrates my challenge for you is not what you might expect from me—it is not a usual “stacy julian” layout. In a very playful effort to truly celebrate what we do, I am issuing the …
10 + 10 + 10 challenge
I would like you to scrapbook a photo of someone you love with TEN products, TEN techniques and TEN words.
For some of you this will be easy. For others, not so much – either way, begin with your cardstock and count up ten consumable products and incorporate them into your design.
Here are my products: cardstock (Coredinations) + dimensional stickers (Pebbles/American Crafts) + fabRips fabric tear strip (Studio Calico) + Color-Ready kraft borders (Close To My Heart) + paper ticket and rhinestone bow (Jenni Bowlin) + Teeny Alpha stickers (Glitz Design) + decorative tape + paper flower (Prima) + ribbon (Scarlet Lime kit)
My recommendation is just START and anytime you think of something to try or do, do or try it—the big Daddy technique in my book is intentional imperfection, so if you haven’t tried that, now is the time!
Here are my techniques: sanding + tearing + sewing/stitching + punching (Fiskars Scallop Heart) + painting + stamping (flower stamp from Close To My Heart) + embossing + stapling (I think using staples totally counts!) + clustering + intentional IMPERFECTION (make this not perfect on purpose!)
As we build relationships in our families and with our friends, we discover characteristics in these loved ones that are also characteristics in us. Sometimes these traits have gone completely unnoticed; other times they are simply under-developed and being with this person strengthens them. And sometimes, these traits are obvious and mature, but we don’t fully appreciate them until we encounter them in our loved one and draw a personal connection. It wasn’t until I adopted Addie and began raising a daughter that I fully recognized and appreciated many of my feminine traits. Addie has taught me (and showed my husband and boys) that I am NOT crazy—I am simply a girl! I have wanted to create a page dedicated to the female characteristics Addie and I share for a long time. Note: I think I’ll go back and add the word “CLUB” just above “PRINCESS” – because we are both members!
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