It's something I used to do a lot but haven't done so much lately, but I just love when I manage to do it. I managed to plan this double pager so that it met 4 different challenges! Two of the challenges were DT challenges at ScrapShotz and two were from an email crop amongst friends.
Aimee had given us an October Quoted Inspiration challenge to use a great quote by Judy Garland as inspiration for a layout. I loved this quote and thought of my DD as soon as I read it. I knew I had to use it on a layout about her. Though it doesn't show up at all in the picture the quote is written on the right hand side of the two pager. It says "Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else." One thing that I love about my DD is that she is not afraid to be herself and I absolutely love who she is.
In Wendy's Sixth Sense challenge she posted a layout she had done and challenged us to do a layout inspired by her layout. I loved her layout and decided to scraplift it so her layout gave me the basic design for my double pager. Her's was just a single page but I just mirrored it to make it a double pager.
I have a great group of friends on an email list. We are a group of Christian home educating mothers from all across Canada. The list is special because everyone on the list has been known in real life by someone on the list and invited to the list by that person. We are a very close knit group. Recently we discovered that a number of us were into scrapbooking so we set up a special list for us to share our scrapbooking. Every once in a while we put on a crop through the list. We are in the middle of a week long crop right now.
One of the challenges was to use stamps in a layout. Once again it doesn't show up well in the picture but in real life it looks real cool. I used an Autumn Leaves Flower stamp and versa mark ink to stamp all the plain cardstock I used in the layout. It looks really neat in person.
Another of the challenges was to use 5 or more different ribbons. I had just recieved my prize from winning the Sisterhood of Scrap Card day contest and in it were a bunch of beautiful ribbons. I used 5 of them on the double pager.
My DD is a hat fanatic. She's rarely seen without a hat of some kind on her head. She has dozens of them, all different styles, and she looks great in them all. I had decided I wanted to use some pictures of her in her hats and she happened along while I was picking them out. She started talking about her hats and how much she loves them and how each one makes her feel different and she said the phrase "you have to feel your hat." I loved it, and decided I had to use it as the title of the layout.
So, here's what I created: