Monday, August 1, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous August Challenge

I'm back! - with the August Challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous: Journaling Blocks! 
As in, use up some of those leftover journaling blocks. Try incorporating them as a design element or use a bunch for journaling. I chose to do both on my layout and finished in four easy steps.
Step #1: Started with a collage of Basic Grey Basics journaling pieces, tucking half of one in the upper LH corner to balance the page.
Step #2: Added my 5x7 photo of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. We visited there last fall. Love that pop of orange!
Step #3: Completed my journaling block collage with letter stickers, pens, stamps; then added some orange to tie the page together.
Step #4: Added a thin punched border and used my handy square punch for a few close-ups.
Voila, the completed layout! Slipped 8 more pictures into divided page protectors to finish documenting the event. While we were on the estate Phil got tips from a pro landscape photographer, while I roamed the house and grounds listening to a self-guided tour on my iPod. I remember it being a perfectly lovely day.

Now it's your turn! You have until the end of the month to submit your layout. All the details are right here.

24 comments:

  1. Welcome back! What a beautiful, striking page that is. I really enjoyed letting my eye be guided round all the lovely elements which make such a satisfying whole.

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  2. Oh my gosh this is amazing, I'm loving this layout. You've made me want to join in

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  3. Gorgeous LO,I love how you grouped the journaling blocks,looks fab.xxxx

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  4. Sue, I just love this. All those lovely neutrals with the pops of orange just make me happy. Plus, I have plenty of journaling spots to play along with, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that I get around to it! ;)

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  5. Love what you did with all those journaling blocks... great job!

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  6. Love the vintage feel of your layout! Great job!

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  7. Very pretty layout! Love the vintage look.

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  8. Sue - this is pure genius - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

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  9. What a wonderful layout. I really liked your use of the journaling blocks

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  10. This is fantastic! I love how it turned out. Great idea for getting more journaling block on the page. Adding this to my list of must-do layouts!

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  11. I created a project like that using leftover journal die-cuts as a mini-album for an upcoming blog hop!
    But I love how you did it on your layout!!
    And I love the cluster of three little photos at the top. Very sharp :)

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  12. What a great page! Love those tiny photos at the top. Clever use of the journaling cards.

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  13. I love the structure to the page and the colors...

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  14. This is just WOW sue.. its beautifully neat... love it.... hugs...xoxo

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  15. Fantastic page, with all the journalling blocks clustered together. Wonderful construction.

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  16. Your design is simply stunning! Love the journaling blocks! photos! and colors! Everything is perfect! Thanks for sharing your process with us! Glad that returned to blogging! Welcome back!

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  17. Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the photo and LOVING the way you used the tags! :):):):):):):):):)

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  18. Such a cool photo and love how you used the journaling spots!!! The little orange additions are perfect!

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  19. A lovely layout Sue - I enjoyed seeing your step-by-step process! And that is a gorgeous photo.

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  20. welcome back Sue. Love this layout and the photo is absolutely perfect. i like the cute square photos at the top too.. =)

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  21. This is gorgeous Sue! Really. You have such a classy and neat way of scrapbooking! I love how you tied everything together. Beautifully composed! :)

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  22. Sue this is just awesome! I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this layout!

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  23. Amazing! Love how you used all the pieces and brought it all together. Have to try this for sure!

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