I realize that the month of December is nearly over and I am just getting to making and posting my Pages with Papertrey challenge. With the busyness of the season, Leigh, over at Life to the full
, has challenged us to complete a layout in 30 minutes. This is a daunting task for someone like me. It can seriously take me hours to complete a simple layout. But I was up for the challenge.
Since I am working on my son's baby album, I decided that I would attempt the title page. I thought this would be a doable task given that I wanted it to be very similar to my daughter's title page. So the design was already in place. I set the timer... couldn't find the thread that I wanted to use for my stitching, wanted to make sure things were straight...30 minutes and this was as far as I has progressed...
I had completed the journal blocks, the photo was matted and it stopped there. So I continued working, knowing that this may take me another 30 minutes... all together it took 1 hour and 20 minutes. Sigh. It took longer than I had hoped. I really did think that the slow poke scrapper in me could do it in 30 minutes. But despite the overtime needed to complete the layout, I am pleased with the final result. Who would've thought that I would be scrapbooking my son's baby album on the eve of Christmas Eve!
I added some zig zag stitching onto the patterned paper and alpha stickers for the title. I used PTI's Boy Basics: circles, stamped in Spring Moss and punched with my 3/4 inch circle punch. I topped it with my 1/2 inch clear epoxy sticker. The rest of the page elements are all from the Becky Higgins Sweet Baby kit.