Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2nd Saturday Recap

This month our challenge for 2nd Saturday is on "Thinking Big"...big ideas, big accomplishments, and big design elements such as brads, die-cuts, flowers etc.

The above layout by Candi documents a big accomplishment. The large circle draws attention to the main photo. (Tip: Have you ever tried the large circle cutter by EK Success? It cuts circles of all sizes with ease, making it a must-have tool!)

This layout came from a class kit designed by Stephanie. She used a big pre-cut tag as a bold embellishment on the page as well as large Heidi Swapp flowers.

On this page, designed by Kathy, she used the large doily as a backdrop for the pictures. You can use pre-cut papers or make your own using our die cuts.

The large arrow draws your eye to the focus of the layout and the circle accent makes a great photo mat. This layout also documents a big accomplishment...6-year-old kids dancing in front of hundreds of people.

In this layout, large die-cut letters, Bazzill flowers, and brads were used to add balance to a page with only one photo.

In the above layout, Candi's son is encouraged to "Dream Big!" We can all take a lesson from this. Do not settle for whatever comes your way. Instead, set goals and go to work and make them real. Scrapbook goals, past or present, and record the results. You will find great pleasure in the future looking back and seeing the growth you have obtained.


Now it's time for some show and tell! The April 2nd Saturday challenge was "Keep it Simple." In this layout by Hailey Brady, she shows how simple scrapbooking can be elegant and beautiful.

In this layout by Maryanne Nelson, she shows how important it is to record the simple everyday moments in life, for they are just as important as the major events. And yet, it is a major event to enjoy the simple things.

Hopefully you are all working on your projects for the May challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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