Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My first 10K

OK, It's not what you think. Or if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, maybe it is. Saturday was a fun mother/daughter day for me as Valerie and I spent it scrapbooking. Since it was National Scrapbook Day we made plans to scrapbook at our dining room table just like I use to when I first got started years ago. We joined in the NSD10K sponsored by Big Picture Classes, I added a badge to my blog and we started scrapping. I completed 4 pages. Yes, completely finished 4 pages. That is a lot at one time for me. I enjoy taking my time building my scrapbook page. Lots of pictures and layers of pattern paper, die cuts and embellishments. I have quite a few pages that are still waiting for those final finishing touches. Valerie worked on her Chickamauga Scrapbook and completed 5. Valerie always completes her pages. I'm so proud of her.

I decide it was time to start scrapping my pictures of Jasper, my new grandson. He's 9 months old now and it's about time I got started. Of course, since he's my first grandson,  I have tons of pictures to choose from. I used "Baby Steps" by Simple Stories. This 12x12 collection includes double sided pattern paper, card stock stickers and 30 double side cut apart element pieces, and even 6 photo overlays, perfect to make my first pocket page album.

Valerie and I also made sure to check out the inspirational videos Big Picture Classes posted every hour. They were short and sweet. Lots of inspiration. They also had some great giveaways, even some from my favorite designer, Tim Holtz. Tim also created and posted a page. It was gorgeous. Every page posted to Instagram with #NSD10K @bigpictureclasses was counted. We didn't quite make the goal of 10K but Big Picture Classes is still accepting pages toward the 10K goal. It was a fun, free event and I'll probably check to see if they host it again next year.

Valerie and I enrolled in Online Card Classes' Watercolor for Card Makers so I'll be posting some more projects soon. I'm also working on a project for CC3C, which is Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge and  and if that's not enough after being away from crafting for so long I also plan on getting caught up on Tim Holtz's monthly tag challenge. His May tag, as usual, is gorgeous. You can check it out here. Wish me luck!
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