Hey hey!! Thank you so much to those of you who played along with the very first Creative Jumpstarts challenge!! I loved seeing your projects popping up in galleries and on Instagram! You guys are awesome!! And the winner of the Studio Calico Underground Kit is:
Here’s the link: http://instagram.com/p/t5z_DZCEdg/?modal=true
Congrats Natalie!! We will contact you shortly!
This week, we are offering up a new kind of twist on a Project Life challenge!
The theme for this challenge is all about pocket scrapping and the focus is on ONE COLOR!! Marcy and I talked about it for a while and finally decided yellow should be pretty easy to use. Yellow can be so versatile and is pretty timeless over seasons, so we thought it would be the perfect color to begin our pocket challenge! But...you guys...this challenge was more difficult than I had imagined!! The first thing I did was shuffle through my journaling cards looking for cards that had hints of yellow, or were yellow themselves. And I came up super disappointed! It made me realize that I typically begin my pages with my journaling cards and then fill in with my photos, so not having any cards to start with left me a little stumped!! In the end, though, I just love how the spread turned out and I really love the consistency of the color throughout these pages! Let's take a look!
I used the typical design A page protector because I already had printed several 4x6 photos that I planned to use for this spread. Next time, I will definitely be switching up my sizes for something a little more exciting, though! I'm kind of bored with this style right now!
After I printed the rest of my photos, I began adding them into my spread (which is different for me because, like I said, I usually start with my journaling cards). Since the theme was yellow, I tried to print photos that went along with the color scheme, although I didn't want every photo to be yellow. This was a super fun part of the challenge! I loved searching through my photos for a color, whereas I usually search based on activity or event. It's always fun to change things up a little!
For the middle cards on my page protector, I used whatever I had in various shades of yellow, as well as some patterned paper that I trimmed to fit into the pockets! Patterned paper can make an awesome backing for smaller photos.
I used a 3x4 die cut that I cut with my silhouette and backed the card with some light yellow paper. I love the way the words really stand out on the card!
I also found this cute little yellow pocket from a Studio Calico kit a few months ago and popped it right into an empty pocket with some journaling! I'm not sure I would have gotten around to using this yellow pocket and I love that I had to think outside of the box and reach for supplies that aren't my "go-to".
I kept the remainder of the spread pretty simple with a few light embellishments (yellow or wood veneer), and then typed up my journaling using my typewriter!!
Once I got going, this spread moved pretty quickly! It was the initial decision making that took me so much time!! Sometimes it's easier to just go with the flow and see where it leads you, rather than obsess over every card and detail, right??
Thanks so much for joining me today!! Be sure to check out Marcy's awesome take on this color Project Life challenge. I died when I saw her spread and it took all of my will power not to copy it!!
We hope you can play along again with this week's challenge! Choose a color and think create a Project Life spread! Easy peasy!
If you don't do Project Life, feel free to do a "pocket" take on a traditional layout!! Just be sure to use just one color!! Link up your projects here on my blog, as well as over on Marcy's blog!! And tag #creativejumpstarts on Instagram so we can see all of your lovely projects!!
Creative Jumpstarts were created by Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan to challenge each other with their paper endeavors. Delivered in the form of bimonthly challenges, they encourage us (and hopefully you too) to stretch supplies, think outside of the box and to remain intentional about the memories we capture. Challenges are posted on the first and third Mondays of every month. Projects are shared on our blogs and on Instagram using the hashtag #creativejumpstarts. We'd love it if you'd share along with us at either of those places and be sure to tag us (@helloforeverpaperco and @stephaniebryan) if you do!