STEP BY STEP LO ...2 more days till I pick the winner

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STEP BY STEP LO ...2 more days till I pick the winner

March 19th- 2 more days. I will give this challenge till monday night. Tuesday morning I will pick a winner!:D

I am so slap happy due to no sleep. I was typing step by step and I just wanted to bust out with OOH BABY GONNA GET TO YOU GIRRRRRRLLLLL! I know I am such a dork lol no need to tell me:)

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Okay so here is the page. I think the main thing that keeps us all in a rut is second guessing ourselves. Ever notice how when you scrapbook with a friend it is easier? I think it's because subconsiously you know that you want that sticker in that spot but then you second guess yourself. Having a friend say ''yes, that looks good there'' makes you not doubt yourself making pages come together quicker.

While making this lo I just went with it. While trying to pick which color paper to mat my pics on I got stuck. I then told myself to just go with it and I chose both. I was also cutting strips of paper and one fell at the top of my page on accident. I figured why not and glued it down. While picking out an embellishment I could not choose so I went with them all.
My challenge to you is to make this lo without second guessing. Hear my voice in your head saying YES! It looks good so put it there. (Okay well, that might be hard since you have never heard my voice lol) well, some of you have. Sorry, I told you all I am sleep deprived:D
Anywho, here is the page.

I thought it would be neat to all go with the because of you theme. Pages could be on your dh, kids, pets, something you love ect. Of course if you don't have pics to fit the theme then use whatever title you want. There is a spot we will make for hidden journaling so if it is a personal subject you can still feel free to pour your heart out like I did to Jazzy. For diggy gals you can also make a hidden journaling card to add to the back of your page.

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pick a sheet of cardstock for the main page

2 different colors to mat your photos. If your pic is horizontal then use 1 color but give a 4x6 pic atleast a 1 inch border around all sides.

2 strips of pattern paper 1st strip about a inch by 11 1/2inches, 2nd strip about 1/2 an inch by 11inches. No need to measure just eyeball 2 strips with one being smaller than the 1st.

I strip of ribbon 6 inches long or shorter

4 or more random embellishments DON'T second guess it just grab.

Stickers or chipboard for your title

any sticker sheet with numbers and letters. This will be used for the date on top and the words for you at the bottom.

a 4 1/2 stip of paper for the top

the journaling card I will show (how to pics)

Grab your paper
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cut 2 colors to mat photos
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Mat both photos but do not glue to page just glue to mat _Don't mind the tab that comes later
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Cut your strips and ribbon
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Place paper strips on page with the larger one just slightly under your photos. 2nd strip lays over the first and then ribbon is centered under (SEE PIC) NOTE... YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADD TITLE FIRST SO YOU KNOW HOW HIGH UP TO GO WITH THE RIBBON>
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add date to top of page
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now we will make the journaling card. Take any paper that you can write on and fold it like a card
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THIS PAPER SHOULD NOT STICK OUT FROM BEHIND THE MATTING ON YOUR PIC
Next add glue to the cover of the card
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glue your matted pic to the cover of the card IF YOU WANT YOU CAN CUT A TAB TO GO ON THE COVER OF THE CARD. WHEN YOU GLUE DOWN THE MATTED PIC YOU WILL HIDE THE TAB WITH A TINY AMOUNT STICKING OUT (see finished lo for this)
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Now glue down the pic at the left of the page first at a slight angle. Add glue to the back of the card and glue down just slightly on top of the other pic.
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add your embellishments and group them together
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Then add a strip to top of page and wammo! your done:)
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Any questions just ask. If you want to add a flower but don't have one you can always make a paper flower (I can give you directions if needed)
For boy or dh pages just pick embellishments that are more guy themed. If the ribbon is too much then use another strip of paper or a strip of measuring tape would work if you had a paper one. If you don't have a pic for what you want then use a 4x6 and journal or type on it and mat that. Good luck Smile Start scrapping and remember to just go with it Smile

Just made a page quick using my directions. The bad handwriting will be replaced by typed out journaling and glued down. I just wanted to show an example if you did not have a pic to go with the theme. This would also be how you could mat a horizontal pic.
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Love it, Tia! I'm excited to make mine! Although I will probably have to wait till next week. Smile

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two things brought tears to my eyes....your journaling...which I squinted to read...and your bracelet. Thank you Tia! I know that wasn't the intent of this, but it means sooo much to me. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

ok I'm going to try this!

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"MommyCB" wrote:

two things brought tears to my eyes....your journaling...which I squinted to read...and your bracelet. Thank you Tia! I know that wasn't the intent of this, but it means sooo much to me. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

ok I'm going to try this!

AWE, I told you I wear it everyday. I read your post and was like bracelet??? Then I looked at the pics. I didn't even notice lol.
My mom was over the other week so I showed her the album and explained what was in the letter I wrote. She asked me if I was going to scrap a page in my book about how I felt. I thought it was a good idea although I have to say you have good eyes cause I did not think you could read that.:oops:
I can't wait to see everyone's pages Smile

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Great LO! I will have to give this a try. Is there a deadline that I missed???

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

Great LO! I will have to give this a try. Is there a deadline that I missed???

I was going to give it a month. If everyone has pages done sooner then we can end whenever so I can pick a winner.

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Gotcha!! THX

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Can I join in?. I have been trying to do pages for three years now but they never look right so something like this would be great to show me ways of getting it right and using elements in a better way.

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"ange84" wrote:

Can I join in?. I have been trying to do pages for three years now but they never look right so something like this would be great to show me ways of getting it right and using elements in a better way.

YES,PLEASE!!! Everyone is welcome to join even if there are any lurkers on the board. Anyone who completes the lo will be entered for the prize (Pictured on my other post)

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you rock!!! just need to pick which kid to do this layout about. Wink and then find the time...

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I'm going to try to get it done this weekend...or the next week.

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yay! So glad so many are playing! If this gets everyone scrapping again I would do a page every month. That would be kinda cool to all make an album together!

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Smile

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I LOVE IT! The blue with the brown works so good together and your daughter is so beautiful! Man do they grow so fast.

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Stephanie, this is one of my new faves of yours!!! I don't know what it is exactly but it is so awesome! The colors, that gorgeous girl of yours, that little smily face. What a great LO!! Good job girl!

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I actually love it too, Carrie. Pretty sure it is the combo of the great layout and the great colors. I can't really take credit for either Wink

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Mine is terrible, but almost done. I have had to be good and use mostly what I already have so am scrounging for embellishments. I also live in a small town with pretty much nowhere to buy decent supplies, only the cheapie shops and their range often leaves a lot to be desired and so much of it is pink which just doesn't work for the boys in my life.

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I haven't made a single page in 8+ months (and it shows) and of course I haven't posted here in much longer than that, but at least I can say I tried.

Thanks for the kick start, Tia!

Best,
GiGi

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I scrapped! Thanks for the kick in the butt Tia, I really neede it.

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Now that I have all those baby showers behind me, I can work on this! Yahoo
Gosh girls, you've rocked this challenge. LOVE each one of your takes on this. So cool!! Makes me wanna get everything out even on a week-night and scrap!!

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These are all so great! Here is mine. I don't know that I really followed the concept of working quickly and not second guessing...this took me a ridiculously long time considering that I was copying your layout, Tia! LOL. But I still really like it, so thanks for the challenge. Smile

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everyone's LOs look great so far. I finally picked out my 2 pictures for this. tomorrow when Nathan is at school, hopefully I can get it done,

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Hey everyone, sorry I was on vacation so I just saw these all now!!! (pics coming soon!)

GiGi- I love how you journaled on the tab and the photos are amazing!

Andy- I have been waiting to see pics of your little girl. Not like I should talk cause I have not posted any of Cain in forever lol. I love the paper you used and the inking!!!!!

Kelly- Your page was worth the time! I love EVERYthing about it even the little heart after your journaling.

Charys, LOVE the new siggy pic. Can't wait to see your page NO PRESSURE:D

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Here is mine...so I broke the rule of don't second guess...I used some letters my MIL gave me for "Because" and when I finished the rest of the LO, it just didn't match (they were black circles with gold edges and the letters were gold). So I pulled them off and went with the orange that i used with the brackets and the button at the top. Other than that, I grabbed and went with it. Still took me almost an hour Lol

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Very cute! I love the orange and how you added the button!

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Gonna do this one TODAY!!! Smile Can't wait to try!

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Here it is!

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oooh i love that christmas lo

(sorry, no caps...nak)

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bump 2 more days:D

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Sad I won't be able to do this. I was hoping to do it yesterday or today but unfortunately I am sick with strep. So I've been in bed for 2 days.

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"Breen31806" wrote:

Sad I won't be able to do this. I was hoping to do it yesterday or today but unfortunately I am sick with strep. So I've been in bed for 2 days.

Sad

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two more days as in tomorrow? ugh. I really want to do this!!!!! there's not enough time in the day. but I will still try to get it in...