Oh, the possibilities here are nearly endless. I was tempted to use this bookmark and do a page about reading – but honestly, I’m “listening” more than reading these days – so it didn’t seem quite right.
Then I came across this picture of me snapped by one of the kids when I was having “one of those days.” They caught me smiling, nonetheless. My head tilted back like that gave me this idea.
Keep Calm & Keep Smiling – a Challenge YOUrself layout
|Story:||“Sometimes the days when lots of little things go wrong are more trying than dealing with bigger problems. That is, until I come to my senses, regain my equilibrium and am so very grateful all the problems are solvable. I should never take that for granted.”|
|Style:||I cropped a close-up of the photo and printed it 4 x 4. Then I found this sheet of 4 x 4 squares by KI Memories. I plopped myself in the middle, tilted me a tad more, to reinforce the idea of being off kilter and still smiling. Then set about decorating the squares around the page.|
I tried to do a couple of unexpected placements on the embellishments – the star on today and the crossed washi tape with dots. I hope they add interest – and if they distract from the photo – all the better!!
|Stash:||KI Memories Flashback paper, alphabets and stitched borders, plastic stars|
Heidi Swapp acrylic die-cut words
A Flair for Buttons and Two Peas flair
Teresa Collins enamel dots
We R Memory Keepers, Becky Higgins & Stampin Up washi tapes
Heidi Grace square fabric brad
Do stop over at the Challenge Yourself blog to see what the other design team members have done with this prompt. Like I said, the possibilities are nearly endless. So keep calm and scrap YOUrself!
But first ---- answer this: "To cut or not to cut, that is the question."
When you get a 12 x 12 sheet that has 3 x4, 4 x 4 or 4 x 6 sections on it (PL type cards), do you cut them apart right away, or leave them intact and only cut the ones out as you use them? Do you store them differently then?"
I start out cutting just the ones I want, because I may want to use a bigger section if I know there are "cards" there I won't use. However, when I put the kit away, I always cut up the leftovers and clip the good ones together with the sku strip for my pocket pages, and put the rest into scraps.
I like the feeling of having "dealt with" those papers. What do you do? Cut or not cut?