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The Breakfast Rush
Project 365. A Week in the Life. There are so many great ideas out there to motivate and inspire us to get “real life” onto our pages! Most of the time, I hear about these things after they’ve already started and I end up feeling guilty because I know I’m missing out on something I’d love to scrap along with. I just don’t have the time! But who says I have to follow these things perfectly?! Lately I’ve been trying not to be such a darn perfectionist. Why am I stopping myself from scrapping because I can’t perfectly follow a plan?! Oh, my silly brain…
Well, this week I hope you’ll join me in scrapping about a little piece of our lives! I’ve always thought it would be fun to make a page about what meal times are like in our house. It would be fun to look back at a page like that in ten years and see how much has changed. I’m sure my table will be very different then–I’ll have two teenagers and two pre-teens!
So, that’s your super simple challenge this week: Scrap about The Breakfast Rush! What’s breakfast time like in your house? Is it crazy and busy? Or relaxing? Or do you skip breakfast? What would you like your mornings to look like if you could change things? There are all sorts of angles to approach this topic from!
- You must have at least one photo! If you have kids, capture them in the act of devouring breakfast. If you plan to make a page about yourself, take a picture of your favorite breakfast food (don’t worry–you don’t have to take a picture of yourself before you’ve had any coffee! Although, that would be a great thing to capture, too!). Give it some thought–what kind of picture will best suit what you want to write about on your page?
- Convert your photo to Black & White. If you use more than one photo, then only one photo has to be B&W (unless you’d like for all the photos to be B&W because it fits).
- Journaling is also a must! We love embellishments. They are so much fun! But remember–if you don’t journal, you are simply embellishing a photo… nothing more. Don’t forget to record the memories!
- I’d like you to play with patterned papers for this challenge! Try to work at least six patterned papers into your design.
- Add some sort of “handwriting” to your page–either a handwriting font or a piece of handwritten word art.
- I’d like to encourage you to go beyond this one challenge and also scrap a page all about lunch time and dinner time as well! It’s certainly not required. But I think you’d enjoy it! Then you’ll have yourself a nice little set of “Real Life” pages… sort of like a time capsule to look back on as the years go by…
here is my layout for the challenge
Deca Designs – Remember You Digital kit, That’s Me templates (altered); Aja Abney Designs – Gotcha Family; Anna Aspnes – 12×12 Artist Edges; Katie Pertiet – Ledger grids, stitched sun, tabbed dates. Fonts: Honey Script & 2 Peas Old Type (Title) and CK Mini (journaling)
Now it’s your turn to make a page!
Be sure to leave a comment here on the The Digi Dare blog with a link to your layout by 10 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 25th for your chance to win some fabulous digital goodies!