This is my response to WendyGirl/Wendy's "Use Your Workstation Scraps" Challenge for Scrap Happenzz Critique Group - to use a piece of the paper that you work on (& wipe inks, practice stamps, etc on). Pics are from Thanksgiving '08 when my out-of-state family all met up in San Diego for the holiday; some of us went to Legoland one day.
I am now 15 wks pregnant & have definitely been inspired to streamline/simplify my scrapping lately so I can keep it in my life...my energy levels aren't what they used to be & I guess this is how it's gonna be from now on! It's been quite an adjustment but ultimately a groovy creative challenge trying to keep scrapping while having less time/energy than I used to.
The title letters were hand cut from a workstation scrap created while scrapping my "Body War" CJ LO - http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=41507&m=view&id=1483197&type=-1&page=1&a=41373 . I made a test scrap using watercolor paper, stamps & watercolor pencils before I did the LO background; the test scrap looked cool & I saved it, hoping to use it one day! The small squares punches were from a piece of paper on which I wiped excess ink from photos/papers/stamps, excess Stickles & tested gel pens (added the multicolor outer inking later). Hard to see but there's a soft blue/green overlapping rectangles pattern on the background pp. I used colored pencils on parts of the journaling. And pardons but my scanner chopped off the edges as usual, there are more margins on these pages, plus they match up better, IRL.
Journaling for those interested - "Tues 11/25/08 (during our Family Thanksgiving in San Diego) – Started the day w/ a 'Core Rhythms' Latin dance workout w/ Mom & Sally & a relaxing bagel breakfast at the beach house. Then we all then went to…Legoland! What a excellent time & a nice day. The 1st coaster, Lego Technic, was great, I rode w/ Sarah. Then we did Pharaoh's Revenge where we had to shoot toy guns at targets while on a ride - I scored 470, Greg snuck Viddy in despite signs prohibiting photography. Following that, The Dragon coaster – Sarah, Jon, Jacob & I waited a long time for a fun yet not very thrilling ride. Wandered through Lego Mini Land USA where models of many cities in Legos were – very cool! NYC was wonderfully done w/ a subway & moving subway trains plus lots of landmarks. After lunch, Sarah & Jacob did a Volvo driving thing & got their Legoland driver's licenses. Spent some time at the store, Jacob was dismayed not to find sets that were Legoland exclusive. Later, Kid Power Towers – thing where you're in 2-person seats & have to 'climb' by pulling the rope – went w/ Dad & felt some acrophobia while high up but it was fun! Treasure Falls Log Chute w/ Sarah. Lego art exhibit. A fabulous trip to Legoland! --- That night – met Shirley's friend Sean in Little Italy, ate an awesome feast at Zia's (thanks, Sean & Shirley, for paying) & went back home to the beach house to watch Brooke Burke win 'Dancing W/ The Stars'. --- Too many great moments today to list – I love my family!"
LO was inspired by Rhonda Steed's "Have Fun Be You" LO from Scraptivity's Aug 04 Notions Newsletter. The Scenic Route pp was a giftie from Geliday Gelato - thanks Lisa!
THANKS Wendy, for a marvelous challenge... I too always thought it would be cool to use workstation scraps someday so it was super that you inspired us all to do so!