Supplies : Paper by American Crafts and October Afternoon; Cardstock from American Crafts, Bazzil, and Papertrey Ink; EK Success heart punches; American Crafts Brads; Journal Lines stamp set and Pure Poppy Ink by Papertrey Ink; Fall/Back to School Slice Card by Making Memories;

Using your brads is the supply challenge over at Practical Scrappers this week! I also used a Friday Sketch from PS last month to create this layout. This bright AC paper was so fun and funky I knew I wanted to make a kind of quirky layout with it and the daily random photos of my vacuum were just the ticket with that bright yellow ;) I used some hot pink brads on my hot pink punched out hearts to give them some fun texture without making them too busy and taking away from the paper which is what I really wanted to pop, aside from the photos that is! Try creating patterns with your brads on punches like a heart within heart or polka dots on circles. Use are variety of different sizes and patterned brads for a focus embellishment or keep it simpler like I did here with monochromatic colors on cardstock for a more subtle look. Starting on the 20th of January I decided I'd start taking at least one photo a day. I take a bazillion ton of photos of the girls so the goal is to take random shots of other things that are in our daily lives. Also I'm trying to make it a goal to get at least one photo of myself each month as well and hopefully more of Paul and I together ;) The vacuum was actually the very first random item I shot. I knew I wanted to make a page about it later just for fun and then after that the ideas just started rolling of things I could take pictures of and journal about, lol. So I've been trying to keep up by making a list of items I want to take pictures of. I also write a couple sentences to a paragraph about the item in the photo to help me learn to journal better and I'm starting to do it with the girls photos too when I upload them to my computer. That way even though it may take me months (or longer!) to scrap a page, I'll have the memory already written so that I won't forget. And it really helps with the random photo to remember why I took the picture in the first place, lol. Enjoy the layout and have a fun Tuesday!


BananaStamper said...

Fun colors and a great way to use brads.
Shanna :)

Danni said...

Oh how fun!! love how you used the brads!!

AmandaB said...

This is such a fun LO.. I just love the bright colors and your textured hearts..

Amanda :0)

Tina said...

wow - great page. I once scrapbooked my feet...love the possibilities with scrapbooking.

I became a follower. I am always looking for fellow scrapbookers and besides seems we share a partial blog name.

happy tuesday - Ill be by again soon.



Sparkle said...

Such a darling layout! I wish for a dyson one of these days, lol.

Heidi M said...

Hi Marjorie! Cute layout for the brad challenge! Love the heart paper and the pink brads on the punched hearts - great idea.

Heidi :)

Sarah said...

What an awesome layout - the colours really caught my eye. I have one of these vacumms (purple and green one) and never thought of scrapping it! Thanks for the inspiration!