Friday, August 19, 2011

First Jobs and Playing along at another freaking scrappy challenge!

Seriously fun! That is what this challenge is! Give it a whirl! They want you to scrapbook FUN! Which is, fun! So double fun. Kinda like having a candy bar with your bowl of ice cream. I married the sketch to the another challenge at Color Combo's Galore which seems to be a new addiction of mine. I like how just a few colors really make me focus.

I also don't have the option of running out for new paper either really, so it makes me really stretch my brain to make things work. For instance, that lovely blue in the CCGC I recognized as paper I once had, but then couldn't put my hands on any of it but just a couple of pieces. Clearly, I needed more blue! So, I grabbed some white roses, inked them up, and then sprayed them with clear glimmermist to get the ink to flow, and thankfully they look very pretty now! The gauze was the same deal, I wanted to include the clouds on the sketch, but they didn't really fit, so I opted to use the sprayed gauze look. I have actually now switched over to using cheese cloth, which is fun too.

The newspaper flowers are some I just made with my new Tim Holtz die that I LOVE! It's pretty awesome! The flowers in the center are new ones recently released by Close to My Heart. Pretty, but I wish they had more than just a few colors!

Part of the CCGC is that you use a grid like pattern. That said grid paper to me. I love grid paper. I had it around due to sketching something out recently, so it was simply a matter of tearing off a sheet and printing off my journalling on it. Check out my journalling below.

I am working on a scrapbook of childhood memories and since a friend reminded me about a past job I had, I spent some time thinking about jobs in particular. Hence, this page! Plus, I kinda think my dog photo is fun!

The letters I used on the bottom are new cork ones out from Close to My Heart. They are pretty cool, but I can see some future inking on them! Loved the brad I added, that was about how much I made back then!

So, what was your best job? Anything fun? Isn't funny on how some of the similar things you've done in your life may have been the most rewarding? I love my job these days, but it's far from simple!


  1. First jobs, I look back now and think they are so easy and fun, no pressure, no rush to get home to kids. But we thought they were so difficult at the time. Great idea for a LO - and what is the deal with the hearts on the dog? Did you paint them on? I Love them!

    Thanks for playing with us at Another freaking scrappy challenge - and I love those colours as well.

  2. Mitralee - this is an awesome layout. Love your colours, and love your rosettes!!!

    Thanks for playing along with another Freaking scrappy challenge ...

  3. Great take on the challenge...and that newspaper flower??? is awsome...loved it!

  4. Very cool layout! I've always had pretty wickedly cool jobs as I trained as a fashion designer & the work has always been fun! Stressful though & tight deadlines & hard-work but now I can be on 7 DTs & not stress out as a result I guess! I clicked on that photo to read the journaling - very cool!!

  5. YOu have such a creative flair, love your layout, have to agree with the girls, that newspaper flower is stunning, WTG. Thanks for playing along at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge :-)

  6. Jobs, I have had a few unusual ones, this will make you laugh I was in the WRENS (British Royal Navy) for two years, which was a blast!
    Your layout is one of my favourites of your's so far, I adore it and those paper rosette flowers are divine, take care, Doreen x

  7. Gorgeous layout love the colour combo and the flowers thanks for participating with the challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge


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