Sunday, August 28, 2011

Words To Live By

For the last couple of weeks, I've participated in the Big Idea Festival class offered by Big Picture Classes. It was a free 12-day class that focused on "Words To Live By". Each day a different teacher offered a word that had special meaning to them and shared how they used it to create a scrapbook page. With the start of school, things have gotten busier around here, so I decided that rather than shooting new pictures for each prompt, I would just use the archives that are on my laptop. I also resolved to dip into my huge stash of papers and embellishments and not buy anything new for the challenge (except for a new 8x8 album).

I began by choosing a quote that included each word and then selected photos to go with those quotes. While not everyone would probably "get" the connection in each case, they have meaning to me and that's what is most important. I used a variety of papers--mostly from a paper pack by My Mind's Eye--and also pulled out a set of adhesive borders from K & Company. (I've used these borders before, but for some reason, I just now realized that they were adhesive---much easier to use!) Other embellishments consisted of punched circles of varying sizes, a couple of white doilies and even a yellow sunflower doily from my kitchen drawer. I printed out each quote on textured cardstock and cut them into strips, adhering them with my Tiny Attacher (my very favorite scrapbooking tool). Here are the completed pages:

This was a fun class for me. While I wasn't necessarily inspired by every word used, I did enjoy seeing how the teachers interpreted them and once I found quotes, they gained new meaning to me. It was also a great idea to be introduced to these teachers---I'm even following several of their blogs now. Be sure to click over to Big Picture Classes to see what is currently being offered.

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JJB said...

although i wasn't very inspired by the original challenges, your interpretation greatly inspires me. maybe ill pick some of my favorite quotes to scrapbook/design around.

Linda said...

Good--can't wait to see what you come up with!

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