Weekend Challenge | June 2011

My goodness, how did it get to be June already? Middle Tennessee didn’t get much of a spring, the temperature is in the 90’s and it already feels like summer is in full swing.

It’s the first weekend of the month, so it’s time for another challenge. I’ve been issuing myself a creative challenge every month in an effort to shake things up. I tend to get into a rut and create a lot of the same types of pages. Sometimes working in a different sequence or working with colors you don’t normally work with, can get you out of that rut!

This month, I’m not going to follow along with any other challenges. Instead, I’m going to spend the weekend scraplifting myself. While I’ve often thought about it, I’ve never scraplifted one of my own layouts. But as I was putting layouts away the other day (before this stack got any more out of control), I found several layouts that I thought would be perfect inspiration layouts.

I selected two to start off with (you never know, this could turn into a month long project!), one older and one newer:

I did this one a few years ago. I kept the design very simple because this one was all about the story and the precious photos. I really like the photo orientation and mixing newer photos with older photos. I was very impressed with myself at the time for doing a half typed, half sticker title. Even though this is a fairly simple page, there are many different things I could do in a scraplift.

My second inspiration layout:

You may remember this page, because I created and shared it just a few months ago. It’s rare for me to have this many embellishments on a layout. I don’t like using embellishments just for sake of using them. I not a fan of designer layouts that were created for the sole purpose of using as many kit contents as possible. But this was different for me in that I wanted use my stash of older embellishments that were just sitting there. Sometimes it is good to use stuff up. Time to do that again!

Have you ever scraplifted yourself? If you are suffering from lack of inspiration, give this idea a try! Take a quick tour through a few of your completed albums, find a layout with something you want to do again and scraplift yourself this weekend!

14 Comments

  1. Oh yes, with as many layouts as I have completed, I really should be scraplifting myself more often! Great idea to challenge yourself. I’m thinking I need to do that by pulling something out of one of my embellishment drawers and just using it, someway, somehow.

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    • Sometimes we just need to go all out and overload with embellishments! It’s not my everyday style, but once in awhile it’s OK! 🙂

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  2. Very cute layouts! And good for you for lifting YOUR OWN ideas! 🙂 P.S. Thanks for voting for me!

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    • Thank you and you welcome! 🙂

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  3. Great idea – I have some layouts that I really like and could definitely scraplift them.

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    • I think it’s a great idea especially on the days when you aren’t getting inspired by anything else. 🙂

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  4. I always love your challenges 🙂 This is a great one, who better to scraplift than yourself? Can’t wait to see what you create!

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    • Thanks! I’ve often thought about scraplifting myself but I’ve never actually done it. It’s a great time saver because I don’t have to go hunting for inspiration or a sketch. I’m just ready to go! 🙂

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  5. I actually do lift myself from time to time because it keeps things simple. I love your layout with all the embellishments because I have a ton of those in my stash! I’m going to challenge myself to use them 🙂

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    • Yeah! I love to hear that. Even though I used a lot here, I still have a drawer full of them. Time to dig into the stash again! 🙂

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  6. Both layouts are awesome.
    Even though you scraplifted your own layout, they are still very different.
    Nicely done 😉

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    • Check back next week for the results! 🙂

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  7. what a great challenge! Both of these layouts are awesome btw! Love the color/ mon pictures of the first, and really dig the buttons/ stepping stones in the circles of the second. Also, I have total sewers envy! Love the Sewing!!!

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  8. I love both layouts! Great tips for getting out of a rut.

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