Thursday, 9 May 2013

National Scrapbooking Day (NSD)

I attended my local crop again on Saturday which fitted in perfectly with National Scrapbooking Day... what better place to be!!  It was great to be with the lovely girls all scrapping such beautiful pages.

There have been lots of blog posts from many sources around NSD and I decided to try out some of the challenges that took my fancy.  So at the crop I decided to scrap some Olympic photos from last year....

On both of these pages I added some freebie digital elements that were given away  here  as part of the NSD celebrations, by Studio Calico.  I loved them so much that I printed some off in the morning and took them to the crop to use and to show everyone how awesome they were! So obviously I had to enter the Studio Calico 'mix in a digital element' challenge with these pages and they also fit the challenge to use 5 different patterned papers.  This is my first time entering anything on Studio Calico but I have followed the blog for ages as it is packed full of ideas.

Another blog I have followed for ever is Shimelle's, she is a scrapbooking Godess and I love almost everything she creates.  For NSD, Shimelle totally rocked my world by blogging a total of 24 challenges and I set myself the challenge of trying to complete them all (some are definitely more challenging than others!!).
So my first LO is for the 'make it sparkle' challenge as I have added sparkly brads and fussy cut some glittered paper into circles.
The second page about the opening ceremony (journalling  is added post photo) tells the story of how proud I was that we hosted the Olympics and wished I had been there on the opening night... these pics were taken from the television! This page was my entry for the UKS weekly challenge to scrap an achievement/something we are proud of/ a butterfly..... the pic on UKS has the butterflies this was obviously taken before oops!....and yellow. I am submitting this one for 'use 4x6 photos'.


  1. Oh thanks for pointing out the SC journaling bits - I just 'marked as read' all my scrapbook inspiration folder - decided the 300+ posts just weren't gonna get read ;)

  2. wow Ruth, these are gorgeous. I still have my olympic photos to scrap x

  3. Love the layouts you've done for both of these pages.