Paper crafting is works of heart

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Adorable Giraffe digital image from Imagine That for PPCC #431 DT

Design Team commitment inspiration project for PPCC #431 showcases images provided by prize sponsor, Imagine That! I've decided to merge several challenge prompts together with the giraffe/wild animal to set the mood for this notebook entry about one of our anniversary dates back in January=

close-up of the Imagine That's giraffe digital image:

PPCC #431 anything goes theme in paper-crafting; prize sponsor for #431= Imagine That--more details can be found using this reveal post link:

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Other challenges and/or groups to participate or share=
a. Shopping Our Stash #396 "Get Your Drink On" theme

b. Facebook group "100 Pattern Paper Challenge" graphic inspiration of May Scrapbooking Month's colors: teal, peach, yellow-green, ivory (used some teals in several strips, some peach/orange esp. gem dots, some yellow-green/grass green hues, manila file folder CS on each page for ivory)
shapes: curves, ribbon tails, butterfly, dragonfly (opted to use only curves)

c. Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog May 2019= I put together several mini kits; at least 2 CS came from May (and most of the others have been added recently with other CKC projects): the pale butter and white chevron strip and the Earth globe print section

d. TN Time with Lisa and Lori= using Lisa's sketch #5 (not a literal interpretation but strongly influenced some placements, shapes, overall vibe, and most elements)


sketch notes:
a. the title starts in same spot
b. the index card's lines in the pocket inspired the strips
c. the foam giraffe is used instead of the flower on the left side and then on the right side, I used a tiny foam giraffe where the top small flower is and the large Imagine That digi giraffe image was used where the bottom flower is
d. shapes and sizes of other papers varies to the sketch as do the gray divider strip
e. but I think there are enough referenced elements to include this TN sketch and for me to link to their challenge
f. there is another 'half' or separate challenge prompt offered by Lori this month to include a hidden element but I didn't take time to do that

e. Facebook group "Traveler Notebook Scrapbookers": they want to see your entries not covers

f. Facebook group "Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls": I will post a preview link to their page 

More scanned pics and close-ups:

Above: close-up of upper right page; 2 of the gem dots shown are orange however against the kraft cardstock, they look more rust or red

Old stock= foam giraffes were ordered from Oriental Trading Company about 10-12 years ago! I still have giraffes, monkeys, and other

Above: left page of double spread
Below: close up of right page

Note: the digital giraffe image is filled in with colored pencils using 3 different hues of yellow, red umber, light brown, chocolate brown, black, and dark orange for the mug and tongue...I love how it is done!!!

Until next time, stay safe
Crafting in the ever-changing whacky weather of Illinois, Becca S


  1. This is a really cute spread! Way to put your counterfeit kit to use!

    1. Thanks, Lori! Yea, my May mini kits have been used but sparingly for cards, tag, and a bit on this spread. I had great hopes at the beginning of the month to get more scrapping completed...sigh...thanks for stopping in Lori!

  2. Very fun layout!! I love the beautiful giraffes especially the multi colored one! Thanks for joining in my challenge at TN Time with Lisa & Lori!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! My husband loves to joke and tease with everyone so to have a playful humorous layout about us is just perfect!

  3. Very cute! Love the coloring on the gitaffe!

  4. A fun layout Becca - I love the photo of you DH - what a precious memory for you to record

    1. Maxine: Thanks for commenting! Joe wasn't very cooperative for photos during those dates, so I just got a few like this side profile view! :)

  5. Fab layout!
    I love that you counted the dates leading up to your anniversary!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for getting your drink on with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

    1. Donna: thanks for stopping in and acknowledging my link-up to SOS!

  6. Great pages and love the giraffes
    Carol x

    1. Thank you, Carol, for your encouraging feedback!

  7. Great take from the TN Sketch. Love your giraffe image.


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