Rainy Day


So I think a bug has been bitten. Everywhere I go I see inspiration for new pages. I have lists of ideas of what I’d like to scrap and I’m hunting through the web for more resources. I think I’m a bit obsessed…

So I decided to try out an “Easy As Pie” Template today from the Shabby Shoppe to see how they worked and this is what I came up with:

“Summer of 2008 was incredibly wet. So when Chris, Dev, Rob, Will, and I decided to head down to Webster’s Falls for a picnic, we grabbed 2 tarps. For the majority of the afternoon it was beautiful and clear, many people were out relaxing and enjoying the weather. At around 2 pm however, some clouds built up right over our heads and started to downpour on us. We immediately grabbed the bigger tarp and tried to hold it up to keep everything dry. Chris kept looking out and inviting people under to “keep them dry” the real reason was so that we would have more hands holding the tarp up. At one point he started laughing and tucked his head back in saying “two girls in white tops just ran by”. Dev and Will immediately stuck their heads out going “Where? Where?!” and not being able to find them called out “WHITE SHIRT GIRLS COME BACK!” Sadly for them, the white shirts did not return, however we eventually did have about 30 people under our tarp keeping dry. As with most storms that summer this one ended rather quickly and everyone went back to their groups and their own picnics. But for 20 minutes on a rainy day, we were the heros with the tarp, and we brought a whole bunch of strangers together who probably never would have even spoken to each other under different circumstances.”

I wanted to keep things a bit more plain due to the fact that all the pictures have the guys in them, and I don’t think they’d appreciate it if I surrounded them with frills. This was just a simple quick little page that took me about an hour (I didn’t do much pre planning… it might go faster if I do, I also need to learn what is in each of the kits I have so I’m not constantly searching).

All papers, elements and such are from Shabby Shoppe free kits.

Easy as Pie Template from Challenge 4 – staples and ribbon
Celebrate – Blue Paper
Festival – Sky ricrac, buttons
Happy Go Lucky – flowers
Seasonal Sampler Winter – Gray Paper
Sweet Serenity – Alpha

I’m posting these in my gallery over there, and you need at least 75% Shabby Shoppe product to post at those galleries (which makes sense). I’m looking to see if there’s a general forum for digital scrapbookers that would allow me to use some of my other products. It would suck to have to have tons of accounts and remember to post on certain forums for critique because I used stuff from different kits.

For now though I’m totally good just using Shabby Shoppe stuff… she makes gorgeous products, and my birthday’s coming up soon so I’m hoping I can get a gift card there.

Anywhoo. I will probably be using the templates for the next bit for random pages, just to get the feel of things, and to play around with Photoshop. I’d like to get caught up on project scrap 2011 and get a feel for the challenges they have so that I may get in on one of the next ones.

For now too though I’m enjoying flitting through the galleries and getting inspiration. These ladies are amazing and so are their members! I have a lot to learn, but hopefully I can catch up 🙂


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