Friday, May 4, 2012

OCL Challenge #116...National Scrapbook Day!

Welcome back to the OCL Challenge for this week.  Today I'm excited to share another scrapbook layout for the challenge.  Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day, so it's only appropriate that we do a scrapbooking {or at least a photo} challenge.

So for my page this week, I did something that I NEVER do ~ I did a page about me!  As the family historian, so to speak, I rarely include layouts that are only about me.  Sometimes I grab a photo that includes me, but I'm not usually the main subject of the page.  HOWEVER, this time it's a little different because at the beginning of this year, I decided to make 2012 a year of change of me.  A year of improving myself ~ physically, spiritually, and professionally.  Well I've made some drastic changes in my life {for me anyway}to improve my physical health and they include, eating healthy, giving up soda, exercise.  As a result of the hard work I've put in the last 4 months, I've lost a total of 32 lbs, I've totally given up soda, and I exercise 7 days a week for at least 30 minutes.  I'm so excited to see these results and I feel fabulous!!!

So the other day, I took a new picture of myself with my camera timer {which, BTW turned out to be a rather funny photo session with the help of the dogs and cat}.  Anyway, I finally got a good shot & changed my blog and Facebook profile pictures.  I couldn't believe all the comments I got ~ who knew?  So since the picture turned out pretty good, I thought I'd document my journey on a scrapbook page ...

I used several flowers from the Build-A-Bouquet set with VersaMark ink on the top of the page and then stamped the chevron pattern from the Every Heartbeat stamp tone-on-tone on the blue pattern paper.  I also used the Simple Stories Fabulous collection for the pattern paper and stickers.

Here's a close up of the punched flowers.  You can see the VersaMark flowers and the chevron border in the background.

Here is the journaling block on the page.

And some of the stickers from the Fabulous paper pack to add some texture to the page.

Are you a scrapbooker?  We no worries if you aren't ~ make a project with a photo included & enter your challenge link to the OCL Blog for your chance to win a gift certificate!


Our Craft Lounge is having a sale for National Scrapbooking Day!!!  

$10 off order $30 or more {in stock items only/no backorders}.  This sale will run today & tomorrow {Friday/Saturday ~ May 4th & 5th}.  Coupon Code required: NSD2012


Debbie Corbari said... are just amazing in so many ways. I'm so proud of you! Woot woot!

lisa808 said...

Congratulations on your life-style change and weight loss! Beautiful photo of you.

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