I'll admit it. I love ScrapMatter's points system and I regularly try to combine my commitments with different things (a CT layout that also works as a challenge layout.) I picked up Sarah Barber's Nature of Matrimony kit last week and I've been trying to figure out what I wanted to do with it. See, I see so many digi scrapping stuff that I love, and then when I pick it up, I don't know what to do with it...so I've been hanging on. Over this weekend, I decided I wanted to do a layout about my baby's happy nature and then I was perusing SM's challenges and the only one that I could use with the layout in my head was Saturday's (4/17) Saturday Special. And I love the photo treatment that it gave my photo.
using Story Book Collab by Sarah Bennett, Jude Toone, and Stacy's Backdoor Designs
SM Roadmap to Scrap using Stacy's Backdoor Designs and Stolen Moments Boys in My Backyard
SM's Saturday Special, monochromatic colors using Because I'm a Woman by SM Designers
for a color correction challenge at SM, using Feels Like Home (I think) by Sarah Bennett Completed for ScrapMatters' April Picture challenge and DRS Layer It Up challenge using Nanna's Garden by digiDesigned by Wilma
Sarah is running a birthday celebration (because it's her birthday) and the CT is playing along too. We got together and made 12 4x6 brag book templates. You can visit Sarah's CT Blog to snag this beauty. (The picture should be linked, but just in case, here it is again...)
The challenge this month is to let your picture speak for itself. Have little to no journaling. Here's my example. Here is the preview of your participation prize:
and I already did the inspiration challenge. The inspiration is yourself. Find an older layout that maybe you just aren't pleased with and rework it. I'm so incredibly embarrassed to post my old layout. It wasn't done well, and in the pictures, my son was wearing a light green outfit and was laying on red sheets. Let's say it wasn't exactly pretty, but I changed my photos and made this monochromatic layout instead and I love it so much more! (If you get really curious you can check out the inspiration challenge and I have to post it there...)
As a CT member for the aforementioned designers, I have received their products for free in return for creating and posting projects (digital layouts, hybrids projects, etc). Most of the layouts you see here were done as requirements for these CTs, please be advised that the product used was indeed received for free. Any additional advertising that I may do for them or for the stores with which they are affiliated is purely out of my dedication to these designers and the wish to see their business succeed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.