Friday, June 17, 2011

Journaling into Anticipation + GIVEAWAY

Thank you so much for hanging out with me all week and letting me share my creative work and other tidbits about me! It has really been an honor to be here and I am thankful for the opportunity.

Today I wanted to share one last layout, but this one incorporates the journaling techniques I discussed in yesterday’s post.


I took various photos one evening when we were in our backyard playing a mean game of softball. I took some action photos of the girls and of course when you have a pink bat, you must pose!




I wanted to get some different angles and detailed shots so I moved around. Plus, even in backyard softball I still get bored! I ended up taking these shots in the process:



I had several of our backyard softball game photos developed, even the 2 focused on the ball. When I was looking through my photos to scrap I kept coming back to these, however, when I look at them I don’t initially go to the impromptu game, but rather the thought of anticipation kept coming to me. You can see that both girls have their gloves ready and waiting for the ball to come to them.


I literally and figuratively took the anticipation route with this layout. Our family is in a constant state of anticipation because we are military. Always wondering when and where the next move will be, if it will go smoothly, if we will make more great friends, etc. So this is what I journaled about on this layout.


Instead of using tons of space for a journaling block, I just took various journaling and labeling stickers from the Corinne sticker sheet and used that space for my journaling. A few sentences, but exactly what I wanted to get across, which is the goal for me!


For the title, I used the Ivy ink block and ran it across a section of cardstock where I knew the title would go. I sprayed just a bit of white spray ink over top, adhered my title, stitched over it and called it done!

Thank you again for hanging with me this week! It’s been so much fun to host the blog!
Christa

Thanks for those journaling tips, Christa! They are definitely going to come in handy. We really enjoyed getting to know you and learning some fun new things to try too.


To win some of the paper-crafting products Christa used this week, leave a comment on this post telling us which was your favorite this week. The giveaway ends June 19th at 11:59 pm mst. The winner will be announced Monday.

38 comments:

sillypea said...

Love the colors in this new line and Christa's Charleston page using this went directly to my faves - love how it showcases all the colors together!

littlen said...

great colors in this line. my favorite project this week is the hello friend card.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Scrapycandy said...

I really like the circles for the layout idea, and I am lovin' clouds everywhere! Thanks so much!

Ujjwal said...

Beautiful page and I love all those pink pictures she took :D

My favorite project this week was going around in circles. I loved that fun way and will surely scraplift it one day.

Tina M said...

Love the Corinne line, the Charleston page was great and I love how she told us what she used to make it!

April said...

I love today's project! The stitching across the title is my fav. ;)
- April W

jengd said...

I really like the thought that went into this one and the pix showing the girls (and dad) while focused on the ball. I also really liked the Going in Circles post- fabulous page!

Nikki said...

I'm such a big fan of the colors from "Going in Circle" pages. I also like the layout itself since it's something different.

Lindy said...

Beautiful projects Christa! I love all the journaling tips; now just to use them. LOL I really like the Charleston layout with the circles! Thanks for sharing and all the great inspiration!

Lillian Child said...

My favorite post this week was the recipe for that yummy sounding summer salad with dried cranberries - can't wait to try this out on my family!! And what a sweet photo of those to little ladies on the first day of school!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love today's layout. The colors and design are perfect!

smahrty said...

All the posts were great, but i really loved the summer salad recipe! Thanks for all the tips.

Beth said...

I really appreciated all her journaling hints - that is the hardest part for me!

LynnSevillana said...

Love the layout today, and can't wait to try the broccoli chicken salad this weekend!

Cherie said...

I love the going in circles! What a great way to showcase the amazing paper! I love sei!! I have been thinking about that layout all week, and how I want to do the same thing!

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http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Jen Clark said...

I really loved this layout, but my fav post was about the journaling. :) ~Jen

Thebug415 said...

I really liked the "going in circles" post. What a fun LO!

Kelly Massman said...

I went back to review them all (even the recipe) and still think this is my favorite day! I love the clouds on the layout! Thanks!

Janine said...

I enjoyed the journalling block blog post, as someone who is getting back into scrapbooking this post was practical and useful. I like the idea of looking deeper at the photo and when it was taken etc...and actually recording thoughts other than who is in the photo and what they are doing.

sharon said...

I really like the scrapbook page. The storytelling captured my interest. I must add my brothr was a "lifer" in the Navy. My nephew is a lifer in The Marine Corps.I want to thank you and your family for all the support you have given your hubby. Please tell him thank you for protecting this wonderful country
Sharon L

KellyG said...

It has been a great week! Love the journaling tips from Thursday, I struggle with journaling too! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Linda said...

Love the going in circles layout! Would love to play with this new line!

Diana Waite said...

I would have to say today is my favorite--loving all the clouds and rainbows!

Nathalie said...

I loved the Charleston LO for its design but I also really like the heartfelt journaling with the simple page featured today! Thank you for the chance and for always sharing such talents with us!

Sandi said...

I absolutely LOVE the Charleston Layout....there is so much to love about that city that it the perfect layout to get in a whole bunch of Charleston loveliness. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Aimee K said...

Fabulous layouts and card!! My favorite is by far the one about Charleston! Not only because I love the circles but it's a favorite place of ours to visit!!

Angie said...

Although the recipe is wonderful, I loved the blog entry "going in circles". Thanks for the inspirations!

Scrapamum said...

My favorite project this week was going around in circles. Absolutely great week!!!

Melissa Elsner said...

Christa you did such a great job this week! I love your work. My favorite post was the card one on... Wednesday I think? I liked it because the card rocked but mostly because Christa was willing to step out of her comfort zone and share the card with us!

Brittney said...

This one! I love the colors and the dimension int he layout!

Kim said...

There were lots of great ideas--but my favorite was definitely the Charleston LO! I love the city, I love the circles--I love the layout!

Monika Wright said...

Going in Circles was a terrific post...love bright colorful papers, and circles, and Charleston is our fave vacation spot!

Kim M said...

I loved her post on Wednesday, the card was absolutely gorgeous! I have really enjoyed seeing her work this week.

monikwa said...

I love this line.

brenlubrant said...

I loved the layout with all of the punched out circles from the dot paper. I love how she incorporated different things on the circles.

Dana said...

The chicken salad sounds delicious! I really liked how Christa just stitched right through the chipboard. Looks great!

catnap said...

Darling LO. Love all the little details that mirror the photo.

Sara V. said...

loved the soft looking LO and how you stitched over the titel
what great photos!!

 

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