I did scrap today's event. While others on my primary message board felt that it wasn't a priority to scrap, I did feel that it was. I wanted to document today. This election taught us that elections matter and votes do count. We saw that even in a dark time, we, the people, seek leadership. And, for the first time in the history of this country, the color of a man's skin was not a barrier. So, through the photo of this man, a copy of his speech, and my journaling, I have documented this moment in my history. I am proud that I have done that for someone, at some time years and years from now, who was not here to see this moment occur. Here is my LO. President Obama's speech is attached to the back of the page (treated with Archival Mist).
I've done three layouts for Happy Scrappin'. I was really into Doodlebug products this month! I'd pick up paper that I liked, planned the LO, turned over the paper to list the product and found that I repeatedly picked out Doodlebug all three times! Here they are:
This has to be one of my favorite photos of DH and DS! I just love it! I wanted to do something different so I rounded the corners on the PP. Now, for those of you who are not spatially challenged as I am, this was a real pill! I needed to make sure the curvature on each corner was as closely the same as possible. The trouble came in when I cut the PP into smaller sizes and still needed to maintain the curve. DH often asks, "You had trouble in Geometry, didn't you?" I just smile. Some of you probably have a better way of doing stuff like this. I tend to do things the hard way. *sigh*
This LO started out to be black and white. I quickly realized that I needed some color and red is always great with black and white. I made the flowers on the right using matching papers from the Doodlebug line found in the heart and the red on the mat. The word "Love" was silver metal. I used Staz-On to color it black. The "leaves" on the stems are 3 metal Making Memories words (love, adore, sweetheart). The chipboard hearts are all glittery and the key in the lower left is made from black and clear crystals to add some sparkle. I had fun. The title words come from a song done in 1945! It works for Valentine's Day, right? LOL
Doodlebug again! I wanted to do a monochromatic LO and the brown paper was so much fun to use. I got to use up a ton of flowers, too! To add some sparkle, I placed some tiny crystal stars that are in shades of brown here and there on the LO.
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