My soul lady Kristin of rukristin just released her first product line in collaboration with Kara Haupt. To celebrate the launch, Kristin hosted a Scrapbook Sleepover complete with challenges (and a movie–Kristin and I did a lot of tweeting about The Princess Bride). Excited to dig into these awesome products, I did all of the challenges! I’m sharing them here so you can see this amazing line in use, and you also have some time to join in on the challenges yourself to enter to win the whole line!
The first challenge is to use a Big Title, so I used a big title on a pocket spread! I’d been wanting to use this big chipboard alpha from Ali Edwards, but it’s hard to actually spell out anything in a full title when you only have one of each letter.
I looked through my not-yet-scrapbooked weekly pocket scrapbook folders and realized that spelling out the abbreviation for Saint Louis would be a perfect title for this weekend trip highlight page!
I’ll write way more about the trip in a minibook, so most of the pockets were filled with photos. The black and white complemented this busy / photo heavy style well.
Tombow’s monotwin pens are excellent for writing journaling on slick stickers like these.
I used a black ampersand card to list out the main things we did on the trip. I love Uni-ball Signo white pens for writing on dark surfaces.
The second challenge was to create a Double Page layout, so I decided to scrapbook the previous week in a pocket spread, even though I usually wait longer to make spreads, the The Game card gave me an idea for documenting a Game of Thrones episode so I rolled with it (minor spoilers on that card).
Going on here: Jonas leaping on my brother to say goodbye after we had dinner with him and his fiancé, Father’s Day doughnut breakfast, seeing Finding Dory, lots of puttering around the house with our foster daughter, and Eliza with the first ripe blackberry this year!
The GOT card is my favorite, but I didn’t do a close-up in case anyone not caught up is trying really hard not to read it.
I also cut down 6×8 paper for the other cards on this page and added stickers to jazz them up!
The words stickers are so fun.
My public library is displaying a first edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio and hosting lots of Shakespeare related events this year in celebration of the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death (it’s a world-wide celebration, so look into events near you!) I included a program as an insert.
Going on here: Shakespeare’s First Folio (opened to Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be” soliloquy) and a photo with Shakespeare quotes with my friends Paul and Anne after we saw a “Shakespeare and Hip Hop” presentation. A selfie, Eliza playing with friends after school, lots of pictures of our foster daughter, and welcoming the two newest members of the Nerd Nest menagerie: two African dwarf frogs.
The My Review card was a great way to document the presentation!
More cut down 6×8 paper + a journaling spot from a past Ali Edwards Story Kit.
The third challenge was to create a page using Selfies. I include #Thursday3 selfies in almost all of my pocket pages, so at first I thought I’d do another one of those, but then I decided to switch it up with a layout.
I picked this photo, which I took using the reflection in my computer while I was working on editing my book.
I layered various cards and stickers from the line around the photo to frame it. This was also a great way for me to meaningfully use some of the quote cards–I tend to pack my pocket spreads full of journaling and photos, so I don’t usually have a lot of room for “filler” cards. This is a wonderful alternative for me.
The fourth challenge was B&W + Color. Because a lot of my other projects use just the black and white with the yellow in the line, I wanted to add in a pop of another color–bright pink–into this reads page too.
The title card is 6×8 paper trimmed to 4×6 with a strip of 6×8 trimmed to 2×6 as a place for the pink alpha.
The The Story of Tonight card is a Hamilton (musical) reference, so it was perfect to use to explain why I read The Federalist Papers.
I layered a Studio Calico card with the colors I was using on a black card cut down from 6×8 paper for a bit more journaling.
The fifth and final challenge was to go Off the Page, so I used a card from a kit to make a gift tag! The Made This card is especially perfect for this. Just punch a hole, add some ribbon, and fill out. Done. I left the date blank, however, because I haven’t finished the project I’ll use this tag on.
I hope you liked seeing how I use the collection! I’ll be sharing some more projects once my stamps get here. Head over to check out the challenges and challenge rules to join in the fun yourself!