I am a slow scrapper.  Faster at digi than traditional, but I am still a slow scrapper.  I have never been a person who can sit down and have a layout ready to go in 30 minutes.  Usually an hour isn’t even sufficient.  But through persistence, I was able t get a lot accomplished last week.  I completed a total of eight layouts, which I am pretty sure is a record for me.  I shared one of the layouts with you in my last post.  But today, I wanted to share the others.

The first layout I created last week was for one of my Creative Teams.  I am currently on the team for HotFlash Designs and this first layout was created with her kit Winter Sky.  I had to go back to 2009 for the photo when Florida has a particularly cold winter.  (We are talking about at least one day below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Is That Ice I See Layout

Speaking of CTs, I am also on the creative team for Michelle Batton.  I’ve been on this team so long I can’t remember when I joined.  Over the years, Michelle and I have become good friends and we finally got to meet in November 2012.  The second layout I created was for her Paper Blocks -States: OK NM TX.  This layout celebrates all the yummy food that I was able to eat when I visited Texas in November 2011.  I just have to say that Texas has good food. lol

Texas Food Layout

This next layout I completed for Digi Dare #307.  The theme for the challenge was “commitment”.  So my layout is about my LDS mission.  This layout was way outside my comfort zone.  First, doing minimalist is hard for me.  I could have gone with cover the page completely,  but choosing minimalist seemed easier.  Second, while I love working with red, orange is not a color i use a lot.  But it was a requirement for the challenge.  I definitely had to stretch myself with this one, but I love the way it turned out.

I have another CT layout for you.  This time for Merkeley Designs.  I’ve been with Merkee even longer than I’ve been with Michelle.  And I  have found that Merkeley Designs has so many staples that I return to again and again.

When I was working on my silhouette photo for week two of Project 52, I took lots of pictures out at Veteran’s Memorial Island in Vero.  This photo of the sunsetting is one I really liked so I definitely wanted to scrap it.  So I chose to use it in this layout for Merkeley Design’s Date Arounds 1.

For my second challenge of the week, I completed the Then & Now Themed Thursday Challenge at Hummie’s World.  This is not an Art Journaling layout per se, but I definitely went for that artsy look.  I had some problems picking my initial papers, but once I got started I really liked the way it came together.

I did a second layout for HotFlash Designs.  This one features the type of Florida weather that I love.  In addition to using A Case of the Blues from HotFlash Designs, I also reached in to my Merkeley Designs stash and used an Edge to Edge mask for the photo taken at the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.

I have one final layout to share with you.  This layout was for another challenge.  This time it was the Lifescapes Designer Spotlight Challenge at OScraps.  This layout was initially going to contain journaling about the ups and downs we’ve experienced the last couple of years.  But I decided instead to go with the lyrics from a song called Life Ain’t Always Beautiful sung by Gary Allan.  This is absolutely a favorite song of mine.

Phew!!  That brings us to the end of last week’s layouts.  I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my work for last week.  I think next time I do this many in one week I’ll divide up the layouts in to multiple posts (as if this will ever happen again lol).  Did you do a layout last week of which you are especially proud, leave me a link and I’d love to give you some love.

Until next time!!