February 16, 2012

February Leap Challenge by Elizabeth

Design Team Member Elizabeth submitted this layout for the February Leap Challenge.  She said:

I took several leaps in the making of this layout. I leapt into a book on scrapbooking, The Busy Scrapper by Courtney Walsh, which I treated myself to last year, looking for inspiration and found a simple layout that I thought would be quick and easy to use. Then I leapt again, this time into my boxes of unused stash and found this brilliant sheet of design paper. The colours include black and red which mirror the colours in the photographs I'd chosen to scrap. After that the supplies needed came together very quickly. Another leap into my snippets/leftovers stash brought together the bits of black and red card with the red spotty piece and the scrap that looks like a piece of lined notebook paper. And another leap ... the photographs were taken in a leap year, although I may have the details slightly wrong. My DH thinks that these photos were taken, not on Hogmanay, as I thought, but in the very early hours of New Year's day, 2008, therefore the date on the journal note should read 1 January 2008. And the Hogmanay in question would have been 31 December 2007! He could very well be right but I'm not changing the date now - at least I got something right, the photographs were the first taken of us, with our friends, in a leap year :)

For more information on my source of inspiration and a complete list of materials used visit my blog at

Thanks for looking,

Now it's your turn to take the February LEAP Challenge. The February Challenge is anything to do with LEAP - it could be a Leap you've taken in buying or using a new tool, a new product, a new technique, or your project could have somehing to do with your taking a leap. Anything goes! Take a leap and take the challenge. To participate in the February LEAP Challenge - just email a picture of your project along with a description to Scrappinpsycho@live.com

All submissions will be posted to The Scrap Our Stash blog and on February 29th a winner will be chosen, and given the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member for the month of April. This challenge ends at midnight central time February 29th.
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  1. What a lovely layout all your leaping created! I love the paper. And your design is really great!

  2. This is a cool "leaping" layout Elizabeth! I love the paper you used and your title work is really neat! Good job.

  3. Beautiful! Love the waved border strip under the photo along the bottom.

  4. I really love the color combo you used!! That bright red flower added just the right touch!

  5. Nice use of a patterned paper as a background! I love the way you did the title!

  6. I like how you used tabs for each letter of the title!

  7. Great subject and great color combo. I like the layout - it does look like a quick simple layout.