Hello all you Skrap n' Chatters! I am so very very excited to be a guest at your crop. So let's get some housekeeping under way. This is me-so you have an idea who you are chatting with if we have never met.
First off: If you are just dropping by my blog, A cool online community is hosting their 6th anniversary crop this weekend friday to sunday with a Sesame Street theme. AWESOME! So check them out.
Second: If you aren't sure who I am. My name is Leica Forrest, a crazy spelling name pronounced Lisa. I have been in the scrapbooking industry for almost 17 yrs now. I have worked with so many many different companies designing and really just loving this industry. My passion is and always will be in teaching classes. I have been married 15 yrs in July. We have 3 kids; Riley (boy-11) Jager (boy-9) and a little girl named Ireland (6.5). We are a very busy busy family. Sports here, sports there, running everywhere!
So my challenge is this:
Banners are a hot trend right now in the industry. They are a great decoration or place to put journaling. Sometimes when I don't have a lot to say about a photo, I will use them to just decorate the page. I love to mix and match banners of different sizes. You can make your own, or maybe you have punches, dies, pre made banners. Anything goes! I'd love to see how you use banners creatively. And since Valentine's Day is coming up, let's toss some hearts in on that layout as well.
Here is the layout I did for the challenge to motivate you guys!
Want to see a few of the steps I did to create this layout? First I used a Sizzix Banner set called Sizzix Bigz Die - Banners. It is one of my most used, and favourite dies!! I punched out quite a few, then I gave them haircuts. I kept some long, made some shorter.
This is totally optional. But I machine stitched the tops of the banners.
Then I adhere a journaling block of paper on the left side. To make the banners flare up and only adhere the tops of them to the page. And then curl the bottoms up between my fingers.
Place the photo on. You can see I left enough space for journaling and kind of grounded the banners by placing the photo lower on the page.
Add journaling and decorative hearts~!
Here's a closeup of the other side.
Ok, so I promised 3 prize packages. Here is how you can try to win or try for all. Your choice.
Prize #1: create a layout based on the challenge on Skrap n'Chat. Please post all your layouts there. A winner will be chosen from there.Since your crop celebration is all about Sesame Street, I tried to find a prize package that would be appropriate. Not too many Sesame Street Papers out there. But Imaginisce just released an entire Family Game night collection which they have sent as a prize. I partnered that with a few other items from fabulous companies to create this prize package!
Prize #2: Just comment on 3 different posts from my blog. I would love to hear from you. This challenge is intended just to help inspire those that may need it, or don't have time to participate. this one is a fun new CHA collection. Pretty pretty pretty! Of course, beefed up. :)
Prize #3: This one is COMPLETELY selfish for me. lol Please don't judge me too harshly.I just need a helping hand. I just finished going back to University for a post graduate degree in Inclusive Education. Apparently it is SUPER important to be on linkedin and have people endorse your skills. So if you are on linkedin, connect with me, and endorse my skills-that would be awesome! I will endorse you back for sure!!!! Thanks so much in my adventure to get a job in the school system. :)
Okay guys, let's have fun this weekend!!!!
Love you guys!
Thanks to amazing companies that support me with prizes!
- American Crafts
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Totally appreciate it!