Friday, April 10, 2009

Speed scraping

Do you scrap? Well of course most of you do because you all know me from a scrapbooking site for crying out loud.

So do you digiscrap? If so, have you ever done a speed scrap at one of the many digiscrap sites out there? No? If not, you should. For a long time I resisted. I was scared and shy. I don't have relationships with anyone at these sites. I follow several of the blogs associated with these sites to get ideas, see new kits, get freebies, etc. On one particular site, GingerScraps, they do lots of speed scraps as well as lots of other challenges. I have participated in a few of the challenges. In February, I finally due up the nerve to give a speed scrap a shot.

So what happens in a speed scrap? A speed scrap lasts one hour. A hostess gives instructions one by one with a few minutes in between each one so the scrappers can accomplish that direction. At the end of the hour, the scrappers will have one more hour to finish up their layout and upload it to the associated gallery. Usually there is a cool or cute freebie that each participant gets.

I had fun with my first foray into speed scrapping in February but then things got busy and I have not had time to really get back to do another until today. Since I have been working so hard to get the house cleaned up (see the previous post for my to-do list this week), I decided to take a little while this afternoon to scrap.

Here is the result:

The color palette for this scrap was black, white, gray and silver. This is one of the reasons I like speed scraps. It makes me scrap outside my comfort zone. I would never do an entirely black and white layout on my own but I love how this one turned out.

Background paper from Gingerlikethecracker’s A Star Danced in Space kit.
Frame by Pineapple Princess
Glitter border by Inspired by Dominic Designs.
Diamond by Broken Jar Creations
Staple by Angela Coles
Alpha: JanelScraps
Font: Snap ITC

1 comment:

  1. Great page. I still have no idea how to do the digi scrap stuff, but would love to learn once I get the tools on my computer. You made me laugh out loud when you said, "For crying out loud!" I love when people say that. HAHAHA!
    Anyway, I haven't scrapped in a long time. I have been altering, making cards...basically everything, but scrap. So I think I will do it this spring break. Thanks!