Challenge #4 issued by Cindy Tobey from CK magazine was to use wood or wood grain on a scrapbook page or project. I had a leftover scrap of wood grain paper from when I created a layout about my compost bin, so I decided to incorporate that into a layout featuring a photo of me on my wooden swing.
I placed the wood grain strip to the right of the photo and used some word stickers that have been in my stash for several years to describe my feelings of contentment.
Challenge # 6 (yes, I skipped #5) issued by Tami Morrison was to think outside the box. She gave several examples of layouts where some element extended outside the dimensions of the page. I created this 8 1/2 x 11 layout with the road extending past the right edge of the page.
I will be including this layout in my LOM Things That Matter 12x12 album. I cut a small slit in an 8 1/2x11 page protector so that the road could extend outside. I really like the way this little element sticks out and adds some interest in my album.
There are still seven Creative Crop challenges that I did not complete on NSD - I have one almost done on my craft table and am planning to look back over the other challenges for inspiration for more layouts later this week. Anyone else participate in the Creative Crop on NSD? I would love to see your layouts - please leave a link to your gallery or blog in the comments.