Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CKC Portland

The Challenge:
Use staples on your card or layout.

I love staples!  They come in all sorts of color now and have the duel purpose of holding stuff on and looking good.  I have found myself using them a lot lately.

Recently I went up to Portland to meet up with some peeps and shop the vendor fair at CK's convention at the Convention Center.  It was a blast!  There were so many great ideas and fun stuff to woo scrappers of all kinds.  We then had dinner and I stayed over in a super nice hotel in downtown.  I even met Megan Hoeppner!  I just brought along my little point and shoot camera, but it worked out nicely and I thought staples would be a great embellishment on a layout about scrapping.

I also joined in the all day crop Saturday during National Scrapbooking Day at BPC.  They had challenges every hour for 12 hours.  That's a lot of scrapping in one day!  I managed to do 9 of the 12.  The very first challenge was to make a fanciful frame around your photo.  Ah...staples to the rescue.  I made an actual frame, even miter cutting the corners.  Then I just stapled them together.  They work quite well.  The frame is pretty sturdy.  When I was finished, I added a few more staples to "hold" the strips on the page; added a fun banner and bingo bappo!  After I took the photo and posted, I realized that I forgot my journaling.  Um, hello?  I will be adding the stories behind these photos very soon, lol.

The layout


Steffanie said...


Tina said...

I am so jealous! Love this layout! Great photos too!

Ashley Horton said...

I love that frame Laura and great idea, using the staples to hold it together around your photo! Sounds like you had a fun time!! And how cool that you got to meet Megan Hoeppner!! :)

KellyF said...

I love the letters in your title on this one, very neat!