Woo hoo !!!! I am so glad H2H is having scrap challenges again and I know I'm not the only one who is excited. I love looking at and being inspired by the other submissions and well I love the challenge it has definitely help me stay inspired to scrap all the pictures I take.
So the challenge this month is sentimental. Here are the guidelines as posted on H2H . . .
Our January challenge is Sentimental January.
* 12" x 12" page Layouts involving a sentimental moment with friends, family, or pets (past or present)
* Must use a CTMH Exclusive Stamp Set featuring a sentiment and let's see some journaling.
* At least 1 photo required
What was that little blurb "let's see some journaling" ??? O the unjustness . . . . ok I'm kidding but "showing my journaling" is the challenge for me. I try NOT to need to journal because I do not care for my hand writing so just for my gal pals over at H2H I challenged my self to include a journaling box. So I used the other side of my BIRTHDAY layout from earlier this week. Here is my layout . . . .
What you do not see the journaling box ???? Well I thought I'd share a handy tip for gals like me because it seems wherever I am I hear the same quandary from a lot of crafters. Journaling is not as easy as it seems. So my tip is to make a "POCKET" for your journaling so whatever your hang up is with journaling . . .(takes up too much space, I feel cheesy writing this stuff down, I do not like my handwriting etc.) My personal favorite "POCKET" is to turn s photo in to the pocket.
Here is a close up . I only use adhesive on three of the 4 sides. Then cut the journaling box 1 inch smaller than the photo box to allow easy sliding. Finally I like to add a little bling to use as a pull tab and draw attention to the "Hidden Journaling"
Here is the link to H2H to see all the Sentimental inspiration this month .