As you all know by now, I am a baker! However you may not be aware that I am also a scrapper! A lazy scrapper...but one nonetheless. In a few months it will be our 3 year anniversary and I'm only halfway through scrapping our wedding album so that will give you an indication of my laziness!
It's not that I don't like scrapping, in fact I love it!! and when the inspiration grabs me (as it did last night) there's no stopping me and I had to stay up til 1.30am just to get it finished! but I just don't seem to find the time to squeeze it in as often as I would like, I also work better when I have scrap buddies with me like my sisters, Mel and Mara...who are scrapaholics compared to me!
The challenge on this months These are a few of my favourite things blog was to scrap your favourite shoes!! As soon as I saw what it was I knew I had to take part! Shoes are one of my obsessions, and so the only problem I had was deciding which shoes to scrap about!! I was thinking of doing my polka dot shoes I had custom made for our wedding, but in the end my Chuck Taylor collection proved too good an opportunity to miss! So I snapped a pic of every colour I own and let my fantastic husband work his photoshop magic to make it look like this:
I then used an awesome Converse postcard that Mel sent me from Brighton when she was there the other week, and I cut up all the little pairs of All Stars and used them as a border. I had a few American embellishments that I couldn't resist using! and I even had this 'stars and stripes' font on my computer which I used for the journalling:
I was desperately running out of the relevant alphabet needed for the heading in my sticker collection, a lack of a's and e's presents a problem! so with scrapping tips on hand from Mel she suggested a handmade bunting heading so I inked the little triangles in red and attached it to some red ribbon and I was quite pleased with how it turned out:
I added the finishing touch with an adorable mini pair of Converse's my mom bought me a while back. I'm not sure exactly what they're made out of but they're almost porcelain and then painted, but they sure look like the real deal! A couple of pritt pads later and they made the page complete!
I love the way with this page I managed to combine 3 of my favourite things: Converse, America and Polka Dots!! I should have just sneaked a cupcake brad in somewhere along the line and you would have had all of my obsessions in one!