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Scrapbooking challenge :: Grid it up

scrapbooking challenge :: grids
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I may love my layers and and adding more and more, but sometimes a grid just balances everything. And let this layout prove I may do more double-page layouts that if first seems!

So a very simple challenge for you now: Create a project with a grid as a design element! You can interpret that any way you wish! Get creative!

One entry will be selected to win a prize pack of assorted scrapbook goodies. Entries close at midnight next Sunday (21st August 2011).

Feel free to use the comment section to chat about this challenge, as the entries should go in the linky widget!

13 August 2011



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95 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Grid it up

  1. Carrie Says:

    Love the grid! Thanks for the challenge!

  2. Jenny A Says:

    I love grids! Can’t wait to do this challenge!

  3. carol finlay Says:

    Another super challenge, off to find photos and papers then get started.

  4. Jill Says:

    Oh no! The challenges keep coming :)! Too bad I have a husband and kids to take care of! Maybe some more scrapping after the grocery store! LOL

  5. jennifer grace Says:

    ah ha! this will be a perfect one to use for my newly printed Hipstamatic photos! Yay! x

  6. marianne Says:

    Love the looks of grids, especially when you have lots of pics!

  7. Fay Says:

    Just had a big batch of 6×4s delivered, maybe I’ll chop a few up!

  8. Sarah S Says:

    This got me going square eyed until I took a deep breath and went for it as I don’t usually do grids. Thanks for the challenge which in the end worked quite well, even if I do say so myself :D xx

  9. Mandy Says:

    Yes, Yes and another Yes, I loved this challenge and completed layout number 4 in super quick time, it wasn’t the most complex page due to lots of photos but I’m really truly happy with it and you know what, this day has been utterly brilliant.

  10. Angie Gutshall Says:

    That layout is beautiful!! I Love grids!

  11. Tam2 Says:

    I LOVE this layout! It’s a great way to use several smaller pictures & lots of bits & pieces of patterned paper. : )

  12. Sabine Says:

    I’ve never done grids before, but found it interesting to try something new!

  13. Penny Says:

    I love this layout and have been drawn to grid layouts for a while now with your challenge I will make one promise lol

  14. Jennifer Says:

    Grids are the best default design for lots of pictures! Had fun with this – thanks!

  15. dogmatix Says:

    Goodie…grids :) Know just what to do with this one! (want to scrap so bad now :(‘weeping pitifully’)

  16. Kristin Says:

    Ali Edwards has totally got me into grids. They have such great visual appeal and offer a nice way to use several photos. Fun, fun, fun! I am having fun catching up on reading all of today’s challenges and then I’ll be all set to sit down and scrap! (there’s much of the day left here in Seattle!)

  17. Trisha H Says:

    There’s something so pleasing about grids! Love these!

  18. marianne Says:

    Done! Love what everyone has done so far! Keep up the good work, girls!

  19. Nathalie Says:

    I am a big fan of grids and your double pager makes me want to create one :) It’s beautiful!

  20. Jane Says:

    What!!! More butterflies Shimelle :) I’m a grid girl so love this challenge.

  21. Jennifer Smith-Sloane Says:

    Finally got this one done. Sorry it’s sideways again but I only have my iPhone on the retreat. Can’t even edit the junk out.

  22. Kim Strother Says:

    Shimelle I have to tell you I am new to your blog, I started whatching your monthly videos at 2 peas this year and then started checking out your blog and I always find inspiration here. But this weekend is above and beyond…all the challenges have been great and inspirational, and I love that I can check out all the layouts by everyone else that is playing along! I’m sure it takes lots of work to put something like this together, so thank you for all your hard work! It is much appreciated!

  23. Shannon H. Says:

    Just my style- Your 2 page layout is great. Grids make a 2 page layout so much easier and it flows together so much better.

  24. Shannon H. Says:

    Just finished my layout! I used some KI papers from 2008! I have been holding on to those papers for so long. So happy to be using my stash.

  25. lynn Says:

    reat, not tried anything like this for a while.

  26. Chipper Says:

    I have never had much luck with grids, maybe this will be the lucky one that does work … great to get a shove into the areas I avoid! LOL

  27. Amanda Says:

    Just found these challenges this morning. I will have a busy week catching up. Linked my “Flutter By” LO.

  28. Louise Wood Says:

    Really enjoyed working on the LO, might look simple but has taken me ages – I’m such a faffer and always dithering over what to add and where. Thanks for the challenge

  29. Jenny A Says:

    I love grids! What a great challenge!

  30. ruth Says:

    I love grids – just getting to grips with galleries etc – sorry for the small photo!

  31. Angie Says:

    Never done a grid before so this was a nice challenge. Will do it again for sure!

  32. Brenda B Says:

    I have a lot of photos from our trip to the Outer Banks earlier this year, but none of them are all that great, so I printed some at 3×4 and used them on this grid challenge. Thanks for the inspiration to get some of these photos on a page!

  33. Georgia Says:

    Easy, peasy. I had some old grid cardstock from All My Memories “Time Savers” collection. Worked great, plus I used some old paper.

  34. Debbie Wilby Says:

    OK 5 Layouts – this is amazing! I cannot remember the last time I did 1 LO let alone 5. Again used some very old photos and using a grid made me be very specific with what I wanted to show in the photo! Again great idea Shim – in fact the whole weekend has been a joy and I just wish I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow! I am determined to finish all your challenges – I have my mojo back!

  35. Caroline Says:

    I had to bribe my other half with some Lego (do men ever grow up?) to get an afternoon to scrap. Hope you like my attempt, haven’t scrapped in ages so this was great fun and has really got my creativity flowing. Will attempt some more tonight x

  36. Lisa Says:

    I’ve done something completely different for this one ~ very plain and simple. I’m really enjoying my scrappy weekend.

  37. Rebecca Says:

    So, so fun! I’d never made a page with a grid, but this was a perfect starting point! I loved it! This one went so smoothly for me! Thanks!

  38. AllisonLP Says:

    I’ve been meaning to do a grid layout, just never got around to it…

  39. Abbey Says:

    I love grids – this time went with different size squares/rectangles, and liked how it turned out.

  40. Peggy Says:

    Gotta love a nice grid,eh? Grids are great, especially for Project 365 Pages.

  41. Angi b Says:

    Grids pretty much same my life. i’m a very linear scrapbooker and because i have a million pictures, grids help me to collage several photos in a page without looking too cluttered. thanks Shimelle for the inspiration (not to mention the challenges to get me scrapbooking – i’ve been AWOL in the worst way)

  42. Linda Says:

    Using grids a lot lately in collage style for my monthly layouts this year. Here’s my March LO!

  43. Jenny McGee Says:

    Fun challenge. I don’t do this grid often, so it was fun. I am busy on Sun. afternoon doing a bunch of these challenges. Thanks.

  44. Marie Says:

    Entered!

  45. Cathy Green Says:

    I really struggled with this one, am not really a linear scrapper and would never use a grid in the normal run of things, but I do like my finished LO and have now uploaded it…

  46. Natalie Elphinstone Says:

    I agree…. you can’t go too wrong with a grid!!

  47. HazelG Says:

    Thanks for this challenge. I had a number of cute photos of my nephew and couldn’t choose which ones to use – this way I managed to fit 6 images on without it looking crowded.

  48. Laura Says:

    Thanks for a great challenge! I had a fun time putting this one together.

  49. lynn Says:

    Completed second page of a DLO for this one.

  50. Sara Taylor Says:

    I have finally found a layout for my son’s Reception Year Sports Day – Thanks Shimelle

  51. meghann Says:

    Love grids, Shimelle. This one came together so easily. Thanks for the inspiration!

  52. emma clark Says:

    another amazing challenge.. once again I have added 2 pages to one blog post so please scroll down for this one. thanks xxxxx

  53. Beki Norman Says:

    I’m not usually a grid person but I loved this challenge!

  54. nitasha Says:

    Had fun with this challenge! Love the look of grids, but have never actually tried it— so glad I tried! My grids a little wonky, but I had fun making it!

  55. Donna Says:

    Finally got this one photographed – still having fun! Thanks :-)

  56. Renee H Says:

    This was perfect for getting a bunch of photos from a vacation on one page.

  57. Scrapdolly Says:

    I love working with grids so really enjoyed this challenge. Once I finish this album I want to have a go at your double page idea too

  58. Cindy Says:

    Phew! This one was hard. I have never done anything like this. Enjoyed the new challenge!

  59. rockchickhelen Says:

    This was just what I needed!

  60. Bethan Says:

    Not a grid lover but found a surprising source of inspiration.

  61. Karen Says:

    I had been waiting for a LO idea for all these photos! Thanks Shimelle – just perfect :)
    I will be using this idea again too xx

  62. Ann Says:

    I used Hambley grid rub ons and arranged my photos in grid strips, thanks for inspiring me to use up older stuff!

  63. Beverley Says:

    This challenge was fun, & a nice way to use photos that possibly would be scrapped otherwise

  64. Sarah Says:

    Thanks for the challenge, I have scrapped some pics that often get left on the computer :)

  65. kate bucci Says:

    Finally done it….I’ve been meaning to do a grid layout for ages so I’m really pleased to get this done. Thanks! :)

  66. cinback Says:

    This is my first time doing a grid. I have loved what others have done, so I tried my hand at it!

  67. Alison Says:

    Just what I needed to give me an excuse to buy some nesting dies….. and a great way to scrap a lot of photos on one LO! Great challenge thanks!

  68. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Gorgeous layout! I used a sketch from Explore for my layout which was a long time coming! Will be scraplifting yours too soon.

  69. Jenny A Says:

    I uploaded my grid layout :)

  70. Jenny Says:

    I’ve uploaded mine, small grid hope it counts!

  71. Olivia Says:

    I love creating grids on layouts with my sewing machine :)

  72. Smeepee Says:

    I decided to use a piece of pp with a grid on – I’ve been wanting to use it for ages but had no inspiration. It makes the whole layout so symmetrical!

  73. So.Creative Says:

    So happy to make this challenge!!!! Thanx a lot! I’ve just posted mine and linked it above ;-)

  74. Gina Says:

    I enjoyed this challenge as well. I do like to line things up straight! I loved using these old photos of me and my siblings. They came in this cute little size with no editing required!

  75. Bunnyfreak Says:

    I love grid layouts, so this was right up my alley.

  76. Carol Anne Says:

    I loved this challenge! I’m going to use grids in more of my layouts from here on out. It makes for a simple and polished layout.

  77. Ladkyis Says:

    I like grids but don’t use them enough. If I had a memory I would make a mental note!

  78. Gemma Says:

    I’d never done a square grid before. Really enjoyed this. I normally scrapbook my nephews so it was so lovely to use pink for a change!

  79. Nancylee Says:

    Guess I’m too late since it’s already past midnight in UK. But I posted my photos on flickr for the weekend challenge….

  80. luluuk Says:

    I used your April 4 × 6 photo love as my guide. Love the results!

  81. georgina Says:

    I’ve never thought about a grid design before this was a great way to get me thinking of something new. I’ve loved all the challenges this past weekend

  82. Rachel Houltram Says:

    I had a lot of fun with this – so many pictures of people with a mouthful of chocolate! I actually added circles cut from a picture of chocolates in those round holes in the corners, but I’d already taken the pics by then. Really enjoyed sanding through the paper to make the letters stand out – saves a fortune on letters!

  83. Jane Says:

    I’m a grid girl. Always works for me.

  84. pegg Says:

    Looking at your post again, realized I had the same photo configuration! Anyways, this was my first attempt at a 2 page layout! It was fun, will try it again soon!

  85. Janice D-P Says:

    I love grids, and this time I used circles to create mine. It’s such a great way to use lots of pops of color on a layout.

  86. Natalie G Says:

    Love grids – a great way to showcase lots of photos on a single LO!

  87. TrĂ­ona Says:

    Delighted with my grid page. Thanks Shimelle :)

  88. Zahra Says:

    Just in time, but thanks for inspiring me to get scrapping again!!

  89. Patty Says:

    I like using grids, they come in handy when you hit a slump!

  90. S Says:

    This was fun, great way to use up scrap paper and snapshots.

  91. Louise Pettman Says:

    Love a good grid!

  92. Lucy Says:

    I’m a grid freak so loved this challenge!

  93. Rachel H Says:

    SO glad to get some older photos on a page – I waslooking for inspiration for these!

  94. Karen R Says:

    Not sure if this is to late or not. But did my LO for the grid challenge.

  95. AndreaHB Says:

    Another super challenge, thank you!

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