I'm a little late sharing this layout I created for the Bella Blvd blog, as part of our National Scrapbook Day celebration. There was just too much to share over the weekend, and this got pushed to the side. Might have had something to do with the 12 posts I put together on the Bella blog, just for Saturday.
If you missed it, you should check out the Bella blog posts from Saturday. I challenged all of the designers to create "All About Me" themed layouts and answer a few scrapping questions. I had this idea to do a layout about Words With Friends, the game I'm addicted to playing on my iPod Touch.
When I first started playing, forever ago, I was terrible. I lost every single game. Badly. Eventually, I started actually paying attention to the board, watching the triple/double letters/points tiles, and trying to be smarter about my moves. Don't get me wrong ... most of the time, I'm still just an average player. I lose. A lot. I have plenty of times where I make plays quickly, and without much thinking. But I also get in there and make some smart moves.
And what do I do when I make a great play? I'm a total dork and I take a screenshot of it. At first, I did it just so that I could prove to the girls that I wasn't terrible. They're not easily impressed by their mom, and believe me, these screenshots never seemed to impress them either. But it did make them laugh a little. Most likely at the fact that I felt the need to screenshot it.
When I realized how many screenshots I had started to collect, I knew I wanted to do something with them. I printed out a handful of them to use on this layout, all in a 2x3" size. I went through my stash of Bella papers and dug out some in blue, yellow, and grey, to match the photos of the game board. I even pulled in a bit of green, with the chipboard accents and the green patterned paper and vellum I used for the large circle.
I have created quite a few "All About Me" layouts in the past, but I've gotten away from doing them over the last year or so. This is a good reminder to get myself in the scrapbook albums more, even if it's about something as simple and silly as playing a favorite game.