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Scrapbooking my Competitive Side

LOAD217 Greek Mythology, take the layout a day challenge and scrapbook every day in February! #load217 #layoutaday #scrapbooking #digiscrap #pocketscrapI’m excited to be the featured designer for LOAD217 Greek Mythology today.

The prompt for today was inspired by a competition held between Poseidon and Athena for the city now known as Athens. (Yup… major spoiler alert there!)

After hearing about the story our prompt was:

What is something you do better than others? What competition would you win or lose?

At first I thought I’d scrapbook about my son’s competitive swimming, or maybe board games, our family loves them! As I went looking for photos I saw some recent pics from my hubby’s birthday. We went 10 pin bowling. I LOVE bowling, and I definitely take pride in kicking a little butt.

Queen Pin layout by Alice Boll of Scrapbook Wonderland for LOAD217. Frames by Simple Stories. #load217 #scrapbooking #watercolor # simplestories #journalingstrips #bowling #layout #12x12

I started this layout on a piece of watercolour paper. I created my background and let it dry. I arranged my frames into a pleasing arrangement. Then I stopped and took a quick photo of it with my cell phone, so I wouldn’t bump it and lose everything.

Day 8 Close1 Alice Boll

Then I measured the frames and printed photos in the sizes I wanted. Could I have cut down other photos, sure, but this made it a gazillion times easier.

Day 8 Close2 Alice Boll

I used my beautiful Typecast Typewriter from We R Memory Keepers to type my journaling and I cut it into strips. I thought the strips would make it easier to see the pretty background and keep the journaling a bit lighter.

Sounds totally believable, right?

I typed it on strips because I kept messing up my block of type, so I finally gave up and decided I’d do it in strips so I didn’t have to have all of the errors! #reallife

Day 8 Close3 Alice Boll

My friend was over and suggested the title which I immediately loved. I added a little bit of bling with the crown on the Q and this layout was done!


Have you scrapbooked a competition, or your competitive side recently? If not… it might be time!


Happy scrapping!


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