Speech bubbles are a fun and unique way to add journaling,
titles, and pizzazz to your pages. Today your challenge is to use them on a layout! Here are some ideas to get your started.
What Did She Say? By Elizabeth Dillow
for Big Picture Classes.
focus of this page is on the funny things Elizabeth's daughter says, and the
large speech title is the perfect way to emphasis her theme.
Elizabeth... by Elizabeth Dillow as seen in the May/June 2009 issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine, page 21.
On this layout all of the different speech bubbles bring a cohesive feel to some very
Talk bubbles are really easy to create in Microsoft Word. Go to
insert > shapes, and then click the one you'd like to use. Your cursor will
then change to a + and you click and drag your speech bubble onto your
(In other word processing programs you can do the same--just search your menus or help for "shapes".)
Printable talk bubbles are also fairly easy to find on the
internet for free. Here are a few sites you can try:
And don't forget you can try doodling talk bubbles on your page just like
Megan Hoeppner did here!
Ring Ring by Megan Hoeppner, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating
Keepsakes magazine, page 75.
For even more ideas for using speech bubbles on your
out this tutorial at Big Picture Classes. (Once you log in, you'll be taken
directly to it.)
You have two ways to enter to win!
Live Challenge: If you'd like to participate in the live challenge,
you have 60 minutes to complete your project. At the end of the 60 minutes,
photograph or scan your project, and upload the image to the Club
CK gallery (learn how to upload your project here).
Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your page by 1:15 p.m. MDT
today (May 27). For example, your comment could look like this: "My
page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx."
Long Challenge: If you weren't able to complete your project during
the live challenge, or you'd like to spend more than an hour working on it, you
have until 9:00 a.m. MDT Tuesday, May 31, 2011 to complete your layout.
Follow the above instructions for posting your layout and commenting.
Two winners will each receive a seat in the Design Challenges class at Big Picture Classes. It
starts the first week of July.
scrapbooking into a busy schedule can be tricky; even more so if you're feeling
a little stale, bored, or generally uninspired! Scrapbooking is about the photos
and the words that make up your memories, of course, but if you lose sight of
the value of the process, our beloved hobby can feel a little like a
chore-and scrapbooking should never feel like a chore. If your creative
process is feeling a little anemic or you simply want the accountability of a
challenge to reset your creative focus, you need Design Challenges!
Congrats to NicoleA who is our first winner! To claim your prize, watch for a conversation on your profile page.