This has by far been a subject of great popularity lately - 'Nerd Love'. It's a lifestyle that just about anyone can relate to, especially the CP Gal who inspired it, Melissa Stinson. Today, she's come with more Star War adventures and a weekly 'geek-centric' insert using the Crate Paper collection, Boy's Rule.
As soon as Christine sent the design team schedule for this month and I saw that my March post had inspired the "Nerd Love" category, I knew that I had to take another shot at using the awesome Boy's Rule collection. As you can probably tell, I'm firmly convinced that this collection isn't just for boys - it's suitable for all geeks!
I'll start things off with a layout with more photos from the same Star Wars convention that I scrapped for last month's post. Given half a chance, I'd scrapbook Celebration photos all the time!
I've been having lots of fun lately scrapbooking layouts that are anything but 12 x 12, just for a change of pace, and I'm always amazed at just how quickly an 8.5 x 11 layout can be put together! My two photos are 3 x 4, and the design is a loose grid of sorts. Basically, I mentally picture how all of the pieces of a page would look if they were laid out in a neat, evenly manner, then move them together on the page until the corners and edges are either closely aligned or even overlap a bit. Items like the piece of star vellum in the background help to add more depth and interest to the page.
By the time I'd finished this page, my scrapping table looked like a happy pile of geekiness had exploded on it! Instead of cleaning up right away, I decided to dive in and make another project with all of the supplies that were already out. That lead to another completed week in my 2011 Project Life album (which I'm slowly but surely getting finished - just one more week to go!), and it was a week that showed just how geeky things get around our house.
This particular week was light on photos, so I had the chance to use some great filler cards from the Boy's Rule Journaling Card Set. Even though there are just a few pictures, though, they really tell quite a bit about my personality and also that of my husband - we really are quite the geeky pair, and it shows in everything from the picture of the Star Wars Legos in my office to pictures that he texted to me of his Master's degree in lab work.