Monday, April 28, 2008

Photo Frame Challenge

This week create a layout with a fun, stylish and unexpected photo frame.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

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Serious Ice - Created by Ali

I totally threatened Stampin'Cat with a digital layout and she looked kind skeptical... I hope she likes it anyway! I love how this page turned out, but I think I probably spent more time fiddling with options than I would have if it were my photos.
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Friday, April 25, 2008

Lemons - Created By Stampin'Cat

"I used paint dauber on the Heidi Swapp ghost letters to create a lemon peel effect, and dabbed the ink around the frame edges. The stickers are by Magenta, citrus peel-offs applied onto yellow rouche paper with great texture with a little bit of glitter gel pen for accent!" Stampin'Cat
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Monday, April 21, 2008

Photo Swap

This week the challenge is to swap photos and journaling with a scrap buddy, and you will do a page using their photos with your supplies and they will do one for you. If you want to provide journaling with the photos you can, or just leave space on the page that will accommodate the journaling to be added later. The idea here is to venture out of our scrapbooking comfort zones and look at our photos in a different way. I know I am not the only one that feels like I have a definate 'style' and it seems impossible to get too far away from that. I think that this challenge will inspire us all to try something new! Have fun!!

No Paper Trimmer!

Hi gals! My mom and dad are here so I will be a bit late on posting my challenge. (If you don't know my mom is completely anti-scrapbooking and I honestly don't want to hear it!) So.... what that means is I have not been working on anything this week. I promise I will catch up quickly!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

No Paper Trimmer Allowed!!!

I didn't use a paper trimmer and I only cheated a LITTLE bit by doing the photo layout part digitally. The rest is paper, so this is a true hybrid layout. To cut, I used by deckle-edged decorative scissors on everything. Good challenge, Jill!!
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Since it wasn't permitted to trim, I tore all my paper... except for the 12x12 piece of course. These photos are from when Miah was 9 months old (ish?) and spitting peaches everywhere!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

7 Random Things Layout

Weekly Challenge - April 15, 2008

This week create a layout using any product or any tool EXCEPT YOUR PAPER TRIMMER!
Good Luck!! (Hehe) -jillybean

Monday, April 14, 2008

7 Random Things - Jeremiah's Sayings

So despite further technical difficulties, this time with my Cricut, I am posting this challenge early! I really had no idea what the heck my random things were going to be until like Wednesday, then 'Miah was on a super cute spree all day and said the cutest things and I was suddenly inspired! Although, one of my personal favorites was when he said "Baby Elijah looks like a jellybean"...but that was SO three weeks ago, I wanted to be slightly more current!
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Totally digital, totally fun. A layout that I would have never done without this challenge--that's why I love these challenges!! Gets me outside of my "box" and my "comfort zone".
Thanks for the challenge. What's next??
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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Interview Layout

Hi Gals! Here's my interview challenge from a couple of weeks ago. I did a birthday interview with Kieryn. On to the current stuff!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This is my layout for the quote/music lyric challenge. I have been dying to scrap this photo of the boys because it makes me smile and laugh every time I look at it!!

On to this weeks challenge of 7 random things about me!! Havin' fun!!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Seven Random Facts

So, this week's challenge is straight from the "We Dare You" book...create a page with seven random facts about your life. It can be about your family, relationships, the next ten minutes, the last ten minutes, about you...whatever, random is to you. This will be good for me because it is in no way chronological in nature!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Quote Layout!

Argh! I can't believe jillybean beat me!! Mine was done, I just hadn't posted it yet! My quote was from a layout that I can't find now by Stacy Julian where she said "Life is about choices, do what you love." I thought this page pulled all my loves together; graphic design, photography, scrapbooking, family, fonts and Ali Edwards...although just for the record I haven't 'done' her, but I have hugged her and boy howdy was that good for me!

Quote Layout

Hey! Am I first one posted this week.....woohoo! Here is my favorite quote page. I thought I would put a quote number at the top and keep doing layouts like this every now and again and maybe someday have an album of favorite quotes. It could happen!!

I got the basic design of the layout from this month's SS Magazine Father's Day Layout by Kim Morgan on page 34. I used the CK Digi Kit Flower Girl by Jennifer Sprague. I played with a lot of filters and other editing effects on the photo. I am not exactly sure if I like the results but I will print it out and worst case I will take the photo out and replace it with the more gently edited photo.

My quote reads: "Do not underestimate the value in doing nothing, just going along and listening to the things you can not hear." Adapted from Calvin & Hobbes.

I am so glad to see that Lori has joined us and with such a great starting layout!!

Yeah, 2 become 3! I am so excited!


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Ribbon Challenge

Finally I have a layout posted!!! This is my ribbon challenge and it is definately not what I had in my mind for the project but it meets the criteria. In my head I saw a ribbon frame that was weaved thru the paper. I guess I will have to try that some other time.
Products used: All the strips on the side of the photos are self adhesive ribbons from DCWV. Green ribbon bows are from KI Memories and painted chipboard letters for title I think are also from KI Memories. Bazzil Cardstock. Wild Asparagus Patterned paper. TLC Craft Tags were used to make the scalloped sides.
On to the next challenge!! jillybean

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ribbon Challenge

Ok, so I didn't use a LOT of ribbon on this layout, probably because I am just not much of a ribbon user to begin with, making this a TRUE challenge for me. I used the BasicGrey Periphery papers that I bought at convention along with the coordinating Bazzil Cardstock. Journaling reads: "Megan, you have not had an easy time with reading. It has proven to be quite a challenge for you, but you have worked very hard & overcome your difficulty and have even learned to enjoy reading. There have been a few books that have especially captured your interest and the Spiderwick series have been one of these."

Ok, so I think I am a challenge or two behind :-), but I will do my best to keep on scrappin' and postin'!!
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