Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lotsa Love 2nd page

Chocolate Kisses by Ginger Scraps designer collab


The heart is so diverse in its ability to love.

Romantic love is one of the most powerful of all human experiences.~ Helen Fisher

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Challenge 13 First Page

Here is the first page for Challenge 13. Rachel is working on the second one, but I'm going to post mine now because I'm not going to have another chance to really do it before it's due. :)

Papers, hearts, alpha, brown rose- Gingerscraps' Chocolate Kisses
Flowers - Love me Do by ehansen
Ribbons and staples - Sweet Sprinkles by Shabby Princess

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Challenge 13


It’s Friday the 13th and you are about to embark on your 13th challenge. You have entered…. (queue scary music) the ADSR Zone!

For this challenge, you will work together as a team to create a single two-page layout, with each of you creating one half. Because you are each completing your own half of a two-page layout, there is no need to swap files and otherwise transfer large documents (yay!)

You must collaborate on your two-page layout and it must coordinate. Both the overall design and color scheme/kit must coordinate.

Here are your assignments. It doesn't matter which team member does which assignment, but just make sure you have one of each when you're finished. Also be sure to put your journaling and your supply list in your description when you post your layout.

Left Page:
Use exactly 3 papers
1 must be in a shape
Use exactly 3 photos
1 must be B & W
Use exactly 3 flowers
Use exactly 2 strings/ ribbons
Use exactly 2 staples

You may use other embellishments as needed, as long as they are not flowers, strings, ribbons, staples, papers or photos.

Journal at least 5 sentences (must include the word love).

Right Page:
Use at least 4 papers
1 must be a print, all others must be plain
Use exactly 2 photos
Crop 1 photo into a shape
Use exactly 3 staples
Use only 1 flower
Use only 1 string/ ribbon
Use exactly 1 frame

Use exactly 1 alpha

journal at least 5 sentences (must include the words heart and diverse, or diversity).

You may not use any other embellishments or items on your page.

Challenge 12

Here is our LO completed for challenge 12. Rachel Bob did the overall LO (and she did a beautiful job too, I love it!!) and then sent it to me to fill in the journaling with a conversation we had.

"relax" by summertime Design
"Make Like a Tree" by Harmonystar
"Garage Band King" by Scrappy Cocoa
button - "Forever mine" DST collab
bird - "Lifting Hopes" Cherity Collab

Journaling reads:

Hey Rachel, I don’t think I have ever really thanked you for getting me into digital scrapbooking. At first, I thought it would just be a fun hobby, something to do with my spare time, but it has come to mean a lot to me.

I’m so glad that you could be obsessed with something I’m obsessed with, just like the good ‘ol days. I love scrapbooking. I always knew how important it was to keep a journal, but it was always so hard for me. This is a much more fun way to document my life and that
of those around me.

Oh, I definitely agree. I still like to keep a journal and write the stories of my life, but I found that in my journal I tend to only document the really big occasions. With digital scrapbooking, I can not only tell stories about every-day matters, but I can add pictures - which really tell a story all on their own!

So True! I love how you can tell a story just with pictures. Sometimes that's all it needs. Then other times when you need to explain HOW the marshmellows got in his hair, there's always the journaling option. Plus I can then print them out into different books depending on how I want my memories organized. Or pop a page in a frame and give it as a gift for Grandma so she can always remember the story too.

Ha, ha! Exactly!! And now that I’m a mother, it’s so important to me that my son has a record of everything, especially things he would not remember on his own. I know personally from losing my mom so early that there are so many memories lost because they went with her. So anything she left behind is so precious to me. She kept a journal for just me that recorded my early life and it’s one of the few items that I truly treasure. Since she passed away, it has become a goal of mine to preserve any memories I can so that my children can always have a piece of me if they want it.

It seems scrapbooking is the perfect way to link past, present and future all together for the benefit of those who matter most to us....our family.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Challenge 12

Challenge 12 is located at {we are} Storytellers:

"This challenge is an INTERSECTION -- Players must collaborate on one project.

Pretend you and your team mate are sitting on a porch, sipping a cup of tea and chatting. You stumble upon the topic of storytelling, your eyes light up and you begin talking about why storytelling is so important to each of you.

Please create a layout that expresses what storytelling means to each of you. Why did you each choose this form (scrapbooking in general and/or digital specifically) to tell your stories? Why is storytelling important? How do you feel about storytelling (is it a creative outlet, way to express your words, document your family's experiences, etc.) Why are you a storyteller? (You don't have to answer all these questions, consider them food for thought and to give you an idea as to what we are looking for.)

Your story must include:

{we are} storytellers word-art provided (see below) -- you may alter the word-art if you would like.
At least 1/2 of the layout must be journaling, more the better
At least 5 elements/embellishements
No more than 2 pieces of paper
Only 2 small photos, 1 of each of you, placed in the bottom right hand area of your page. IF you have a photo of the two of you together, you may use it and only required to have 1 photo. The bottom line, we want to see your beautiful faces!"

Challenge 11 - Sara Bob

This is my Challenge 11. I actually knew exactly what question I would have asked. Haha! It may seem kind of dumb to you, but when we cleaned out my mom's closet after she passed away we found out that all of her clothes were turned inside out. It still puzzles me why she would do this. If it were me, I'd say I was too lazy to turn them right side out...but my mom wasn't the lazy type. In fact, she was a little OCD and liked things done a certain way. I have pondered on it ever since.

Sorry the picture isn't so great. I only have one picture of my mom on my computer and my scanner is no good. So I had to take a picture of a picture and this is what I got.

Gingerscraps Hot Mama
Sherrie JD Shew Fly Shew
Miss Erin's Scraps -GAT
Tinette- Behind the Reeds

Monday, February 9, 2009

challenge 11 - How Far

Challenge 11 was a toughy for my and I'm afraid I wasn't terribly brilliant, but I do wonder how far this kid will go. He's so smart and so adventuresome. It seems only his small size is holding him back right now.
Vintage Blue by Pam Lefors
maps by Gunhild
Endless Ephemenra by Raspberry road

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Challenge 11

Challenge 11 can be found at Scrap Orchard!

"You can ask any one person (dead or alive; family, friend, famous or foe) one question. Who would it be and what would you ask them?

Here are some layout requirements:

1. Your layout can have only ONE photo. The photo must either be of the person to whom you are posing the question OR must represent the question you are asking.

2. You MUST include your question in your layout and your question can be the ONLY words/journaling on your layout. This means you have to tell us what your question is, but that’s it. You can’t explain the question or answer the question. I'm a big fan of “less is more”, so express yourself through just your question and your photo."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Challenge 9 - Sara Bob

Okay, so this has taken me forever, but I finally got it done. Not forever to do it really, just forever to get started on it. Hehe!

Frames, handle - Kayla's Quilt by GingerScraps
Alpha, flower, papers, lace - Fancy Fall by GingerScraps
Brackets, page edges- Shewfly by SherrieJD
Labels - Harvest Spice by Shabby Princess

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Challenge 10 - all about Sara

My 2 designers:
Harmonystar & Pixie Keepsakes

I've known Sara since I was in second grade and know here pretty well, so I decided to ask her a TON of random questions to learn some things I didn't know. I am aware the journaling is blocked, but it's pretty darn funny just reading the bits and pieces of it. Anyway here's the whole journaling for your random reading pleasure.

I drive a Chevy Lumina * I have lots of freetime, my entire day is free . . . I don’t get paid for any of my time. Ha ha! * I recently had a dream where the word "Schwab" was another word for "penis";. (I'm not kidding- I couldn't make this stuff up if I was conscious) I was asked to spell my name at work and when I said Schwab (to get it started) I offended this guy and got in big trouble. I was so upset, I thought, you shouldn't get in trouble for spelling your own name!! * I absolutely despise cleaning. I like things clean, but not to clean them. * Ironically for cash I’ve been cleaning house for a lady here in town. I also have a photography business. * I’m a very cautious driver...sometimes too cautious. * My favorite past time is taking pictures of my family. * I would love to learn shorthand. * Being disappointed depresses me, especially when my hopes are way up. * I love love love my kid. I’m so obsessed. * Final Fantasy III is my favorite Nintendo game. * I don't think it's ever possible to know everything about someone. * Sometimes I miss being a kid. I miss the carefree ways. I wouldn't want to go through being a kid again. * I’ve never cheated on my husband, but cheat all the time at games. * I think I’m a nice person. Surprisingly people like me! * I love to eat Chocolatey things. * I’d like to tour Europe sometime and see everything I can. * My favorite flower is the yellow rose. * If I could be an animal I’d be a horse. * If I could have a super power it would be super speed! Could you imagine getting everything done in record time?

Challenge 10

It Takes Two:

Interview your race partner (ask at least 5 questions) and create a layout (with a photo) based on that interview. The layout must contain supplies from two designers—no more, no less, and the color scheme must consist mainly of two colors. Minor accent colors are allowed, but 2 colors must stand out most prominently.

Monday, February 2, 2009

challenge 9 - Without you. . .

I just have to say, I totally think my grandma looks like a movie star! She's the one in the middle.
Frames- Scrappin cop *edited
Romantic Heritage by Snowmoon's Design
frame hangers - Forever Mine DST blog Train collab
Chain - Once upon a dream by Purely Pixels
Plaque - Harmonystar
Lace - Gunhilde
Clock - Russian Dutch Heart Design
Fall Freebie by Farrah
Lamp - Meet me in the Garden at Twilight by Erin Scraps *edited

Challenge 9

This week’s challenge is: Generations.

Your scrapbook page completed for this challenge must include:

Photos of at least two generations of family members (the more generations, the better). KB and Friends specializes in vintage and retro-style digital scrapbooking kits, so we encourage you to dig out those old family photos and scan them, if you have any.
Something metal, preferably, old metal.
At least one flower.
At least one vintage or retro-style element. It can be ephemera, an old book, an old clock, and so on.