Sunday, August 26, 2007
Here is my scraplift
The race was a lot of fun and I hope to participate again next year. We won't know until Tues if we won the grand prize or not. Wouldn't that be nice? Gail and I are getting very excited and can't wait till they announce the winner. Only one team will win. I think the prize is over $800 worth of digital prizes. Wish us luck.
That's it. Two components. A scraplift and a topic.
And for completing the challenge, you'll get a coupon for $7 good towards anything in my personal store at NDISB. The coupon is good through the end of the year, so if you don't see $7 worth of stuff you don't already have, I've got plenty of new stuff coming out.
ETA: The layout you scraplift of your partner needs to be one an ADSR layout. Thanks for the question!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Recently my favorite movie has been "The Phantom of the Opera" but I couldn't think of how it relates to me except for the fact that I love the music from that movie. I have the soundtrack and listen to it often.
So I went with my all time favorite movie "Beaches". I saw this movie as a teenager and it remains to be my favorite movie. So here's my layout:
Image of the movie was taken from
Bling on the Beach by Meryl Bartho
Bling on the Beach Add on by Meryl Bartho
Peachy Keen Alphabet by Elizabeth Weaver
Font: Harlow Solid Italic
Looking forward to the last challenge and hoping it's not a difficult one since my children are celebrating their birthday on Saturday so I maybe quite busy and don't want to disappoint Gail. Maybe they'll post it early so I can get it done and don't have to worry about running out of time with the party.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Indian Summer by Lauren Bavin
Pleasantly Pink by Lauren Bavin
Fonts: DSP Grandmom\'s hand & Viner Hand ITC
But that’s not all! For this challenge you MUST:
--Use a photo that goes with your most embarrassing moment. It doesn’t have to be a photo of the actual moment (because who stops in the middle of something super embarrassing and says, “Hey, I should get a picture of this so I can scrap it later!”?), but just a visual aid to the story. If you walked around all day with a piece of toilet paper hanging out the back of your pants, then use a photo of a roll of toilet paper. Wink
--Journal about your embarrassing moment.
--Use at least one ribbon
--Use at least one tag
--Use at least two different fonts on your layout (not including alphas)
Note: You must be involved in the embarrassing moment in some fashion - it doesn't have to be yours alone - but this is supposed to be about you. Smile
Challenge hosted by oscraps. Reward: choice of one of our fab-O Oscraps collaborative kits for completing this leg of the race! (prize awarded via coupon code to the Oscraps shop)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I finally remembered the box of photos I recently got from my mom that had just been scanned. I recalled seeing a photo of me when I was about 3 years old and my favorite aunt, who was about 17 at the time, having a tea party. It couldn't be more appropriate for this challenge. Aunt Mary has always been my favorite aunt and we've always been close. We started with tea parties and we still continue our girl talk over coffee to this day. That's the story behind my layout below.
Background papers: TracyAnn; Meredith Fenwick; Gina Miller
Ribbon: Natalie Braxton
Thanks for looking!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Journaling reads: Debbie and I have been friends for 31 years. We met in kindergarden. Now that we are both married and have children our main conversation is about our children. Potty training, tantrums, MOPS meetings, activities for the children, etc. Years ago when we had no children we would talk about our husbands. Never any mention of poop. Who would have known we would have been sharing poopy discussions years later.
August07CCPostingGift1 by Lorene Hill
August07CCStartKit by Lorene Hill
Prize: All ADSR2 participants who complete the challenge will receive the exclusive Dani’s Girl’s 6×6 Heat Wave QP album with instructions on how to turn it into an accordion album. In addition, one random name will be drawn from those who complete the challenge and that person and their partner will be offered a spot as guests on the Dani’s Girls team in September!Challenge can be found here.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Credits: Watermelon Picnic by Beth Nixon (yellow paper)
WA Picnic in the Park by Lisa Carter
The 2nd part of the challenge, I had to pass my layout to Gail and she had to embellish it. Wow, look what she had turned my layout into. She changed the title, changed the font for the journaling, added the date in a circle, added stitches around my focal photo, added their names in tags and added the beautiful butterfly that matches so nicely with the colors of the photos. Gorgeous Gail. I love it.
The last couple of days have been very busy for me with many activities for the children to attend but I did manage to work on Gail's layout within the chaos of my life. My challenge was to embellish her layout. It was a bit tricky. I started out working on it then got stumped. For the first time in my life really I actually had to sleep on the layout and not finish it. I just wanted her layout to be so nice and didn't want to disappoint her. So I started it I think Monday night and didn't finish it until Tuesday morning. I had to think of how I wanted it to look. Luckily, her page was about her son and I had collected some son things along my digital travels. Gail will share what I had done to her layout in another post.
Glad challenge 7 is complete. Sure hope challenge 8 will be a little easier.
Monday, August 6, 2007
For this challenge each of you will be creating a multi-photo layout. And not just 2 or 3 photos - you must use a minimum of TEN PHOTOS on your layout!!!!
Now there's a twist so pay close attention...
You will choose your background paper(s), photos and title and will arrange them the way that you want them. THEN you and your partner will TRADE your layouts and your partner will be responsible to embellish your layout for you!
This challenge is sponsored by Blue Flombingo.
I am SO excited about this challenge! I LOVE multi-photo layouts and this is going to be such fun. All I have to do is add my photos and background papers then pass it on to Laura to embellish. Doesn't get much easier than that, huh! Of course, then I have to add embellishments to Laura's layout. THAT is going to be the real challenge for me. Laura has little ones that are the focus of her layouts. My children are all teenagers and adults. I sure hope I've got some embellishments that will work for her layout.
Rumor has it that Laura may be scrapping pics from a recent birthday party her triplets attended. If that's the case, I'm covered. I've got a FANTASTIC birthday kit I've yet to use! I've finished my layout and have emailed it to Laura. I can hardly wait to see what she does with it. She's so quick I'm sure I'll get it back later today. She has commitments this morning and won't be around until lunchtime. I guess I can wait that long.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
We had to put some type of journaling on the layout so I went with a postcard and a little note to my grandmother that reads: Dear Grandma, No matter what I do we always seem to have a mess in our house. If it's not toys, it winds up being a food mess. This time it is pizza (doodle of pizza) plus a drink spill. UG! Toddler Years. Laura
Preparing a meal by SonDoras Miles aka Michele (blue patterned paper)
TEArrific Day by Irene Alexeeva (red patterened paper)
1. Pizzaholic by Irene Alexeeva (pizza title)
2. Favorite things by Tina Chambers (in journaling pizza doodle)
3. pizza party by Elizabeth Weaver (pizza)
4. Food stickers by DSP designers 3rd Birthday (pizza sticker)
5. country picnic by Janni Scrap Designs (plate, fork-knife picture frame)
6. Feeding frenzy by Amber Gray (hand print smudge recolored red)
7. sizzlin Summer mega kit by (3 pigs)
8. All Night Diner by Diane Isbell (ketchup bottle)
9. Animal Affair by Jen Hanson (popcorn)
10. August 07 Club Deco - by Deb Ammerman (basket)
11. July 07 Club Deco - Designs by CAZ (postcard)
12. A time to remember by Kim Liddiard (clock)
13. hroselli-dayplanner2 - (postage stamp)
14. BBQ little set 2 by Rose Made Designs (fork, spoon, knife charm)
Fonts: SU Harry Paul
You will need to create a "messy" style layout. Please use a solid paper and only 2 patterns for any paper extras. You must use at least 15 elements and no more than two elements can be from the same designer. Please do not use the same element repetitively more than twice as this counts as your two items per designer. Use this roadblock to challenge your creativity and to think outside your normal scrapping box. The messier the better and please feel free to use more than 15 elements as that is the minimum requirement only. We would also love to see some fancy title work (an alpha used for your title work can be considered one element) and there should be at least a tiny bit of journaling. Include dates, location and names somewhere on the layout.
This challenge is sponsored by Elementalscraps.
Laura had an early morning engagement with her children this morning so we haven't gotten a chance to discuss this challenge yet. I'm not sure which one of us will end up doing it yet. We'll be sure to let you know as soon as we decide, though, so stay tuned!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Did you see her "Shop With Coupons" layout?? It is SO cute! I really love Diane's kit that she used. I think Laura had this layout done almost before the ink had dried on the challenge post! That girl is QUICK!
As you can see, I have posted my layout. My Mamaw and my Aunt passed on a love of fabric and quilting to me. I'm the only grandchild that even showed an interest in learning. I loved the impromptu 'quilting bees' that happened at my Mamaw's house. My Papaw had made her quilting frame and it was attached to a rope and could be raised up to the ceiling when not in use and lowered when she wanted to quilt. As a child, I would sit under that quilt frame and listen to the adults gossip and laugh. It was literally music to my ears. I think they knew I was under there because sometimes they whispered! Once I was old enough to thread a needle on my own Mamaw said it was time to teach me to quilt. My stitches weren't even close to being as small as hers, but she let me stitch away. I was finally quilting with the adults! How proud was I!
My layout is my tribute to my Mamaw and my Aunt and the love of quilting they gave me. I hope you enjoy it. My journaling reads:
Thanks to my Mamaw and my Aunt NettieBeth. They were avid quilters and I loved sitting under that quilting frame when I was small. I can still hear their laughter when someone told some juicy gossip! Mamaw said she did some of her best thinking and problem-solving when she had a needle and thread in her hand. They taught me the joy of friendship while sitting around that quilt frame, also. Every female that entered Mamaw’s house when the frame was up was invited to sit down and put in a few stitches. Some wonderful friendships developed around those quilts. When I look at Mamaw’s quilts now I can still remember some of the stories told while she was working on that quilt. More importantly, I can remember those friends who are no longer with us. I’m the only grandchild who embraced Mamaw’s love of quilting and I’ve tried to instill it in my own children. While they appreciate it, they have yet to pick up that needle and thread, but there’s still time for that.
Simply Sarah: Template
Sausan Designs: Alpha
Christina Renee: Background, stitches
Jennifer Bolton: Teeny Tags
Monday, July 30, 2007
I thought and thought about this challenge but the only thing that kept coming back to me was how my dad influenced me to shop and use coupons. Since this is something I do weekly on Sundays I thought it was the best thing to scrap about.
I remember when I was growing up my dad would clip coupons on a weekly basis. He would also make a list from the supermarket flyer for the week. We would go food shopping together. We used the coupons that he had collected and he would save money on the purchases that he made. Now that I am married, I continue to clip coupons. Every Sunday I sit at the kitchen table with my daughter Victoria who likes to collect the coupons as I clip and sort through them. I participate in a coupon exchange through the mail so I have lots of coupons at my disposal. My dad taught me the process of clipping and saving money. I save from $20 to $50 a week depending on sales. Thanks Dad for sharing your knowledge of saving money by clipping coupons.
All Night Diner by Diane Isbell
Fonts: Bookshelf Symbol 7
Here's my interpretation of Challenge 4:
My husband, Lee, is taking early retirement in four years when my youngest daughter graduates from high school. Our goal is to sell everything (house, possessions, etc.) and start living full-time in our 5th wheel and traveling across the country. We're so excited and can hardly wait! My family thinks we're a little crazy, but they've always expected oddball things from me so they weren't totally surprised when we told them. It's been a dream of mine half my life to do this and, luckily, I married a man with the same dream! Isn't life great?
Ok...I'm off to check out Challenge 5 since it's been spotted already. Laura said it's about journaling and that's not really my strongest part of scrapbooking. I may have to do some thinking on this one!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
So you want to know about Challenge 5? It's all about journaling. Someone in your life has taught you something that has stuck with you. What is it? Do a layout and write about it.
This one I think I may have to think about for a while. I do have one thing in mind but to get photos of this will be a bit of a challenge. No hinting. Sorry.
Well, off for a nap and maybe I'll dream about Gail returning. Think Happy Thoughts.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Gail is away. She will be calling me tomorrow morning for the challenge information as she has her laptop with her. Hopefully she will have internet access by Sunday with her completed page. Hope it's an easy one for her to complete while she's away. So glad it's not a collaboration one or we would have some trouble completing the race with little internet access on her side. Well, talk to you tomorrow Gail. Happy Scrapping.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I can hear ya'll laughing at me right now (Diane!), but let me tell you...When I got that cell phone bill yesterday, I wasn't laughing! No sirree, Bob! I panicked...at least until I saw the total due. Whew! It was actually $30.00 less than last month! You parents of teenagers know what I'm talking about. I flipped through this thing and the first 7 pages are breakdowns of my phone usage and my husband's phone usage. The remaining 243(!) pages is the breakdown of my daughter's 11,538 TEXT messages! Yeah...you read that right...11,538 in one month! As my husband pointed out, that's almost 400 per day. Don't you think her thumbs would get tired or cramped or something??? All I can say is, "Thank goodness for unlimited text message plans!"
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The layout I just finished for this challenge took me 2 hours. Why? Well, I had purchased and downloaded a ton of kits yesterday and did not unzip them. Two of those kits I wanted to use in my layout. So I wound up unzipping a ton of files and organizing before I actually got to the kits that I wanted. Go figure. I always get side-tracked in everything I do, including scrapping.
Below are the two kits I was searching for. They can be found here.
At first I was going to do a 3 wishes page but then changed my mind and wound up using a wordart I already had in my stash that said, "Once Upon a Time". Then I used one of the windows in the above kit for my framing of my children's faces. Since there were only 2 spaces for photos I went with a sister layout. If you can't read the journaling this is what it says:
There were 2 little girls soon to be 3 years old. They were triplets. They had a brother. They had to share everything including their birthday. They faught often. Sharing was hard.
Here's my layout for the challenge.
Looking forward to seeing Gail's layout when she finally decides what to do. Gail, you can do it. I'm cheering you on.
Challenge 4 - I'm waiting.
All ye gathered are challenged to create a fairytale or storybook layout with one of these themes: Once Upon a Time; Three Wishes; If I were Queen (or Princess or Prince or King) of the World.
And I thought the museum challenge was hard! I'm having a real creative blog right now. Hmmm...what to do? Maybe I can get my daughter's perspective on three wishes or my husband's thoughts on what he would do if he were King. Naw...he's been sick with a terrible cold since Thursday and I am more than ready for him to get better! I DO NOT make a good nurse!
Anyway...I digress! Look at this super cute kit we get for finishing this challenge! Isn't it adorable?! It's from KB and Friends and, according to their forum, it will be for sale in their shop after the race.
Ok, I'm done for now. I'm off to think about how I'm going to interpret this challenge! Have a great week and we'll talk soon!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Then after giving it much thought we decided that it should be one photo from each of us. But what of? Our children? Ourselves? Then it hit me. How about a photo of our houses and our friendship. Both Gail and I are members of Club Deco and for the month of July the theme is "The Journey Traveled" . In that kit there are images of the 50 states plus charms of the states too. I thought it would work perfectly with our layout.
The quote I found searching for long distance friendships. Gail provided the doodles and background. With a couple of passing back and forth of the layout we managed to make this beautiful page together. It was a lot of fun.
Yes! We completed Challenge 2 and not only do we go onto challenge 3 on Monday but we each earned this beautiful kit from pickleberrypop for participating.
Stay tuned till Monday.
This should be a lot easier for me! Laura can scrap anything!! She's so good! Now, if she would just wake up and check her messages.
Laura.....WAKE UP!! I know you have things to do today (unlike me, she has a real life), so you need to get out of bed and get the day started, girl. Guess I'll just go have another cup of coffee while I wait on my partner.....
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
After agonizing over this layout for hours, I finally got it done! I'm not really that happy with it, but it does meet the requirements specified. Only one of the photos on the page is mine; the other two are stock photos from the museum's website. The 6th Floor Museum really didn't fit my stereotype of a museum. It was really, really cool. I remember the day President Kennedy was shot very clearly. I was 8 years old and in 3rd grade. They made the announcement at school that our President had been shot. Shortly after the announcement they dismissed school early. I didn't really understand the impact of our President getting shot, but I knew getting out of school early was a BIG DEAL!!
Anyway...here's my layout...such as it is! Have a great day and I'll see you on Thursday when we get our next challenge. Hopefully, it'll be something easier to scrap!
Monday, July 16, 2007
And just look what my partner did!! Isn't that just the cutest page! Laura, is that really you dressed as Dorothy? As my grandmother would say, "You are just as cute as a button!"
I want to know how you got that page done so fast? I'm still agonizing over mine. Thank goodness we have until Sunday to get this thing done. I sure hope Thursday's challenge is easier. I'm just so afraid they're going to tell us it has to be OPERA-related!! Fair warning, Laura...if it is, this old gal will stumble!
I'll be back later to post my museum-related page. Just don't hold your breath waiting for something wonderful!
Looking forward to challenge 2.
And because this is The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race and nothing is ever that easy, you must use the word "Amazing" somewhere on your layout. It can be in the photograph itself, in your title, or journaling, etc. Up to you how and where it is incorporated.
Don't forget to post your layout in your "official" gallery by midnight Sunday, July 22 to be eligible to go on.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I actually scrapped last night a page and my computer crashed! It hasn't done that in a while. I lost the entire layout and had to do it all over again. I realized that all the stuff I purchased in the past 3 days from the sales have filled up my space again and I have no disk space left. So this morning I moved some files to disk again. I certainly do not want to crash during the race.
I so need to stay off the computer but I'm running out of things to do! The race starts tomorrow so I don't want to do any major challenges.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Can you tell I'm so excited. Only one week left until our challenges are posted. They will be posted on Monday and Thursday. We will have until Sunday to post our layouts.
Until next time.