Friday, October 31, 2008
Snap and Scrap is celebraing Digital Scrapbooking Day in style by a sale in the shop, free with purchase and challenges galore for you throughout the weekend. Come check us out. You won't be disappointed.
You'll want to go check it out early, we are getting up some words for a bingo challenge and you'll need to pick your words early.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I really love how this layout turned out. I used a new kit that I was able to buy becasue I was chosen the random winner in a challenge I entered at the Digi Dares. Here are the instructions:
Instructions for SS #37
1. Choose 3 papers. Two solid and one patterned. (Don't ask me which 2 are the solids...)
2. Choose at least two pictures; place them in a row. Any direction is fine.
3. I’m telling you this now, so you have time to work with it…Your title needs to be creative. Use at least one alpha. Have fun with your title.
4. Add some string
5. Add some kind of stitching.
6. Add something from nature…example: flowers, trees, leaves, stars, etc.
7. Put an initial somewhere
This is for the scraplift challenge at ScrapMatters and I used Amanda Geils' Halloween kit.
Here is the one I scraplifted.
And my take on it.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This one is for next week's Template Challenge and we're featuring Bonnie van Esch. I picked her kit 100% Boy. Totally works for Andrew. There was a cute word art I wanted to use, but didn't have the perfect picture for it. But I really like how this picture goes with the template rub out she did.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This is what I did with it.
(For the RoadMap to Scrap Challenge at ScrapMatters)
(From a personal challenge on a private forum I'm on)
2. Choose 3 papers all solid colors.
3. At least one of the papers must be at an angle.
4. Add some bling.
5. Have at least one button and one star.
6. Your title must be an alpha
7. Date must be on an element(tag, shape, flower). Journal if you want to.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This is also from the same kit as above and was for the Tuesday Template Challenge at ScrapMatters.
This is a scraplift challenge from ScrapMatters.
This is the layout I scraplifted:
This is for Becki Kress:
This is a template challenge at Snap and Scrap and uses the kit About a Girl by Brianna Cox.
This is an AWESOME template. It did all the color changing and everything for me. It is made using Jacob's Treehouse by Amy Riley at Snap and Scrap.
This is from last night's speed scrap at ScrapMatters...love how my lo turned out, but it was a struggle to get there.
And I cheated on that last step a little bit with my title...
Friday, October 10, 2008
This one is 2 challenges. It goes with the scraplift challenge on my Flickr group but alos it is part of the Word Up! challenge at SM. The challenge was to use your title to createan acrostic poem or just journaling. I wasn't in an especially creative moment when I made the page, so I opted to just journal with the letters. Uses the kit Rustic Heritage by Becki Kress
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Here are the instructions for the latest installment.
1. Choose as many photos as you would like, but your main photo has to be positioned so that it is hanging over the edge of your LO (as in I shouldn’t be able to see all 4 sides).
2. Blend a background using 2 or more papers. Try using blending modes on your program such as overlay or soft light…have fun playing! Sometimes I use a soft edged eraser at 35% opacity to erase one of the papers in spots.
3. Now layer at least 3 papers behind your main photo. Add other papers and mats as you wish.4. Add embellishments. The only rule here is that you may NOT use any flowers!
5. Include a few fasteners: tape, staples, stitches, etc.
6. Include journaling in a column. This means that your text box should be longer than it is wide!7. Add a date tag and a title.
Here is my page:
Also, I wanted to give away a freebie today. So if you've read about the speed scrap, lucky you, here's a new template from me to you.
It is based on this layout I created a few weeks ago.
I also am trying to get the most bang for my buck in doing as many challenges as possible. ScrapMAtters' Saturday challenge is currently going on and the technique we're focusing on is selective coloring, where you take a b&w photo and make just a bit of the color shine through. I like the design of my lo in general, not entirely fond of the selective coloring...
They also have started heritage challenges and if any of you know me, I am a nut for genealogy. It's what I studied in school, so any heritage challenges are right up my alley. I'm just going to copy and paste the requirements for this challenge.
*Your challenge for the month of October is to make a cohesive two-page spread:
One page is a "goal layout" about what 3 of the things you most want to know about your ancestors (living or dead). You don't need to find out the answers these are just goals of things you want to learn. If you're like me there will be many more than three things you want to know. Just pick three things and just start.
For the second page you need to answer those questions about yourself. You don't need pictures although pictures are great. This is meant to be fairly broad. You won't have room to go into much detail. You can certainly do more than the two-page spread but you will still only get one participation point. Also you don't need to share any private information--it's perfectly ok to blur out names and places. This project is for you.
You also need to print it out onto paper--acid free is best. We'll use the honor system here, but you need to be able to share this with your family. If not now, then 50 years from now, when no one remembers what schools grandma attended or what kind of a car she drove or what her favorite songs were.
You can make these layouts any size/shape format that you want. I will be doing all of mine in rectangle, because all of my family history stuff is in 3-ring binders so I can update the information easily. You might want to start a special album for these challenges.
You have until October 31st to get your pages uploaded to the gallery and posted here in the forum. I'm pretty sure you won't be able to double-dip on this project, but just a reminder that this needs to be a new two-page LO. Have fun and remember that the past is indeed the present tomorrow.*
And these are the 2 pages I made. All of my ancestors came and settled in Pennsylvania. They didn't go ANYWHERE else. I know that everyone always gives the general answer *they came here for a better life* but I'd really want to know WHY EXACTLY they came where they came. Did they realize what they were leaving? Did they know what they were doing? My layouts are about those kinds of questions relating to their migrations.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
In this first layout I used papers from Handy Man and the chicken from the farm kit to play along in ScrapMatters' recipe challenge: Soups and Stews this month...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
This month is focus on close ups, so take a close up picture and then scrap it...
The second challenge I did was the Color Challenge. Here is the possible colors...
Now, we had to do a complementary colors (red and green with 2 other of the colors) OR an analgous color scheme (red, orange, and gold) plus one other color. I picked the complementary colors.
Friday, October 3, 2008
So, this is the layout...
The first thing this layout does for me is that it is done with a new kit by Amanda Geils...I think it's due out next week.
The second thing is it was done for the Road Map to success challenge. Here are the directions.
1. One Black and White Photo
4. No Alphas, Fonts Only
5. Lots of White Space
6. Something Torn
7. A Frame
8. Use a Kit You Have Never Used Before
I was also able to fit it into October's Add it on challenge at Snap and Scrap. Here's that list:
(you only have to put in 5 of them...I think I got 7)
1. Let's see some brush work
2. an Autumn or Halloween or Thanksgiving theme
3. use at least 2 alphas...mix and match
6. purple embellishment
8. a picture with no people in it
10. plant life (flower, leaf, tree, etc.)
so there you go...triple duty.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Here are last night's instructions:
Instruction #1 Choose at least 3 photos and arrange them as follows: One is substantially larger than the others and the smaller ones are lined up together along a side of the larger photo.
Instruction #2 Use at least 4 papers. Be creative, use as BG, mats, shapes, etc.
Instruction #3 Use ONE frame to frame all the photos together.
Instruction #4 I want to see a really good layered element cluster, I LOVE clusters!
Instruction #5 Use something from nature on your layout.
Instruction #6 One word title, use an alpha.
Final Instruction: Journal at least three sentences, DATE, and post!
There was also one this afternoon:
12:00 - Pick your photos. You can have as many as you want. But at least 1 of them can NOT have any people in it! So - if you only chose 1, there's can't be human beings in it.
12:10 - Pick your papers. Any number, any kind. Arrange your photo(s) on your page. You may NOT tilt your photos in any way!
12:20 - Let's begin to embellish. You have choices. I need to see:- at least 1 button OR 1 staple- at least 1 embellishment with newsprint OR 1 clear/acrylic embellishment- at least 1 yellow embellishment OR 1 pink embellishmentany other embellishments are fine as long as your LO meets the above requirements.
12:30 - Continue embellishing. Try using some splatters, scatter some elements across the page, or a sprinkle or something like similar. Something that looks "spilled". You can even scatter your buttons or other embellishments from the previous step if you like.
12:40 - Title your page. Use at least 1 alpha that you have never used before.
12:50 - Add some journaling or a quote.
1:00 - LAST STEP!! Put the date on a tag of some sort. Save! Post in the Speed Scrap #31 gallery and link to the thread!