Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Guess What?!

I've been selected as a Design Team Member over at Scrapbook Challenges. This is a cool place that provides weekly sketches and challenges to help motivate and inspire you as a scrapbooker. The group is on MySpace and I would love it if all of you would come on over and join me in the fun. I will have a layout up for the September 1 sketch and will be presenting a challenge on that day as well. Thanks to Pamela for giving me this awesome opportunity!

More Layouts

Leah and John came over again Friday night and we did our usual scrapbooking until we just couldn't stay awake. Here are the layouts I completed.

Did this one for the Unpubbed open call.This one has a transparency overlay. That is why the picture is kinda blurry.

Love using this SEI patterned paper on this one.
And then some Sassafras paper....
This layout seemed all over the place for me, but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Some Recent Layouts

Leah came over yesterday and we did some scrapping. I love it when she comes over...we seem to be so productive. Even if we have to quit several times to take care of the kids...4 between the two of us! Here's what I did:

This layout was for a new sketch challenge site called, Pink Sketches. This was challenge #1. I used pieces from at least two different kits from Sweet Pea Scraps. Some Sassafras and Crate Paper.
This two-page layout was inspired by a PageMaps sketch, but then I totally went off on my own. Just so good to get those Easter pics from 2007 out of the way! Besides the Bazzil, the paper all came from a SPS kit...Crate Paper. Both stamp sets were Autumn Leaves.
This layout was completely on my own. I sometimes find myself depending on sketches or other challenges, so it is nice to do one totally by yourself. Most all of these products were from the August Sweet Pea kit. Wasn't sure what I was gonna do with that owl, but I liked how this one turned out. LOVE all that Sassafras!!
I actually completed this layout last weekend, but haven't posted it yet. I thought I was doing a recent Unpubbed when I did it, but later discovered that I lifted the winner's layout. Oh well, cause I really like how this one turned out too. Used some Making Memories, Basic Grey, and MME.
Thanks for looking. Hope to do some more this weekend!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sweet Pea Scraps

I just recieved this awesome kit from Sweet Pea Scraps in the mail yesterday. So today I had an itching to break it open. I decided to complete one of the challenges on their blog and at the same time, jack Leah. Leah has become such a great scrapper in just a short time. I remember going on a scrap retreat with her several years ago and she sat on the couch and watched movies while the rest of us scrapped. And now look at her! She's in the process of being published and has made it to be a Design Team member! Her layouts are so awesome. They give you so much to look at but are so clean and fresh. So I picked one of the layouts she completed this weekend and lifted it. Here's my take on it.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Thank You Leah!!!

Friday night was our monthly crop and Leah encouraged me to participate in the Online Crop over at Dixie Pieces. I am SO glad I did. First of all, it really got me going and I was able to finish 6 layouts that night. Then I did another one plus a mini-album on Sunday night to finish up the crop. Today, they started posting some of the winners. They drew my name for the 1-Year subscription to Scrapbooks Etc.! Woo Hoo! I also won a RAK for the Self-Portrait Layout (for creative title). I seriously LOVE that place. And you know me...while I was there, I had to go ahead and order the kit for this month. I totally love those colors and can't wait to get it. So without further ado, here are my recently finished layouts:

I used the Pencil Lines Sketch # 52 for this layout.This is the layout I did for the Self-Portrait challenge and won the RAK for the creative title.

I used Pencil Lines Sketch # 09 for this layout.
This layout was a Sketch Challenge for the online crop at Dixie Pieces.
This was a challenge to use the words "Summer" or "Splash".
This layout was for the challenge "men 2 med". You had to create a title using these letters.And here is the mini that I did. I used the May kit from Dixie Pieces and then some other various products.

I can't wait until they do another online crop. I will SO be there and I encourage you to do it with us. It really does help boost creativity and it's fun to make new online friends!