Here are a few more things I did during the month of December that I didn't fit into the last post. First of all, I forgot one of the layouts I did using the Cosmo Cricket for ScrapCity. I love this one. I also used Sketch #121 from Scrapbook Challenges to create this layout.Scrap Whispers has started back up with Round 5. You can read here if you do not remember what this site is all about. While we are waiting on the layout to make it's way around the team, we do weekly challenges. Last Sunday was Challenge #10: To use the game Scrabble as your inspiration. Here is my layout I did for this challenge:Challenge #11 went up today. The challenge was to tell about your New Year's Resolutions. I did a layout about being silly. I want to spend more time with my kids having fun throughout this year. This is one of my goals for the new year.Georgina is doing a fantastic job with this website. We welcome you to join us on the challenges. You may just win a prize if you do!
The Creative Team over on ScrapCity made cards for the month of January. Making cards is one of my downfalls. I do not do it nearly enough. This is another goal of mine: to do more cards this year. Here are four cards that I made using a kit sent out to us by the owner, Wendy.We also have 11 different challenges for the month of January. You can do layouts for these challenges to get you name in the hat for a prize drawing at the end of the month. I did the sketch challenge and the quote/saying challenge. For the sketch challenge, I used Sketch #005 from Scrapbooks Etc. Here is the sketch:And here is my layout for this sketch:
For the quote/saying challenge, I want you to choose a saying or a quote that has the word happiness in it. Here is the quote I chose for my layout:
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -Denis Waitley
And here is my layout:
Kids Can Scrap is now in it's 4th Challenge! It is going so well over there. I love that we have so many kids participating. December was our greatest month with over 40 entries! If you've not been over there lately, go check out the galleries set up on the right side bar for the past challenges. For January, Annessa and I came up with the challenge of a teamwork layout. The mom or adult helper will begin the layout. They will stop at a point and take a picture of it. Then the child gets to finish it up however they choose. And then after another picture of the final product, you can send them to Kids Can Scrap. Check out what Annessa and I did for this challenge. Here is the layout after I finished:And here is the final layout after Annessa finished:
I think she did a fabulous job with it!
Last but certainly not least, one of my LSS, WiseScrappers, is holding a Layout Contest. I spent nearly an hour in there the other day picking out paper to use for my layout and talking with one of the owners, Brenda. They are looking to try some new things for the new year and I enjoyed chatting about some exciting things with her. They have a new website and a blog. Today I found out that my layout for the contest is up on both their website and blog! How cool is that?! Thanks Ladies....you guys are awesome. I look forward to seeing you lots more in the future! BTW, they were also one of the gracious prize sponsors for our grand opening over on Kids Can Scrap in November! Here's the layout I did for the contest:
Incidentally, this was my first layout of 2009! Hopefully there will a lot more to come!