Friday, May 28, 2010

Want to be a Dixie Pieces Guest DT member?

Dixie Pieces, my favorite scrappy board, is having an awesome chance to win a guest DT spot... just by creating what you want! See the details here. Also post in your intro that I sent you so that I can get credit (refer YOUR friends and have them do the same).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Journaling Junkie: Balance

My first challenge with JJ was...

In honour of Mother's Day ( however I know that we are not all mothers...)
journal about finding balance in your life. Include things like your "to do" list, time management tricks, how you prioritise what needs to get done, web sites or magazines you read that give you advice/helpful tips.

I thought I would turn the challenge on it's head a little and document something that I DIDN'T do.

Here is the journaling...
You ask me about things that I can’t remember, like exactly when you sat up or what your first food was. We’ll just call it the second child haze. Everything is noted in your baby book because I didn’t want to forget. Never doubt, though, that I have loved watching you achieve each milestone, and, though the details may have left my brain, each one is… Etched on my Heart.

This challenge closes on the 31st of May 2010 @ midnight GMT- Please leave a comment with the link to your URL on the May 17 post at the JJ blog or email Stefanie eyeore at telkomsa dot net

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Introducing Journaling Junkie

On a day when I was feeling a bit sorry for myself about the DTs at MSS and SML taking a break/being dissolved, the fabulous Shannon Morgan let me know about a DT call at Journaling Junkie. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and I am now a part of their fabulous team. Journaling generally inspires me more than art (because, as much as we don't like to admit it, it's the important part, right?), so this is a real treat for me. I can't wait to share with you my reveals for the upcoming challenges... but first I have to get to work! :)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sew Many Layouts: The Girls

The last of my 7 day reveal is another sketch layout. When I was little, my mom always referred to my sisters and I as "the girls" and I caught myself doing it after the youngest was born. Isn't it funny how life comes full circle?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Day 6

Just a simple little card today based on a sketch by one of the girls over at Dixie Pieces. I did a summer theme to coordinate with a post that was to go up about the new design team term at My Scrapbooking Supplies, but unforeseen circumstances will not allow the DT to participate through the summer. Hopefully we'll be back in the fall!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 5: Baby's First Christmas

Out of season holiday challenge...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 4

This is my first layout using a banner. I love the way it turned out! Yet another good way to use your scraps...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sew Many Layouts: Bandit

I created this for a color blocking/using 5+ pictures on a page challenge. The SMC image is here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 2 layout

When I first saw the "I can't believe I'm scrapping this" challenge at Dixie Pieces, I didn't think I had anything to use. Then, I went through my box of childhood photos and found a bunch of those small school pictures that we all traded as kids. When the Beatles' "In my Life" came up on my iPod, I knew what to do with them...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sew Many Layouts: Seven

This is day #1 of 7 in a row where I'll get up-to-date on posting my recent projects. This one was a challenge that I created for the Dixie Pieces National Scrapbooking Day bash.

I also used the sketch of the month at Sew Many Layouts to create this page. The turtle image can be found here. Sadly, this was the last challenge for SML. The digi shop is still open, but there will be no more layout challenges.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sew Many Layouts: Easter

The final Spring Fling challenge at Scraptivity was to create a layout that used a spring haiku. I wrote this one...

Early spring morning
Children wearing fancy clothes
Easter has arrived

I also incorporated this Sew Many image.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sew Many Layouts: Show us what you got and a RAK

Sew Many Layouts has a new design team just in time for National Scrapbooking Day.

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day the design team has created layouts using their favorite scrapbooking products and techniques! Here is mine:

Scrapbooking is my outlet as well as my way of leaving a legacy for my children... I know I've documented things that they (and I!) will forget, and I love that those memories have been preserved.

Scrapbooking recipes has really taken off, and I try to create at least one recipe layout a month. The above layout is mostly made from scraps (one of my favorite things to use!). The SMC image can be found here.

Kristen Powers Ink is our awesome Sponsor for this blog hop! I loved working with this image from her catalog. She also has a line of jewelry (click the image below to go to that shop). What an amazingly talented, busy woman!

CHALLENGE: Create any sized LO using ANY digi image, and share your favorite scrapbooking products and techniques! Submit your creations to Sew Many Layouts by 05/06/10 11:59pm EST to be entered for a chance to win $10.00 to the Kristen Powers Ink Etsy Shop!

I'm also giving away a RAK to celebrate the new team!
To earn entries:
1. Leave a comment on this post (if you do any of the below, be sure to note in your comment so that I can give you the correct number of entries!)- 1 entry
2. Click "Follow" in the top left corner of the blog (on the Blogger bar)- 2 entries
3. Have a friend follow and leave a comment (make sure they note that you sent them here!)- 5 entries
4. Make a blog post about the SML contest, letting people know to come here and to the challenge blog- 10 entries
You have until just before midnight on May 6th to enter! I'll announce a winner on the 7th.

Be sure to stop on by and check out the rest of the DT creations too!