Saturday, June 27, 2009

#1 Priority


This digi was inspired by a couple of different challenges. The day five challenge at Jessica Sprague's week long birthday bash was to use a screen shot in your layout so I decided to do a layout about my homepage. Thanks to Jessica's tutorial I learned how to take a screen shot from my computer and use it in layout. The design of the layout was inspired by the Saturday Scraplift Challenge - June 27 on the YMBD blog. The papers and buttons I used in the layout are by Krista Ringham. I created all the other elements from the papers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Can Hear the Ocean


This digital layout was inspired by the Birthday Bash Day 2 challenge in Jessica Sprague's week long birthday bash, which you can read all about here. The challenge was to use a provided template to create a layout. The template was included in the day 2 freebie - ez-pz Template 01 kit by LivE. I used the paper, overlay, and photo frame from the kit. The shells I used are part of Maddy Fernandez Of Sand and Sea kit. I received the shell as a freebie a couple of years ago.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Week 3 of the 92 Days of Scrapping contest at YMBD



This is my creation for week 3 of the 92 Days of Summer Contest at Your Memories by Design - another digital layout. Once again I loved the sketch, by Heather, which was part of the Week #3 Inspiration post. All digi elements are by April Staker.

You can check out other layouts inspired by this contest here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer Chillin'


Digital layout inspired in part by YMBD's Marti's June Challenge - Summer Heat - to use the colors red, yellow, and orange. Also inspired by SOS's June 15th Monday challenge to cut at least two shapes from patterned paper or cardstock. As my layout is a digi I had to do digi cutting. I "cut" all the different shapes and letters from the digi papers I used in the layout. Based on a sketch by Jill Sarginson in the June Sketch contest at JustCre8. Papers and ribbons are by Rina Kroes and I recieved them for doing challenges at 3Scrapateers a couple of years ago. I did recolor the papers and one of the ribbons to better match the pictures.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week 2 of the 92 Days of Scrapping contest at YMBD



I really struggled with what paper and elements to use with this layout. I redid it about half a dozen times - seriously - but I'm finally happy with the end results. This is my creation for week 2 of the 92 Days of Summer Contest at Your Memories by Design - another digital layout. Once again I loved the sketch, by Heather, which was part of the Week #2 Inspiration post. The sketch was actually for a two pager but I decided to stick with one pagers so I just adjusted the sketch to make it a one pager. I also decided to stick with using all digital elements by Sophia Davies. I received them as prizes for doing challenges at DigitalScrapbookingPages a couple of years ago. You can check out other layouts inspired by this contest here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Smile that says....


Digital layout inspired by Susan's June Challenge - Power of a Smile - at YMBD. Based on Allison Cope's sketch featured in the June 13th Sketchy Saturday post on Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Papers, flowers, and brads by April Staker of DigiApe Designs, some of her first creations. Doodles by BannerWoman.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sarah's New Toy


This digital layout was inspired by YMBD's Saturday Scraplift Challenge - June 12. All digital elements are from Design's by Krista's Gypsy Treasures kit

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Digi Masking :)



This digi was inspired by the SOS June 1st Monday Challenge - to do a layout about 5 favorite things, with some type of masking, and use the color yellow somewhere. I had to get creative about the masking - I did a type of digital masking. I made the title using the text tool and then made a layer over it and used the airbrush and then highlighted the text on that layer and deleted it - sort of like use letters as mask for paint and then removing the letters. Based on the June sketch by Heather at YMBD. Most digital elements from Kimberly Stewart's Spring Is Coming kit

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Week 1 of 92 Days of Summer Contest at YMBD


I went digital this week, probably will most weeks as my scrappy stuff is all over the place and I'm out of a lot, including adhesive, which appears to be rather essential to paper scrapping :) This is my creation for week 1 of the 92 Days of Summer Contest at Your Memories by Design. I loved the sketch, by Heather, which was part of the Week #1 Inspiration post. I can definitely see me using this sketch again - I love it! All the digital elements I used are by Sophia Davies. I received them as prizes for doing challenges at DigitalScrapbookingPages a couple of years ago. You can check out other layouts inspired by this contest here.

It's not too late to join the contest. Apparently the prizes are great, though that wasn't what drew me in. I love the challenge of taking at least one picture a day and incorporating at least one picture per day into a layout per week. It will be such a great keep sake of the summer of 2009! Each week there is an inspiration post with photo ideas, tips and techniques you can use in your layout, and a sketch you can use if you like. I also like the fact that you have until September 30 to submit everything, so lots of time to get it done. There are some incentives to staying on top of things, however, because there will be some early bird prizes along the way too. Another thing that I like about this contest is that all prizes will be by random ballet drawing so you don't have to worry about your work not measuring up or changing your usual style in the hopes that it might help you win. You don't want to miss out on the fun so be sure to check it out.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

YMBD Saturday Scraplift Challenge


On the Your Memories by Design blog they have a regular Saturday Scraplift challenge. I really liked the layout chosen for Saturday Scraplift Challenge May 30 so I had to give it a try. I decided to go digi again. All elements are by DeaSpina. The pictures are some of different poses little one struck for me while declaring that she was the Fire Princess.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SOS Challenge and SoSketchy Sketch


This digi was inspired by the May 25th Sisterhood of Scrap Monday Challenge - to create a non-people layout. I also used So Sketchy May #19 sketch as inspiration - love the sketch! All papers are from Kimberly Stewarts "Spring Is Coming" kit.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Photo a Day Challenge and 92 Days of Summer Contest

I started a photo a day challenge the end of April. It was inspired by the 365 day challenges that I'd been reading about since the beginning of the new year but I was late jumping on the band wagon so mine is just a photo a day challenge instead of a 365 day challenge. :) I have been having so much fun doing this challenge! Rather than go for an artist theme and attempting to get really good artist type photos I have been aiming for a day in the life type theme with pictures that share something about our days. It's become sort of my photo journal and I'm loving it!

Tonight I discovered the 92 Days of Summer Contest at the YMBD forum and I'm even more excited about it. Part of the challenge for this contest is to take a photo a day, which I'm already doing, and then to do a layout a week using 7 pictures from the seven days of that week. I love the idea!

I'm so glad I found out about this contest. I've been in a big scrapping slump and I'm thinking that this is going to be just the thing to get me out of it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Online crop starting this coming weekend

I joined another Canadian forum. I read about an upcoming online crop on Susan's blog and decided to check it out. The crop starts on my birthday and I'm hoping maybe it might get me out of my scrappin' funk.

From Scrap My Memories Design Team:

Scrap My Memories Design Team would like to invite you to join us for our online crop

Mother Goose visits Scrap My Memories

Friday, March 13th 6 at 6:00 pm EST - Sunday, March 15th at 9:00pm EST.

We will give you until Monday, March 16th, 11:59pm EST to upload your completed layouts.

The Design Team is busy at work with Mother Goose, The three little pigs and Goldilocks to bring you a fabulous weekend of scrapbooking fun, games, lots of chatter and ofcourse lots of prizes too

So, don't forget to mark your calendars.