Saturday, March 28, 2009

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged by Tam! Here is the deal......Go to the place on your computer where you store all your pictures and open the 4th folder. Open the 4th picture. Post the picture and give an explanation of what it is. Tag 4 people. DO NOT CHEAT!! You cannot edit or crop the picture!!So here is my picture.......




I got lucky and was able to use a picture I loved. This is my beautiful Gizmo!
Fun Tag Tam! Thanks!

I am tagging:
Melissa
Tami
Deb
Jules

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another One-Hour Layout

Yesterday we had another one-hour layout competition at Creative Scrappers. There was a mix-up in the rules though, so to keep it fun and fair we were actually given two hours to finish our pages. I scrapped this page and even had time to do some sewing on it! I used a different flower on it originally, but it wasn't working for me so after the competition I substituted the three flowers in the lower corner. My one-hour layouts seldom go to my books the way they looked at the close of the hour-long competition. I always feel the need to do some tweaking. This is a picture of Uncle Doug having a heart-to-heart conversation with Jenna when she was 6 months old.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SMOOCHES (Another One-Hour Layout Challenge)



This page was done using a sketch that the gals at Creative-Scrappers.com used for a one-hour sketch challenge. I was unable to participate in the competition, but I loved the sketch so I did it on my own - and yes, it took me longer than an hour to do. This picture was one taken at Jenna's "Follies" performance at Edmond Memorial High School last year.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

One Picture - Many Pages



I recently participated in a contest at Creative-Scrappers called One Picture - Many Pages. Kristine sent everyone the same picture (a shot of some ice shanties in British Columbia) that you could use in any way you liked to make a layout. It was really interesting to see how different everyone's pages were, yet we were all using the same photo. Here's what I came up with. I misunderstood the rules at first - thinking we simply had to use the picture. I didn't realize it was the ONLY picture we could use on our page. I had to redo the challenge - hence I ended up with a two-pager for my scrapbook. I really wanted to use something that related to my life since it's going in my scrapbook. The picture brought back memories of the fishing shacks on the lake at camp when we'd go up for winter camp every year. I used the Mod Podge photo transfer technique Natalie taught us, then inked the background picture with clear ink and used sparkle embossing powder on it to get a sparkly winter background. It was a messy, fun page to do!