15 November, 2010

Some Layouts...

(The link to my family blog is in the post below this!)

I'm going to post the 10 layouts I did on Digital Scrapbooking Day (well, weekend most places :) ). ScrapMatters had a Scrap-A-Thon and I managed to get 5 of the 10 challenges done and I did 5 speed scraps, as well. I must say, after doing that in just over 2 days, I was a little burned out. I barely touched my computer the whole next day!! I was really happy with how most of them turned out...here they are...

First the speed scrap pages:
Kit - Pumpkin Spice by Jennifer Barrette
Frames - Sweet 'n blue by Elo Designs
Corn - Magic Autumn by BL Designs
Small green sprig - Early for Autumn by Thalaris
Alpha - Rustic Chic Alpha by Jady Day Studios

Kit - Sleep Tight by Jennifer Barrette
Scallop Frame (recoloured) - So Big! by Man in the Moon Designs
Ricrac - Planes, Trains and Automobiles by Scrappin' Serenity
Alpha - Modish Acrylic Alpha by geniaBeana Scraps

Kit - Many Thanks by the ScrapMatters Design Team
Date Element - Pinned and Dated by Stolen Moments

Kit - Perfect Moments by Erica Zane
Bib (recoloured) - So Big! by Man in the Moon Designs
Fork & Spoon (recoloured) - Cookie Monster by Jenasis Designs
Date Elements - Pinned and Dated by Stolen Moments
Template - Wonky Grid Template by Melody (WM[Squared] CT)

This one was a little difficult because it was the last speed scrap of the weekend (one Friday, two Saturday and two Sunday). Also, we had to work the number 12 or the word twelve into the page...so I came up with this slightly cheesy title!
Kit - Into the Night by Stolen Moments
String (recoloured) - Dandelion Wishes by Jennifer Barrette
Template - Thursday Challenge by Trixie's Scrap Star Carrin
Photograph by Lilyfield Photography

Now for the Scrap-A-Thon Challenges:

This challenge was to ask a question and scrap the answers. There needed to be at least three answers so it could be one question to three different people or three (or more) questions to one person. I had a little conversation with Xander about school!
Kit - A Time to Learn by Stolen Moments
Template - Building Blocks v1 by Chelle's Creations

This challenge was to use the "cut out" technique. This is where you cut shapes out of a top paper to reveal the paper underneath.
Kit - Dandelion Wishes by Jennifer Barrette
Alpha - Fun and Frosty by Cinnamon Designs
Word Art - Perfect Moments by Erica Zane
Template - Fabulously Negative v6 by WM[Squared] Designs

This challenge was a colour challenge. You were given a colour palette and had to pick shades of the colours to use in your layout. The palette was a brown/cream/green/burgundy palette.
Kit - Fun and Frosty by Cinnamon Designs
Alpha - A Touch of Winter by Erica Zane
Red ornament - Christmas Essentials by The Maltese Scrapper

This challenge was a double scraplift. Basically, you find two layouts you like and combine elements of both of them (plus your own interpretation) to create your own layout. If you're interested I lifted Sweet as Sugar by slurpeegirl13 - inspired by the colours and band of paper - and Happiness is... by Strange.Bird - inspired by the line of little photos- to get this page:
White paper - Fun and Frosty by Cinnamon Designs
Navy paper - Just One More Story by Chelle's Creations
Photo Mask - Mask Collection 1 - WaterColors by LawTeeDa Designs
Word strip - Une Chanson Douce by Pitchouk82
Ribbon and clouds - Rose de Mai by Manue Designs
Photograph by Lilyfield Photography

My favourite challenge (and the last of the 5) is an extreme makeover challenge. In this one, you were to take a layout from your first 6 months of digi-scrapping and redo it. One photo had to stay the same. Most of my first pages were for my Mexico scrap book, which is already printed so I didn't want to touch them. If I did, I knew I'd want to redo the whole book as my skills have improved SO MUCH since then! However, I realized that, in my annual books for the boys, they would have some pages from Mexico as that is a big event in a 2 year old's life! So, I redid this one for Xander's annual book (I didn't keep track of credits back then because I figured I'd never post them...just do this one book then quit! Yeah.):

I came up with this:
Kit - Tropical Sunshine by LDrag Designs and Siamese Studio
Template - Fabulously Negative v6 by WM[Squared] Designs

It was a fun weekend and I love the pages I came up with!

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I honestly love them all...but my favourite would have to be the feeding one! I think I may have to come over sometime and watch what you do and how you do it all! Your layouts are just too gorgeous...they're inspiring me...