Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Challenge #5

Your challenge for this stop is to create a layout that has no photos on it, but includes at least 3 different and separate photo frames.
Sometimes we have special thoughts, feelings and/or memories about a person or place or event or pet or whatever, but no photos. OR, we could be missing someone who has passed on or something that is no longer in our lives and would dearly love to be able to express that on a page.

Because scrapbooking is all about recording our life journey and that of our family we can still create a page to record and preserve those special thoughts, feelings and/or memories with a little thought and planning and with the creative use of photo frames and journaling (although journaling is not required for this challenge).

Here is mhulshoff's layout:

Challenge #4

The Art and Soul Challenge!
You both must complete this challenge! However, this is a FAST FORWARD challenge which means that the first team done can SKIP the January 18th challenge if they wish!

1. The Art of it: Your LO must have artistic flair! Literally! Your LO must have at least 3 things “artsy” and/or “altered” on it–(such as but not limited to: paint splatters, a paintbrush, paint spills, crayon doodles, goopy glitter, watercolors, canvas AND/OR altered art items such as wings on photos, art dolls, vintage doodads, ephemera, etc). Really stretch yourself and try something “artsy” that you haven’t tried before!

2. The Soul of it: You must journal something from your Soul. Something positive, heartfelt and meaningful to you in your life! Something you’ve learned, something you’ve gleaned from your life experience. Perhaps something you would want to pass on to the next generation! (It can even be your favorite quote and why it touches/inspires you) Uplift us, make us smile–inspire us! You must share your journaling with us-if it’s hard to read or blended into the background-part of the challenge is to share your journaling in your description.

This was a really hard challenge, but I(mhulshoff) think that my (mhulshoff) layout turned out ok.
Here is mhulshoff's layout:


This is a regular stop, which means that both racers will need to do their own layout.
Your challenge is simple.
Find the first layout you created that is still uploaded to a gallery and scraplift it using techniques, trends and concepts that you have learned since you did that original layout.
You can…
* You can use a different kit, elements, papers, brushes, shapes, etc.* You can add and remove elements, papers, etc.* You can use a different sized canvas.* You can move things around and change the overall sketch of the layout.* You can use the first layout uploaded to any gallery. This does not necessarily mean that it’s the first layout you ever did.When you view your gallery, at whichever site it is at, it needs to be the first layout uploaded to that gallery.You can not…
* You can not add additional photos to the layout.* You can not remove any photos from the layout.* You can not add additional text to the layout; journaling, alphas that spell out a word, word art, journaling. The only text that appears on the layout must be identical in verbiage to what it was originally. You can change the font, you can convert text into an alpha. If your layout previously used an alpha or wordart, you can convert that alpha/wordart to text or use a new alpha/wordart to spell the same thing. When you are done though, you must have the same words that were on the old layout, on the new layout.

Here is mhulshoff's layout:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

ADSR - Stop#2 - Intersection!

Here was the challenge:

Cabin Fever
(interpret this as you will, but it must be evident that this is the thought/theme behind your page!)

Must include:
3 photos
4 papers only (no more or less)

8 different elements - at least 1 must be acrylic
2 different fonts
Must have a title, and journaling (which must be visible - if it is not readable, please include in your description)

DigiDandyDesigns here - This scared me when I first read it. I don't know which scared me more; the theme or working with someone else on a layout. It really wasn't so bad. Between us partners we came up with our interpretation of the theme. We decided to go with what could be a cure for cabin fever. mhulshoff started us out with a fabulous template and provided the photos. She started the layout by placing the photos and papers. I finished it off with the elements, journaling and title. Part of the challenge for me was that there wasn't any kit in my stash that had all of the elements that I needed. This made me break out of my comfort zone a bit to mix and match elements from different kits.

In the end, I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Challenge #1

Yeah! I finally finished. Here is my layout for challenge #1. Trying to tear the photo took forever!

Kit used - Rock On by Vickie Stegall
font - Ali's writing

Sunday, January 4, 2009

And we're off...

The moment everyone had been waiting for has been done. The first challenge of the Amazing Didi Scrap Race 4 has been posted.

1) Rip and tear a photo into three or more pieces! (that's a photo, not papers!)
2) Use journaling on your layout (something I stress is SO important).

This is a challenge to be completed by both racers.

People from around the world were sitting in front of their computers ready to race. I (Kathi) was no exception. At about 12:05 PM CST I saw that the challenge was posted. Since I was nervous about being able to complete the challenges on time and everyone warned to do them as soon as possible, I started on mine right away. I had the perfect photo and an idea of what I wanted to do so I got to work. I finished my layout in no time and was really pleased with the results.

Without further ado, here is my first layout for ADSR4:

Kit - Efflorescense by Ziggle Designs
Alpha - Scrap Orchard J
Envelope - Envelope Maker Action by Mega-Doodle Inspired
Hummies Layered Paper Tears

You are usually so happy but sometimes you feel like things don’t go your way. This was one of those moments. You were into mischief a lot today and Jazmine was being allowed to do something that your weren’t. To show how you were feeling slighted, you hid in your bedroom and pouted. It wasn’t long before you were found and even with a pout you were cute enough for a picture. The lesson I hope you learn from these things is that sometimes things don’t always go our way. We have to live with the consequences of our actions and be prepared for dealing with the result of your actions. We know you are able to behave and that is why when you do get out of line we forgive you. These are the moments you learn and will make you a more fantastic person in the future. You are loved and we know that everyone has a bad day sometimes.

Friday, January 2, 2009