Monday, October 20, 2008

A fun challenge

A few weeks ago I saw a call by Sine of Designs by Sine at Scrap Orchard looking to add guests to her creative team.  I have been drooling over some of the calls that have been posted there and submitted my application for a few but hadn't gotten picked yet.  Well, when I saw Sine's call I just knew I had to apply.  She is a template designer at Scrap Orchard and she does beautiful work.  I love working with great templates so I had to jump at this chance.  Needless to say, she received lots of applicants.  I love what she did next.  She decided to have a scrap-off.  We were given a template and had to scrap 3 different pages.  really liked this because now I get the chance to show this designer what I really can do.  Templates are so versatile and I wanted to show that in my different pages.  Weather or not I get picked to be on her team, I had lots of fun and I think my pages turned out great.


Here's the template we were given:



Here's the pages I made:


Kit used: Cloud #9 by Irene Alexeeva at Scrap Orchard
Template by Sine of Designs by Sine at Scrap Orchard
Quotes: Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig



Kit used: Danielle by Lauraskathi
Additional items: Frame and stitches by Gunhild, Brads by Memories Made Easy and Sticker Action by Atomic Cupcake
Template by Sine of Designs by Sine at Scrap Orchard
We went to the Jelly Belly Factory Tour in Pleasant Prairie, WI. The tour wasn’t quite what we expected. Afterwards we went shopping at Gurnee Mills. The day was tons of fun. Samantha bought a giant jawbreaker, we thought she would never fit it in her mouth. She proved us wrong and showed us her BIG MOUTH.



Template by Sine of Designs by Sine of Scrap Orchard
Tattered Paper Overlay, Stitches and Paper Tear by Gunhild, Tree and Chain by Angie's Asylum, Bow by The Scrappin Cop. All items created by me using commercial use products.
Finding the perfect pumpkin wasn’t nearly as fun as carving a pumpkin for the very first time. Even though we didn’t really like the feeling of pumpkin guts on our fingers we really liked pulling it all out of our pumpkins. We had fun designing the perfect faces. Mommy and Daddy helped with the cutting because we can’t use a knife yet. In the end we finally had the Perfect Pumpkins.

There is so much you can do with a template and while I did use the template in almost the exact same configuration the designs came out so different.  I could have made some other changes like flipping the template in another direction or replacing one of the pictures with a different element, but I chose to keep them the same just so you could see how some smaller changes can make a huge difference.  To get some of the other great templates by Sine be sure to visit her store at Scrap Orchard: Sine of Designs by Sine.

1 comment:

Jamie Lee said...

I just wanted to stop and say how much I totally love the LO's you made with that template!! They are all so different! Good luck!