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.

Catching up

Sorry that there was no freebie last week.  I have almost everything together for a nice kit but I haven't had much free time in the last week.  I have been busy scrapping.  When the moment hits me I have to just go with it.  I got almost 1000 pictures from my Mom's stash and I couldn't help but get some pages done with those.  I'll show you most of the pages I have made in the last few weeks.


These are all from various challenges at color line design:

Photo challenge

CLD Photo Challenge 10-2

Black background paper from lauraskathi - Birthday Bash 30 a kit
Everything else is from lauraskathi - Danielle Kit


Artist Challenge


Template by ChrissyW of Elemental Scraps
Papers and buttons from Lauraskathi Birthday Bash 1 kit
Frame and stitch by Gunhild
Butterfly bling by Natalia Designs sale freebie
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ~Henry Ward Beecher


Mix it up challenge


Background paper by Irene Alexeeva at Scrap Orchard
Worn edges on Main photo and heart by Penny Springmann
Alpha by Lauraskathi
Vintage Jewelry by Gunhild
Vintage button by Rachael's Scraps
Staples from Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato's Happy Chappy Kit
All other elements designed by me.
The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future. ~Charles and Ann Morse


Scrap Lift Challenge


Hangars from Mega-Doodle Inspired Dot Me Silly2 kit and Angies Asylum Tagger Goodies2
Alpha Frames from Valarie Ostrom
THE created with Alpha Brushes by Kellie Puddy
Background Paper and all other elements from Happy Chappy Kit by Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato
Also, frames bent with Sticky Note action by Mega-Doodle Inspired.


TNT Challenge


Fun Frames by Kellie Puddy
Strings and Stitches by Gunhild
Background paper and remaining elements by Creative Dreams - Eclectic Love kit


Template Challenge


All items from Lauraskathi Julia kit.


These are all from various challenges at Get Digi With It:

Speed Scrap Challenge

GDWI Speed Scrap 1004

Mega-Doodle Inspired European Traveler Kit
Handstamped Brushes Michelle Coleman of
Ribbons by Gunhild Storeide


Speed Scrap Challenge


All items were created by me with my own designs and items by the following designers:
Crow, tree and moon by Angie's Asylum
Folded ribbon and overlay to create frames by The Scrappin Cop
Stitches by Gunhild
Bottle cap and folded edge created with actions by Mega-Doodle Inspired


Speed Scrap Challenge


Papers and elements from the CLD August Colab kit
Alpha and doodle by Lauraskathi


Template Challenge

GDWI Template Challenge 100

Kit used - Happy Chappy by Krystal Hartley and Misty Cato


These are all from various challenges at Scrap Orchard:

Template Challenge


Template by Sine of Designs by Sine.

I created all of the elements with designer resource items. Paper fold action by Mega-Doodle Inspired, Splash Overlay by Wetfish Scraps, Brush to create Beach Ball by Obsidian Dawn and Sticker action by Atomic Cupcake and Alpha brushes to create Splish Splash Words by Kellie Puddy.


Bring It Challenge


Main kit used: Cloud #9 by Irene Alexeeva
Alphas all by Lauraskathi
Template by Chrissy W at Elemental Scraps
Journaling: You love to dress up and when I see you I immediately get a smile on my face. You can make anything into a costume. Your favorite thing used to be the silk play scarf but now it is anything princess. You dress up for fun but I think you love to see the smile on everyone’s face when they see how beautiful you are. You really light up my life.