Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ASDR4 - First Half

My partner and I have made it through the first half of ADSR4


Don't know what I am talking about???  Well, I never heard of it before either but, as soon as I saw what it was about, I knew I had to participate.  ADSR4 is the Amazing Digi Scrap Race 4


Basically, you are given two challenges a week and they must be completed before midnight of the following Sunday.  It's just like the Great Race on t.v. where there are fast forwards, road block and other things to make it really interesting.  There are prizes for each challenge and then a grand prize that all the finishing teams have a chance to win.


My partner is Malinda (mhulshoff) and you can read more about her on her blog; The Blue Side.  Our team is called Blue Dandy and we have our own team blog; Blue Dandy.  (I haven't been all that great at updating my layouts there either)


We have had six challenges so far.  Not only has they been fun but I have learned a lot from them.


Challenge 1

The first challenge was this:


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.


Here's the layout I created.


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.


Challenge 2

The second challenge was this:

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)


This was an intersection where we had to complete the layout together.  Our finished layout turned out well.



4 papers from Scrap Orchard January Mystery Mega
Acrylic Frame - created with PS Wow! Style
String with beads, Button, Flower and Felt Leaf from the Lakehouse collab kit by Angie Kovacs and ChrissyW at Elemental Scraps
FlipFlops and Swimsuit from the CLD July Collab kit - created by Paula Phillips Designs - recolored
Popsicle from the CLD July Collab kit - created by OneScrappyMom - recolored

Font 1 - Downcome
Font 2 - Missy BT


Journaling: School's out. The sun is shining. The kids want to watch t.v. and play video games. Everyone's getting antsy! You want to get out of the house and have fun. There's only one answer. Pack your bags and head to camp!

Alpha - Charlie by Chris Wasielewski at Elemental Scraps
Template - Pressed petals by alamama at ScrapMatters


Challenge 3

Challenge three was a regular stop, which means that both racers will need to do their own layout.

The challenge was 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.



This is a scraplift of the first layout I ever uploaded to a gallery.
My original LO can be found here:


Kit - Reindeer Games by Ziggle Designs


Challenge 4

Challenge four was the Art and Soul Challenge!

We both needed to complete this challenge! However, this it was a FAST FORWARD challenge which means that the first team done could SKIP the January 18th challenge if they wish!  We didn't finish first but I personally would have participated in the next challenge anyhow. 

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.


Here's the layout I did:


Paper tear action by Atomic Cupcake.
All elements from WaterLOProject Behind the Desk.


This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
This bible passage reminds me that no matter what happens throughout the day, it is a gift. There is beauty surrounding us. Each day has another masterpiece just waiting to be discovered. Only you can choose what to do with it.


Challenge 5

Challenge five was to create a layout that has no photos on it, but includes at least 3 different and separate photo frames.  We both had to complete this layout.

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).


And my layout:


Yes, you saw this a few times before but here it is again.


Frames - Designs by Sine SO Useful Frames
Lace background - Obsidian Dawn Lace patterns
All other elements - Scrapbrat Designs at CLD


I carry pieces of you with me throughout my life. You have helped me to become the woman I am today. Because of you I am a strong and independent woman who can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I am kind, loving, honest and caring because of all the things you have taught me. Thank you for being you and teaching me to be me.


Challenge 6

The sixth challenge was a roadblock.  This means that only one of us was supposed to complete it.  Malinda decided to take on the challenge. 


You must choose a layout from your partners gallery and scraplift it using the following direction:

Take your chosen layout from your partners gallery and flip it either horizontally or vertically.
Now take the layout and rotate it 45 degrees.
You must use this "new" version as the sketch for your layout.
When creating your layout you must use the EXACT same number of items that your partner used in the original layout, no more, no less.


Here's my layout that Malinda lifted:


I hope she doesn't mind me sharing but here is the layout she created.



cu items by - Ashlee Wall, Kim B designs, Manuela Zimmermann, Disasterpiece Studios and Studio Flergs
Paper by Vera Lim Free to live
font - CK Ali's writing

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