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Archive for September, 2008

As scrapbookers we work hard to capture special memories.  Opening gifts on Christmas morning, fireworks on the 4th of July, birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries are covered in great detail.  But all too often we forget to capture those everyday memories.  We’re so busy snapping photos of others we’re often “absent” from our family memories.  Christmas morning may be covered, but we never document that favorite ornament that always has a prime spot on the tree.  Birthday parties have pictures of cakes with candles, but we forget to share that story about the teddy bear that became more than a gift, it became a child’s best friend.  We capture the big events, but forget but forget the small, everyday details. 

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Featured layouts using the Ambrosia line by BasicGrey:

 

 

The Ambrosia collection by BasicGrey has a “citrus” taste “that’s injected with a zesty finish.”  This line “blends delicate details with splashes of blazing red, orange and gold.”  It’s a perfect combination for those wanting “graceful and bold.”
 

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Yay!! I’ve made it to round 3 of Scrapbook Dreamer’s “Dream You Are a ScrapStar!” This is a 5-week elimination contest. The winner receives a Crop in Style Studio Collection Rolling Craft Tote; how cool is that??  I’ve always wanted to participate in an elimination contest to challenge myself each week to create a new layout following the guidelines presented, but my schedule usually conflicted with the contest schedule.  I’m really glad I’ve been able to participate in Scrapbook Dreamer’s contest, it’s been a lot of fun.  Below are my first 2 entries.

In the first one, “Little Girls’ Dreams” we had to use 5 items from a list provided and the word “Dream” in the title. The items I chose were: BasicGrey, Ink distressing (around edges and on creases), Rub-ons, Glimmer Mist on chipboard, and Shapes (circle, swirls, diamonds).  The quote/title is a transparency from Autumn Leaves.  I really love how the colors turned out on this layout.  Not only do they match the photo, they have a real “dreamy” feel.  Any guess on who the little girl is??  Yes, that’s me … just a few years ago 😉

For the 2nd challenge there were different items to choose from.  Again we had to use at least 5 items and complete a Book of Me layout with our bucket list and a photo of us. The items I selected were: Making Memories patterned papers, chipboard, swirls/flourishes, black & white photo, blue, and handwritten journaling.  Once again I love the colors of the layout but I’m not too thrilled with the title. I think “My final List” sounds weird. I think I should have used something like “Before I’m gone.” My journaling could have been a little better too.  It sounds like I already lived my life, but in reality there is so much more I want and plan to do.  Anyway it was a great challenge and I’ve learned some things I can improve on next time.

The next challenge is up and I’m already planning my layout in my head. Wish me luck in round 3.

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It was another awesome month for my photo hunt challenge at A Cherry On Top.  There were 15 participants and 177 photos taken.  Once again my bowl was brimming to the top with all the entries.  

I enlisted my husband for help with this drawing. 

As you can see, he’s not too good at following directions.  He must’ve been thinking this was popcorn not entries.  Anyway, he finally got it right and picked a single winner.

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Oriana!! Please send me a pm at A Cherry On Top with your address and I’ll send out your scrappy supplies.  In addition, I’ll be transferring 50 ACOT points to your account later day.

I like to thank everyone who participated.  Be sure to join in on the September Photo Hunt for more chances to win ACOT pointsand some scappy items.  The details and rules are posted on the ACOT message board here.

Hope everyone is having a nice Labor Day.

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