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I’m so honored; I made it to the final round of ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’ at Scrapbook Dreamer.  Our final layout was due this morning.  Journaling was a big component in this round and it took me awhile to get the story I had in my head out and onto paper.  I am happy with the results.  Once again our DreamWeaver designed an awesome challenge.  I’ll post my final layout in a couple days.  The winner of ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’  should be announced on Monday, October 20th.  All the final layouts are fantastic; I don’t envy the Design Team’s job of choosing a winner.   

I wanted to share my round 4 creation with you now.  I just love how this turned out.  It was so much fun creating on an acrylic background.  The items I used were: acrylic / transparent background, thickers, rhinestones, scallops, and distressing.  We also had to use the following quote on our design: ‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.’
C.S. Lewis. 
As you can see the quote was the inspiration for my design. 

close-up details # 1

close-up details # 1

close-up details # 2

close-up details # 2

Thanks for stopping by.  I’ve got several projects in work so be sure to check back often.  There will be some holiday projects posted too.

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Wow! I made the next cut for ‘Dream You’re A ScrapStar’ at Scrapbook Dreamer and I’m moving onto round 4.  There’s only 2 more rounds left and the competition is intense.  So many great ideas and designs.  Here’s my layout from round 3.  This is my favorite layout so far.  The items I used were: grungeboard, Kaiser Craft paper, staples, black background cardstock, and hand doodling.  We also had to use a non-scrapbook item.  The item I used was a piece of cardboard box that I tore apart.

I doodled the white scallops around the circle of Kaiser Craft paper and inked the chipboard letters, grungeboard, and piece of cardboard box with fluid chalk.  I love the look of the grungeboard here.

This is my hubby, our best friends, and I crammed inside a photo booth at an arcade. I have a fondness for photo booths so everyone piled in so I could get some photos.

Tomorrow I’ll work on round 4 entry. I have some ideas in mind and can’t wait to get going on my project.  Wish me luck in this next round.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in my photo hunt challenge at A Cherry On Top.  There were 13 participants and 173 photos taken. 

The lucky winner is:

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deerewife (Jenna)!!

Congratulations, you won 150 ACOT points!! Here is one of Jenna’s photos:

School Supplies by deerewife (Jenna)

School Supplies by deerewife (Jenna)

Be sure to join in on the October Photo Hunt for more chances to win ACOT points.  This month there is also a bonus challenge. The details and rules are posted on the ACOT message board here.

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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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Scrapbooks Etc has been hosting a ten week Ultimate Summer Challenge to boost your creativity. This week my layout “BUG lighthouse” (see below) is in the finals. If you like my layout, I could use your vote. Here is the link to the voting

While you’re there be sure to check out the other challenges; they’ve listed some great ones to get your creative juices flowing.

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