Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cyber Crop at Scrap for A Cure!

Hopefully everyone of you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing. I did a bunch of laundry and then scrapbooked a ton last night. There was a Cyber Crop going on over at Scrap for A Cure and I had a lot of fun participating in it. I still have a challenge (ad inspiration) and a dare (use ugly paper) to do but it was fun to try and spin my style to work with the pictures I had and the challenge that was issued.

This was a Pre-crop challenge: Create your own background paper... I have seen some great papers with circles lately so I created some of my own! It took me FOR-EVER to do this page... almost 3 hours. I didn't think of how long it would take to hand stitch a 8" circle 4 times before I did it. Love the results though. I got this quote from Lisa Bearnson's blog - it was on a gift she received from Heather D. White - and I absolutely knew that I had to use it with pictures from Mother's day... The quote on it is:

Here's to Good Women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them

This page was inspired by a number challenge. I journaled about Annde growing and getting ready to go to Pre-school in the fall. Its a simply page but I think it fabulous. I love the fact that the pictures are of the playground for the school where she will go in a year for Kindergarten. Time really flies, eh?

This challenge almost did me in. The challenge was to only use 3 embellishment types on the page: felt, Stamps, and Chipboard. Anyone who knows me knows I love to over embellish! No brads or eyelets? No bling or rubons? ARRGHHH!!!! While I like how it turned out, I won't be able to control myself... I will be going back to add the brads to the centers of the flowers and a rub on "A" to the heart....

I did this page for my All About Me book, using a scraplift layout challenge. I like how it came out... I also like the green stamp at the top that says [1] [2] [3] [4]... I used it as a checklist... It now says [1] check!, just [2]?, or maybe [3] or [4]... (That one was for Tracy who is always teasing me about my multiple factor).

This was for a non-layout challenge. We were tasked with taking pictures of the world around us with a different view than normal. I can't believe how cool this picture turned out. Its my reflection in the back of our Expedition. I've worked on Ford brakes for the last 10+ years and the Expedition off and on for that whole time. I am going to do a page about being an engineer - something about it - using an 8x8 copy of this picture...

So, I definitely had some mojo working yesterday... I really like the results and hope you do too. Hope you have a great day on Monday. Mine's going to stink - I have to spend all day in the pit of MTP taping on little rubber bumpers. Sigh! Is this what they pay me for?


Stacy said...

Oooh! Oooh! Oooooooh! just LOOK at all those FLOWERS!! :-) LOVE IT!!

Are the felt ones from the MM booth that Sandi was taking you to when I left? LOVE THEM! (Glad I bought every

FABULOUS layouts, as usual - you ROCK! ;-)

Diana said...

glad you had a great time at the crop- It was pretty fun!
Love all the LO's you did too

Susie said...

That's an awesome photo, Jana

jan said...

Jana...I saw you on the ZONE...and then went to your blog.
I live in Waterford...near Great Lakes Mall...where are you...nice to see someone local.
Have a great day!