Monday, February 25, 2008

productive weekend . . .

well, the scrappin' urge continued all weekend. i was able to finish all of the layouts for the challenges i wanted to do . . . except for the method playground challenge. i am still struggling with how to do this one. it was a challenge to create a layout with no photos. i actually came up with the journaling already (i know . . . i know . . . don't faint) but haven't figured out the design yet. i have spent literally all day today scanning and uploading my layouts. need to start doing this after each layout cuz this made for a really boring day!

the first layout is one i did for twopeas' inspiration challenge #59. the challenge was to use a quote from a famous black american in recognition of black history month. i chose the quote, "turn your wounds into wisdom," by oprah winfrey. this is a layout that has been in the works for over two years now. if you know me, you know how horrible my marriage was. this layout started the night i came back from my first WEAVE meeting. it was in april or may of 2005. (for some stupid reason i didn't write down the date.) immediately upon getting home i wrote out the journaling for this layout. i tried several different techniques to make my picture look like i was broken, but my face would come up really distorted each time. i found the perfect overlay at scrapbook expo in 2006 but never finished the layout. when i saw this quote from oprah, i was inspired to finish the layout. i also used sketch this: 42 for the design of the layout. i must say that i am VERY happy with the way this layout turned out . . . especially for being such a hard subject! (clarification: the journaling on this layout is about a time prior to my rockin' bf entering my life!)

i am a battered woman
by {pam}

  • inspiration challenge 59
  • sketch this: 42

  • this layout was for twopeas' BOS challenge #102. BOS stands for book of scraps (a place that you can bookmark layouts you like). this is a scraplifting challenge . . . another thing i love cuz someone has already done all of the hard work . . . you just have copy and pesonalize! how easy is that! :) i used a layout called "growing up"created by 2BG. her layout (the second one below) is a digital layout. i had fun with this layout cuz i got to use some of my favorite paper and girly colors . . . even tho they are golf pictures. the fun circle and journaling on the side was created using my new crafter's workshop template . . . circle circle dot dot. i love it! i want more! (check out some of their other templates in my "to die for" list to the left.) on easter 2007, richard played a round of golf at woodcreek golf course. on the 16th hole he asked if i wanted to play a hole. i had never swung a club on a golf course before so i gave it a shot. my journaling tells the tale of an awesome drive, an okay 2nd shot and a series of horrible shots trying to sink the stupid little white ball!

    par 10
    by {pam}
  • bos challenge #102

  • growing up by 2BG
    at twopeasinabucket

    this is a layout of richard golfing at woodcreek golf course on that same easter sunday. he said some really funny things that day, so i saved them in a draft text message in my cell phone since i knew i would be scrappin' the pictures i took. the title comes from one of his quotes that day. the left side of the layout was created using sketch this: 44. the right side is from a sketch #7 on 52 sketches . . . 52 weeks. did i say i love using sketches?!?!?!? i really like how this turned out. the paper and the quirkiness of the layout matches richard's humor.

    meet sir crush alot
    by {pam}

  • sketch this: 44

  • 52 sketches #7

  • and here's another layout from woodcreek golf course on the same day. for the left side, i used pencil lines sketch #72. on the right, my inspiration was from got sketch? #45. can i just say i adore the picture of him picking his butt! LOL!!! the vellum quote came from quick quotes. i picked it up at scrapbook expo this year! the photo corners on the vellum quote were created using a method i provided a link for in "cool techniques" to the left. check it out . . . so simple!

    by {pam}

  • pencile lines #72

  • got sketch? #45

  • i need to mention that i had a lot of help scanning my layouts today. thank you so very much bo and bella! :)

    to further prove that he is the rockinest bf ever . . . richard brought me home another cool thing for me to organize my ribbon and paints in. my goal tonight is to plan my layouts for challenges for this week, clean my scrap room and fill my new organizational bins! so . . . i'm off . . . stop readin' this and go create something! :-x

    [special note: i would like to thank tom at tom and spavel and sparerep for all of his patience in helping me create captions for my photos. u rock tom!!!]