Thursday, January 28, 2010

Week 4... Still Going Strong!

I am LOVING the enthusiasm! It feels good to be scrapbooking regularly, even if some of us are only producing one layout a week. Some others are flying through them, and making up for my lack of enthusiasm (time, inspiration, whatever you want to call my creative slump...)

Here is challenge #4: Make your own: Chipboard Accents

A couple of us are new to chipboard, so we weren't completely sure what it entailed. Alison was kind enough to provide this explanation:

"Chipboard is like thin cardboard, but with no corrugation. To get some that’s acid free, just use what come in with your page protectors and pages from creative memories and lots of stickers and embellishments use it for their backing to. The stuff you buy labeled chipboard is usually thicker, but it’s really hard to work with if you have to cut out your own shape, it’s easier to just double up on the stuff you would already have if you want that thick look. "
Carrie's Layout:

Marlene's Layouts: (again, sorry about the weird rotation, blogger did it automatically and I don't know how to fix it)
Marion's Layout:
Laura's Layout:
Anita's Layout:
Alison's Layout:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Week #3

Challenge #3 "Customize a Ribbon Border"

Okay, this one was fun for some of us. I think pretty much everyone but me. My layout took me 5 nights to complete it. I kept moving things around and deciding I didn't like it. It didn't help that my kids kept dumping my layout on the floor --- grrr... hence the wrinkled appearance on some of the card stock if you look closely. In the end, it looks completely different than I intended, but it's pretty cute.

So, this one was a success, as well. And everyone finished early this week. It got us thinking outside of the box, and I think the layouts turned out beautifully! :)

Anita's Layout:
Marlene's Layout:

Marion's Layout:

Carrie's Layout:

Alison's Layout:
Laura's Layout:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Week #2

Focus on One Photo:

Challenge number 2... again everyone present and accounted for! So far, I have to say, this book is a success! I'm looking forward to week three (sneak peek, working with ribbon) which officially starts today --- but half of the group has already circulated their layouts!

Yay! We're well on our way to 312 layouts completed in 2010!

Alison's Layout: (I'm really sorry... can't figure out why blogger keeps rotating it

Marlene's Layout: Marion's Layout:

Carrie's Layouts:

... and Carrie's husband's contribution... (very nice, Dad)
Anita's Layout: (love the "make it go away", but is this El Nino thing your fault?)

Laura's Layouts:

... and digital

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Challenge #1

Because it's not fair to the author of our manual, I'm not going to repost the challenge here. Just the title each week and our interpretations of it. I highly recommend buying the book. We ordered them from and they were very affordable!

"Work Those Words"

Not bad... everyone is almost present and accounted for and it's only January 3rd!!

Here's what we've got so far (and only Marion and I cheated --- a bit):