Sunday, September 23, 2012

Other Random Scrapping

For all that I haven't kept up the blog here, I have been working like crazy on pages! I'm still working my way through the vacation pictures from this summer, and I have an assortment of other pages I've put together in the meantime-

First up, my August 'chapter' header for my Project 12 at Digital Scrapper-
Kit: The Stars Above by Sherwood Studios
Fonts: MV Boli, Postino Std, Vijaya, Times New Roman

Then there's this page where I reminisced about Mother's Day corsages-
Kit: Glorious Morning by Booland Designs
Fonts: Kunstler Script and Monotype Corsiva

Then some 'heritage' pages from 1957, my parent's wedding-
 Kit: Grandma's Quilt BTB part from: Ruby Lane Designs, Angel Hartline, Aimee Harrison Designs, 
Blue Heart Scraps, Diamond Ink Designs, and A-liya Designs

Kit: Grandma's Quilt BTB part from: Ruby Lane Designs, Angel Hartline, Aimee Harrison Designs,
 Blue Heart Scraps, Diamond Ink Designs, and A-liya Designs

and their first Christmas-
Kit: Vintage Christmas collab- Let Me Scrapbook, Skrapper Digitals, Lynn Grffin,
Font: Warwick
Kit: Vintage Christmas collab- Let Me Scrapbook, Skrapper Digitals, Lynn Grffin,
 Julie C Designs, Heidi Weisphenning
Lastly, and assortment of things from my childhood, like Kindergarten-
Kit: Inspire Me BTB Sept 2012 Parts from: Jen C Designs, Aimee Harrison Designs, 
Millstream Cottage,Snips-n-snails, Mandy King, Jusmedigital, and Let ME Scrapbook.
Alpha: An English Garden by Jenny Binder at Scrapper's Guide
 A trip to Lake Shelbyville IL-
 Kit: August 2012 Mega Kit Tropical Beach by theStudio Designers
Font: Tekton Pro
Kit: August 2012 Mega Kit Tropical Beach by theStudio Designers
Font: Tekton Pro
 and pictures from my 12th Birthday-
 Kit: Rose Crescent by Booland Designs
Font: Segoe Script
Kit: Rose Crescent by Booland Designs
Font: Segoe Script
There! Now, I think I'm all caught up again! :)

Off to scrap some more!

Back to School

In the business that is August/September for me (work is insane at the beginning of the school year!), I forgot to post these layouts from a challenge I did on the blog at theStudio-

Steph from Scrappy Cocoa had 4 challenges over the course of a week, all 'back to school' related. Here's mine!

First up- “Do you remember your first day of school? What happened, what were you feeling?”
I scrapped this:
 Kit: August 2011 Blog Train Blog, parts by-
Willowgrace, Mommyish, Paper Caper Designs, and Kimeric Kreations
Fonts: Cambria, Impact, Postino STD, and Segoe Print 

The next one was- "Who was your favorite teacher? Why? What did they do that made such an impression on you?"
That was an easy one-
Blue paper- Shelly Marie Scraps (May Mega Kit from theStudio)
Frame- Aimee Harrison Designs (May Mega Kit from theStudio)
White paper, stitching and ribbon- Designs by Kristine (All About Me kit)
Fonts- Cambria, Fine hand, and Broadway

The third one was- "Did you have a best Friend in school? Why Were they your best friend? What was your favorite thing to do together? Are you still close?"
Another fun one, and when I posted it to FB, I even made her cry! :)
Kit: Monkeying Around BTB with parts by- 3 lil Monsters, Word Art World, Amanda & Millie Designs, 
Brenda Mascari, AW Design, Adorible Digital Designs, Behaven Designs, and Colleen Lynch
Fonts: Scrap Rhapsody and Tekton Pro

Lastly,  the question was- "What is your fondest memory of school?"
I lucked out that one of my friends from High School had already scanned the picture from our yearbook, and it made building this page a breeze!
Kit: Diva Princess, parts by- DeDe Smith, Designs by Shelle, and Meridith Cardall
Fonts: Filodex Girls and Comic Sans

I was having fun with the challenges, and feeling a little sad that up and until the last day I was the only one participating. I felt a little better when someone else submitted an entry, but I was extra excited when I found I WON the Smash book set!!


September Scrapping

I've been scrapping like made this month, theStudio is having their Birthday Bash and Next Designer Challenge all month long.

Starting off, I have my Progressive Scrap for this month, another heritage page-
Kit: Old School September Mega Kit from theStudio
Day 1: Janet B, Amber Shaw, Mad Genius, Linda Cumberland, and The Urban Fairy
Day 2: ADB Designs and Aimee Harrison Designs
Day 3: Janet B and Amber Shaw Designs
Day 4: Piggyscraps, Linda Cumberland Designs
Day 5: Nibbles Skribbles and Mad Genius Designs
Day 6: Sweet MaDe, Scrappy Cocoa, and The Urban Fairy
Day 7: ADB Designs and Aimee Harrison Designs

After working through much of the Help for Heritage Photos at Digital Scrapper, I had this photo of Nana and Papaw pretty much ready to scrap. I thought the Mega Kit for this month, Old School would work beautifully for this photo.

I also participated in the Layout Artist competition. I didn't make it past the first round, but I did take part in the 2nd chance challenges for the rest of the month. One of the things I love about theStudio is how they encourage participation even in elimination contests!

So, here's my week 1 entry, we were given a coupon to get the Black Holes kit by Nibbles Skribbles, and had to use it for a layout to showcase the kit. When I saw the kit I immediately remembered our 'trip to Mars' (details here)-
Kit: Black Holes by Nibbles Skribbles
Font: Graphite Std

For the first week of the 2nd chance competition, we were given a choice of templates to use, and had to use one of the Week 1 or 2 Next Designer Competition entries. I used the beautiful Celestial Moonlight kit by Jilbert with the Templation: Hodge Podge template by Scrappy Cocoa (details here) to highlight this photo of my folks when they went on their Alaskan Cruise a few years ago-
Kit: Celestial Moonlight by Jilbert
Template: Templation: Hodge Podge by Scrappy Cocoa
Fonts: Kunstler Script and Caflisch Script Pro

The next week, we were given a gorgeous sampler to build a page (details here). I paired it with a photo from the charades costume party from my 16th birthday and loved how it came out!
Kit: Festival of Colour Sampler by LouCee Creations
Font: Monotype Corsiva

Lastly, we had to create two pages,  one with a sampler (details here), and one using parts from at least 5 designers in the 2nd Chances Blog Hop.

For the first one, I chose a wide range of smiles from my kiddo-
 Kit: My First Day Sampler by Flower Scraps 
 Fonts: Graphite Std and HP PSG

and for the second one (details here), these photos of Rooter in the tub were perfect!
Kit: Second Chances Blog Hop from Digital Scrapbooking Studio 
 Parts include:
Background paper: Digiliscious Designs
Pink bubble paper & White corner buttons (middle frame): Lara's Digi World
Blue Scatter: Piggyscraps
Orange Scatter: theStudio Design Team
Blue Swirls: Booland Designs
Orange Swirl: Janet B Designs
Grey Frame: Studio4 Designworks
Blue Grey Buttons: Just Me Digital
Orange Flower Button: LouCee Designs
Diamond Border (top frame): Julie C Designs
Alpha: ADB Designs

All in all, a great month of scrapping and LOTS of great freebies in the NDC 2012! :)