Sunday, May 3, 2009

15 Challenges In One Weekend and I'm Happily Exhausted...

The National Scrapbook Day party at SiSTV was so much fun! I really enjoyed hosting two challenges, and ended up participating in 15 of the other ones! This is my second year participating and there are so many things I love about it. It really helps me get out of my box and try some new things. It also helps me not overthink things. When you are doing so many different projects in such a short time, you really have to just have to let go and trust the process. There is no time to start over or take hours to decide where a photo should go or which papers to use. You just do it and move on! And in the process I ended up with tons of new projects to add to my scrapbook! I highly recommend it. So anyhoo, here's what the challenges were...

1. Stacey's Photo challenge was to make an NSD sign and take a pic of yourself holding it. The pic is above, and here's the sign...
2. Angie's ATC Challenge #1: We were to draw inspiration from a beautiful floral painting...
3. Angie's ATC Challenge #2: We were to take inspiration from the poster from the movie "Hairspray" and use a quote from the soundtrack on our card...
#4 & 5 & 6: Corinne's Not Your Ordinary Thing Challenge and Becca's Write Now Challenge and Angie's Lift Me Up Challenge: For Corinne's challenge we were to scrap a photo that is NOT of a person. For Becca's challenge we were to do some real journaling - no quotes or song lyrics - just real thoughts and feelings. (click to read). For Angie's Lift Me Up challenge we were to scraplift a particular layout assigned to us in the gallery...
#7 & 8 Corinne's Love Yourself Challenge and Angie's Lift Me Up challenge no. 2: We were to scrap ten positive traits about ourself (kinda embarassing but really empowering - everyone should do this)...
#9 Angie's ATC Challenge #3: We were to take inspiration from a gorgeous outfit worn in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada"...
#10 Angie's ATC Challenge #4: We were to take inspiration from a gorgeous drawing of a bird on a beautiful background... (for this the drawing I used is one that I did many years ago and the background is a leftover paper towel that is a backdrop/blotter for my art journaling)...

#11 Jody's Mini-Album challenge: We were to make a mini-album out of those papers that we've saved because we love them so much we are afraid to cut into them. LOL. So true...
and here's another view of the mini - I will be filling it up later...
#12 Jen's Get Messy Challenge: We were to just get messy and inky and put things down without thinking too much about it. Just have fun and trust the process... (sooo hard to let go, but very freeing!!!) This is also my submission for Creative Therapy this week - which is to scrap about your favorite vacation.
#13 Angie's Complete this layout challenge: We were given a basic design and had to complete it in our own way, making sure to use five things (I'm blanking on what they all were - I think I'm a bit fried - ha)...
#14 Jan's What's Old Is New Challenge: We were to use only our oldest stash...
#15 Divv's challenge was to link her up with a clip from one of our favorite movies or tv shows. Here's what I linked: Garden State such a cool movie - loved it.

So now I am happily exhausted and my scraproom is a mess - LOL. Can't wait for a good night's sleep...

I hope your weekend was wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

9 comments:

Nat said...

wowsers girl, unbelievable- love them all!!!

Kathleen said...

OMG talk about hard core!! lol - gorgeous LO's, especially love "This old Man", so cute!

xx

Marit said...

It's nice to see all your LO's in one post! You really ARE a "hard core".... I saw your name pop up everywhere at SIS - you did it all girl! I had a lot of fun too but didn't do that much challenges... hoping to be there next time and I promise I will dive into it more! And uuuhhhhmmm... have a good night sleep! I think you need it by now ;)

Chris said...

WOW! you were one busy girl - I did 8 layouts and a mini, and I was happily exhausted also. Loved both your challenges.

deana said...

WOW... You REALLY got a LOT accomplished! Did you sleep?

Always ♥ your work! :-)

kristinak said...

everything is gorgeous but the bird/peace page is absolutely stunning!!!!
so wonderful....

amytangerine said...

dang you are good!!!

ReneeInLA said...

Ohhh, I just saw this!!! That layout is so sweet! :) It totally brightened my day! :) XOXO

Bethany Kartchner said...

Dang! You are a scrapping machine! Awesome awesome work! I am totally inspired!