Sunday, February 15, 2009

My layout for Challenge #11

In lieu of the devastating bushfires we're experiencing in Victoria, Australia, my layout for this week's challenge is asking the question WHY? It's touched a whole nation how horrific and tragic these fires have been with the loss of so many lives, property and animals. Where are all those going to go that have lost their property, how is everyone going to deal with the loss of so many from their communities? So many questions to be answered and such a tragedy to have had to experienced. I've had a few friends affected in the areas so let's pray they can rebuild their lives.

INDIAN SUMMER by New Life Designs
T-PARTY ALPHA by Robin Carlton

Photo downloaded from the internet

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Challenge 11

Wow, second last challenge for the race! Sad really, I don't want it to end!
This challenge was hosted by Scrap Orchard. We had to ask any one person (dead or alive; family, friend, famous or foe) one question. Who would it be and what would you ask them?
My LO is of my maternal grandmother, who left her husband and her daughter (my mother) when my mother was 2, but took their second child with her. She and her daughter were never seen or heard of again. I've always wanted to know why she left and how she could have left? Why take one child and not the other? Does she realise the pain that caused, even 60 years down the track? Does she know about me and my children? Does she care? Is she even alive? So many questions.....

Supplies - Wedding Treasures by Charlie's Digiscraps, Vintage Photo Action by Sarah Batdorf.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Challenge #10

Challenge #10 was a Roadblock and this time it was only me completing it. I had to interview my racing partner Pene, so the random questions were from me to her.

We had to scrap our layout with products from two designers:

** Strawberry Au Lait kit (numbers)
** February Grab Bag - Paper Frames, Blank Slate (polka dot paper), Tiny Paper Flowers

** About a Girl (rose paper, button, dragonfly and cardboard paper)
** Ferntree Fairies (staples, alpha)

Font - Traveling Typewriter

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sharon's challenges

Gosh, I keep forgetting Pene set this blog up and thus I'm a few layouts behind posting here! Pene just posted hers which reminded me!

So here's my layout from the Sunshine Studio's challenge #7:

I have used the Sun Collaboration SUNRISE SPECIAL from Sunshine Studio Scraps


DATE SLIDER from Vicki Parker

Fonts are Gigi and Century Gothic

Okay, next up is Challenge #8 where I chose to scraplift a layout by Catherine Paturet (aka chud23) who's work and also designs are just simply stunning!

I have used the following kits:
** NOEL CHIC by Catherine Designs and Crea @ Bisontine
** DREAM WHISPERS by Jofia Devoe (gold stars)
** PAPER WORD STRIPS by Sugarplum Paperie
** TROPICAL DAIQUIRI by Scrap'it Designs by Brianna Cox (white staple)
** A NEW DAY by D.Pearson (photo prong)

And lastly, I've just completed Challenge #9:

WHERE THE HEART GROWS by Golden Girls Digital Designs (free with the February 2009 Scrap Matters newsletter)

COWS IN THE CORN by Sherrie JD (bird) from Scrap Orchard

PROJECT 365 FREEBIE by Tangie Baxter (tags) - selling at Scrapbook Graphics

COLLAGE ART by Design by Lilian C (padlock) - blog freebie

Fonts : Freestyle Script and Traveling Typewriter

So now, Challenge #10 is due tomorrow night and I have to interview Pene and scrap about the questions she answered. So look out for that layout next. And sadly, we've only got another week to go and this year's ADSR will be over. It's been heaps of fun to travel to all these stores and accepting their challenges. Hope they start planning the next one really soon!

Challenges 8 & 9

Challenge 8 was hosted by Oscraps, and we had to scraplift a LO of our scrapping idol. It was hard picking an idol and then which fabulous LO to lift! I ended up lifting one of Denise's (neeceebee) LOs called Smile Blue Eyes.

Supplies for this LO - Paper and ribbon wrap from Birdsong by Sara of Sweet Blossom Designs, stars from the In a Galaxy far away collab by Snap and Scrap, Brushes from Suddenly Spring by gvalkyrie and Black and White Photoblast action by John Wright.

Challenge 9 was hosted by KB and Friends. I liked this one, and as I only had a couple of photos of my mother as a child, I matched my and Rachel's photo as closely as possible in age.

Supplies - Everything from Cool Change by Brianna Cox of Scrap'it Designs, except the family charm from Baby Boy and the clock from Fired Earth, both by Vicki Parker of A Work in Progress. Template by Caryn of Snap and Scrap, Black and White Photo Blast Action by John Wright. (This is Caryn's first template - how cool is it? You can snag it here from the blog, look under Thursday's Challenge!)