Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet Talking journaling challenge

Today I was able to finish the sweet talking journaling challenge over at Log Your Memory. Todays four layouts and the challenge for each. I used In the Driver's Seat for the show and tell challenge. Kristen was a little jealous of Sarah getting her learner's permit and decided that she should at least be allowed to pretend to drive the car. For the Conduct and Interview I used a picture of our cat Sox in a grocery bag and conducted a pretend interview with her. Sweet Sixteen was used for the count on it challenge. We had fun coming up with 16 different things about Sarah. Finally a favorite picture of mine, Kristen with my youngest nephew in the prairie up at Whittier Elementary school. Those two kids are two peas in a pod. This picture worked out great for the Make a Diagram challenge. I had completed the Bonus Blog Cast challenge so I didn't need to do one journaling challenge. I choose to skip Chart Your Story, I like the layouts I have seen using this method, but think that it would probably work better for digital scrappers than paper scrappers. This was a fun challenge and I am really happy with most of my layouts. Very glad that I went ahead and attempted the challenge. Thinking that I need to do more challenges and they are stretching me and making me try a few different ideas and techniques.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Trying to finish up the Sweet Talking Challenge. Had hoped to work on it last weekend, but forgot to take the challenge assignments with me. Oh well. I have managed to complete 4 layouts today. The first one was PIG LOVE, I actually had that one done last Sunday for a different challenge, but then decided that it need a little journaling, so I added it today. For the fairy tale challenge I choose to write about Sarah and her dream to become a cheerleader. This will make a great first page for her cheerleader album. ( I found the perfect album for her cheer pictures.) For the compare contrast assignment I decided to contrast the two girls. They are so different. I decided to use the Build A Bear for the play by play assignment. Now I only have 4 out of 5 more challenges left to complete to finish the Sweet Talking Challenge.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Grace Scrapbooking Retreat

Here are several pictures from the retreat this weekend. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Of course it is always fun to get together with friends and spend the time scrapping, fellowshipping and eating.

Pig Love

The sketch challenge at The Story Matters for this month.

My take on the challenge

I knew that as soon as I saw the pig card, I had to scrap some of the pictures of Kristen with her pigs. She loves them so much. Must have something to do with her beloved Great Grandpa. He raised pigs. I remember butchering pigs when I was little and while Kristen doesn't have those memories, she loved Great Grandpa and she loves pigs.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Choosing Gratitude

I have been a member of Faithbased scrapbooking class yahoo group for a few months now, but have mostly been lurking. When the last class started "Choosing Gratitude" I wanted to play along. Each week we would be given a reading assignment along with a scrapbooking layout or more challenge. I finished the first part today (as least I think that I have all assignments completed for the first part). I am loading most of the required layouts for this class. There was also a couple of projects including making 10 Thank you cards. I am not strong at card making but managed to succeed with those also, even though my cat tried to keep me from getting them done. Everytime I sat down to work on them, she wanted my attention and then threw up on about 1/2 of them when they were halfway done. I don't think that she liked them very well.