Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday, Dec. 28th

I know you're shocked...two posts in two days...I said I was going to try and get better. I have a bunch of layouts from October and November that I never showed you, so I'm trying to get them all out this week. I want to start the new year fresh, and try to stay on top of things a little better. So these are from all kinds of challenges and such.

The first one is Callie from several years ago. She had been talking about starting a hope chest, but she wanted practical stuff in her chest. So Sharla and I got her some Charmin toilet paper, yes, we're high class on the best gifts in our house. It definitely made everyone laugh and that was the important part. The challenge was to do a holiday layout.

Next up is a layout I really like. The challenge was you had to frame only part of the photo and that part could be in color, and the remainder of the photo had to be in black and white. I would have never thought to do this on my own, but the effect is very cool. I'm just waiting for the chance to do this again in the future. The only thing is the photo has to be just right to make it work.

Now for sort of layout. The challenge was to use a specific font. And Sharla and I had gotten the cups where you could make your own insert, so I combined the two together. I like it, but I have to admit it is not my favorite. I'm going to do another soon.

This next layout actually won me a prize, not because it is a great layout, but because so few people entered. Over the Halloween weekend, Digi Scrapbook Mania had several different challenges/contests and this layout was done for the costume contest. The rule was you had to make your costume out of things you found on your desk/computer area. Sharla and I talked about several options, but none really panned out, so in a moment of silliness I had her snap these pictures, and I said I was "Thing" from the The Addams Family. Yeah I know, it was weak, but it there.

Next is a layout I did for a speed scrap, and I really like it. It is Cole taken at a football game where he is performing Color Guard duties. I can't explain how much pride I have in him when I see him all dressed out in his uniform. It is almost scary how grown up he looks...OK I know he is almost grown, but I don't have to admit to that just yet.

Now for a layout of the know I have to throw at least one of them into the mix. This one was done as a template challenge. I really liked how it let me use a lot of papers. The photos were all taken during the fall, but at different times.

OK my last layout for now is Sharla and Callie, doing what they do best...goofing around. The photo was taken on Christmas last year. I love the sparkle in their eyes, you just know some mischief is about to take place. I did it for a speed scrap, and as I was doing it, I didn't think I would like the results, I think I changed the papers about 5 times, but in the end I do like it.

That is it for today...well unless I get energetic tonight. But more soon I promise.

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