Sunday, November 29, 2009

I was challenged today to share a scrapbooking tip here on my is hard to choose just one because there are so many directions I could go. Should I be technical? Creative? Inspiring? Eenie meenie miney moe. How about one of each?

1. Technical - Use a visual triangle. Triangles are aesthetically pleasing to the human eye and can also serve to frame your focal point. Using three similar elements (especially similarly-colored) in three different spots on your page will draw the eye to the are in between them and create a resting place for the eye there.

2. Creative - Don't overthink! There are no mistakes and you won't stumble upon something amazing if you don't go out on a limb. Don't worry about perfection, just have fun with it.

3. Inspiring - Keep all or some of your supplies in a spot where you will see them frequently. This allows you to take advantage of those few minutes between other tasks to do even a little something, just to keep you in the zone.

Do YOU have a favorite tip you'd like to share? Leave a comment!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And while we wait for the birthday party... sure to hop on over to IF IT'S GROOVY NOW to check out THIS month's challenge! I won't give away the surprise here, you will have to go there to check it out. But I will give you a couple of hints. #1 - this one REALLY challenged me, but I loved the result! #2 - here is the layout I did for the challenge.

Any ideas?

Birthday Party and YOU get the gift!

IF IT'S GROOVY turns 1 in January and just like all babies, a birthday party is right around the corner !!! Myself and other members of the team will be hosting challenges, complete with PRIZES, on our blogs.

Mark your calendars and start spreading the word, the crop will be January 4th-10th.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Switching gears from this month's challenge for a minute...if you ever peek over at the sidebar you will have noticed some of my favorite scrappy sites. One of them that I create a layout for almost every month is SCRAP THE BOYS and this month was no exception. Click on over to SCRAP THE BOYS and see what I did with this month's theme and see if they inspire you to create a layout of your own about the boys in your life!

Note: you may not be able to read the journaling but it ties into the title and says "Little girls grow up to be ladies...Little boys grow up to be BIG BOYS." The journaling around the border of the page is the words to the poem "What are Little Girls Made Of?"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another gorgeous entry

Check out the beautiful leaf in this digital layout all the way from Alaska!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We already have some gorgeous inspiration for this month's challenge! Check out this fantastic mini-album:

Follow THIS LINK to see the complete album.

Keep the inspiration coming friends!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Okay, then! My life seems to be settling down and I want to know if anyone is up for a new CHALLENGE!?

Fall is my favorite season and I want you to inspire me. This month I'd like to see any layout OR other project (mini-album, altered item, etc.) that celebrates autumn in some way. The only catch is that it can NOT be about Halloween or Thanksgiving or a birthday. I want to see something that celebrates fall itself. It can be very literal, such as a layout about things you love about fall, or maybe your color or embellishment choices will celebrate fall by highlighting the deep rich colors of the season. Be creative!

Email me your project using the link on the sidebar and I will share it here to inspire everyone. If we have at least five entries I will use a random number generator to choose a winner for a small RAK so be sure to let your friends know as well!
Another shout-out today to a great, inspirational blog... Scrap the Girls! There is an awesome challenge every month with some delicious prizes up for grabs. If you click quickly you can see not only my layout from last month's challenge but the November challenge as well!