Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here is Vicki's layout.
Oh by the way Crazy Crow says "Hi".
There are six of us taking the challenge: Christine, Megan, Christina, Sherry, Stephani and myself. There is still time if you know of anyone that would like to join us.
I decided to choose from a long list of things I've wanted to try. With Christina, Megan and Christine giving us such great challenges, I hope Aprils challenges will live up to their examples.
So drum role please............
Welcome to the April Challenge
Aprils thirty days are split between a partial week, three full weeks and another partial week. So I decided to change things up a bit. Each set of challenges start on Wednesday and end the following Tuesday, with the exception of week four ending on Thursday. There will be two challenges per week. I have included two bonus challenges. They can be done at any time throughout the month as a bonus or they both can be used as a substitution for one challenge you don’t like. Did you see the catch? If you want to remove a challenge you don’t like you must do both bonus challenges in its place.
Week #1 (April 1-7)
Tags – Do a layout that includes multiple tags.
Inspired by a quilt pattern – Do a layout that uses a quilt pattern or has a quilt feel.
Week #2 (April 8-14)
A Page with out Pattern Paper, unless you make it your self – Do a lo that starts with only solid color paper. You can leave it solid or you can turn it into patterned paper by stamping, doodling, painting, printing, etc.to turn it into you very own designed pattern paper.
Nine in One – Do nine 4x4 layouts that are added together to make one 12x12 lo. This idea came from the following lo. I saw it in “Simply Handmade”designed by Stephanie Pouliot. I think it’s awesome. I can’t wait to see what we all can do with her idea.
Week #3 (April 15-21)
A Monochromatic page – Do a layout using different shades of the same color. Example: baby blue, sky blue, navy blue and midnight blue. You can use one neutral color (white or brown or black). No other colors are allowed.
Wordle- Do a layout using a wordle. If you are unfamiliar with wordle, it’s a group of words displayed in a random order to form a word cloud. You can see my first attempt on my “46 rolls” lo (posted on my blog on February 22, 2009). I used the IBM wordle website at http://www.wordle.net . It’s super easy! If you have any questions let me know and I’ll help you through it.
Week #4 (April 22-30)
Inspired by a board game – Do a layout that is inspired by a board game. Example: you could use a checkerboard background, you could embellish a page with a game piece or monopoly money, or you could do a page about your family’s game night. Let your imagination run wild.
Bucket List – Do a layout of your bucket list. A bucket list is a list of things you would like to do or accomplish before the end of your life.
Bonus / Substitution
“It runs in the family” - maybe your entire family wears glasses, or your family has three generations of practical jokers, or you and a child are both left handed, or you and your father love the same disgusting food - like liver. You get the idea.
An Easter Page – This one is self explanatory. Don’t forget, Good Friday in April 10th and Easter is April 12th this year. “HE IS RISEN”
If you have any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the "Nine In One" inspiration layout
I know it's getting harder as the weather gets more spring like. I'm glad your in this with me or I would let it all slide until next fall or winter. So, Thanks for accepting the challenge. There will be simple prizes each week (on Wednesdays) and a grand prize at the end. You are all such an inspiration to me, I'm eager to see what you all come up with.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The pp is from the Paper Studio, card stock from Bazzill, Thickers from American Crafts, buttons from the stash and the3 crotchet flowesr are handmade by me. You may have noticed, I used a tempting turquoise Stampin' Up marker and went around the thickers to add depth to the lo (it also helps the brown thickers stand out on the pp).
Friday, March 27, 2009
Click on the second photo to see all the little buggers.
Sorry about the poor photos, just to creepy to stay steady while photographing.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sorry, sorry, sorry!
Thanks Clint for noticing and Martie for bringing it to my attention.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Will you join me ?
Please leave me a comment if you would like to participate. If you are unable to post a comment you can always email me at email@example.com.
When we were first married we would throw Aprils Fools Day parties. One year we threw a “come as you wouldn’t want to be caught dead” party.
Dennis dressed as a hippie. He wore a long black wig, bell bottoms, tie-died shirt, beads and tattoos that he drew on with mascara.
I wore everything mismatched, flowers and plaids, my makeup was different on each eye and lip, my hair was teased and I was chewing twelve pieces of gum at once.
Our party guests asked not to have their pictures taken because they had outrages outfits on. After all these years, one of them still stands out. It was Bugs. He came in a powder blue leisure suit, flowered shirt unbuttoned half way, glitter all over his chest and way to much cologne.
One family make sure they drove on back roads so no one would see them while the wife prayed they wouldn’t have a breakdown or flat tire. We had a blast!
Wow It's hard to believe another week has come and gone. Only one more week in march and I have to get my two lo's and two bonus lo's done. I think I can do it. At last our taxes will be done by mid week, and I'm sure looking forward to that.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Love ya Grandma, miss ya!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Every time I look at this photo I want to kick myself.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
The papers are from K&Company; the title is Thickers (of course); Rub-ons from Stampin' Up; brads and flowers are from the stash. The Thickers are/were white. I sponged on close to cocoa ink from Stampin' Up and then I stamped the with the same ink using a Heidi Grace Dreamer stamp.
Boy oh boy, we look really young in these pics. Probably because we were young in these pics (twenty three plus years ago). Did I ever mention that my husband as these amazing dimples?