Last weekend I participated in my first ever CYBERCROP at www.scrapbookdivas.com.au and loved it. I arranged for DH to be around during the w/end to keep the kids out of my hair while I got down to the serious business of scrapping. I managed to completed all 3 challenges and - get this - was the winner for the first challenge!!! Here's my LO ...
This is DD Caitlin at about 23 months last winter - she just loved this beanie and insisted on having her jacket hood up too. The challenge was to use puzzle pieces and 2 patterned papers ... I found these puzzle piece shapes in clip art in WORD so I printed them, stuck it to cardboard and put the pp on the other side then cut 'em out (well, I lie a little here - DH cut them out AND managed to snap my good scissors in the process LOL).
My entry for the second challenge (had to use heartfelt journalling) was a mini album 6" x 4" which will be a work in progress - it starts off with a photo of DH which I love (but he hates) and the chorus from Josh Groban's song "In Her Eyes" (from his latest album "Awake"). The journalling is about how this song expresses how I believe how my husband feels about me (if that makes sense).
The third challenge was Black & White ... and I'm pretty pleased with my LO ...
The journalling card is behind the photo - the piccie is of my mum when she was about 3 and the journalling is about how music has shaped her life.
She said she had tears in her eyes when she saw/read this one.
Oh, the title reads "God gave us MUSIC that we might pray without words".
I really enjoyed creating this one because I made every element from scratch (the piano keys is actually a pic I downloaded from the internet, converted to grayscale and printed on vellum) and I also did the same with a pic of music manuscript, printed it on white bazzil cardstock and cut the letters of "music" by hand. I have also never done a B&W LO so it was a challenge for me but I did enjoy it.
Needless to say, my whole w/end of scrapping left me with a pile of housework to catch up on during this past week (and - horror - I still have a little pile on the floor STILL not folded and put away). In fact I was a bit scrapped-out so I haven't done any more scrapping this week except to make a card on Friday for a friend's wedding we attended yesterday.
More about the wedding next time ...