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Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School Challenge

Awww...yes, school is back in session! Can you feel a collective sigh from all the stressed out moms around the world...LOL! I kid. But man I was so ready for my boys to get back to school. Not that I don't enjoy every moment I spend with them, of course I love them with all my heart. But with 3 boys under 8, it's just VERY loud, and over a three month period that can take it's toll on a mom's nerves :).
So let's roll with the season and get those back to school photos scrapped right off the bat, shall we!? We have some super examples from the DT. Speaking of which we have Danielle Flanders joining us as a GDTM for Sept.! YAY!! And Ms. Kim Moreno has agreed to become a permanent member of the DT...Whoop Whop! So that is exciting!
The school challenge is running from today through September 11th. Please make sure you include a link to your work so I can find you easily and add your stuff up to our slide show.
Have fun with this one...and get ready for the next challenge (on the 14th of Sept.)...you might want to order a Noel kit if you don't have one yet...it is going to have a MAJOR prize and it will be one of the only challenges that I will require you to use a kit.
DT examples:
Greta

Danielle F.

Michelle

Jana

Michele

Kim

Noel

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tara Van M lift!

Did you all know we have a Message Board? We do...and we have some really fun, and very talented members over there! One of whom is Tara Van Moorsel. She is not only a complete kick, but she is super inspiring when it comes to scrapping too! So for this challenge I really wanted to lift something of hers.
This is the LO we chose. You can go various ways with this, you can go the "sketch" route, which most of the DT took, or you can go the monochromatic route for your projects. Or maybe you are inspired by the wedding theme...whatever you want to "lift" from this LO, that is the challenge over the next few weeks.
This is running from today through 28th. Please be sure to link your work in the comments section. I apologize for slacking on making the rounds on the various MB's. Summer is finally winding down, (one more week until school starts!) so I should have time in the coming weeks, but over the summer I have gotten pretty bad about going to them to find the work.
Also, if you haven't, register at the Message Boards! We would love to get to know you!
Tara's Original (LIFT THIS)

DT Inspo:
Noel

Michelle

Jana

Michele

Virginia

Have Fun!!
Also...just an FYI... Michele has pushed her Stamping techniques Class out a week, so you still have time to sign up!! See the add on the sidebar, click the purchase button, and get signed up. And the new Sept kit will be released next Monday! You can see peeks OVER HERE!! This one is called "Core Curriculum", and you guessed it, it's Back to School theme, and PACKED.
Have a great week guys!
-Noel

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Why We Scrap

Monday, August 3, 2009

Why I Scrapbook Challenge!

So let's document it. The why. Why did you do this. Why did you spend hours upon hours, and fill book upon book with memories? What was the motivation...the push?

Somewhere down the road of life someone will ask that question, and when they (child, grandchild, great-grandchild?) come across the page stating the reasons it will be quite the treasure won't it!? My grandmother scrap booked back in the 50's and 60's. Hers were mostly newspaper clippings of my dad and uncle in the local paper for school or sports achievements, or Boy Scout activities. Unfortunately I don't have those books, but I did get to look through them when I was little, and it was cool to feel the family "time travel" aspect of it. To see my grandfather, who died before I was born, standing with his sons. To see great grandparents or uncles and aunts I never met in family situations with family members who were still living. Somehow I felt the connection. So to me the "why" is just as, if not more, important as the "what" you are scrapping. So tell us about it!

We are going to run this from today through August 14th. Please be sure to link up your work so we can find it and add it to the slide show! Here are the DT's awesome examples!
Michelle

Jana

Michele

Virginia

Greta


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