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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello out there in blog land

I haven't been posting because I've been doing one scrapping competition after another since January. These competitions have really pushed me to become a better layout artist and I'm thrilled to announce that I am the winner of "This Scrapper's Got Talent" over at Stuff to Scrap.

here are my layouts from that competition
The first challenge was to create a layout using the title "I Am" with single words to describe yourself with a photo of yourself. (can you find my photo? my words are in the book)

the 2nd challenge was to create a double page layout about your top 10. I chose ten reasons I love my son!

3rd one was to journal. I wrote a wonderful story *giggle* about my mother.. if you don't check out any other of my layouts, read this one!!! it's one of my favorite emails, to my brother about HIS mother... after all if she's this stupid she can't be MY mother.

Challenge 4 had to be monochromatic

Then the final layout challenge was a killer. I thought about it for 2 days before I got to work. here are the directions
use one kit only
double page layout
3 photos all must either be extraction, blended photo, or selective coloring
use 6 papers, 2 solid, 2 pattern, 2 our choice.
my first part:

Once you finish this half you had to submit it and were not allowed to move anything.

2nd part was to including 15 elements from the kit we used. And use
1 fastener of some kind
1 frame
duplicate one element 5 times.
all other elements may be used once or duplicated.

I was thrilled when I found out I was a winner.. I actually found out a few hours before it was posted (but didn't know what place I won) because I received a congratulations email and was asked to become a part of Stuff To Scrap's CT

I could hardly sleep that and couldn't wait to see the post in the morning to find out what place I came in. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw I was the 1st place winner!

Can you see I'm still smiling from there?

So that's where I've been on the challenge circuit. Now I have to get busy making July's calendar template and see if I can make some papers ;-)

OH and I bought myself a New Laptop and PhotoShop CS so maybe I'll really get creating soon!! Next I hope to get a new camera but it might wait a few more months.

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