gee_elsi (gee_elsi) wrote,

Scrapbook Challenges

So, I'm prowling around the various scrapbooking sites. Started at Ginger Thibodeau's blog to see what templates she might have posted when I notice that she's leading a Brag Book challenge over at Scrapbook Elements. I went over there to see what was up and spent some time prowling through the forum to see what folks had posted. I almost dropped my laptop when I saw David & Michelle's picture posted. I knew I hadn't posted it, so was confused until I noticed that Beth had joined SBE and was participating in the challenge.

I downloaded the templates and started planning my own Brag Book "pages". Will post some when I get them done. For now, however, I want to showcase the rest of the challenge pages that I completed in October over at Digitals.

Home; element challenge layout for Digitals In the "It's ELEMENTary" challenge, designers provide a couple of elements and players are asked to use the elements in a layout. Sometimes, the theme is set by the challenge hostess. October's elements and theme were "Home".

I love this photo of our newly completed home sitting in a field of snow. In our part of Texas, it is rare to get snow -- so this was a special treat.

Credits: Background and frames from Sophia Davis (It's ELEMENTary Challenge pieces); word plates by Alisha Hess (A Child's Love charity kit); Font: Dominican by Harold's Fonts. To make the background, I stretched the supplied ribbon and then created a plaid from it. I enlarged and recolored the cutout coaster to make a frame for my journaling. I also enlarged the word "Home" from the metal frame to use as my page title. The word plates in the lower part of the page were recolored to fit this layout.

Weddings; word art challenge layout for Digitals The next challenge layout I posted was in the "It's Only Words" challenge. For this activity, the challenge hostess supplies one or more pieces of word art to be used in layouts.

This has been the year for weddings in our family. Sue's quote seemed to be so appropriate to highlight photos of these couples.

Credits: Word art by Sue Jones; made for the challenge. Background paper by Alisha Hess and cabachons by d2D; all from A Child's Love charity kit. I recolored the cabachons to feature the colors worn by the attendants in each wedding.

October in Texas; picture this challenge layout for Digitals "Picture This" is a photo challenge. In October, the challenge was to create a layout with a photo that represents the colours of October in your area of the world.

These photos were taken in my backyard on 29 October. We don't get a lot of the typical fall colors. Rather, the grass goes grey and the mesquite leaves fade out to a yellowish tinge. We had some rain a couple of days before and the weeds were taking advantage and popping up a few flowers.

Credits: All papers and elements come from A Child's Love charity kit available in the Digitals store. Brown grunge paper, chrome eyelet, stitched eyelet border by Sue Jones. Beige paper that I made the tag from by Christine Schultz. Striped paper, brown paper used for the mat & fuzzy fiber all by Jen Maceyunas. Fonts are Dominican by Harold's Fonts and Bradley Hand ITC.

Soups; About Me challenge layout for Digitals "What is your favorite fall activity that you can't wait to have when fall starts?" This question set the theme for the "About Me" layout in October.

I love soups -- any kind of soup. It's just too hot to make soup during the summer, so I anxiously await the arrival of fall so I can start making pots and pots of soup. Unfortunately, my family isn't as crazy about soup as I am or they just might see a different soup every day of the week.

Credits: All the papers and elements come from A Child's Love charity kit available in the Digitals store. Background paper, frames, and paper used for "cutting" the title come from Jen Maceyunas. The paper used for the tag is by Alisha Hess, and the screw was made by Christina Blomberg. I resized some elements to fit my photos and layout. The photographs are not mine. They were taken by Ruthie Hansen who has made them available at Flickr under a Creative Commons license. See the rest of Ruthie's yummy photos at Fonts are Dominican from Harold's Fonts and Bradley Hand ITC.

Tags: digiscrapping, photos, scrapbook, scrapbooking

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