Monday, March 31, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements, including alpha, from Magic Feelings by Newlife Dreams; font is MA Simple Pleasure; lyrics from "Climbing" performed by Lionel Richie
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Out of Africa by Chaos Lounge; Paper and Glitter Alpha by Amanda Dykan; font is Peas Breathe Easy
Saturday, March 29, 2008
CREDITS: Papers and elements from SBG's Impressions of Calm & Healing (background paper, butterfly by Manuela Zimmerman; frame, dried flowers by Lorie Davison; lace, flower by Birgit Kerr; ribbon, gems by Berna Datema; glitter by Michelle Godin; Stitched Flowers by Dana Frantz); Blue Plastic Bag Alpha by Dirty Feet Designs; font is Peas Breathe Easy
Background paper (2 papers blended) and cross (blended) from Captivated by Eressea Design; 1800 Photo Frame, credits unknown; Photo by Christopher Potter at stockxchng; Doodles by Sabry Card; Doodle Border by Nikki Painter; Shimmer2 Alpha by Blythe Evans; font is Love Letter TW
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
CREDITS: Background paper, frame, feather, ribbon, glitter splats and paint smears from Unforgettable by Raspberry Road Designs; Altered Art Frame by Raspberry Road Designs; Pink Painted Newspaper Alpha by Manda J. Designs; font is Chocolate Box
CREDITS: Background paper, frame, stitches, hydrangea from Sunshine Sweets Collab by Sunshine Studio Scraps; Leaves by Julie Bullock from Grateful4U CT Appreciation Collab; Hand Stamped Alpha by Michelle Coleman; Font is Love Letter TW
Sunday, March 23, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Spring Fever by Newlife's Dreams; Sueded Alpha by Theresa Hernandez; font is Chocolate Box
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Bouncing Brownies and Bunnies by Lorie Davison; Ready for Spring Alpha by Betsy Tuma; font is Chocolate Box Decorative
Saturday, March 22, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Bouncing Brownies and Bunnies Collection by Lorie Davison; font is Chocolate Box Decorative
Friday, March 21, 2008
Perhaps it's the pair of shoes you wore when you were married. Or the ones you wore to prom. Or your favorite pair. Or the most comfortable. The pair you lost on the beach that night . . . the pair that you wished you had gotten, but never did. They all have their own stories to tell.
For this week's challenge, I focused on some of my baby shoes. My mother was so great about keeping things for us, and these she kept safely in a Stride Rite shoe box in a trunk filled with all kinds of childhood memories. My favorite shoes out of this bunch are the red ones with the little white fluffy at the toes . . . but I think each of them has a story that will tell me a little something about myself, 'cause I don't have any first-hand memories of the shoes.
TO VIEW CREDITS, PLEASE CLICK HERE
To view Emily Falconbridge's notes for this week and to view her card, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
I can't wait to see what shoes made a difference in your life . . . or maybe it's a pair of shoes making a difference NOW . . . either way, I'm looking forward to seeing your cards this week. Please be sure to post them in the Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery HERE. Happy Traveling . . . I mean, Scrapping!
All you have to do is visit SHEETLOAD OF CARDS BLOG and post a comment with your first name and last initial along with your email addy. Like this:
michele c - ciolabunch (at) emailaddy (dot) com
or a link to your blog if you have your email on there. She just doesn't want to hunt you wonderful members down like a mad dog. LOL
The winner of the gift certificate will be announced on March 23rd! Deadline to enter is March 22nd Midnight CST.
Don't forget The Shaker Box has a crop coming up March 28th - April 4th with some very generous sponsors!!!
Also don't forget to check out our blog for the latest news from the Shaker!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Midnight Butterfly by Heather Manning with the exception of the diamond elements from Trish's Collection by Scrap N Tag; Shimmer 2 Alpha by Blythe Evans
Sunday, March 16, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from After Midnight by Chaos Lounge; Dirty Cloud Brushes by Miss M./rebel-heart.net; Cardboard Alphabet by Monika69
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Pretty simple, really. What do you love?
I chose to highlight my relationship with my husband, but I was really tempted to do my cards about my love of digi scrapping. After some time of indecision, I went with the relationship with my dear husband. I used a portion of a poem by e.e. cummings on my card in lieu of journaling.
You can view credits for these cards HERE IN THE SHAKIN' CHALLENGES GALLERY.
You can view Emily Falconbridge's card for this week: EMILY'S BLOG.
Please remember to post your cards in the Shakin' Challenges Gallery under the DECK OF ME CATEGORY.
CREDITS: Background paper (2 papers blended): Bronze Age by Bobbie Wheeler Design; Bronze Age Alpha: Bobbie Wheeler Design; Ribbons: New Life's Dreams; Grass, brackets and dragonfly: Grass Is Greener Alpha with bonus elements by Krystal Hartley; Wild Flowers: Mary Giles/mom2niryza; Font: CK Girl
Friday, March 14, 2008
My sister Anna is the coolest on the planet. We're going to see Sir Elton on March 14th . . . we are so excited. On Saturday, she gave me my official concert prep kit, which included my Elton John sunglasses and a CD of the Rocket Man Number Ones (which he'll play at the concert). I also got an invitation to the pre-party at Anna's. We are gonna have so much fun! I am so excited!
Hope you are liking the music, 'cause it's gonna stay that way until after the concert! If you're wondering what I'm doing right now, I'm scrapping with my fabulous glasses on and I'm shakin' my BOOTY!
CREDITS: Background Paper and Marquee Frames: Krystal Hartley; Black Frames: Christina Renee; Font: Laundromat 1967
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Something to Remember by New Life's Dreams with the exception of the diamonds from Trish's Collection by Scrap N Tag; fonts: Mutlu and CK Ali's Writing
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Shabby Dolls by Raspberry Road Designs; Floral Brushes 1 by Hawksmont; Grid Paper Alpha 2 by DigiDiva Designs
CREDITS: Flower Stamp: Spring Essence, Tracy Robinson; Alpha: Swirly Alpha, Willro&Co; Background Paper, Doiley: Jane Austen, Willro&Co; Daisy Bunch, Bling Circle, Frame: Mixed Embellishments, Willro&Co; Diamonds: Trish's Collection, Scrap N Tag; Font: Pea Jordan
The announcement finally came last night . . . and we BOTH won the GRAND PRIZE. Some very awesome goodies and a chance to CT for the site for one year.
See the official announcement at the PURPLE PAPER FLOWERS BLOG
When I first registered for the Great Scrap-Off, the post in the forum that I read didn't say anything about a CT position being a part of the contest. I thought I was just competing for prizes. It was brought to my attention by a designer I CT for that yes, indeed, a CT position was included in the prize package. I went to the PPF blog . . . and yup, there it is in black and white ~ two CT positions were up for grabs. I was already at Challenge 3 or 4 at this point. I'm already on quite a few CTs, but the designers at PPF are incredible, so I decided to continue the contest and see what happened. And WOW, the prizes are awesome and I think the CT position is going to be one I'm really going to enjoy.
Prepare yourself: now's when I start rambling. I feel very blessed to CT for the designers and the sites that I do. Some teams have more requirements than others . . . but I'm going to be scrapping anyway and it's a pleasure to be able to work with their designs. I am so overwhelmed by my passion for this craft that I start to get emotional . . . it feels like I am a child again filled with the wonder and joy of life. Don't get me wrong: I have an awesome life apart from scrapping. My dear husband and two children are incredible and my immediate and extended family are a big part of that, too. I have a relationship with Christ that is still growing. I love to read as well. Yet there is something about digi scrapping, the ability to create, that is immensely satisfying and rewarding. Part of that is learning how to scrap my faith (thanks Faith Sisters) and letting that come through in my pages . . . being able to share Christ's love through scrapping . . . wow! The other part is feeling that I am doing something of lasting value. I'm still not finding the words to get this out right. I am just grateful that I have found something that makes me feel so ALIVE.
So off my soapbox and back to reality . . . woo-hoo for me and my prizes and my CT position at PPF! I think this is gonna be a GREAT year!
Monday, March 10, 2008
The winner of the Great Scrap-Off is to be announced today, Monday, March 10, 2008 . . . I'm anxiously awaiting the news!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wikipedia explains that ephemera is transitory written and printed matter, not intended to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, baseball cards, bookmarks, cigarette cards, greeting cards, letters, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, posters, stock certificates, tickets, and zines. Decks of personality identification playing cards from the war in Iraq are a recent example.
In library and information science, the term ephemera also describes the class of published single-sheet or single page documents which are meant to be thrown away after one use. This classification excludes simple letters and photographs with no printing on them, which are considered manuscripts or typescripts. Large academic and national libraries and museums may collect, organize, and preserve ephemera as history.
So what papers have been in your life this week? Dig around in your junk drawer, on your bar, at your desk and find pieces of paper that say something about what's been happening with you this week.
This week, my sister gave me the most awesome concert prep kit for the Elton John concert on March 14th. My photo contains more than the paper bits, but the kit included an explanation of what was in the kit, an invitation to the pre-party, a CD of the greatest hits, and some fabulous sunglasses. I'll probably keep the sunglasses and the CD, but don't know that I'll keep the prep kit explanation or invitation to the pre-party. So now it's documented . . . just a little slice of my life right now that says something about me and my sister!
VIEW CREDITS FOR MY CARD - CLICK HERE
You can view Emily Falconbridge's card for this week by clicking HERE and you can see her use of a Metro ticket from Paris.Remember to post your cards in Shakin' Challenges, Deck of Me Gallery HERE. Looking forward to seeing what's going on in your life right now.
Friday, March 7, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Candy Jar #10 by tammykat at Digital Candy (various color changes and blending used to achieve final results); Glitter Style by Flergs; Calendar Rubon by M. Patry; Fonts: Dear Joe Four and Minion Pro
Thursday, March 6, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Layer Me Funky by Broken Jar Creations; Wild Thing Alpha by Ellie Lash
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
CREDITS: All papers and elements from Just For You Freebie by New Life Dreams; word art by Rhonna Farrer
CREDITS: Background paper, curled and torn paper, frame, journaling block, green wire, flowers: Lolly-Pop Pok-A- Dot by Studio Lorie; Day One graphic by Rhonna Farrer (altered to replace quote); 2008 Stamp: New Years Freebie from Rhonna Farrer at Two Peas; Word Art Font: Laundromat 1967; Journaling Font: CK Ali's Writing
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Here's a little peek at the freebie collection that we'll be using for the challenge.
And check this out: Raspberry Girl Tracy came up with this cute little 4x6 brag book using a combination of Susan's Legacy and Long Ago Ledger Collections that you get for FREE when you submit a layout for the challenge!
AND . . . the challenge winner will receive THEIR CHOICE of any kit from Susan's store. WOW!!
CLICK HERE to go to the blog to download the freebie and get all the details!