Simple Summer Gallery Challenge #4
Scraplift a layout from this issue (July/August 08)
I have to admit, I'm not much of a scraplifter. I LOVE looking at other scrapbookers' pages, but I don't flag them or sketch them or track them at all. I just see a page I LOVE and it sticks in my mind — and trust me with the amazing talent out there, LOTS of ideas stick. I can only retain about 3 or 4 at one time, so I get antsy to scrapbook after a new issue of Simple arrives.
When I do borrow inspiration from another scrapbooker, I always wonder if they would be disappointed or not. Silly isn't it? Its not so much that I worry if my page is "good enough" — gave up on that a LONG time ago. I just think about their creative process and what they will perhaps think when they see the direction I took their design. Anyway, here goes … my layout inspired by Tina Cockburn (I thought it was Sara Winnick, but I was wrong! Sorry Tina) who just happens to be our featured designer this issue. You can see Tina's original on page 47 or catch a glimpse of it here.
The minute I saw Tina's page I envisioned a sampling of photos from our trip to New Zealand last fall (it was spring down under) I tried to convey the amazing "other world" feeling that going from one season to the exact opposite inspired in me. By the way, ribbon is Doodlebug, cool monochromatic stickers are Luxe Designs and adorable felt flower mini brads are Making Memories. Sticker letters are American Crafts of course. I can't wait to see what these and all my other FAVs have planned for fall and early 09!
I know CKMedia is still working on the new site and freely admit I am attempting to feel my way around. You can now find my gallery challenge here. I need to touch base with someone about prizes, as I know there is some good stuff to be given away. Don't worry you can post your challenge pages to either the old or new site. Just be sure to put "stacy's challenge" in the title!
By the way, check out 29 Olives — a fun site I stumbled upon. Paula celebrated a birthday Sunday and I wasn't here to call her, but I did manage to send this and this. Kinda cool don't ya think?
Anyway — Happy Birthday my friend. I'll have to buy you a brownie at CHA.
The Weekend Report
Sounds official doesn't it. Also sounds like a regular thing (oops!) We left for Seattle last Thursday morning and joined my sister Darci and her family at my M&Ds house. And let me tell you–once I'm home in my mother's domain I am ONE lazy girl. I think this is because I really need to be lazy sometimes and I don't allow myself to go there very often. When I'm at mom's, it takes me a half a day to "come down" and then I realize how nutso my "normal" really is. I sit and read and watch and listen to people talk and eat — oh, do I eat — it's all good, fresh, homemade stuff though. My mom is amazing that way. Anyway, we had a wonderful weekend. Here are some highlights (in no particular order)
Snapped this out the window of the van, as Geof was driving across the floating bridge headed to Mercer Island. Seattle ROCKS on a good day!
Came home to find the 3Ts frolicking in the lake. Trey, Taft and Ty — inseparable.
I'm exhausted today trying to catch up and prepare for CHA and other FUN stuff.
But I am so glad we went!