Monday, May 25, 2009

Challenge #107 - Be a Square! {May 25 - June 7}

This challenge is based on square numbers:

  • 1 squared = 1 (one photo)
  • 2 squared = 4 (2 manufacturers' papers; 2 patterns from each)
  • 3 squared = 9 (3 word title; 3 types of lettering)
  • 4 squared = 16 (16 embellishments)
  • 5 squared = 25 (25 words in your journaling)

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge! Link your layout to the thread posted at The Pub at Two Peas.

Debbi T:

{coming later--my computer died and I just got a new computer, so I've been sort of paralyzed without it}

This was a tough challenge! It made me approach my layout design in a completely different way.

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Elizabeth: I wasn't really planning to do a layout about this picture, but it seemed to fit the bill. I also didn't plan to use that for a title, but after I put the 'hair' on the layout, I found the 'adventure' rubon that just coordinated so nicely in the spot that I had to change my original title, which was a little more creative than the current one. :P I used Basic Grey and Scenic Route paper, along with lots of Maya Road rubons (love those!) and American Crafts letters.

Michelle's "A Pink Bike?": This took some real thinking for me. But it all just came together perfectly for me. :) 1 photo. Basic Grey striped and wavy pattern paper. Luxe journaling and pink background pattern paper. 3 word title. I used Doodlebug rub on letters, American Crafts vinyl letters, and one chipboard letter i. I used 16 embellishments - 15 blings and 1 rubon. And exactly 25 words in the journaling. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HMITM 106 ~ TWINS {May 11-24}

Welcome to another challenge geared to using up your stash...

My sister-in-law just gave birth to twin baby girls last week, so in honour of their arrival, create a layout using...

2 colours of cardstock

2 patterned papers

2 pictures

2 chipboard

2 stamps

2 flowers

Post your layout to the link on 2peas, can't wait to see what you create...

Elizabeth: I haven't been scrapbooking everyday like I used to, so I love the challenges I am involved in because it keeps me chugging along in my albums. I wanted to do a layout about our son's eating habits and even though these pictures are not necessarily current, nor are they all about eating, I still made them work for my layout theme. And even got the flower theme in there to boot!

Michelle:  This was the perfect challenge for me.  I already had these 2 photos printed out because I wanted to show how we had snow on Monday and then Warm sunshine on Saturday all in the same week.  hahaha.   I used some 2 "Christmasy" pattern paper from October Afternoon:  snowflakes and the flowery paper.  I am not a big stamp user, so you will have to look close to see my stamps (date stamp, and little bitty flower stamp in the indside of the  Prima flowers).  And I used 2 chipboard photo corners to point to the photos.