Monday, September 06, 2010

Challenge #145 - Get in Shape! - Featuring Guest Challenger Jane Howden {September 6 - September 12}

Here is what Jane has to say:

Hello everyone. I’m Jane Howden. I live an hour north of Sydney, Australia with my husband and two children. Scrapbooking is my form of creative therapy and I love producing both paper and digital layouts based around the everyday lives of myself and my family. I feel it is important to document our lives, not only for ourselves but also for future generations and to also try to preserve memorabilia from those of the past. Please visit me on my blog - Scrap Pieces of Me

One of the things I enjoy most is a good challenge so I feel very honoured to be guest designer on HMITM this week. I’m sure you will agree that we all have way too much “stuff” in our stashes and a HMITM challenge is the perfect opportunity to use some of them up – I dug deep into my own stash when putting together my layout and managed to use items I'm sure I have had in there for years.

My challenge is all about shapes - circles, squares, hearts, etc. These can be punched, chipboard, stickers, whatever you have. Choose your shape and use it at least 10 times on your layout. I’d then like to see you use the name of your shape in your title - for example “You are in my heart” or “Singing star”.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful layouts.

Jane's layout:

Janet M - Great idea for a challenge and I did this one while I was at our lodge so everything on it is really from my stash, I had been wondering where these heart embellishments had gone to. We work really hard to plant crops for all the wildlife down there and seeing some of the new ones every year is really exciting.

Elizabeth: This was such a fun challenge! Thanks Jane! Once I had a title worked out and an idea for the layout, it came together quite easily.

Debbi T: I agree with everyone else--what a fun idea for a challenge, Jane! I chose an unconventional shape--a tag. That's a shape, right? I used one of my Noel Mignon kits to make this page, pluse a few odds and ends from my stash. I was glad to use up some of my plain white tags since I have a gazillion of those! I was a little pressed for time last week, so I combined this challenge with the current palette over at Color Combos Galore. My hidden journaling reads:

An afternoon junque-ing with Dawn at a cool place called Chartreuse, which is only open every third weekend. We bought a beautiful shabby chic cabinet and just had a ball browsing all the nifty vintage stuff. Leave it to Farzad to find the booby door. Yes, a door plastered with pictures of naked ladies.

Georgia: Great challenge Jane - thank you!

I struggled a bit coming up with a title for my layout so instead I used a quote with the word in it, hope that isn't cheating too much! My shape is the butterfly and the quote reads...

Just living is not enough, said the butterfly... One must have freedom, sunshine and a little flower... to which I have added my title in her hair
Kathleen: This is such a kewl challenge Jane!! Really got me thinking about an appropriate title, lol, I used arrows as my shapes, I couldnt work "arrow" into the title so I put a twist on it and used "point" instead, figured they could be called "pointers", hope thats ok...!

Amanda: What a great challenge! I tried to think of a non-traditional shape and found this picture and thought "well, rain drops are a shape, right??" :) I didn't use the word "drop" in my title, but did highlight the word rainy. This was lots of fun! Thanks, Jane!

Debbie F: This layout was different for me in that I used 8 pictures on a single page layout. That posed a challenge for me in how to work in 10 of my shape - hearts. I decided to use patterned paper with hearts so as not to overcrowd my page. I suppose I cheated a bit in using the word "Love" in my title instead of heart- but that's what a heart means, right? ;0) Thanks Jane for a fab challenge!

Have fun and thanks for playing! Remember that at the end of the week one participant will be featured as our "How Awesome is Too Awesome - Weekly Wow" and will be in the running to win a RAK at the end of the month! Post a link to your layout in the HMITM thread at Two Peas.

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