Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
We are so sad to say goodbye to our friend Cindy. She's been a part of How Much Is Too Much forever! We're gonna miss her wonderful creations here, but we know she will continue sharing lots of fabulous inspiration through her design work with Jillibean Soup, Lilly Bee Design, Work in Progress, and other endeavors on her horizon.
Cindy, we'll miss you big time! We hope you won't forget us and that you will visit us and play every once in a while. Smooches!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here's what Alyssa had to say: Hello, Alyssa here. I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years now. I started when I found myself unemployed with plenty of time on my hands. Borrowing stash from a few friends that also scrapbooked, I created my first book about the life my boyfriend and I were creating together. And I have been hooked ever since! Now, I have my own stash, and I can definitely say that I have too much. With all this stuff to use, I also began card making, and love all the different techniques and designs I can incorporate into both crafts. I like to partake in scrapbook challenges online, and have taught several classes at my local scrapbook store. Within the last year I have started to dabble in digital scrapbooking, and have found a new love. This is now how I do most of my layouts, but I still like to get my hand inked and dirty. I hope you enjoy the challenge this week, and I can't wait to see everyone creations. Thanks for playing along with me, and the ever creative and original HMITM team.
Alyssa's clever challenge is based on her dogs' ages. Use the following elements on your layout:
And here is Alyssa's layout:
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this.
Elizabeth: I think I might have cheated a little on the title, I am not counting the '%' sign as a letter ;) Another great challenge, Thanks Alyssa!
Debbi: This was a fun and interesting challenge. I did cheat a little on the title, but the chipboard part of my title does have ten words, and I went over the rub-on letters by one. But my journaling DOES contain exactly 118 words (thank goodness for the word count feature on MS Word!). I counted the misting as one of my elements--wanted to make it look like splattered blood. (I made my image a little big so you can read the journaling if you click on my page.) Thanks, Alyssa, for a fun challenge!
Anna-Karin: This was a hard, but fun challenge! Three photos was easy for me, as well as five stamps (alphabet stamps, whale stamp, word stamp, star stamp and circle stamp). I found a ten character title fairly easily (and by counting ':' as one letter), but I wrote more than 118 words when I did the journaling. I didn't want to remove any journaling, so I left it as it was. The title translates 'Your 1st bath'. Thank you for a fun challenge Alyssa!
We hope you will play along. Post a link to your layout in the HMITM thread at the Two Peas Pub, and you could be chosen as our Weekly Wow and be eligible for our monthly prize of a Two Peas gift certificate!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
You may not all have a picture of chocolate cupcakes but I know everyone has pictures of food or having a family dinner.
- picture or pictures of food, having a family dinner or a birthday,
- something that has a picture of food on it- embellishment , pp or sticker
- multiple colors of brown
- There's no specific number of any item on this just use everything on the list and have fun.
Here's mine with some of my family members.
Journaling is: This was the perfect way to spend the evening. The family all had dinner together and then some of them headed home. The rest of the family all went to a dessert bar and bakery to top off the evening. It was wonderful to try all the different selections on the menu. I even broke down and bought a birthday cake for my mother which in this family doesn't happen very often because the more challenging the recipe and more complex a dessert is, it's a challenge we like to do.
Amanda - What a fun & yummy challenge, Janet! I found some fun cupcake photos to use. Mixing them with the flowers really makes it pretty! I used different shades of brown buttons as my circles. And I dug out that cupcake felti I've been saving for the perfect occasion!
Debbi: I have to admit, when I first read this challenge, I wasn't too thrilled because brown isn't my thing. I like bright, happy colors, but once I got working on my page, I realized brown was the perfect color for my page! Plus, the challenge gave me the perfect excuse to use some of this old Heidi Grace cupcake paper that's been in my stash forever and to scrap these photos that I've had sitting on my scrap desk for over a year. Thanks, Janet, for a terrific, creative, yummy challenge!
Anna-Karin: I really enjoyed this challenge! I used photos from two different occasions and scrapped about our tradition of having taco-evenings. Our tacos are probably nothing like the real stuff, but we love them. The title letters were embossed with two colours of embossing powder, and I used the same powders to emboss the flowers. They were sponged with brown shades of Distress Ink after embossing. Lots of stamped circles and different shades of brown (cardstock, punched border, stitching, ricrac, kraft paper). Thanks for this great challenge Janet!
Journaling: ‘Tacos started to become popular in Sweden around 1991. We started to have taco-evenings, both with the family and with friends. Now, almost 20 years later, I still love our taco-evenings. We often eat it when we have sister-evenings, like here below. Or when we are travelling, like on the second page in Norway. Our taco-evenings usually involve: spicy mince, tortillas, hard tacos, salad, tomatoes, cucumber, guacamole (my speciality), onion, cheese, corn, taco sauce, salsa. Yummy!
Have fun playing along this week and don't forget to give us a link to your post or connect it to the post in the Pub at Two Peas In A bucket so we can maybe showcase your layout in our weekly wow section and have you eligible for our monthly $15 gift certificate to there.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Debi, I will be contacting you so I can send your your 2Peas gift certificate.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Here is Liz's fun challenge for us:
And here is a bit about Liz's layout:
1. Patterned Paper with pictures - I usually cut these out rather than use the whole page.
Janet - This was a fun and interesting challenge to do. I tried to not get off on anything serious so I just went with some of my little Pet Peeves. It sure was easy finding 10 things in my stash that I don't love anymore or wonder what they are doing in there.
Elizabeth: This was such an interesting and fun challenge! Didn't have too much trouble coming up with my list of 10 things :P Picking products I do not love anymore was more difficult. I tried to go through my stash and pick things that I have had forever and keep passing over, for whatever reason. And the funny thing is, in the end I really liked how the layout turned out (6x12 layout). Thanks for the push, Liz!
This challenge was the most fun I've had in a while. I decided to embrace this as a chance to dig into my old supplies that I don't really want anymore. Almost everything on this layout has been sitting in my stash for years, so it really felt good to use it. I started with a Heidi Swapp mask and some acrylic paint. Then I found these OLD Rusty Pickle papers. Remember when skulls were all the rage? (Smile.) They worked with the layout theme too. Then I pulled out more old school embellies and layered. I love how this turned out!
Monday, October 04, 2010
touch - use textured paper
sight - use your favorite patterned paper in your stash
smell - use something on your page that, if real, would have a smell (e.g, flowers, cupcake accents, etc.)
taste - use food-related embellishments or paper
sound - use song-title or song lyrics somewhere on your page
the sixth sense - take this quiz and let it inspire your journaling
Debbi: According to the quiz, my sixth sense makes me clair-audio (clear hearing), i.e., "someone very in-tune with sounds." For my favorite paper, I knew right away I would use the Webster's Pages balloon paper--I love that paper and bought about eight sheets of it! I also love polka dots and ledger paper, so I included them. My page title comes from the song by the O'Jays (which happens to be on my iPod). I thought I'd journal about my love for music using a picture my husband took of me holding my iPhone. I cut out an apple from an old October Afternoon paper and punched out a little notch to make it look like the Apple logo and pop-dotted it on my title. The scan doesn't show it very well, but I added gold brads to my hot-air balloon and adhered it with pop dots.
Janet - fun and interesting challenge to do.
Fun and interesting challenge. I'm in touch with my feelings, must be why I write so much.
touch - I used the textured paper and the glitter dress
sight - the pp on the left is one of my favorites and I like all the other ones I used
smell - the chocolate embellishment
taste - the strawberries
sound - song title is on the top of the page and one on the metal circle
the sixth sense - clairessence so I did the journaling.
Thanks Debbi for the great challenge
Anna-Karin: This was such a fun idea for a challenge Debbi! I really enjoyed planning and doing my layout and using elements of all the senses. I dry embossed some cardstock, used some of my favourite papers (I love the Making Memories ledger papers and the 7Gypies text papers), flowers (which would smell if real), cutlery patterned paper (which I had in my stash forever) and a stamp of an old fashioned milk jug. I also printed the lyrics of a childhood song on a tag. My sixth sense was sound, according to the quiz, but instead I was more inspired by one of the quiz questions, namely the one regarding the school cafeteria. So I decided to do a layout about the school dining hall experience in the different schools I was in. Thank you for this fabulous challenge Debbi!
Kathleen: This challenge is so fun! Love the questionaire, it told me Im sentimental, which I am, my pages predominantly feature titles or journalling about how the photos make me feel rather than the events themselves. I crumpled up paper to create the "textured paper". Ive been wanting to use this paper since I got it, the little poem on the strip is adorable, it reads "If clouds were made of cotton candy, and grass blades licorice, sweet and dandy, we'd sleep beneath a sugar sky and dream sweet dreams, you and I". When I took these shots of Clay and hubby having fun with churros I knew it was perfect for this page :)
Also on the page there are flowers for the "smell" sense, taste I took from the photos, sound is the title, with words from Uncle Krackers "Smile" song (also my ring tone, love it!), and finally the sixth sense is just me being true to form, using a title which explains how I feel about the photos...
We hope you'll play along--you might just be chosen as our Weekly Wow and have your name entered for an awesome RAK--a Two Peas gift certificate! Be sure to link your page to the thread at the Two Peas Pub.