Monday, September 12, 2011

Challenge 180 - Home Sweet Home {September 12 - September 25}

Happy Monday! Debbi here. We're in the process of buying a new house (our street address will be 4936), so for this challenge, let's make a layout using...
  • topic: your home (could be your whole house, a specific room, your yard, etc.)
  • a house embellishment (could be prefabricated or handmade)
  • choose a room in your house and use the colors as the basis for your layout
  • 4 rub-ons
  • 9 buttons and/or brads
  • 3 labels or tags
  • 6 patterned papers
Our guest designer this month is Susan, and we are so happy to have her wonderful layouts to share with you!

Here is a little about Susan, in her own words... My name is Susan Thormahlen and I am from Northwest Indiana. I am married to a wonderful man and have 2 children and 1 grandchild. I am also a CDA dental assistant and am the office manager of a dental office here in my hometown. I have been scrapbooking for 3 years and have truly fell in love with all aspects of it. I like traditional, digital and hybrid but traditional is my favorite. Because I am fairly new to the craft of scrapbooking, I have not been on any design teams or have been published yet. I will have my first scrapbook page published this November in GingerScrapStreetMagazines in the article It's Not Easy Being Green. This is also my first invitation to be a guest designer.

I based the colors of this challenge on our bedroom which is a buttery cream/yellow with dark blue accents. The nine buttons that I used, I broke up and used them like a mosaic. I used Sure Cuts Alot svg graphics for the house and the window frame. I also used the Socket font for my lettering. For my 6 patterned papers I used Chatterbox. I made my three tags and used them as smoke clouds coming from the chimney. The rub-on "home is where the heart is" is from K&Company.

Debbi Tehrani - I chose my dining room for the color scheme of my page (here's a picture of my dining room):

As I said above, we're in the process of having a new house built. By now it's already built and they're working on the inside, but we've been driving up every week and photographing the progress. This was the first set of pictures I took--when it was just a hole in the ground. It was so surprising because for the longest time we'd drive up there and nothing was going on, and on this particular Sunday, when we saw it, the first thing that came out of my mouth was "We have a hole!" I used birdhouse images, which are houses, right? I'm on a mission to use some old stash. Those daisies were cut out of a REALLY old K&Co paper. They're pretty and glittery. And those birdhouses are from some ancient paper from back when I started scrapbooking over a decade ago--hoarding comes in handy sometimes!

Janet M.
This challenge was so much fun and since we are in the process of building our new house I had a hard time deciding which photo to use then one of the landscapers dropped off a new set of aerial pictures and it was an easy decision. The colors are based on some of my room colors which I have used greens and blues quite a bit. The birds also tie in with the theme of my art glass in the doors and one of the bathrooms. I used the Cricut cartridge Songbird for the word and the tag and I actually used a pagemaps sketch for the design.

I've been traveling a lot so my layouts are suffering on getting done but the card collection I have is growing - I used this challenge to make a card for my daughter that is doing some work on the inside and outside of her house.

Every single thing in the challenge got into the card- there's a rub-on sun under the button, some of the brads are on the car wheels, the trees are cut from different lines and the tags are under the flower. Fun way to challenge myself.

Anna-Karin: I loved this challenge Debbi! Instead of scrapping about our present home, I made the layout about my first home and wrote 5 pages of journaling (tucked behind the layout). I am so happy to have documented my memories. I also used the colour scheme of the house for the layout – seventyish green, orange, brown and yellow. The patterns and embellishments were also chosen to fit with the theme (felt, raffia, woodgrain, owls, flower brads, chipboard accents etc.). The dry embossed cardstock looks very similar to the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms. The house was cut from a piece of patterned paper and embellished further with ribbon, mica windows, and rub-ons. I was happy to use some rub-ons and an old pack of flower brads. The gate, key and key hole were painted with silver paint.

To play, and have a shot at being chosen for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and creating as a HMITM Guest Designer, just share your layout through Mr. Linky below! We can't wait to see what you create


Fi said...

OMG everyone did such a beautiful job, I am Okay have had a few to many dramas on the home front, hmmmm maybe that would have been a better thing to scrap. Hoping to get mine done still. Great job girls very inspirational.

Janet M said...

Love the layouts this week and the glance into everyone homes- great jobs on these.

Amy C said...

Great challenge! It is not immediately obvious that my lo is about a portion of my house, but when you read the journaling you realize it is about my lovely French door always being covered in kid's artwork! The color scheme is from my master bath which has a beautiful slate floor with lots of earthy purples, greens and yellows in it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy C said...

Okay, I forgot to mention that my "rub-ons" are brushes cause I think that is the digi equivalent. There is one swirl rub-on per tag and one purple one under the tags! Hope that is legal! :)