Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's September ALREADY!!!????

I can't believe that I am sitting here on the brink of the end of the month. August of 2010 will go down in the record books as the busiest month we have had since we moved to South Carolina.  It all started at the end of July with the first set of visitors. Since then we have traveled to the GA/FL state line to drop off and pick up my DD on her way to South Florida. We had two more sets of visitors during the month and we took a mini vacation to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. On top of that, my job has started to give me more hours with the coming of the holiday season (yes, I am talking about Christmas here on the last day of August). AND school started for my DD who is a high school senior this year with all the fun perks that comes with that event; school supply shopping, open house, registration meetings, etc.... I am exhausted!!

This month, I was so excited to see the challenges that Ch{all}enge Masters posted. There were many more card challenges, which are always my favorite things to create. The examples from the website divas were truly inspiring for me. I printed guidelines out early in the month and held on to them intending to run into my craft room on the spur of the moment to sneak in a project or two between visitors and activities. Needless to say I barely scratched the surface on the crafts I wanted to complete.

I will share a few that did manage to be completed.

This challenge was to make a kitchen bookmark for your favorite recipe book. It was rather challenging for me because I did not get the measurements quite right the first time and had to make a second one. (OCD!!)
Here is a  ribbon challenge to use ribbon in a way other than as a border on the page or to make a flower.
I was on a roll with this set of colors this month. There actually is another project I completed to go along with this one that cannot be released at this time. I am using it for a contest. This project was to create your own background paper using a stamped image.
Project Scrapbook
This last project was by far my favorite one to make this month. We are doing a series of projects based on the Project Runway show. We have been given very little direction so far. This is week 1, the party supply project. Our challenge was to use party supplies to create a layout. The more supplies you used, the more points you received.  I used the gift bag pictured in the top photo to create a 12 X 12 layout and used only party supplies and photos to embellish it. We have 5 more weeks of interesting challenges for this project and I can only imagine what the design diva has in store for us. (I am thinking newspaper next!!)

As the end of August is rapidly approaching, I am looking forward to September and the challenges it will bring to me. DH and I have some more traveling adventures planned. There are projects to create, books to read, movies to see and people to visit. In the words of The Happenings, "See you in September".

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