Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Scrapping Moment

Now a messsage from our leader, Pat at Scrapping the Moments:

We are having an open call for 2 people to join our Design Team @ Scrapping the Moments.
We are a small, friendly,  scrap booking/paper crafting community.

We need someone to head up the weekly photography challenge.  You do not need to be a professional photographer to do this. But we would like someone who is excited about taking photos & knows their way around their camera. You would have to come up with a weekly idea of what we should photograph.
You can see what we have been doing here
 If you are interested please send some of your photos, ideas you might have for the challenges, a little about yourself, and if you have a blog please send  a link to it, to  by February 4,2012. If you can't post on the members board or gallery please do not apply. We are only looking for people who can participate & show interest in our community.

The 2nd position will be doing an ATC challenge. We have just started doing these & there is a lot of interest in these ATCs by our members. Only apply if you can commit to doing a monthly challenge and to participate on the message board & gallery. If interested please send some samples of your work,especially ATCs you have done & if you have a blog or gallery send a link to that also. You can send this info to by February 4,2012.

There is no compensation at this time for our Design Team members. But there is joy from sharing our talents with others.

Aren't I just informational today?!!! LOL!!!
Until next time...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scrapping Time!!!

I have not had very much time to scrap in the past few months and I have missed it!!! I received a slew of scrapping supplies for Christmas and I finally have some time to dig in.

This is my first Book of Me Challenge at Scrapping the Moments. This is a photo I had been waiting for a while to scrap and I finally had the piece of paper that inspired me.

The other layout I did today was for my own Ad/Art Challenge using vintage sewing advertisements. I loved the inspiration pieces. They are very obvious when you see the final product. Head over to the forum to see what other challenges went live today and join our scrapping fun.

January Ad/Art Challenge - It's SEW easy!!!
My goodness, I can't believe today is the 15th already. This month is flying by and I have totally lost track of the time!!!

Millie Motts is a blogger who professes that she is "a collector of 1940s-60s just-about-anything: fashion magazines, children's elementary school readers, textbooks, found photos, and miscellaneous ephemera." I stumbled upon her blog looking for something else and this posting of sewing machine advertisements caught my eye.

I love the vintage, the line up of the spools, the blue and red "flags" and the shades of blue and red used in all of these advertisements. You can use any or all of the advertisements shown on Millie Motts blog post as your inspiration. These shown were my faves and what is inspiring my layout. What speaks to you? Show me by trying out this challenge and posting your project here and in the gallery. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

The rules:
Your creation can be a layout, a card, a paper craft, anything you would like to create.
You can combine this challenge with another here on the website, but if you are trying to earn a badge, please keep it separate.
You have until February 14, 2012 to post your creation here and in the gallery.
And don't forget to let us know here on the forum which piece inspired you.

Oh and where is mine, you ask? Well, like I said, January 15th sneaked up on me and I am not prepared. But I will be before the setting of the sun tonight!!  

Well, it's SLIGHTLY after sunset. The hand sewing took longer than I imagined. Now show me yours!!!

Until next time...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Good New Year and Good Books to Read

I completed my book challenge on Goodreads last year to read 20 books. Actually I upped the anty twice during the year because I met my goals two times before the year was over. So this year I have increased my amount of books to be read to 25 but I am adding another challenge to the mix.

The rules are easy for this one. 

  • Challenge will run January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
  • Chose your own books from the list.  I am using the 266 suggestion list instead of the Top 25 as I have read a number of them already.
  • All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.) YAY NOOK!!!
  • You don't need a blog to participate.
I am setting my sights on "Level II - Read 10 books", but as with last year, I may have to adjust it up as I go. I never know what we will be reading in Book Club. Feel free to join along!!!

Until next time...