Saturday, January 5, 2008


I've been in the scrappin' groove for over 24 hours!

Pages, projects, cards, mini albums and photo editing - - - WHEW! I'm exhausted! But what happened to my day! Sorry I'm a bit tardy here - guess I just got so carried away I wasn't paying attention to my own challenge deadlines!

But have no fear. The monochromatic challenge is now closed!

First, I'll show you my color selection for this challenge...

Orange is a color I really struggle with. But interestingly, my orange drawer is rather full. So I took my challenge to heart - and dug into the oranges. Black and white was the way I chose to pair a photograph with the color - that makes it easy I always say. Then I just went to town - Scenic Route paper, and another one of those awesome arrows, some miscellaneous doo-dads and then, the ever-so-lovely Magnolia QK font. OH how I love this font, it is so versatile, so formal and so easy to cut. If you haven't ever tried it - you simply must!

So - we have a couple of entries in the challenge...THANK YOU to all that commented or entered a monochrome page. Good job to all of you. Look at how much we are getting done, and it's only January 5th.

But after going through the entires - I'd like to announce that KATHY IS OUR WINNER! Way to go sweetie! You can see her monochromatic blue page here. I just couldn't resist that cute little face - and I love that she used a paint chip on her page. I haven't done that for ages and I love the look! Might have to make a brief stop at Home Depot tomorrow morning! Lovely page dear - simply lovely! Send me an email at and I'll get your goodies out to you!

Our last challenge for this first week of the New Year is going to be a bit of a stretch. I would like to see a double page layout - with at least six photographs. Size of the pages does not matter, nor does page of the photographs - but two pages, six photographs. I also want to see some journaling ladies! Personally, I don't think there is anything quite like handwritten journaling, but I do understand some people's hangup with this. So journal however you feel most comfortable - but brownie points for using your own handwriting!

This challenge will be good through Monday afternoon - Miss Essie has been called for jury duty and I must report Monday morning. Perish the thought of me serving on a jury. Wait until they find out how opinionated I am...I'm sure I won't get selected. Do you think they'll let me take pictures of the process? It sure would make an intersting, one-of-a-kind scrapbook page...don't you think? So think of me Monday morning, sitting at the courthouse waiting for them to call my name. I wonder if the courthouse has wireless internet...I could take my computer...hmmmmmm!

Well, I wish everyone a simply delightful finish to the weekend. The Mister came home this evening after being gone for several days...and you know what that means!

Yep - laundry! Tsk, tsk, tsk - - - what did you think I was referring to?

Behave yourselves!


angelfish6388 said...

I knew when you said six pictures..I was intantantly inspired by my 5 daughters Christmas morning. This actually turned out to be one of my favorite pages ever. I am not much of a journaler, so the added pressure really made it exciting..I found out, I wasn't really that bad at it, just the fear..You will find my layout int he papercrafts gallery:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I had fun working on it.

Deb Pielmeier

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I've never made a 2 page layout...I've always felt overwhelmed at the pressure of making it 'flow.' But, I'm up for the challenge with the work week behind me, so here is my attempt: (It's from our vacation this I haven't scrapped yet!)

Lori D