Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scrappin' the Night Away....

I TOLD YOU... I was excited about the VSBN on Splitcoast this weekend! So far 5 challenges have been issued and I have completed 3 of them.  (Silly family thinks I should pay more attention to them than I do to my scrappin' or I'd have all 5 done.)

For each challenge you have 2 hours to complete it.  This keeps your perfectionist ways from slowing you down.  Honey, I am no perfectionist but I do have a tendency to try every possible colored paper combination before selecting the best one, so having a time limit is a good thing for me - I pick something that works and GO!

First challenge was to create an acrostic using your name.  I assume this is intended as an intro page for an album about yourself. I used my Serif Essentials Alphabet in my Big Shot, my label maker (same one I label my stamp sets with) and some of the new Night and Day Specialty paper from the new Mini Catalog (Sept1 - Jan 4)  I have got to order MORE of this paper, it is going fast 'cause I LOVE IT!

Goofy picture of me and goofy acrostic - a perfect match!

The next challenge was to do a page about your siblings and include distressing.  Of course I already have pages about my brother in my Book of Me (BOM) so I just focused on one aspect of our relationship.  I'm very happy with this one.  I love the title (Just Perfect Alphabet) and the bracket is from Stampin' Up! Hearts & Brackets (new in the 2009-2010 catty)  I snuck in some old labels from that have been in my stash for years.   And I would never have used distressing on this clean layout but I did since that was part of the challenge - and I really like it.  SU has a distressing tool that makes this so easy.

When you are as old as I am you don't have a lot of photos to chose from - you just go with the old stuff  and do the best you can.

The third challenge was to create a layout about any TOP TEN.  That is pretty wide open - but I looked down at my desk and saw all the black and white scraps from the previous layouts so I came up with this.  It was hard to pick just 10 old shows that I remember watching in Black and White - I needed this to be the top 15 instead. 

You will see the new modern label punch on here twice - once as it is intended and once as the legs to the television set.  I think the only ODD thing I did was to round the corners of the TV screen by sticking them as far as they would go into the 1 3/4 inch punch - I just need more "rounding" than the normal corner rounder can give.

It is late and I'd love to try another challenge but I just don't have another 2 hours in me.  Have a great weekend ladies.  More scrapping and stamping next week!


Anonymous said...

Love your layouts and your blog! --Veronica

Carolyn Sharkas said...

These layouts are great! I really need to scrapbook more. I love the simplicity of them and in the black and white with a little color thrown in.
Oh and by the way, alot of those programs on your list were my favs too. We had a black n white for years after the color came out, and I was the youngest, so I also had to be the one to get up and change the channels, maybe that was like a requirement or something back then, lol.