Friday, December 26, 2008

Motivation Challenge...

I have to be honest. I haven't done actual scrapbooking in awhile. I have done cards and altered items galore but not any layouts. Oh sure I have the pictures, I have the supplies but just not the motivation to get in there and roll up my sleeves and get it done!!

Well that is over! Back not long after I joined the Cricut Messageboard there was a member that would post challenges for us to do. I didn't always get to participate in the challenges but it did motivate me to get in there and get to work on some layouts. I always enjoyed seeing what everyone did with the challenge. The member has been gone for sometime now and I missed those challenges. So, last night I posted a challenge on the board.

I chose this layout sketch from page maps as the challenge and the deadline is for Saturday December 27th at noon. I know it was short notice but isn't that what motivation is about? LOL I told them to just use the sketch as a basic idea, but the elements could be different. I like more than one picture on a layout most of the time. Maybe I am just too cheap to waste a bunch of paper and supplies on scrapping the same event on like 4 or 5 pages, who knows *okie sure doesn't know*.

I hope people will enjoy the challenges and participate. I know we sure use to have some fun with the challenges and it did feel good to know people liked what you did. Also I am hoping it will encourage others to post their work for all to see!

I was able to complete the challenge and it felt good to actually do a layout again!! I had some pictures from August when school first started when I was able to snap some pictures of my daugther doing her homework.

Here is the info on the layout:
-Patterned paper is from DCWV Teen Prints
-Ribbon is grosgrain
-Large pink brads are some I embossed (the brads are from WM in the office supply section)
-Small orange brads are Spare Parts
-Book is from Locker Talk, I did the cover with a white gel pen
-Title font is from Wild Card
-Study Diva is a stamp, embossed with bronze powder, I think!
-Journaling has a rub-on that looks like notebook paper, hard to see in this picture. I used an SU marker to do the writing, but it didn't take on the rub on, will try a zig next time.
-I inked edges of the papers and paper elements.

I will be posting the challenges on my blog as they occur so if any of my readers would like to take the challenge they can. There is no prize other than the self satisfaction that ya got something done! LOL


  1. Great layout Okie! The pictures of your daughter are so sweet! It's great you get such good pics even though she's older! I hope Logan is that cooperative!! Love that you are doing Challenges, they really help to get things done!! We did this sketch at an online crop back in September! Here's my layout! : )

    Let me know what you think!

  2. OMG ASH!! I can't believe we had picked the same LO!! Ya know what Cap says! "great minds think alike!" I loved your lo, it wouldn't let me leave a comment though, and I tried to leave a comment on the penguin but it wouldn't let me.

  3. Great lo Okie,..I am hoping I can try the next challenge.. I have alot of scrapbooking to do. Thanks for getting this started.

  4. Okie - I have no clue why it won't let you leave me comments! How sad!! I'm going to look into it today!!

  5. Thanks for the heads up Okie! I switched backgrounds & I think that's what messed up my comments, I've got it all fixed now! Thank you!!!