Monday, June 1, 2009

MBC, a.k.a. Motivation by Challenge

A few of us were emailing last Friday and came to the conclusion that we needed a little scrapping motivation for the weekend. That is when the mayhem began. We drew up a list of challenges and these are a few of the results:
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Menu Challenge: Greta provided four courses with multiple choices. You compiled your menu and then she sent you what you had to use on your layout. I had to use: a transparency for the base, two photos (oops...pay no attention to the third), sewing: hand or machine, and a butterfly. Here's the outcome:
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Joy of joys...the Slice works on fabric. I applied fabric stiffener and let it dry then "Sliced" away. Cut like butter. Not joy of joys...taking a photo of a transparency is difficult. You have to deal with fingerprints, glare, bugs smacking into the layout, etc. I'm not lying about the bug..it was a baby grasshopper and it splatted right on my layout as I was getting ready to snap the photo. I like grasshoppers, so it survived....for now. The kraft paper is not part of the layout. I just needed something solid behind the transparency for the photo. Anyway...there you go...dinner.
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Work Challenge: Use only items you can find at work. In other words, how to scrap at work when you didn't bring good stuff. This is what I came up with. Honestly, it's ugly, but when you can't add a bit of October Afternoon, Cosmo or Sassafras it most likely will be.
My non-traditional item list included: bubble wrap, half dry black ink pad, red re-inker, a paper plate, computer/Photoshop, staples, copy paper, rolodex divider, foam tape, scotch tape and thank goodness I can access Flickr at work. Journaling is a bit hard to see. It says: Emily's first jump of the year. She sure can bounce. Yeah...I journal so well. That will bite me some day.
I also finished the 14th Challenge for BASB. Can't show that yet. Mye is hosting this challenge and it is a fun one! Check back tomorrow if you wish. You won't be sorry. You get to see a big happy photo of me. What more could you ask for?
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One challenge layout left. I need to complete a layout containing a photo without a person in it. I am kind of an alien at times, so I wonder if a self-portrait would be allowable in this instance. Probably not. I'll figure it out. Well, add another project to my list. I just signed up to do an ATC for Alisa. Alisa was a wonderful girl that was a big part of Studio Calico. She was so supportive, funny and friendly. Alisa died a couple of weeks ago and she will be missed by her family and friends as well as the entire community of SC. Emily Pitts is organizing a project for her family that is wonderful. You choose one of her quotes that she left on SC and make an ATC. I choose this quote:
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Posted: Thu, Jul 17 2008 at 02:50PM on True Life Stories > Happiness is...
My daughters grooving in their room, dancing to 70's funk, Brick House, anyone?
new water lily blooming, and a resident green frog!
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I cannot wait to work on this. I wish we would have met in person. I think we would have gotten along really well.
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Enjoy your night!

7 comments:

vtpuggirl said...

Very cool layouts, still LOL about your comments on my blog and the bugs smacking into your layouts! I've had a lot of problems photographing layouts, but that's a new one to me. LOL :)

walesk said...

whoa! a few things...
#1- whoa! yeah, I already said that but really. whoa!
#2- is this what you call ugly? because in that case I will most not share my office layout with you. I mean, it really hurts my eyes.
#3- I'm glad you tried the fabric. I bought that stiffy stuff a while ago but of course it's just collecting dust. now I know for sure it won't be a waste of time and money and that it really works. thanks!
#4- you rock!! :)

walesk said...

and I meant mUst. ugh. stupid typos :P

Barb said...

Ooohh! I need to get in on these inspiration conversations. I haven't made anything in AGES!

dawn said...

OMG!! I LOVE your work supply LO! Bubble wrap, red re-inker...Fab-u-lous!!! WOW! Very creative...you must have a lot of free time on your hands...LOL!! JK!! I love all your work girl! You make me smile!! :-)

karen m. (akaliz) said...

ooh, yay...here we go. was trying to post. i already emailed but i wanted to say how flippin' funny it would be to really see you painting bubble wrap at your desk at work. that would be a layout all by itself!

love how you used the mm tiny alphas on the flower layout.

aimee said...

oh my! your work layout is awesome! i wished i worked so i could do one...ok...that is a lie...don't want to work ;)
your creativity is awesome as usual