Once again I participated in the Layout Artist Contest. This year was a NON-elimination contest which means....I was able to participate all four weeks. Again, I am reminded that I scrapbook for ME and my family, and not to win a contest. My pages are MINE, regardless of who votes for me or not. I enjoy having a challenge and figuring a way to make it work for me. Each week had unique challenges, which I'll talk briefly about below. So without further ado...here is a bit about each week and my layouts.
Requirements: Create 2 layouts using Morning Memories Collaboration by Jilberts Bites & Bytes, The Urban Fairy and Nibbles Skribbles
I need to share about this Layout. When looking through the paper in the kit, I noticed this piece below.
It is P E R F E C T for Bryce Canyon National Park, which I just hiked at the weekend before.
So I added ONE photo and blended it in. I added bubbles to the top and title because of the rain which we received while we were there. I L O V E the way the page turnout.
The second page was a bit harder for me. I was inspired by all the flowers in the kit and wanted to use them. The problem I have is that most pictures I have of my family are action/vacation shots. However, I do have a over a hundred photos thanks to my Young Women group in my church. While on a over-nighter, they took my camera to get some 'glamour shots'. Again, I think this page turned out perfect. What an awesome gift I have to give this young lady.
Requirements: Create 2 layouts using the Holiday Hoopla Collab by Snickerdoodle Designs & Kimberkatt Scraps.
Well....this was a hard week for me. I didn't feel I was able to use the kit as well as I needed to. My non-holiday page still turned out to have a Christmas-y feel to it. However, I do like the way the photo turned out. It is the only picture I have of a cake I made with a friend for the county fair. The little gingham banner was what inspired me to do a fair photo.
The second page, was much simpler to do. I felt the colors in the kit worked great for our New Years 'Eve' sledding trip. I also did some photo editing on this page. I changed the people to B&W so as not to distract from the overall feel of the page.
Requirements: Create 2 layouts using Big Photo Templates 2 by JanetB design along with any of the mini kit contributions to the Next Designer Contest.
Next Designer Contest Gallery
You MUST use the provided templates in both layouts.
WOW, so this week was a little different. We could pick out of any of the mini kits that were being made for a Designer Contest. The Next Designer Contest is similar in that each week they have challenges to complete in designing kits.
When looking through the gallery, I saw this kit. LOVE the bright colors.
I then paired the kit with some firework pictures from a few summers ago. WOW.
On the second page, I wanted to show off some pictures from a recent family hike. So I first found some pictures, then I found a kit to work with. I actually worked with two kits, mostly looking for the right flowers.
Here are the two kits I used.
So have I lost any of you? I know a very long post. But I wanted to remember most of this for me.
Week FOURRequirements: Create 2 layouts using the March 2013 Store Mega Kit, You Make Me Happy.
I was struck by the Grays and Blacks in the kit and love the little touches of colors. So for a BOY page, I went with the touches of blue. Perfect match with the photo. :)
Then to make a page with touches of yellow. haha...It turned out to be a yellow page with touches of gray. I had seen a page made with the paper stacking on the edge and wanted to duplicate that. So I first made this page without photos in mind.. I then had to hunt through many photos to find just the right ones. I really work better having my photos picked out first.
and just so you know, I end up with 2 or 3% of the votes. :) Ya, I do this for ME!