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Friday, October 23, 2009

Scrapping Challenges

I've been very fortunate lately to win a couple Blog Candy giveaways on the Scrapbooking sites I like to stalk ... errr ... check frequently for more great ideas. :) So I figured it was high time I actually entered some of their fantastic challenges. Give back so to speak.
I have been working on the following two pages all week trying to make various deadlines. What with 3 kids to take care of and my homework for BCIT plus all the various other tasks that are involved in daily life, I usually manage to get about 5 minutes of scrapping in at one time. So slowly over the past week, those 5 minutes have added up to equal two finished pages!!
Knowing that it would likely take me some time to complete a page, I figured I'd better make pages that could fit the criteria for several challenges at once. There is no way I'd ever have the time to make a new page for each of the challenges I follow!!


This one is for the Page Maps Challenge you can find here, as well as the Colour Challenge over at Design Dollies AND the TEXTURE challenge at Studio Calico. Phew! The paper is from the Halloween pack from Recollections with coordinating ribbon, 3-D and flat embellishments. I mounted the picture of Marley and Paige on some orange cardstock from my stash and did the journalling on a scrap piece of green also from my stash. The picture is from Halloween last year - Marley and Paige about to head out the door to Trick or Treat in our neighbourhood. So cute!


This picture is for both the Scrapsketch, Sketch #172 Challenge and the Pattern Challenge at Design Dollies. I used two patterns from the above mentioned Halloween pack from Recollctions plus a Bronze textured paper from Making Memories Autumn Splendor pack and a Black and White stripe from Me & My Big Ideas Black & White Butterfly collection. These pictures were taken last year when I took the girls to The Great Big Boo. This was actually the first time both girls were "allowed" to wear their costumes and Paige did so well. The Hallowe'en before she was freaked out of her Ladybug costume and wanted it off almost as soon as we put it on. It was pretty hard to get photos of her she was so anxious to get that costume off!! So Greg and I were pleasantly surprised to have her so happy in her Kitty costume. In fact, it was hard to get it off her!! I love these pictures of Marley. I think she looks so sweet and so grown up at the same time. They are getting so BIG!!
This year Marley is planning to be Hannah Montana (yikes!), Paige is going to be a Ballerina and LC will be a Panda. Can't wait to take pictures! Hope Paige lets us!!
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4 comments:

  1. Wow Allison, GREAT Job on both Dollies Challenges!!!! Running to check the email right now to see if I have your addy so I can ship out your prize today!! :) Happy scrappin!

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  2. These look fabulous Alison! We don't celebrate Halloween here but my daughter is a huge Hannah Montana fan too :)

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  3. You are totally rawkin the challenges Allison!!! Your kids are super cute in those pics too :) Thanks for playin with us!

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  4. Alison, we're SO happy you've been playing with us at Design Dollies! :) your submissions have been fantastic, and i love the way you interpret the sketches! thanks for playing, chica! (and congrats on the candy wins!)

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