Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another freaking scrappy challenge Launch!!






I love being involved in the start of something new so was very excited to be accepted as a guest designer at Anne's new challenge blog - 'another freaking scrappy challenge' - very cool name by the way. And looking at the other guest designers, I am a bit overwhelmed to be in their company! Just stunning work.

And the debut challenge is one I loved -
The challenge is to make a layout that tells us about your dream! In your layout incorporate any two of:
  • cloud
  • rainbow
  • kite, or
  • symbols of your dream – you can use a photo or drawing that is representative of your dream.

Journal about your dream and share it with us if you wish to in the narrative on your blog. And check out the prize - love cosmo cricket stuff.



Please also include a link to a scrapbooking technique or tool video in your blog posting for this challenge.This video does not have to be made by you - unless you want to make one. We are asking only that you share a link to a cool video that you have appreciated on someone's blog, on YouTube or wherever you find inspiration so that we can appreciate it too!!

At the moment I have two big dreams, both of which are a bit pricey so shall remain dreams for a while longer - a new house and to travel a lot more. But I will settle for a few chooks and to lose some weight! I have also included less tangible dreams in hand writing around the photo - happy, healthy children, to give help to those who need it, to generally appreciate the life I have, etc.

And here is a close up of my big cloud dreams...



Now I was supposed to put a video link in but due to very little internet speed (tomorrow can't come soon enough) I can't view any videos (thwack Matt AGAIN!!) . But I have found a site that has many numerous tutorials with some stuff I can't wait to try. The name of the blog is Cathy Can't Help Herself and I love her ribbon scrunching tips but I really like her ideas of using chipboard which is something I struggle with. So go check that out here and leave some love as well.

So thank you Anne for the chance to be involved and go check it out and come and join in the fun!!

Oh and the magazine I was reading had a terrific economical tip for those who renovate or move house. One lady in there was saying that she splurged on her newly renovated house by putting in a pool and a pond and a few other things but she saved money by keeping her old dining table - Is this implying that everything else in the house is new?? Wow is all I can say but maybe I am out of step with the real world by keeping older furniture...

20 comments:

Kylie said...

This is great! I love the thought bubbles - very inspiring,
Hugs from another Canberra crafter,
Kylie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeee this! Loving the images in the clouds and the misting! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

WAM Family said...

Really a great layout!!! The images with the thought bubbles is so great. TFS

Kathryn
http://www.creationswithkathryn.com

Anne Pennington said...

Karen - loving your take on the challenge - the thought clouds are genius.

Thanks so much for your support for the new blog and for helping make the launch successful!!

Kazza said...

Wow Karen....Awesome,cool,fun LO and what a great challenge! Congrats on being a GD. Kazzaxx

Midnightscrapper said...

love everything about this l/o... <3 the clouds, and the framing around your photo, and the misting.... everything :-)

lisa said...

Congrats on the new DT Karen.
Love that page!!x

Luna said...

Gorgeous Karen - like!!!
And thanks for passing on that economical tip for renovators. I knew that new dining table was a mistake....

KarenB said...

Awesome LO Karen, *love* the cloud/thought bubbles.
My daughter left on her school trip to Canberra tonight (by bus) - hope you can turn on some sunshine for them xx

scrapbookertink said...

Inspiring layout, like lots of elements on here.

Dani Donner said...

Loving all the misting on your page! And those clouds are soo cool!!!

Kim said...

thanks Karen for your lovely words over on my blog I really appreciate them!

lee said...

I like how you have shared not only the big dreams but the smaller ones too - what a great idea!!! and putting them in the clouds was really cool too!!

Irini said...

What can I say I dissapear for a bit and you have scrapped up a storm!!!!
Just gorgeous I love this layout! it has to be one of my many favourites LOL........btw thanks for playing along with Get Creative last month...
hugz
irini

Irini said...

OOOOps congrats on the guest designing position!...fabulous!!

sandi said...

Oh Karen I love this! Such an eye-cather! The sweet little images are fab...so much to look at! :)

Mitralee said...

I have been thinking about this page for DAYS!! Love it. Although, I must ask, what are CHOOKS?

Sarah said...

Love this LO it is sooo cool. I especially love the thought bubble images!

knopkiniukai said...

awesome work!
cherubs

Heather Jacob said...

wow this is awesome ... so original and unique ... full of fun and funky-ness ... love it all .. hugz x