Thursday, August 9, 2007

Halfway There

I am currently on week 4 of the 8 week Summer of ScrapLovin' Challenge at . So far I've had a great time creating layouts for each weekly challenge. The challenge for Week 1 was to use 3 office supplies from a given list; I chose a file folder tab, staples, and a dymo label.

journaling: It doesn't take very much to make you happy, just a piece of paper and access to mommy's marker drawer. You love to write, color, draw - it doesn't matter as long as you're putting pen to pad. This year you had quite a few milestones. I taught you to spell your name aloud and now you're learning to write it in preschool. At just 3 years old, you can write the alphabet, the numbers, and you're name. I'm so proud of you baby, keep up the good work!

I attached samples of Donovan's handwriting to the pull tab and tucked them behind the patterned paper pocket.

The challenge for week 2 was to use 1 photo, 5x7 or larger, a one word title, and visible handwritten journaling on a layout.
journaling: Don't ever be afraid to explore your surroundings!

For week 3, I had to create a LO using 3 photos, 3pps, 3 circles, 3 diff. embellies, at least 3 sentences of journaling and a title.

For the embellies, I chose alpha stickers, star brads, and chipboard brackets. There's one large green circle under the title, and 2 red circles on the left page.
journaling: Donovan and Kaden are third cousins born 2 mos. apart which makes them perfect playmates. When these 2 get together watch out because there's lots of running and squealing. I hope they're always close.
There was also an opportunity to earn extra points by creating a LO for the bonus challenge. I had to create a LO using a song title and all pp and photos had to be circles. The song I chose is "All Day Thinking" by Babyface from the "Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack". My circles are pp covered chipboard gears, the photo and journaling spot.
journaling: journaling: Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. Ralph Waldo Emerson
This LO is for week 4. I had to use bling, a repetitive design, and had to show photos of my favorite summer accessories. I highlighted my sun with yellow stickles, my title was created using black shimmer stickers, I used several gem photo corners, a gem brad and a gem sticker as flower centers. My repetitive elements are the "waves" cut from patterned paper.

journaling: My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to the beach. There's nothing like the feeling of warm sand between my toes. Every year I try to treat myself to a trip to a tropical location. The sight of crystal clear water and the salty scent in the air makes me happy! Of course no trip to the beach is complete without my favorite accessories: a cute bathing suit, a cool pair of sunglasses, and a good book! Oh yeah, can't forget sunblock! August 2006 Puerto Rico


Dawn Bibbs said...

I absolutely LOVE those LO's! You ROCK!!!

Thanks for sharing.

By the way, you look beautiful in your beach pictures.

malieta said...

Your layouts are great!

Conibaer said...

You did amazing! Love all your LOs!

{monica} said...

Great layouts Tanisha! I always love your work.

Ya' know...I know another site that does monthly challenge contests. ;) Would love to see more of your wonderful work over there!

ScrappinMyRoots said...

Wow Tanisha! You always do great lo's. I love all of them!

scrappermimi said...

All your LO are fab, hard to pick a favorite but I just love the one with your sons hidden handwriting. What a great idea!

You have been tagged, check out my blog!

Adriann said...

Great new LO's! You go Donovan, only three and can already write your alphabets and numbers!!!

Adrienne said...

I LOVE your LO's!! I found you via Adriann's site!

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