Greetings, CK friends! As scrapbookers, we enjoy crafting pages
about our life and the lives of our family members, but sometimes the endless
parade of birthdays and holidays can get repetitive. While creating, do you ever
find yourself caught in a design rut? Do you regularly gravitate towards the same
layout style or scrapbooking technique? It is my hope that today's challenge will
give you a fresh approach to your treasured memory keeping!
For today's challenge, I want to encourage you to start your
layout by drawing inspiration from the person you are scrapping about. Ask
yourself questions such as:
What is that person's favorite color or food?
What is their favorite restaurant or store?
Do they have a hobby?
What is their personality like?
While the answers to these questions may not directly relate
to the specific memory or photos you want to scrap, they will help paint a more
detailed picture of your loved one. Here's how I applied this approach on a
Supplies: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4; Paper: Lynn Grieveson, Katie Pertiet; Elements: Frame, star, flower, number overlay
by Katie Pertiet; Alpha card by Pattie Knox; Study Hall School Card by Jen Allison;
Stitching by Anna Aspnes; Star brush by Fei-Fei's Stuff; Fonts: CK
Marissa, School Script Dashed
I took random photos of my nephew at the park. I could have told
the same old story about how much fun it is to go to the park, etc., but instead
I told the story about how smart I think my little buddy is. I don't have any photos
of him showing me how he counts or says his ABCs, but I do have a story about his
intellect that I wanted to document. His smart mind inspired me to design a layout
using items that remind me of how bright he is. Blasting stars and school-related
material popped into my mind to incorporate in my design.
For today's challenge,
pick one person to scrap about. Think about that individual's personality, likes
and dislikes, etc. Come up with one word that describes your loved one, and let
that word inspire your design. See below for times, dates, and instructions on
uploading your layouts.
For more ideas about drawing design inspiration from a loved
one, see the Scrapbooks Family Style feature in the March/April
2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
I look forward to seeing your work!
Manwarren, Creating Keepsakes Dream Team member
PS: Just 'cause we love our Club CKers, we're giving you the CK font I used in my layout, CK Marissa. Download it here free until Monday, March 19, 2012, after which you can buy CK Marissa from our store for just $1.99. Need help downloading fonts and installing them on your computer?
You have two ways to win!
If you'd like to participate in the live challenge, you have one
hour to create a project. At the end of that time, photograph or scan your
project and upload the image to the Club CK gallery (learn
how to upload your project here). Then leave a
comment below with the URL link to your page by 11:15 a.m. MST today (March 10). For
example, your comment could look like this: "Thanks for the fantastic
challenge! My page is posted
If you weren't able to complete your project during the live
challenge, or if you'd like to spend more time working on it, you have until 9:00 a.m. MST Monday, March 19, 2012, to
complete the "long challenge". Follow the above instructions
for posting your project and commenting. One winner will be chosen from each
group and will receive one of two fantastic prizes. One prize pack includes the
DCWV Colorful Life specialty
cardstock stack and a stamping and empossing kit from Stampendous!, while the
other contains a Colorbök album, the DCWV Colorful Life patterned
paper stack, and Design Adhesives from Clearsnap.
Congratulations to our winners! Tigerberry won the short version and JJsMomSteph won the long challenge. To claim your prize, watch for a conversation on your profile page.