Friday, July 31, 2009

Battle of the Creative Teams- Weeks 1 and 2 is sponsoring a little contest called Battle of the Creative Teams. Groups of creative team members from digi-designers and stores are competing, and I’m participating with 4 of my friends from Jessica Bolton’s team. Each week we are given a challenge of some sort and we have to coordinate some aspect(s) of our layouts.

Week 1 The challenge was to do a white space layout, and to choose a common color scheme to coordinate all of them. As an extra challenge we could choose a common theme of some sort; we chose ‘favorite something’ as ours. botct-jessiesgirls-week1 and here is my LO a bit closer: BOTCT_wk1-copy2

Journaling lines read:
10 teeny-tiny toes
fingers that won't let go
oh so blue eyes
kissable nose
the sweetest smile ever
My favorite parts of you, Brenna
credits: Everything from Eclectic Scraps by Jessica Bolton.
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Unamused Boys Vol 2: blue background paper, splatters taken from a second background paper
Little Darlin'Eclectic Mini: red heart, blue plaid fabric square
Home Life Eclectic Kit: blue paint, blue arrow
Eclectic Needs Variety Basic-n-More Stiches: brown stitch lines
Pastiche for the Boys|Flowers 4 His Girl: red and blue flower petals
Teeny-tiny Torn Tags: tag and staple
Delight in Photos Vol 3: year tag
PooChi|elements: brown ribbon
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Impressions of Fatherhood: Wings
Not currently available:
Just Another Memory, newsletter freebie: blue yarn stitches
Eclectic Needs Variety- Buttons: neutrals (brown) and primary (red)
Make Me Eclectic elements: photo quote bar (recolored)
fonts: Baby Boston

Week 2 The assignment was to have a musical theme of some sort for the team’s layouts. We chose the song ‘100 Years’ by Five For Fighting, and each chose one of the numbers from the song as the inspiration for our layout. botct-jessiesgirls-week2 Obviously I chose 67. BOTCT_wk2

journaling: I’ve found the saying that time goes faster as you get older to be so very true. It hardly seems possible that my teenage years are well behind me now and I’m in middle-age. I can’t help but wonder what the years ahead will hold and how I will handle them. I hope I can follow the example of all of the ladies in my family who have come before me- coping with grace and dignity at the struggles of life. Finding themselves suddenly alone, starting a career after years at home with children, but still able to enjoy and appreciate life.
everything by Jessica Bolton
available at
Whatever Mama: Oversize Flourish paper (recolored), glitter stroke, pinned tag
Little Darlin'Eclectic Mini: lace and yellow ribbon
Bloomin Eclectic: violet yellow dot paper, journaling label
Bohemian Peddler Eclectic Mini: unlined notepaper, plain curled frame
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IO Romance: pink linen paper (used to recolor Oversize Flourish paper)
Funky Train: distressed brown paper
Not currently available:
Brighten Up Winter: white alpha, blue bead, folded twine, wooden flower, leaf
Make Me Eclectic: floral tapestry paper (recolored), wood frame
Thrifty Solids No. 5: maroon and faded navy papers (used to recolor floral tapestry paper)
Dressed Up Jeans: pearl button
font: CK Becky

We’re working on week 3 layouts right now, so I’ll be back with those later.

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