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Sunday, August 14, 2011

ARTastic August 2011 .."Charge it Please!!

Artastic Blog challenge  for the month of August is to use the inspiration from the painting.
                                                               The Playing Claude Renoir


    The additional requirements we  were to use a photo of a child playing, ribbon, and a painted/inked background. Here is what I did for this challenge.
This is Jennifer  at 2 years old. She was my busy little shopper. If you notice she is wearing a crocheted tissue holder box cover. She thought it was the coolest thing on earth, she called it her shopping hat.
As for my background , what I did was embossed 3 different colors and cut them into 2 inches squares making it look like a quilt.I added my ribbon on the top and bottom of the page.If you notice I had made her very own credit card.
Thanks for looking, will be back later this month to add all my August submissions.
Until then have a lovely day,
Mary.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

                                                                               From Screen 2 Scraps
                                            August Poster to 2nd Birthday Celebration:

               Hello everybody!!
   Just a quick note to tell you about our celebrations that is going on over at
   over at From Screen 2 scraps this month.

             We have have our regular month poster challenge going on, featuring  the movie poster Hoilday Inn .                         
                                 



Holiday Inn

All you have to do is create  layout using the following criteria.
          1.) use music sheet pp for .... 1point
               2.) use  two -tone title ............2 points
                           3.)  use some red and blue card stock ...3 points

Here is my Layout:
Antlers Inn

Come join us and celebrate our 2nd birthday at  From Screen 2 scrap!!!!!

There is four additional posters to create with this month challenge.
There is lots of great prizes to be won, who knows you could be lucky winner!!!

Here is the Poster I did..

For the criteria

use white and blue for the background
Child or children's celebrating their birthday
an Umbrella

Here is my take on this poster...

17th


This Hannah  my youngest daughter celebrating her 17th birthday this summer.

I hope you join us in Celebration .


Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello everyone ,
 I'm back with some more gorgeous layouts I have created for Soul Scrappers. Feel free to stop over and check us out
at Soul Scrappers.ning.com    we have lots fun and challenging challenges.
For instant,  there is Digital, Word, Quote, Technique, Song/Lyric, Negative sketch,  Color combo must I go on. I have been a member for almost 2 years and now I  have my own challenge each month which  is the Word challenge. As I post my layouts I'll do my best to explain each entry.

My first challenge is an Inspiration challenge... Our positive changes.


My Weight Loss
Yes this me in the right hand side of my page,I reach my high peak of 175.
I knew I had to make some serious changes, in order to make those changes I had to think positive.
As of today I weight 110.  My positive  changes include, changing my eating habits and I added daily exercise.


As we move down the line  to my next challenge:
This was my challenge of the month, I did a technique challenge for the ladies over
at Soul Scrappers.
 I have been wanting to do for a long time.
Mosaic
It's where you cut your photo into  1" pieces and put them together again.
I know the ladies  got kind a nervous about cutting up their favorite photo, so what I did I made and extra copy of my photo.So I'll always have it.
So here is  my example


Puppy Love
I had capture a special moment of my great- nephew with  his new baby Yellow Lab puppy.
Her name is Pinky. Pinky came from a litter of 8 puppy.  My niece thought it would be a great idea
to name all the puppies in colors, she had found 8 colored collars, so she tell
them apart from on to the other. Smart thinking.


Next we have the Song/Lyric  challenge.
By Shazza
The title of the song was:
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

Here is my take on this one.
Here is Jennifer and girlfriends all decked out for a Ramble storm dance back in 2008.
It where all the kids dress up really funky.




As move along to the next challenge.
  The theme  Challenge:
What we did this Summer;
By Deb H.
Here is my  entry:


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Sculpture Tour 2011
Sculpture  Tour of Eau Claire is an exciting exhibt of original sculptures displayed all year long throught out the  downtown Eau Claire, WI. You can visit this any time of the day, evening to enjoy the creativity, breathtaking artistic design of beautiful realistic and abstract sculptures as you stroll through beauitful Eau Claire city sidewalks. There are 27 original Abstract & Realism Sculptures made from Bronze, Marble, Steel. The artist come from England, Canada, New York, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Minesota, and Wisconsin and more.......


Here is a few of my favorite Sculptures I saw .....





"Ma, Can I Keep Him?"
By Susan Field, New York

"Talvez Manan"
from: Pokey Park, AZ.
" The Joy"
by Janeway Riley, WI.

"For my Mom
byJulie Jones, CO.
Now we will move down to my sketch challenges.
This great sketch is from Karen.It's called the
grid Sketch.

Here is my take on that sketch:
"Happy Halloween"
I decide to make a Halloween page of Jennifer,
from 3 months up 17 years.
                    Here is another Sketch called the Negative Space.
                                       by Deb.
                                               

                                    Here is my take on this sketch:

                                             
                         I had found this picture of Kelly which was taken at 1988.
                        He was out on one of his fishing journey's, when he caught
                         his first fish of the season, he was so proud it.

                                                    
                                   For my last page of July  the challenge was:
                                              Quote challenge by Marisa:
                                    Here is the quote she pick out for us do:
                                          
                                                       
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go.
Oh the places you'll go.

Dr Seuss

 It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do, then I decide to do one of Jennifer's graduation pictures.
                                                    

" Dare To Dream"
                                           
                                                 Until we meet again, I leave this Quote:
                                   "  A picture is worth a Thousand words but a scrapbook
                                                 page is worth a Million Memories."
                                                        Have a fantastic  Month ....
                                                                  Mary