Monday, September 22, 2008

It's Monday!

Monday in my world means the reveal of another sketch and more challenges at Scrapbook Challenges (SBC)! Pamela has another great sketch this week!
Sketch 109
Here is what I came up with for it. I used Bazzill cs, Dream Street pp, Bazzill and Prima flowers, misc buttons and brads, naked chipboard letters, and BG ribbon.
This is the replacement layout for the Green, White and Blue color scheme challenge. I used All BG paper, Boxer and Urban Prairie, Bazzill cs for title, KI Memories lace cs, misc ribbon and buttons, and used a friends Cuttlebug for the title. That brings me to mind, if any of you have any suggestions on taking photos of your layouts so they are "dimensionalized", I would love to hear your ideas!
If you are liking these challenges, you really should hop over to SBC and check them out! I am not saying this because I have to (because I don't), but because I think it is a fun place to hang out and a great opportunity to challenge yourself and maybe win a prize!! This week's challenges, other than the sketch are White Space and Use Lace. They both look fantastic! Remember, you have until the end of the month to do any of the challenges to get in on the monthly drawing! You can find past challenges here.
Another fun thing about SBC, is Pamela pics a layout from one of the members each week to highlight...This week she chose my 19 houses layout-Woo Hoo, thanks Pamela!
Ok, I hate to admit this, but I haven't looked through my magazines for months!! I really enjoy looking through them, but for some reason just hadn't done it. So I am playing catch up!!
When I see something in a mag, I always forget where I saw it and end up looking through the whole pile and wind up giving up on finding it. I have heard of people tearing out pages they like and putting them in a binder, but I cannot tear up my magazine-GASP!!!! I decided to "flag" the pages. More than that, I have categorized my flags for quicker and easier reference. I am sure I am not the only person to do this, but it is new to me so I am excited!
Here is my pile of unread magazines!!
March-August CK
May-October Simple Scrapbooks
January-September Memory Makers
June-September Papercrafts

Here is my flagging system. I have cut strips out of Post-It notes in a few different colors, and am also coloring the ends of the yellow ones with highlighters. When I see something I like, I used the corresponding "flag" and mark my page! So far I have done 5 mags, 1/4 of the pile, lol! I think I will be able to do this each month. Not only will I stay caught up on the latest fads, but I can justify all those subscription costs!! LOL

For the record, this picture is NOT crooked. My BG magnetic mat is hanging by the whole in one corner of the mat, so it is crooked, lol! .
One more fun little tidbit, one of the gals on SBC makes little icons/banners for whatever you want, there is even a thread just for that! She has tons of them predone, and I downloaded a lot of them. She has a cute one that says Scrapbooking, cheaper than therapy! That is so true, but I wanted one with colors that matched my blog. She made me one, and it REALLY matches my blog, the colors, the pattern, the font! That is way more than I expected, and it is so awesome! I have the banner at the top of my blog, and the icon on the left side bar!

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1 comment:

Samantha said...

Hi, Marilyn!! I LOVE your LO's today!! You've really been knocking out those challenges.

Your magazine-flagging idea is very clever! Like you, I cannot fathom ripping apart my magazines. I usually take a photocopy of the project I like, and then I put it in my "craft" binder.

I must say, I'm not so sure scrapbooking is cheaper than therapy! Have you added up your receipts lately? LOL! Oh well! I'd rather spend my money on supplies than sitting in a doctor's office :)