Monday, April 25, 2011

ADSR 6 - Challenge 4

Challenge 4 of the Amazing Digiscrapping Race 6 was hosted by DigiScrapStation. And this challenge was an Intersection Challenge.

For Intersection Challenges both members of the team work together to create one layout. For this challenge, one person was to provide the photos and journaling. The other member of the team was to create the actual layout.

The challenge itself was to create a layout about the travelling family. Here is the challenged as described on DigiScrapStation's site.
Many families in these busy times are always on the go, to games, practices, school, friends and also on vacations. This layout is to be about your family's travels. It can be about the vehicles used to travel, about the locations your family travel to or about the actual travel itself.
For our layout, I provided the photos and the journaling. Michelle put the layout together. And finally, my obsession with taking photos of our Mazda 3 came in handy.

Here is the final layout:

I think Michelle did a great job with this layout!!  She is making the Little 3 look good!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back in a few days to share our layouts from Challenge 5.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

ADSR 6 - Challenge 3

Challenge Three of the Amazing Digiscrapping Race was hosted at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking..  The initial description of the challenge sounded easy enough.  We were to make layouts about our family's play time.  Sounds easy enough.  Here is the first part of the description.
Tell us about your family games, if your family is split and all like to do their own thing,,, tell us what each member of your family likes to do!
You do not need a huge amount of journaling, but remember this layout will be for you, so you need enough to explain what everyone does and why they enjoy it.
You do not need to include a photo unless you want to, the layout of your page is more important than a photo for this challenge.
Sounds easy enough.  That is when things got a little more complicated, because there was a twist.
The plot of your layout should represent the game or games that you play!
For instance, if you're all into playing Monopoly,, your layout should look like a Monopoly board
If you like to play Parcheesi, it should look like a Parcheesi board
If you like playing Baseball, it should look like a baseball pitch
If you like playing Wii, it should look like a TV screen or a game console,,
If you're all quiet readers, your layout should look like a book
 Michelle was on top of this one.  She had this completed in no time flat and even created her own DVD from scratch.

My layout did not come together so quickly.  At first, I wanted to put together a hiking/walking trail cause that is often what David and I do on Saturdays.  But that seemed like it was gonna take way more time than I had.  And thanks to an awesome television template provided by Michelle, I came up with another idea and spotlighted our love of Japanese anime.

Hope you enjoyed our Challenge 3 layouts.  I'll be back in a couple of days with the layout from Challenge 4.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

ADSR 6 - Challenge 2

Michelle and I are busily working on challenges three and four for ADSR 6.  While, we are working hard to finish our layouts.  I wanted to come share with you the layouts we created for Challenge Two.

Challenge Two was hosted by Scrappity-Do-Dah.  This challenge had a few more requirements than the first one.  Here is what was required of our layouts.

1. Choose two background papers, one for the very back and one for the front layer. Re-size the front paper so that the back paper shows through.  Either have the front paper the same size smaller all around or rotate the front paper so the back paper shows through.

2.Choose one photo for your LO and crop it to a 3" by 3" image or about a 900 pixels by 900 pixels image.  Place this either in the center of the page or somewhat off the center if you choose.

3. Use your shape tool to add at least three shapes of ANY shape above your front paper layer
as in a flower, a star, a circle, square or heart or any other shape you wish.  Select the shape on the shape layer with your magic wand tool and delete from the front paper layer to show your background paper layer underneath in the shapes you cut out.  Make sure to add a good shadow to this front paper layer to see the cutouts.

4. Journal about someone in your family that is an inspiration to you.  It May be someone who gave you good advice or someone you look up to.  Journal between 25 and 50 words about this family member.

5. Cluster around your photo and on your page to complete the LO. Add shadowing and a title, with or without an alpha.  Adding a date if you choose to.

Now that you know the requirements for the challenge, here are the layouts that Michelle and I created.



We found this challenge almost as hard as the first one.  But I think the final results turned out great!!

I'll be back next week to share our layouts for challenges three and four.  Until then, make sure you don't forget to take pictures.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ADSR 6 - Challenge 1

The first week of ADSR 6 is almost over. Racers have until tomorrow night to submit layouts for for the first two challenges. Both Michelle and I have already submitted layouts for the first two challenges. Both of Michelle's layouts have been verified, but I am still waiting for my second one to be verified. In the meantime, I wanted to go ahead and share our layouts for the first challenge.

The first challenge took place at Digi Scrap Connect. This is a newer community but I have high hopes for it's future. For this challenge, we were to scrap a layout containing six fun facts about our family. (And fur babies count.) As the first challenge, according to Ripal, this was supposed to be a simple one. After all the requirements were that you have at least one photo and six facts. Sounds simple. Neither Michelle nor I thought it was as simple as it sounded. :O) But that didn't stop us from getting our layouts created.

I suspect by now you are ready to view the layouts. So without further ado, here are our layouts for Challenge One.



I'll be back in a couple of days to share our Challenge Two layouts. Starting tomorrow, it will be time to begin working on Challenge Three.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Say Hello to Two Funky Chicks

A new Amazing Digiscrapping Race begins on March 27th. The Two Funky Chicks consists of myself and Michelle Batton. We are looking forward to the race. Watch this blog for updates on the race. By the way, there is still time to get a partner and race with us. Just head on over to Natural Designs in Scrapbooking to learn more about ADSR 6. You have until the March 24th to register. If you scroll through the blog, you can see some of the layouts I created in the last two races with my partners Lisa (ADSR 5) and Ginger (ADSR 4). You will get some great layouts created and have a lot of fun at the same time. There is no judging with the Amazing Digiscrapping Race. Every team that competes is entered in the drawing for the grand prize. And for each challenge you complete, there is a prize. I've had a lot of fun the last two years and I highly recommend joining the race.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Challenges 5 & 6

Yes, ADSR5 is almost over and I am so behind.  I feel bad.  I did so good at first.  But I forget sometimes how much time the challenges can take.  But before I am said and done, I will have posted all of the challenges to this blog.  I may not finish until after the race, but I'll get it done.

Challenge 5 was hosted by Pretty Scrappy.  And here are requirements for the challenge as posted by the site.

The requirements for this challenge are fairly simple. Follow the guidelines being as creative as possible using the recipe below. You can incorporate other items into your layout, but you must use at least 6 of the items listed. Since this is the month of Valentine's Day, your special challenge is to incorporate CHOCOLATE into your layout. So, 6 items in the recipe and chocolate!
* 1 ribbon * 1 tree
* 1 button * 1 staple
* 2 papers * 1 set of stitching
* 1 frame * 1 tag
* 1 flower * 1 alpha
This first layout is Roxy's take on the challenge.  As usual, this is a wonderful layout.  And if I could make chocolates that looked like her's, I'd make more of my own. lol

(You can find full credits for the layout here.)

This is my layout.  The chocolates are the Godiva Truffles my hubby gave me for Valentine's day.  Godiva Truffles are so yummy.

(You can find full credits for the layout here.)

This was a fun challenge, because who hates thinking about chocolate?  Definitely not me. lol

Challenge 6 was a roadblock challenge and hosted by Scrappity-Do-Dah.  That meant only one of us had to do the layout.  For this challenge, that person was me.  I can't give the exact description of the challenge, because it has already been deleted.  But it was a recipe challenge where you had to do include specific items in your layout.  Normally, I am a big fan of recipe layouts.  But this one was a little too regimented for my taste.  It was pretty exact for placement, etc.  However, I thought mine turned out okay anyway.

(You can find full credits here.)

But you know what, that is what a challenge is about. Doing things you would normally not do.  And making the best of it.  I think I did this with challenge six.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Challenge 4

For this challenge we had to create two ATCs each. For those who aren't sure what ATCs are, here is an explanation for you. "Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are 3.5" x 2.5" mini-layouts. They can be horizontal or vertical orientation. They are meant to be light-hearted, humorous, and often have an altered look but that is up to you. They usually have a partial picture and a small amount of text, the rest is decorative. You can use these as Valentines, bookmarks, brag books, badge albums, and so much more. Have fun with it!" (via We each had to make one ATC about the one we love and one ATC about our race partner.

I'll be honest, I wasn't too excited about these. However, in the end, I was happy with how mine turned out. Before you get a look at those, lets take a look at the two cards Roxy made. She did a great job with her cards. I especially love the rounded corners.

This first card is about her family. I especially like her use of selective coloring.

Her second card is about me. I really like the way she did the journaling on this one.

Both of these layouts were created using Celebrate Love by Pri Rocha. Now for my cards. This first one is about David. I am sure no one is surprised about this.

This card was created using Celebrate Love by Pri Rocha, Funky Love by Roxy Designs (my partner), Cut It and Curve It - Not 2 both by Merkeley Designs.

This next card is about my partner Roxy. For this one, I focused on her and her relationship with her son.

This card was created using Celebrate Love by Pri Rocha and Funky Love by Roxy Designs.

And here is the preview that Roxy created for us to use at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking.


My partner Roxy is an aspiring designer, which is why I don't have her kit linked to where you can buy it.  However, I say watch for her designs when they become available.

I'll be back in a couple of days with Challenge 5 and Challenge 6.  Until then.