Monday, September 25, 2006

Digi Dare #4

THEME: This week we are going to challenge you with "negatives and positives". We all have things in our lives that we aren't necessarily happy with...whether it be something about yourself or about your life. So I challenge you to find your "negative" and then turn it into a "positive" in a layout.

CREATIVE CHALLENGE: Include honest journaling about why this item/thing/trait is generally viewed as negative and how you turned it into a positive.

POINTS:15 points for the "negative & positive" theme.10 points for the journaling challenge.5 points for including photos which represent your negative/positive.

When we first moved to Missoula, I referred to this hill as the Hill From Hell. It tormented me daily.We lived at the top and at that time the only way up or down, for me, was by car. I could no sooner walk up that hill then run a marathon. I was so out of shape and heavy then. When my son was 3, he started preschool, at the bottom of that blasted hill. I drove him every day. One day, I’d just had enough. I decided to walk with him to school. I figured that once I got down the hill, I’d have no choice but to come back up again. We made it down just fine. Then I headed back up. Right away, my lungs were burning, my legs were quivering and my heart was pounding. It took me a long time to get home that day. When I finally made it, I had to lie down until my heartrate returned to normal. It was just fit to burst right out of my chest.
That day, the Hill from Hell, kicked my butt. I didn’t give in. I kept on walking. EVERYDAY.
Now, I kick that hill’s butt EVERYTIME!!

Dare #4 points: Neg/Pos challenge = 15
Journaling = 10
Photos = 5
Total points = 30

Monday, September 18, 2006

Digi Dare #3

Another Dare from the Digi Dares.

THEME CHALLENGE: It's back to school time, so let's get literary. Somewhere on your page use either a photograph that contains a book as part of the focal point, or a book graphic (from a kit, or a brush, or whatever). If you do, you'll receive 15 points.

CREATIVE CHALLENGE: In that same vein, use a quote or title from a favorite book on your layout. Meeting this dare nets you yet another 15 points.

This layout will go in my Book Of Me....when I actually do my BOM. I've been contemplating memories and stories and stashing photos away. Someday I'll get that book started, at least. Anyway, this little golden book was my all time favorite children's book. In fact it was also my sister's favorite book. Mom found it in the black hole that is her basement and sent it to me quite some time ago. I remember reading this book and wanting to be just like the little girl in the story. I also wanted to grow up and be the kind of mommy she was to her babies. I did grow up to be a mommy to 5 wonderful kids. Dreams do come true.
Kit used is Shabby Princess' Shabby Mommy
Points for week 3
theme challenge = 15
creative challenge = 15
total = 30

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Digi Dare #2

Answering the call to create a layout based on these two criteria:

THEME: This weeks theme is "How you touched my life". The idea for this dare is to create a page to remember a relationship that you have or had with someone who touched or changed your life in some way.

CREATIVE CHALLENGE: The creative challenge is to use song lyrics in the title or in your journaling somewhere.

This lay out focuses on my grandmother and the effect she had on my life. The song lyrics are from a Faith Hill song called "There You'll Be". The song was played on the radio for the first time shortly after my grandmother passed away. I had to pull over to the side of the road because I couldn't see to drive, for all the tears. The song touched me so deeply. My grandmother loved me unconditionally. I can not remember her ever being angry with me or speaking harshly to me; not in my whole life. Anything I did was the most wonderful thing to her. I could have robbed the US mint and she would have bragged at how well I did it. Every child should have one person in their life who makes them feel like they can do no wrong. She was that person to me. She was not perfect, by any stretch, but she always made me feel so special and those feelings will stay with me forever.

Digital kit used is Digi Chick Lynnridge

15 points for using the theme as it's lined out.
15 points for the creative challenge
Total points for Challenge 2 = 30

Friday, September 08, 2006

Digi Dares

I opened my private messages this morning and found one from Anne Marie. "Have your seen this site?" she wrote.
"I saw it and immediately thought of you." wrote Anne Marie. Well, after I stopped laughing, (come on, that someone would immediately think of me in relation to just about anything makes me laugh) I opened the link and then I jumped in feet first. I didn't dare look at any of the other lay outs, cuz if I had, I would have crawled under my bed and never come out. So the first dare is to create a layout with a summer theme, using a sun motif in some way and incorporating the word FIRST into the title or journaling. I used SOTB kit Sunshinny Day and the Australian Sunrise font. Am I literal or what? I have to say that the timing is perfect because Laura's challenges are over for the summer. I was starting to have withdrawal. This will keep me busy for a while. Here's my layout.

There are 15 points available for a “summer” theme
A further 15 points available for using a sun shape
And as it’s our first ever challenge there are 10 bonus points available for including the word “first” in your journaling or title!

total points for Challenge #1 = 40

I might finally have the power hooked up

I created this tidy little spot quite awhile ago. Then I abandoned it. I just couldn't wrap my brain around leaving my old blog behind with all its content. I confess, I'm poweless to figure out how to transfer all that data to a new place. Maybe I just hate moving so much that I can't even think about moving text from one site to another. Anyway, I decided to use this place to showcase some of my lay outs. Its much easier to load them here and that's a bonus. So this will be my gallery of sorts. Enjoy.

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