July 25, 2008

STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE - I'M HOSTING!!!

Happy Friday everyone!! Thanks for the well wishes about my appts yesterday - it was a very loooonnnnngggg day that started at 5am and did not end until 7pm when I finally got home, uggghhhh!!! Needless to say, my whole day was gone and I did not get to pick up a stamp - THAT is not acceptable, lol!!! And, today will be busy seeing our lawyer (we are in litigation with the builder of our house!) so not a whole lot of creating time today either!! But, I do have something exciting to share today - the STAMP SOMETHING CHALLENGE, which today I AM HOSTING - WHOOHOO!!! So, I chose something a little different: a scrapbook layout. But, not just any scrapbook layout, it has to have the following elements to count for the challenge:
(1) Three Buttons
(2) Four Brads
(3) Two Different Ribbons
(4) A Title Made with Letters (either chipboard, paint, stamps, or stickers)
(5) Subject has to be ALL ABOUT YOU!
(6) At Least Five Things About You Must Be Listed
(7) Can be Either a 12x12 or 8.5x11 layout but nothing smaller!
So, the DT gals told me I stretched their creativity this week, but loved doing the challenge! I am glad - that is what a challenge is for, right?? To stretch that creativity?? So, I chose to do a two page 12x12 layout. I decided to base my about me page on pieces of me that make me who I am. I loved doing this, it really made me thankful for all I have in my life, and those special people in it who touch my life and make it better!














Here are some close ups of the two pages that make up my layout - the paper line is from Sassafrass Lass and is available at Coconut Scrapshop! The stamped letters for the title are Stampin' Up! Best Friends Alphabet Upper, which is retiring soon:-( The jigsaw puzzle pieces are from the awesome Stamps for a Cause Set Gina K designed to raise money for Autism Awareness called Love You to Pieces - what a fabulous stamp set for a very worthy cause! As you all know, I don't buy other companies stamps, but I will ALWAYS Gina's Stamps for a Cause sets because she donated a portion of each sale to the that cause and I love that! I hope you all will join in my challenge - and check out the other DT members take on this, they ROCKED it, I am tellin' ya!! They made beautiful layouts!! And, if you make your own, make sure you upload it to the Stamp Something site, there is special blog candy available for this one - Jen from the Coconut Scrapshop generously donated a $15 Gift Certificate for the lucky winner! Whooohooo - she has such fabulous stuff in her store, and many of the CHA products are already arriving and in stock. Isn't this awesome??? Thanks Jen, you are such a sweetie!! So, get to scrappin' ladies, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Okay, I have blathered on long enough, have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

Chris said...

it's beautiful!! i love this LO!! sounds like you've had a couple of long days here....hope you have a relaxing weekend!! >"<

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome job hosting this week Alex, big thanks girl! It was a tough a challenge, but so happy that I did it. Love your pages, great layouts and colors. I especially like the puzzle pieces, great touch with those. Fun photos too. Have a great weekend, good luck today! :)

Lisa H. said...

oooo, I'm so excited about this challenge! I love your title and how your page came together. I think the biggest challenge will be finding a picture of myself to include on the page.

Lauren said...

Great layout Alex. The challenge was really hard but fun! You rocked this - the pictures, colors and embies are fabulous!

Jo said...

This is fabulous Alex! Love the puzzle pieces and great photos. Thanks for hosting the challenge....wonderful idea!

Cindy said...

I love your layout and how you incorporated so much of what makes your life special. The puzzle pieces and paper strips are terrific! Your work is so inspiring but your beautiful smile and gratefulness for blessings are the best!

Scrappy Girl said...

What a neat page. Love the puzzle idea of it all. All the pieces that fit together to make you who you are. Neat Idea.

Latisha said...

Holy Moly Alex!! Great page, did this take a long time? I know it would have for me >"< I don't know if I have enough pictures of myself to do this, time for a photo shoot lol, is this due by anytime? Maybe I can work on it this weekend

mochamama said...

Hope you get to relax this weekend hun. beauitful page and I love the colors

Vicki said...

Awesome girl! I love it. The puzzle pieces are so cool. I really like that picture in the upper right hand corner,lol. I miss you!

Melissa said...

Awesome, awesome awesome! Of course, I didn't expect anything less than that from you though!

Thank you for hosting this week's challenge.....I think it's my favorite one so far!

Many Blessings,
M.

Christi said...

Your layouts are fantastic!! I hope today is an easier day for you! :)

NattyK said...

What great pages, I love the layout and your design. x

Marilyn said...

This is a beautiful LO Alex!! I wish I could play along - maybe when I get settled into my new place in a week or two!! You really made this a fabulous page about yourself - something very hard for me to do!!

Dani said...

Great job! What an awesome challenge! I haven't even done a LO in forever!:)

Ila said...

Wow!! these layout are Gorgeous...I love the colors, photos, puzzle pieces displaying pieces of you...what a fabulous idea!!...Your Amazing!!..Hugs, Ila

Catherine said...

great job, love your layout!

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks for hosting this week. We totally have to meet next week, we'll talk details. Hope you get some stamp time in!

Bethany Paull said...

I love the puzzle pieces to go with your theme. You are just so creative.

Emily said...

Alex, this is an awesome page! I love the title with the puzzle pieces. So creative! Great page!

malieta said...

Super cute job Alex !!! I love your dbl. layout and all the added embellishments sound like a lot of fun!!! I haven't made a layout featuring "just me" and this is indeed a challenge....but I'm "game"! lol
Good luck with all the lawyer stuff etc. I'm going through some stuff right now and I know what you mean! Talk about losing an entire day!!!
Have a great weekend:)

CAKVD said...

What a fun challenge!! Hoping I have some time to try this one!
Cheryl

Deb said...

fantastic layout, you did a great job as host, sounds like you had a rough day yesterday, hope you have a great weekend, I have also left something on my blog for you!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow super job, love all your details.

Nikki Bond said...

Absolutely stunning Alex! Those are some priceless pictures and what a gorgeous layout to display them! Congrats on being the hostess this week! {SMILES}

Rose Ann said...

Your pages are awesome, Alex!! I love the fun layouts and pretty papers you used!! Those puzzle pieces are such a great idea too!! Hugs!!

Lesli said...

Love this LO Alex!!!! The colors are wonderful!

christie said...

Hey girl...I hope you're well. Sounds like you deserve a well-earned break!
I hope to see you soon!

Jen Glover said...

Woooo-Who! Your LO is so bright and cheery, just like you! I can't wait to see what all of you create for this challenge! Good luck!

Shannon McGann said...

I LOVE your challenge - what a great idea! I'm really hoping I'll have time this week to do it! (I'll have to find a decent photo of myself! LOL!). I love your scrapbook page - you are just so creative!

Donna said...

great pages!! I gave you an award on my blog today
a RAK & some awards

Manna said...

What a great layout! Love all the bellies you used! Great job, Alex!