Friday, January 20, 2012

Lifting myself

... well not literally.  The scrappy kind of lifting.

Challenges number three and four are up at My Scrapbook Nook.  Three can be found here.  I've not done this one yet.  Challenge number four is from Hilde, who challenged us to pick one of our favorite layouts from last year and lift it.  I chose this one of D.
Although the placement of the journaling bothers me (I think it throws the balance off somewhat), I love this layout overall, so I chose this one.  Plus I had this sweet little photo of Wilson that I knew I wanted to use for the challenge.  Here's what I came up with.
Using My Scrapbook Nook's October kit featuring My Mind's Eye
This time I kept the journaling tiny, and better placed.  It's been awhile since I've hand stitched on a project too, so this was a fun one.

That's it for me today.  Been getting things ready for our trip next week, spoiled myself with my first manicure in about 16 years yesterday, schellac, loving it so far, (we'll see if it really last 2-4 weeks), volunteered in the girls' school today for pizza lunch (loved that), caught up with a friend with whom I haven't spoken to in months, and the sun is beaming in through my window.  Overall feeling really blessed this week. 

What about you, what have you been up to this week? If you plan on scrapping this weekend, perhaps you want to tackle Challenge #12 over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, or the January Sketch Challenge there.  Or perhaps Sketch 191 over at Creative Scrappers.  There's also the New Year Crop ongoing at My Scrapbook Nook.  No shortage of scrapping incentive this weekend, I'd say.  For those looking for a greater challenge, may I suggest the Creative Scrappers DT Call.  You have until Feb 20th to get your application in.  I just discovered this call this morning, and my heart leaped.  I love CS.  I love that the owner Kristine is a fellow Canadian, and uber talented, and was kind  enough to let me use one of her Sketches for my first ever Scrapping Everyday Miracles post.  And there's never, ever a shortage of inspiration to be found by those who submit to the challenges, nor by the wonderful sketches her team comes up with.  This will be my third time trying out for this team.  I'm really hoping this is the one for me.  If not, no worries, I'm gonna keep trying, she won't be able to shake me that easily, mwhahah.  I think it's good to keep putting myself out there, it helps me develop a think skin.  Something you very much need in this subjective world of creating, and putting emotions to paper.  Wish me luck, pretty please.

Have a great weekend, all!
♥ S.

eta: another 2Peas Fave - yay!

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Anonymous said...

Sherri! Great layout - everything is perfectly placed in my humble opinion :)

Tanya said...

Love the LO...both of them and good good good luck!! They would be silly not take you :)

glorygirl said...

Great layouts! Best of luck with the CT call! Always love their sketches and DT work!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Love, love ,love your lift! Wonderful details and design Sherri! Congrats on 2Ps and fingers crossed for Creative Scrappers. You would be perfect for them!:)

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

This layout nearly knocked me off my feet when I saw it in the Nook gallery. I just love everything about it: the design, the colors and the details. One of your best ever?
Congrats on beeing most liked at the 2Peas - this layout really deserved it!

Zarah said...

Well I HEAAAAAAAART that LO - so it' no wonder that the 2Peas-peeps do, too! :D

Megan Aaron said...

great job with the lift! I have to say that I really like the journaling on the first one, but the lift is great too

Sarale said...

I love this layout! I think I will lift it.