Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Home Album Prompt: Week 4-- Our Town

It's Megan here with your Week 4 prompt for your home album. Many of you are doing these as mini albums, but I just ended up keeping mine as a 12x12 page (actually a 2 pager). I had this cool newspaper article I wanted to use along with my photos.

The theme this week is Our Town--what makes your town unique or what do you like to do around town?

Here's my layout I created about my town:
I can't wait to see what you create about your own town!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week #3 Home Challenge: Around Your Home

My challenge for you this week is right outside your door ....look around either the outside of your house, or take a picture really right outside your door ....or right inside your door ....what do things look like around you!!!!

I did a page on the street sign right in our yard and the new flag that I just bought that is in our flowerbed ...thanks for looking and have fun with this challenge!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Sketch Challenge this month ....

This month the September Sketch Challenge is brought to us by the wonderful Liz Chidester, who is known as “marthasdaughter” on the Memorable Seasons forum. And she will be the guest sketch artist for the next few months ....go check out her cool blog at:


My name is Liz Chidester, I’m known as “marthasdaughter” on the Memorable Seasons forum. I have been scrapping for over 11 years now, since my first child was born. I started my sketch blog over a 1 ½ yrs ago. I am so happy and surprised at the success of my blog so far. I have been fortunate to have great designers to showcase examples for the use of my sketches. Currently I am the exclusive sketch designer for 2 kits clubs and I have been a guest sketcher several times for various challenges and sites. I absolutely LOVE Memorable Seasons so I am so excited to be the sketch designer for the next few months.
You have a chances to win a gift certificates to the MS store. If you complete a layout using this sketch and post it in the gallery and this thread, your name will be entered for a $10 gift certificate to the store. Wow! How about that for exciting! Deadline is Thursday, September 30th at midnight

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home Challenge. Week #2

Welcome to week #2 of our Home Challenge Series! This week is all about the place you used to call home... yep, the house you grew up in. Now, it may have been crazy, messy, neat as a pin, or always a place of peace and comfort, but whatever the home you grew up in was, pick one aspect of it to scrap about...
"Back Home: A Memory from the House You Grew Up In"

You can go alot of different angles with this challenge. A tradition, a special room, or a special treasure. Maybe it is that smell that always says "Home" to you... let's hear about it and see your creations!

Here is mine:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just one thing- week one of the Home Mini

Welcome to the mini-book edition of the DT challenge. Over the next few weeks, the DT will be giving you prompts for pages that have a "Home" theme. Our hope is that you will take these prompts and create a mini-book that you and your family will cherish. If a mini-book is not your thing, then you are welcome to create full size pages.

Just to give you some idea of how I plan to approach this project, I am going to share my cover with you. I used a piece of 6x6 clear acrylic and decorated it with papers from the American Crafts Abode Collection. I will be using this line of papers and embellishments throughout my book to keep a consistent look to it. You certainly do not have to use the same approach. This just helps me make decisions easier. I will be binding my book with my Bind It All at the end so I have already punched the holes.
 I cut my inside pages from Kraft cardstock and made them each 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 to have a little room around the edges. I also punched holes in those pages, too so I'd know where my embellishing would have to stop.

So, your first prompt is "Just one thing." Tell me about something in your home that has a special meaning to it or is very important to you and why. I took a trip around my house and gathered up a few things that have stories and took pictures of them. Here are a few of them.
This ceramic tea lite holder was a gift that my uncle brought to my grandmother from Taiwan when he was stationed there in the 70s. When she died, it was one of the items, along with her stoneware dishes that I took from her house as a remembrance. I've had it since she died in 1977. I also still have the dishes but I did a whole page on those a couple of years ago.
 This is a piece of polished stone that my husband gave me early in our relationship while we were still teenagers. It stays on my dresser and is one of my favorite possessions.
 This is one piece from a vast collection of decorated cows that used to belong to my sister-in-law. When she died 5 years ago and my brother began the process of going through their house to sell it, he offered me anything I wanted from a vast array of decorative things and clothes and purses. I didn't want any of those things, but I chose this cow because whenever I look at it, I am reminded of her.

This is my rocking chair. Curtis gave it to me for my 18th birthday and I still have it.

I looked at these things plus a few others and decided to use the chair. I took more pictures of it and opted to go with a close up of the arm so you can see the wear on it that many years of loving touches have given it. Here is my finished page.

If you click on the picture, it will get big enough for you to read the journaling. Now, it is your turn. Find something special in your home and tell us the story.