Monday, May 25, 2009

Scrapping Fun

Ok -for those of you that don't know, I dabble in scrapbooking. I certainly am not the best scrapper around, but I have a bit of fun and find it very therapeutic. I also love that it is a great way to preserve history and tell a story. In the year and half that I have doing this, I really am lucky to have created about 20 - 25 pages....and this weekend I did 5!

This weekend I participated in my first ever cybercrop (actually my first crop of any kind) and had a blast. A cybercrop is where a bunch of scrappers get together online and participate in challenges set by the organizers and sponsors. Now none of my pages are by any means good enough to win any prizes but I thought it might be fun to show you what I created. So without further ado.....

Here they are...

The journalling reads:
On this bridge – we played, we laughed, we cried. We shared dreams and hopes. We fished. We put on concerts for the birds. We pretended we were birds. We raced. We waved at Mum and Dad, or anyone else who passed by. We were captains on our own ship. We were famous explorers. We were anything we wanted to be!I *heart* THIS BRIDGE

This challenge was particulary hard....had to use orange, hot pink, polka dots and the word buzz or bloom in the title. I didn't have any polka dots to I made it with paint. The colours are not really coming through, but the heart is bright orange.

This is perhaps my favoutite LO of the weekend...but I will be changing the title to "I'm Here" as in hindsight I think it works better. Here is a link to a you-tube video of the song if you are interested.... "I Volunteer" . Pretty much sums up what I want for Matthew to know.

This challenge was the hardest of them all - producing some of the best pages. You had to use only black and white patterned papers and cardstock, had to use button clusters to accentuate your journalling and the photos had to have a strong connection between the past and the present. I nearly backed out of this challenge, but am glad I didn't as I really like the result.
And it opens up to this.....

And last but not least (according to the judges....cause I just found out this one won!)
A sketch challenge. Tori meeting Alex for the first time. I am surprised it won and figure the judges were just being nice to me - for whatever reason?! There were alot more entries in this challenge that were far more deserving.

If you got this far...thanks for looking. If you were one of the people participating in the CC with me...thanks...I enjoyed your company over the weekend and look forward to another one, everyones work was amazing!

Hope you like my pages. Better go now...and tidy up all the mess I made while creating.

Bye for now...

Hugz to all




Rhonda said...

Congrats Anthea,all your layouts were fantastic. It was a very tiring weekend but so much fun!
I've been trying to tidy my scrap area too. I can't believe the mess I got into. LOL

Katie said...

Those look GREAT!

Anonymous said...

These are GREAT Anthea! I am so happy for you that you got to take part in a cybercrop. I too find scrapbooking very relaxing and do it as much as I can.

Danette Baker
Spokane WA USA
Adult LP and part of POLP

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Congrats Anthea! Your LO's are amazing! I couldn't pick which one is my favourite. Good to see you got into the paints - looks awesome! Love that orange heart on the LO of Tori - did you do that with crepe? Also adore how you've made your family LO open up and the use of buttons. A very productive weekend!
Now, if you've got the CC bug, you should pop over and join in on the CC happening at SB Top 50 starting 10th June. Great bunch of ladies there and the CC is a bit more of a relaxed pace as you have a week to get your LO's done. (I'll put a link on my blog.)
Once again, well done chickie - your work absolutely rocks!!!

Emily said...

Those pages are beautiful! i especially love the black and white that opens up! I wish I had that talent :-)

Amity Knight said...

I can't believe you have only been scrapping a year and a half!!! My gosh, you are awesome. Are you on design teams or anything? I thought by the look of your layouts, you were a pro!!! I love your style. Wow, really blown away by your talent.

Melisa said...

Those pages are outstanding. Never heard of a cyper crop. I need to get back into the swing of scrapping again. I did a bunch before and for a few years after both kids were born and then it came to a screeching hault. I love it and it is theraeutic like you said.

Kim said...

I am not a scrapbooker, but you did fabulous! Congrats on your win. I love the bridge pictures!

Kasia and Amelia said...

Anthea, I love your scrap pages! I also enjoy scrapbooking but no time lately (with two little ones at home!). You have beautiful family!

Sue said...

Hi Anthea!
Have left something for you on my blog! Have a look-see when you get a chance!