Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We are already on our 4th challenge, it seems to be going by quickly this season...last year we just could not wait for them to post the new challenges! LOL

This challenge we were to create ATC's-there was a lot of criticism about the challenge. I feel that people were over thinking and worried that they had to fit in with the 'norm', but an ATC is all about YOU and your creativity!!



Here are my two cards, we were to each create one about the One I Love and one about our partner. Then we were to post them all together on one preview--Mom will add her post here and can put that part up with her cards, she created the preview. :)

ADSR is so much fun, I love to see all of the creativity at work!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gigi's Challenge 3

For Challenge 3 we were to 'color alter a photo' with selective coloring. It was requested that we write some journaling (at least 20 words) and highlight some of the journaled words. We also are required to include a date element.

I chose to write about Aging since I just had my 60th birthday. I can tell you I am not happy about turning 60. I'm not necessarily un-happy about it, but the time has flown by WAY too quickly and there are so many more things I want to do before I am not able to.  Ha - there are sooo many more photos to scrap!


I used Kathryn Balint - GrandmaRosesHats kit.

Journaling reads:
I turned 60 I am so not ready to be older. My daughter took my pic in Dec. for my birthday. I want to age gracefully and am trying to do so.
That's what the journaling reads - but that is an understatement! LOL.
Great-Grandma Mary

Gigi's Challenge 2

On Feb. 9th we were given the instructions for our next challenge "5 Things I Love" and I chose to scrap about the things I love in My World - of course, my 5 grown children.

We needed 5 photos, 5 fonts/alphas, 5 different elements that were the same type (I chose hearts), and a photo had to contain a number 5 (2 of mine do).

Here is my page for Challenge 2...


I LOVE My WORLD!
Great-Grandma Mary

Gigi's Challenge 1

Gigi (Great Grandma) is how I will refer to myself, if that is okay...... LOL!

Challenge One is a page Honoring/Introducing our Team-Partner so my page is about my daughter Rabecca. We were to 'lift' a page they had done previously and then 're-do' it using the same placements, number of elements and etc.

Here is the page I completed....


And here is the page she completed that I lifted:


Loving this so much!
Great-Grandma Mary

I am the Great Grama in this Twosome

I am the Great Grama in this twosome of crazy scrappers who are undertaking the ADSR5 Challenges this season.  My daughter Rabecca (aka Crazysquaw) and I did this last season as well (GrandsDestiney was our team name and you can still check out that blog). This season we have added another beautiful addition to our family so we are keeping the Grama part in our team name (now we are ScrapnGrams).

As this blog has been established by Rabecca there is no information in the profile that includes me. I thought it would be fitting for me to tell you a little about myself. I not only have two beautiful great-granddaughters, but I have a dozen wonderful grandchildren (who are all growing way too fast). My husband and I have 5 grown children whom we are so very proud of.

I love to scrap, both digitally and by hand, but I am also an artist. I paint in a variety of mediums and find it difficult to stick with just one. I am a photographer. I am an art curator. I am an art instructor. It is my plan, as much as is possible in my lifetime, to surround myself with art.  I have been able to accomplish that very well so far. I guess you could say I am a Happy Camper!

I hope you enjoy sharing our scrap pages along with us. We promise to 'do our best' and hope we go far in the competition this year.

Great-Grandma Mary

PS: Cheers to you Rabecca! Your pages are always beautiful and creative and I am looking forward to completing this competition side-by-side! I love you Girl!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wow, Challenge 3 already!! The challenge can be found at Scrappers Online.

Here is my page for the challenge...it is moving along! We were to use Selective Coloring, so I made my photo a sketch and then colored the shirt I am wearing.



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And here is my 2nd page of the week, for the challenge found at Digital Scrapbook Artisans Guild:

So Week One is underway and we are already one page 2 for the week! My, how time flies when you are having fun! LOL

Here is my page for the 1st Challenge at NDISB: