Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Journaling Tip #5: Delegate the Journaling

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just don't know what to write on your layout?  Of course you have!  We all have - especially when we find ourselves scrapbooking the same types of events over and over.  For example, birthdays and holidays can be quite a challenge to write about. 

The next time you're at a loss for words, enlist your family and friends to help you journal.  Ask them to write down what they remember about the event:  What was the funniest thing that happened?  Were they surprised about anything?  What was the most memorable thing anyone said or did?  You can either let them use their own handwriting (attaching it right to the layout), or print it out.

There are a few benefits to this type of journaling.  Not only will it take some of the pressure off you to come up with something new and fresh to say, but it will also allow your friends and family to have a more prominent role in creating your scrapbooks and preserving your memories.

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And the winner is...

Marci!!!  Congratulations!  Your layout was awesome!  I want to thank everyone who participated in my challenge and the other very cool, very groovy challenges from my fellow If It's Groovy DT members.  They were all fabulous, so I had to have my daughter randomly pick a name out of a bowl.  Thanks for just stopping by, even if you didn't get a chance to participate in my challenge. 

Please stop by If It's Groovy whenever you can to see all the groovy stuff we have coming your way.

Marci, please email me your mailing info. so I can send your prize out.  My email address is:  jeanettemg@yahoo.com.

Stay groovy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

If It's Groovy Online 80s Crop

And now for something completely different.  (Any Monty Python fans out there?)  Well, whether you're a child of the 60s, 70s, or 80s, or somewhere thereabouts, you've got to check out the If It's Groovy Online 80s Crop .  There will be loads of totally awesome challenges that will bring you back to those big-hair days of shoulder pads and plastic jewelry, Pac Man and Cabbage Patch Kids. 

For those of you following along in order, or if you'd just like to give this one a try, here is my challenge for you:

Use this color palette of 80s colors in a layout that is at least 8 x 8 in size.  You may use only the colors in this palette, along with white if you'd like.  Your photos don't have to be from the 80s, but  you get extra credit if they are.  At the end of the crop (June 14th), I will be choosing one lucky winner who will receive some very cool stamps from The Angel Company.  (I just happen to be a TAC demonstrator.)

Once you've finished your layout, post a comment and include a link to your blog or gallery.  If you don't have either, email your layout to me at jeanettemg@yahoo.com.  After you've completed my challenge, why don't you head on over to Jen's blog to check out her groovy challenge.  Happy scrapping!

Here is your palette - and my layout for a little inspiration.  Have fun! 

Challenge Color Palette

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