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Thursday, January 14, 2010

What is a Scrapbook Diva?

In a blog contest (see post below this one) we were asked to define "Scrapbook Diva".

This is my definition:

A Scrap Diva is a modern day goddess! As such, she is a creator. She creates page after page preserving memories and life events for herself and her loved ones. She is successful at documenting big and small moments, good and bad times, and everything in between.

No self-respecting Scrap Diva could call herself that without the occasional bit of glamor...which can always be found in sweet and unexpected ways on the pages of her Books of Life!

I will be doing a layout based on this be watching. :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2010 Scrappy Flight Plan

hehehehe -- well, really they are goals...but sticking with the theme of my blog, thought I'd give them a fitting name, therefore, "flight plan". :)

I just posted this in my friend Icing's myspace group and thought it would be a good idea to post them here, too:

My most basic goal is one layout a week. Anything above and beyond that will be gravy!

However, I’d also like to have those layouts look more ’polished’....I’m not really sure that is the right word, but it’s the only one I can think of that comes close. What I want is for my layouts to look more finished, to have more depth and texture and...and whatever it is that I am seeing is lacking, but haven’t been able to name or even identify yet. Whatever it is, I know that it's something I have to reach inside and find...I've been practicing and playing with techniques for awhile now, but now it's time to reach inside and 'make it mine'!

I want to find and develop ’my style’ more fully.

Such a difficult goal to articulate and possibly to accomplish, but that’s probably my biggest scrapping goal for the year.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome to my blog, which is stop #5 on the Scrapbook Challenges New Year's Blog Hop! If you just hopped in here you are going to want to start at the beginning, which is Pamela Young's blog. Why start there? Well, if you visit each Design Team member's blog and leave a comment on each one you will be entered in a drawing for a FABULOUS prize -- a gorgeous collection of goodies from "My Little Shoebox"!

My name is Debi Wallace, and I am one of the newest members of the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team. I am excited about being selected and looking forward to the experience and to working with so many wonderfully talented women!

I was introduced to scrapping in the mid-90s. As my children got older and more active, I drifted away from scrapping for a number of years. Now that my children are older, driving and able to get themselves to their activities, I once again have time to scrap! Whoot! I've been back at it for about 3 years now and it is such an integral part of my life, I can't imagine ever NOT scrapping.

My style tends to be clean and simple, but I do enjoy exploring new techniques and playing with new products.

Here is an example of my work -- a layout based on one of Pamela's awesome sketches!

Pamela's Sketch (#179):

I've been mentioning "Scrapbook Challenges" quite a bit in this post, but I'm thinking I need to take a moment to make sure you know what that is -- it is a fabulous scrapbooking community on the Ning network. If you aren't already a member I encourage you to jump over there (here's a link for you) and sign up right now! You will be glad that you did...and once you are a member, be sure and send me a friend request. :)

In the mood for more chances to win awesome prizes? Well, guess what -- there are several INCREDIBLE prizes to be won and many different ways to win them:

  • If you are a member of Scrapbook Challenges and you do a layout based on the sketch and post in the "Hop On' thread you will be entered in a drawing to win the Basic Grey Origins Collection.
  • There are TWO beautiful Prima packs to be given away in two drawings. If you are a member of Scrapbook Challenges and use the invite feature on the group to invite a friend your name will be entered in the drawing for one of the packs. The other pack is for someone who JOINS the group this weekend (as if you needed more incentive to join this fabulous group)!
  • The last prize is a chipboard album and and a collection of Rusty Pickle trim! To be entered in this drawing you need to visit the "Hop On" topic at Scrapbook Challenges and visit the member's blogs posted there. Be sure and leave a comment on each one of those blogs to be entered in the drawing!
All right, time to hop on over to the next stop in the Scrapbook Challenges New Year's Blog Hop, but remember to leave a comment here before you hop on over to Marilyn's Blog! Happy New Year!