Monday, February 1, 2010

How about a challenge?

Wanna know why I love me a challenge? I love to take new and exciting adventures. I am spontaneous and love to be around people.... Blogging is not a new adventure but every time I open my blog and see who has posted something new......That is where my adventure begins. Each person is so unique and has a love for all things creative. Each blog I visit leads me on a path that just makes me happy. We all have something so special to, scrapping, thoughts, ideas and friendships. In my travels from blog to blog I have been finding some really great challenge blogs. Not only am I getting caught up on all those layouts I need to get done but I am able to keep the creative flow going with a little help. Each challenge blog has something to help jump start the creative process..... I am in love....

Last week I sat down and made a list of all the layouts I wanted to create based on a challenge....Here are 2 of them....

The first one is for Mission Create...You have until Feb. 10 to get yours posted. There are 5 criterias to follow but you only have to use 3 of them.... For Mission 0009 you can use....

Raw Chipboard
3 or more Flowers
Book print
This Sketch...

Here is my layout!

I used all 5 mission items...The sketch, The 2 colorful flowers {bottom corner and top of page} are cut from fabric and backed on cardstock for thickness, One of the flowers I made from a dictionary page that gives the definition of teenager, My title,"teen" is raw chipboard and of course I used 3 or more flowers.

The pictures are of Alexandria. My friends Matt and Stacy took this photo and I have been waiting for the perfect idea to put it in a layout... Funny....Alex is standing in an empty dumpster. She looks so beautiful. I printed the pictures in different saturations and tints. I wanted you to see what I see everyday.....She is a girl with a bright future. Her true colors shine every time she smiles.

The next challenge blog is Let's Get Shabby. Wow, They have some fabulous vintage finds and some amazing ideas. This challenge was in honor of Valentines day. Do a layout using an old letter. One you wrote or someone else wrote!

Here is my layout!

I used a note my grandfather wrote me. Jasin reminds me so much of my grandfather. They were both Marines and have all the mannerisms that go along with a "good" military man. Jasin is the love of my life and my Grandfather will always be the voice in my head to help us make the right decisions.

Hope you give this challenge thing a chance....
If you know of any great challenge blogs let me know.

Have a great week. Hugs, Amy


  1. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!! these are gorgeous amy!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the different tones on alex's lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. What super layouts! You have really rocked these challenges! I love the way you colored Alex's photo - that's a great idea! and your second layout is so romantic. I love to do challenges too but right now I am doing a lot of sewing - trying to finish up some projects. Have a great week!

  3. Love your page for the MC challenge!! Ilove the multi coloru photo!!!! THanks for playing with the MC!

  4. wow amy these both tlook great thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  5. Oh my gosh.....AMY, these layouts are SUPER!!!!
    The one of Alex is my all time favorite of you, it's just PERFECT!!! The photos, the flowers, the stitching....WOW!!!
    And your Shabby page is soooo sweet! GREAT photo of the two of you and I LOVE the way you spelled L-O-V-E with the note of your granddad in between the letters!!

    Thanks so much Amy, for joining us at Shabby!


  6. Well Miss Amy....these are some Fabulous pieces of art!!! I just adore inspire me!!!

    Wishing you a day filled with smiles!!!! :-)

  7. You are so sweet!!! I always love to read your posts, but i already told you that!! Love your LO's the one of Alex is stunning, love the different colors and she is such a pretty girl!! Love the one for Shabby Chic as well greta flower and love that photo!!!

  8. Love your layouts Amy!! The MC one is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing along!

  9. that is very true... the people around is are so inspirational. for me, you are one of them! thank you for sharing your continuous inspiration with all of us! :)

    your layouts ROCK!

  10. Awww this is just beautiful Amy!!! What a wonderful testament to love!!

    love the colours you've used too!!!

    thanks for playing along with us at Shabby

    (oooh just love your MC lo too!!!)

  11. Great layouts! Love these! The teen one is really, really cute!

  12. Your layouts are gorgeous. I love how you have incorporated your grandfather's note on the page and how you have done the title. Beautiful...

  13. Wow you really rocked the mission challenge!!

    I loved your layout for Shabby and had to blow it up to see more details....I get thirsty for details!!
    Paint, stamping, threading and distressing it's all there...yay!!An awesome tribute to yhe marine men in your life!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Shabby:)

  14. Really ♥ those LO's, Amy! That TEEN LO is so cute, girly & colorful! Perfect!

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Big hugs...

  15. wow, I just lost my entire comment because of my little rugrat! So here goes again. Love your blog and your layouts! Thank you so much for the invite to the event. I'm going to go ahead and book at Microtel. Do I need just the 23rd and 24th or I can wait for the details when you're finished. Thanks again!!!

  16. What great los!!!! Thanks for playing with us at shabby!!!

  17. OH my word beauitul layouts!
    I love the mc layout--sweet!!!

  18. Amy, so glad to have met you through Scrap in Style and can't wait to meet you and all of the fun ladies at the event in Beaux Bridge!

    I've loved your gallery on SIS and this is my first time to visit your beautiful blog. So this is why I nominate you for the Creative Blog award. See my blog for details.


  19. So pretty, love the valentine card. Great take on the challenge.
    Hugz, Z

  20. sooo wonderful!! Thanks for doing the challenge at MC!!!

  21. Wow, this is fantastic! Beautiful page and gorgeous the details!:)

    Thanks for playing with us at Shabby!

    Hugs, Tímea


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