I don’t know about you, but Melodee and I had a record insanely crazy, fun day last Friday with our all day Steal-A-Thon followed in the evening by our 3rd on line crop. Honestly. I’m still grinning from the good times. For those of you that were able to join us, I think that you will have to agree that spending time chatting with friends and pretending that we were all being massively productive scrapping during the crop was time well spent!
I have been treated to absolute eye candy, being able to take the time to look at all of the layouts posted on our Facebook Fan Page, as well as the layouts linked to other blogs. I love being able to issue challenges and to see how our fans interpret the task and make it their own.
My first challenge for this crop was to create a layout or card that was birthday themed. My little missy turned 9 yesterday so I’ve totally had birthday on the brain. The sad part is, as much as I adore scrapping, I do not adore creating birthday projects so I was thrilled to see what everyone created.
I especially love the card that the winner of our birthday challenge created. I found this card on the blog of Tanya S., and boy is this not prefection? I tell you what! I love how she incorporated everything into such a fantastic card for a 9 year old boy!
My second challenge was issued to create a layout about something summery. Here in Utah the mere idea of spring alone has been teasing us (we built a snow man yesterday…I kid you not!). I love the sun. I love warmth and I was hoping that seeing layouts of summer would help warm me up! Sure enough, our winner Heather G., created a fantastic layout about her cruise with her hunny. Yeah. Not only jealous about being somewhere warm….but VACATION? I’m green!
I’m seriously into pink and orange right now. Every time I go to the store, I’m so drawn to those colors. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m still freezing? I don’t know. Orange and pink are just such happy, bright, inviting colors so I issued a challenge to create something using either/or pink and orange.
I adore how Kendra K. used the colors on her layout. The design is amazing and the splash of lime green. BE STILL MY HEART! (My other favorite color!)
My final challenge was to create a layout using the title of a song or lyrics from a song as part of the title or journaling on a layout. Summer V. could not have done a more amazing job. Such a sweet tribute to her little man.
I also couldn’t resist awarding one more prize to one of our fans that created her very FIRST scrapbook page for our crop challenges. Jennifer A, I’m telling you…you have an incredibly bright future! I’m seriously in awe of this first scrapbook layout, and what a darling idea to do a page about….CLOTHES! I <3 it!
We also had some pre-crop challenges, where the winners were announced during our live video chat. (Video chat = you get to watch me be a dork for an hour, fun! You really should join us next time if you weren’t able to this time!)
One challenge was to do a scraplift of one of my layouts that I posted on a former blog entry. Cyndee K’s was our winner and I love her layout ‘Love 2 Cheese’ that she made using a lift of my ‘Love 2 Run’ layout. What a cutie! I also love that she was there for the announcement during our video chat. Just as cute as her daughter!
I just wanted to thank you all for participating in our crop. I know I have expressed to many of you before, that I’m certain that I have the best job in the world. I love sharing ideas with you and I love that you get to share with me too!
So there you have it! There are our winners. Please send me an email to email@example.com with your address and we will get a crop prize sent out to you. Well….except you Cyndee, since we squared you away during the crop!
Until next time….happy scrappin’!