Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow Day!!

Yep. It's true. We have a snow day. We knew there was a big storm coming, anticipating a lot of snow. 8-14" over the next day and a half. Naturally, this happens on a day my daughter was to be in school by 7:30 a.m., so everyone was up EARLY, and they were actually on track to get out of here on time. I checked the school closing, saw the local public schools were closed and our school usually follows them. My first check online didn't produce our school's name, but I checked another station's website and there it was! The kids were so excited, they ran upstairs to change back into their pajamas. I'm going to make a batch of potato soup in the slow cooker and maybe toss some stuff into the bread maker to make garlic bread to go with it. I think I have some ham, too. Perfect snowy day meal. AND if it's in the slow cooker, that means there's time to do something scrappy! I think it's a great day for a sketch challenge. Below is the current sketch from Nuts About Sketches. I love it because it's a one-pager (I don't do many of those) and it has six photos on it! How great is that. There's a twist with this challenge, though . . . create two layouts to be eligible for the Cookie Jar drawing. One layout use the sketch as is and then on the other one alter the sketch; make it a 2-pager, rotate the layout, adjust the photos sizes, etc. However you choose to alter it.

Link up your layouts in the comment section by Friday to be eligible for a Treat.

The Croptober-fest is coming to a close soon. I'll try to cram in a couple more things before Saturday, but hopefully you've enjoyed the month of challenges, games and the crop and that your pile of completed layouts has grown.

Have a great day -- even if its not a snow day. :)

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7 comments:

Nitasha said...

just stumbled upon your site via top 50 scrapbooking kit club list, and i must say I like what i see, especially nov. kit featuring all that Farm Fresh cuteness! Hopefully I'll have time this week to play along with your sketch challenge- looks fun!

Charlene said...

mmm what a yummy sounding meal!! I was going to get rid of my bread maker, but I think I'll keep it now. :) I am making zuppa toscana soup (like the Olive Garden's) tonight since it was pretty cool out today and soooo windy! I hope I have time to do this challenge!

LindaR said...

Mine's done!! On a day off, time to play.
I altered the sketch by rotating it, focusing on the grid, and adding a second page.

http://lookatlindasthings.blogspot.com/2009/10/snow-day-at-apron-strings-designs.html

Nitasha said...

om-goodness...I've actually surprised myself and scrapped during the week! Well, here's what I was able to complete tonight...

http://myeyesandheart.blogspot.com/2009/10/found-great-new-kit-club-at-least-new.html

wish i would have found your company & blog sooner- would have loved to be a part of the cropfest..oh well..next time

Molly said...

What a great sketch and an interesting challenge!!! You can see my LO using the sketch here:

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/mollytamale_bucket/Apron%20Strings%20Design%20Challenges/IMG_2826.jpg

I altered the sketch by making it a two pager and you can see that here:

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/mollytamale_bucket/Apron%20Strings%20Design%20Challenges/IMG_2823.jpg

Thanks for the inspiration and a great month full of challenges!!!!

Charlene said...

I used that windy weather to my advantage and went kite flyin (for the first time)! ;) HERE is my LO, loved the sketch!!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

fun challenge! here's my original-
http://www.serendipityscrapbooks.com/gallery/data/500/medium/093010_puyallup_fair_leif.jpg
and i altered the second one by flipping it.
http://www.serendipityscrapbooks.com/gallery/data/500/medium/093010_puyallup_fair_family.jpg