Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Challenge

How was everyone's weekend? Any special plans for Father's Day? My husband took our two older boys fishing - caught three, kept one - a salmon. So while it sits in my 'fridge I'm trying to figure out what to do with it tonight. My younger sister also hosted a nice dinner for our dad - yummy Mahi and salads. Delish. I enjoyed a little crop-time at Archiver's on Saturday, meeting up with Designer-Jennifer, her SIL and another club owner here in Colorado. It was semi-productive for me, completing two 2-pagers. Then it's back to the grind on Monday. Ick. It's hot, I'm sweaty and the house needs cleaning, but not gonna happen in this heat. Uh-uh, not gonna happen. So after this post I'm heading for cooler temps in the basement. I got in the mail last week a nice supplement to my challenges, because frankly there are times I sit down to post and it's just crickets - not a thing happenin' in the brain. It's CK's "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges" by Elizabeth Kartchner, of Dear Lizzy fame. Looks fun. Looks off the page. I think you will enjoy when I post challenges from it. Like today :) - don't tell me you're surprised. Today's challenge is to be inspired by an outfit; its color, texture, pattern, shape, whatever. For instance, I have a great black a-line skirt with white embroidery along the bottom with crocheted trim. If, IF, I were a sew-er on layouts, I might choose black cardstock and sew some flowers and flourishes that mimicked the look on my skirt. I also love the shade lime green, so I might draw inspiration from any number of shirts I have in this color and create a layout using that lovely lime. So, go dig through your closet, or look down at what you're wearing now and draw inspiration from it for today's challenge. This, along with any others from this week, will be due Saturday evening. Finally, for today (I'm melting, seriously, I'm like the witch on Wizard of Oz - only I'm not as nice.) "My Croppy Summer" will be starting up - I just need to pick the date. Right now it's looking good to start next Monday and running through mid-August. Lots of challenges, lots of prizes and hopefully, for you, lots of completed pages. So, "Get your motor runnin', head out on the highway . . ." Why Steppen Wolf is playing in my head, not a clue. The song makes me think of summer road trips though.

5 comments:

Nitasha said...

I have that book and LoveIt- I look at it often, but have not attempted any of the challenges!! Excited to see some of Elizabeth's challenges here! Very cool!

Deanna said...

Looking forward to all those challenges! Here's my layout and my inspiration is on my blog too! Thanks for the challenge, Lori! :)

"Tendering at Grand Caymans"
http://momentstocherish-deanna.blogspot.com/2010/06/tendering-at-grand-caymans.html

LindaR said...

Here's my contribution: used a purse rather than an outfit.

http://lookatlindasthings.blogspot.com/2010/06/monday-challenge-at-apron-strings.html

Molly said...

Love the purse inspired outfit Linda!!! Ok, here is mine. It is inspired by my CURRENT favorite outfit..denim shirt, khaki capri pants, black and white polka dot espidrills and a sliver necklace with deep red stones...I don't have a picture because several pieces are in the wash right now!!!! I wear this outfit all of the time right now and had a great time trying to recreate it in a scrapbook page!! The page is about the first pictures my daughter took. Here it is....

http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt193/mollytamale_bucket/Apron%20Strings%20Design%20Challenges/IMG_3832.jpg

Kai said...

Here's mine! Like Linda, I picked an accessory, some of my favorite shoes ever :) Perfect inspiration for a simple b&w photo.

http://wil-e-mommy.blogspot.com/2010/06/so-serious.html