Friday, January 11, 2013

Digitally Sweet Challenge #18- Inspiration Photo

Good Morning!

What a week of accomplishments! My New Year's Goal is to get my crafting life more organized. And so far it is working.

So here's my new schedule with the hope of that by Thanksgiving I will have all of my gift crafting done:) I found out this past year that a2z Scrapbooking Supplies gets REALLY BUSY from October-December so I really need to work ahead, because my crafting time is limited then.

Organizational Plan

Sunday-Clean my scrapbook room. I do clean up after each project- but this is related to deep cleaning and organizing. I am hoping I will come across more stuff and get it used rather than gathering dust.

Monday: Layout Day/Lasting Memories Design Work

Tuesday: Digital-Learn a new technique/skill, Digitally Sweet Design work This is the day I am most excited about. I am hoping to be able to start doing tutorials later in the year to help beginners.

Wednesday: Making gifts

Thursday: Cards

Fridays: Class Day-OK so I am guilty of taking a ton of classes and never having the time to finish them. This is going to be my get caught up day!

Saturday-Layout/Blogging Day

Digitally Sweet Challenge:

Our challenge this week is to use our Inspirational Photo chosen by our Design Team Sister Ali

Here's my interpretation:

When I first saw Ali's inspirational photo I instantly thought of this unusual duck we saw at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It's hard to see in the photo but there is red around it's bill. We have never seen a duck like that!

And at first I had the chains perfectly balanced on the blue mat, but I didn't care for the look. I thought having it slightly off-balanced gave it more interest. And this is the first time I used a white background with digital scrapping. In the past I wasn't sure how to use the different background papers-now that I have discovered shapes I am looking forward to all of the possibilities!

I used My Memories Software and Cedar Chest Designs Bloom and Bird Pattern Paper. To get the matted background I used

I decided to concentrate on learning how to use My Memories Software as my first goal. I was bouncing between PhotoShop, Craft Artist and My Memories and I wasn't feeling comfortable with anything. So this week I concentrated on using shapes and coloring them with paper and using paper from another company.
And since this week we are sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs it was a perfect fit!

And our wonderful sponsor this week is Cedar Chest Designs. One lucky participant in this week's challenge will win a $5.00 gift certificate. Have you seen the darling holiday reindeer?

Have a Scrappy Week!!!!


  1. Great interpretation of the picture, love the photo. Good luck with the organisation, hope it works for you.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. Fantastic take on Ali's Pinterest Photo! You're a pro already!

  3. Love your organizational plan. I'm going to need one as I start a new job next week!! Great take on Ali's challenge this week!!


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