Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stoked about my Olympics page being picked up for another Website

I just found out - quite by accident really, that my page was picked to be published on the website "Log Your Memory". To quote "I'm not normally one drawn to event or location pages. But “Beginning of the Olympics” by avalon4 (that's me - see Olympic page below) jumped out at me as a little different. I like the angle taken here – the page shares the “behind-the-scenes” look at something most of the world has an interest in but will probably never experience – living so near an Olympics competition site. Plus it’s just a very eye-catching page! I’d love to see more as the Games get rolling…"

Very cool, this is the second time a page of mine has been picked to be published on another website! Maybe I'm just getting the hang of this page design thing after all!

I've been so busy wrapped up in the Olympics here, I'm on the go from early in the morning 'til late at night trying to catch up on everything. Being a CT for two different websites, participating in challenges and the forums can keep you hopping! Then there's the regular everyday stuff like working, housework, pets, family . . . you know the drill. But I'm certainly learning a lot!

So back to my "Supreme Team" contest. Here's my week two entry – Dipsy Doodles by Dylabel Designs and Dancing Princess Designs

Here's week three which I just finished today – a kit by FWTS and JJ Scrapping called Springy.

I did manage to scrap another page from a cute kit from Dancing Princess – Whodunit. This brought back memories when my friends and I used to do a lot of the "Murder Mystery" parties. They were such a blast. We really got into decorating the murder scenes and dressing up our characters. This particular time – unbeknownst to everyone – a friend of ours was the "surprise" murder victim. It was hilarious. So the bloodied body you see here is NOT real – it's our friend playing the part!

And I just couldn't help but purchase a scrap kit to help benefit the people of Haiti. There's a very cool website that creates a kit every month and about 95% of the monies are donated to charities – and not just one particular one. They've donated to such things as Doctors Without Borders, Make A Wish Foundation, Lupus Foundation, National MS Society, S.A.F.E. House, Toys For Tots, Animal Haven, National Parkinson Foundation – well you get it, the list goes on and on. Very worthy! I think it's such a cool thing and such a large undertaking for the women involved. Top designers in the scrapbooking world donate their time and talent and I really commend them. This is the website, it's called Songbird Avenue – It was only $8 for a super huge kit. I mean I could make a whole book out of the choices from this kit. And the designers are so eclectic on this one. It's truly very cool.  Here's the first page I created from it:

Okay – enough for today – off to watch Canada play the Swiss in Olympic hockey. I just hope it's not a repeat of Turin! Go Canada Go!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Olympic Fever

It's a beautiful sunny 56 degrees here in the 'burbs of Vancouver and the Olympics are 8 days away. We just experienced the warmest January on record. Go figure, it would be the year we're hosting the Olympics. The relay torch is on it's way and on Monday, it's going to be about 4 blocks from my house! Guess whose walking down to watch it! Anyway, I'm getting very inspired so I scrapped a couple pages in honour of the Olympics. When they're over, I'm going to do more and make a little momento book of the Olympic experience here in Vancouver – the highlights and the low-lights! Here's a link if anyone is interested in seeing what's going on or keeping up-to-date Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Here's a couple pages I've scrapped of the relay:

and this one:

Right now I'm in the middle of another scrap contest. It's at Go Digital Scrapbooking where I've been a Supreme Team member for the last four months. You have to re-apply each time, so I've just finished my first page for the first week. It's a 4-week contest, so it will be a while before the final 12 are picked.

We're given a specific kit to use and we can use no outside elements or templates – it's all or nothing! This is the first kit from Tricia Curtis – Sew Chic available at GDS:

and here is the page I created for Week 1:

I've also scrapped another couple of pages from a truly fun kit from Verena Designs which you can get here at Go Digital Scrapbooking or here at  Digital Scrapbook Art:

Here are a couple pages I made from this kit: