Monday, August 24, 2009

Old Skool

Hey there!
I'm starting to create more layouts just for me and a lot of the prompt challenges I like to frequent work just as well for "me" layouts as the traditional family, kids, vacations, etc. layouts. So, when I saw the prompt on The Pink Ninjas this week, "Old Skool", I immediately thought of MY o-o-o-o-l-l-l-l-d school pics.

This is my FIRST GRADE class picture! Aaaaaaah!!! In the pic I'm only 6 months older than my son is now!!! Wow, really puts things into perspective. This is one of the last school pics until late Jr. High that I think I look cute because I got glasses in second grade and you know how those early 80s HUMUNGO, plastic kids' glasses looked! (Got contacts when I was 13!)

I'm soooo loving the color scheme on this layout, too. It's this week's SPCC color combo:

AND, I used this week's Sketchy Thursday sketch:

(Have I MENTIONED I absolutely L-O-V-E the Sketchy Thursday challenge site???!!!)

And how perfect are the school and bicycle stamps from this month's KOTM from Unity Stamp Co?!!

And, boy, when I started piling on the challenges for this layout, I REALLY PILED ON the challenges.

There's hand stitching for the Memories Always-Forever Stitching Challenge. And there are flipped letters in my title ("o", "d", "k", and "l") for the MAF Wacky Wednesday Challenge. I intended to also get the MAF Stamp Your Layout Challenge in on this, too, but realized 2 of my 3 stamped images are in black ink. Oh, well. I'll try for that one again later!

And, I was FINALLY able to complete a SPCC Finally Friday Challenge - fancy borders. (LOVE these Doodlebug borders, just don't use them that often, go figure.) I've fully intended to participate in the Finally Friday challenge each week as they've all been AWESOME but for some reason they never seem to make it on my layouts in time.

And, since I was already piling the challenges on, OF COURSE, I had to get Pile It On's challenge in there, too!! "Good Things Come in 3s." There are 3 rhinestones in my flower border, the 3 main colors (orange, hot pink, and turquoise) are repeated several times throughout, three wavy lines on the left border, and there are 3 stamped images (school, bike, flourish). Three is such a magic number when it comes to design.

Whew! That's SEVEN challenges in one layout! I'm kinda impressed with myself. Tee hee!

Details: Paper - We R Memory Keepers, Stampin' Up!, The Paper Co.; Stamps - Unity Stamp Co., Autumn Leaves; StazOn ink; Stampendous embossing powder; Pressed Petals chip chatter chipboard alpha; Doodlebug Design Inc. paper frills; K&Company rhinestones; Making Memories clip; We R Memory Keepers cardstock shapes; Ranger Stickles; Zig Milennium pen; Bic Mark It! marker; DMC floss.

Of course, I can't forget to mention (ahem) the AWE-HA-HAWSOME sponsor and prize for this week's SPCC Color Challenge. Once again, has GENEROUSLY donated another AMAZING Copics prize:

Copic Ciao - Set of 8 Craft Manga Muted Colors Marker Kit + 1 Multiliner Pen. This set retails for nearly $40!!

OK, off to reorganize my craft area. I've been negligent in cleaning up after every project this week so the room looks like it exploded. I have soooooo many stamps to clean, too, mostly from my "I Adore You" collage layout. You can kinda see on this layout the price you pay if you don't clean your stamps as you go...there's some black ink mixed in with the orange on the flourish. Shame on me!!

Have a great Tuesday!



Emily said...

OMG! Loving this...what a fun layout!

Great job

Emily-SP Diva

Kit said...

Fab LO love the colours you have used and the detail is amazing

Diana Fisher said...

Holy cow, you really did pile it on! This is a record, I think. And, of course, I love it! That bike is too cute. I need to invest in the Unity KOTM, they wouldn't disappoint, I am thinking. Love the little Heidi pic!

ally serrato said...

eeeekkkkk!!! heidi ~ love it!!! this prompt was so much fun and {like always} you totally rocked it!!! thanks for always playing!!!!
{xoxo} pink ninja ally

Euphoria said...

WHAT!?! 7 in one?!? You go!! WOO HOO!!

THis LO is SWEET! I love the title so much!

Rebekah Doak said...

Love how you layered the title! This weekend's VSBN on SCS is "All About You"- you should join us!

Adrienne said...

LOVE IT!! So bright and fun! Great LO Thanks so much for joining in with us!

Ninja Adrienne

~BridgetL~ said...

I love you take on the Old school challenge. It rocks!

Carrie B. said...

LOVE this layout!! So cute!

Okispice said...

You were just the cutest and I'm sure you always were even with the glasses. Love love love this page and I'm very inspired to try some of the techniques you used. I was going to mention Pile It On to you, but you must never miss a beat as I read on and saw that you included this there. I don't know how you get it all done, Heidi - you are just notbusyenuf!

Susan said...

Hey Diva: what a cute LO! It's so creative and an includes an impressive list of challenges.

Kristina said...

What a great layout - love the big arrow!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the layout and the way you did the title. The bike is awesome and so is the detail on the left side! So Wonderful!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Great LO Heidi! So fun and creative!

Deanne K said...

I combined sketchy thursdays and SPCC this week too!! Love your take on the sketch - it is fantastic!

Danielle said...

Diva, you ROCKED this week!! Great use of the colors, and the challenges. Awesome!!

Maureen said...

What a fab LO! Love the title and how you pointed to yourself with the arrow! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Anonymous said...

Love this LO! totally retro. And fab job with all the challenges.

suzARTe said...

good on you for combinging the challenges. I love this LO, the bike looks awesome. I haven't done a LO in over a two months, should get back into it. its been great seeing your work again Heidi

Bhane said...

you're just amazing Heidi! Doing a lot of challenges in one layout. You rock on babe!

Deanna said...

Eeek this is totally awesome!

Thanks so much for playing!
Dee - Pile It On DT