And, a good Sunday evening to you all! Hope everyone has remembered to change their clocks *back* an hour so that you don't arrive at work too early tomorrow!!
There are a lot of bits and pieces to this post, so I hope you will take time to read it all!
I have been wanting to do a layout with some fall hiking photos I have had of my step-daughter (since 2008). I was motivated to complete this project by the "Nuances de Couleur" Group October Challange on the Bella Creations website. I was challenged to create a layout, card or tag using the colors black, orange and purple! I have never been fond of purple, but, you will see, I did manage to get it into the layout.
GIVING CREDIT WHEN DUE
You may have noticed an addition to the upper right-hand corner of my blog. I first saw this cute ATC on a friend's blog (http://dutchie-in-canada.blogspot.com/). It is a friendly reminder to honor proprietary rights of artists. I do have permission from the original artist, Marsha Jorgensen, to use her ATC on my blog! In that vein, I will tell you that I "lifted" the layout design for my layout above from an artist named Charity Hassel, whose similar and inspirational layout was published in the Fall 2009 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. Charity has graciously given me permission to "lift" her layout!
I have another opportunity to "TOOT TOOT" my horn, as I have been named Bella du Mois for November on the Bella Creations website, which can be very loosely translated as Artist of the Month. There is nothing more satisfying for a scrapbooking artist than to be validated in such a way as this by her peers! My thanks to Bella for this!
REAPPLYING FOR THE LET'S SCRAP DESIGN TEAM!!
You may remember that I served on the Design Team of the Let's Scrap website for the May-July 2011 term. It was exhausting, but, I must confess, I loved every minute of it. I needed a bit of a break, though, and time to spend with my husband at our New Hampshire campsite over the summer, so did not reapply for the August to November term (yep, it's now a four-month commitment). After deep thinking, a consult with my husband and other Let's Scrap members, I have decided to throw my hat back into the DT ring! I created my application layout over the last week, completed my written application this afternoon, attached the layout, and pressed SEND! I am excited! Being a "former" DT member is no guarantee of being reappointed, so I have to sit on pins and needles once again, waiting for the announcement on November 20! Wish me luck!
Thanks so very much for spending a few minutes with me. Please do leave a comment to let me know you were here!