Thursday, February 01, 2007

Scrapjacked & More . . .

Well, I spent a little bit of time yesterday working on two scrapbook layouts. So I thought I'd share those two with you, and another that I did a few days ago.

First off, thanks to Telah for hooking me up with this really cool scrapbook blog called Scrapjacked. It has a challenge each week and asks its readers to be challenged and inspired by a "challenge" layout and see how you can interpret it as your own. The first week's challenge was of an Ali Edwards design (for you non-scrappers, she's a "celebrity" of sorts). The layout I created followed the basic design of Ali's page, but I added a lot of "me" to it--things like the Valentine doilies and the journaling on notebook paper. I really like how my "I Cherish My Life" page turned out (if you want to see the orginal, to see where my inspiration came from, go to the Scrapjacked page). Here's mine . . .



(If you're interested at all, the journaling says: "When I look at these photos, I really smile! They make me realize how much I truly have to cherish. We took these while trying to find the perfect photo for our 2006 Christmas card. After getting "the shot: (the one on top), the girls started goofing off--and, of course, we took photos of them! Sydney was climbing all over her sisters and they were giggling and just having a good time. At moments like that, I just have to smile and say a prayer of thanks--for my family, my girls, and the simple joys we share together. I cherish my life!")

Then, I sat down and also tried to get the rest of my Disney World photos taken care of. And, hooray, they are now done! I wanted to share two of those pages with you (the others were some more simple pages of the different sights and experiences we had there). I really wanted to do something with these gorgeous nighttime shots that we had of the giant Mickey hat at MGM, our resort at night, our hotel building at night, and a scene from the Fantasmic show at MGM. The result was my "amazing, 'magical' views" page. (The scan was kinda lopsided; sorry!) I LOVE that Heidi Swapp "bling-y" circle over that photo and, of course, Gary's photos just MAKE this.They are gorgeous, aren't they?



I have really started to enjoy grouping similar photos together on a page. I did that on the one above and then I did it on the next page coming up! I got a ton of pics from our Disney trip that involved the girls eating food, having snacks, and drinking drinks. The most, it seemed, were of them eating ice cream and drinking Icees. Let's just say that it was HOT the days we were there! So, I grouped some together for this "The Tastes of Disney" page! (I love all of those pictures, but the first one of Delaney with her lips pursed and her sucking that Icee up with all of her energy--I really LOVE that one!) The journaling on the strips of paper around the edges say: "ooh, was it hot! so nothing hit the spot . . . like Icees, ice cream, and daquiris!"



You know what I really LOVE about scrapbooking? It TAKES ME BACK! I can look at these pages and I feel like I'm at Disney all over again. It's so fun to re-live the memories!

And right now, believe me, being somewhere that is 85 degrees would be nice! It's doing a rain-sleet mixture outside right now and it's COLD!! (and for you Northerners that complain to me about my version of cold meaning it's 55 degrees--it really IS cold right now, I promise!)

A few other things going on right now . . .

McKenna made a really cool model of a cell for her Honors Biology class today. We were talking about mitochondria and such (and I avoided telling her much I sucked at Science in high school) . . . Two more people told me last night that they are coming to our Scrapbook Extravaganza at church on Feb. 10 (it's going to be SO much FUN and 100% of the profits are going to the trip McKenna and 4 others are taking to London!). I really think we will have a good crowd . . . Had some WONDERFUL news from an email group that I'm a part of. We'd been praying for a member who had very advanced lung cancer. She went to the doctor today and it had disappeared from many parts of her body and was pretty much left just in her neck (still a big deal, but nothing like she was prepared for!). Wow, prayer works! . . . The girls watched "American Idol" again tonight and gave me the updates (apparently, Los Angeles is a hotbed of talent since like 30 people made it through. But let me just wait until Hollywood Time, then I'll get into it!) . .. While they watched that, I watched something much more important in my book! Alabama got a MUCH-NEEDED road win against LSU tonight in basketball (we played so much better than we had been in the last two weeks and I'm hoping that things are turning around! . . . Thank you, Gary, for helping me get my videos back up on my blog. REM is there today because of my post from yesterday. . . .And, finally, the entire pan of Rice Krispy treats is gone! I totally expected that to happen (although I should have shared a few more with my family!)

Have a wonderful Thursday (can you believe it's already Thursday?) and thanks Telah and all you other scrapbookers and creative sorts for the INSPIRATION!!!

20 comments:

NMOTB said...

Your new scrap jobs are really cute!!!! Hope you are able to raise enough funds for the trip to London. I too have to get going on raising funds for our trip to London!!!

Wow - that is really great news and a miracle that the cancer has cleared in most parts of her body!!!

I have finally put up my post and pics!!!

I would do anything to get cold right now - it is really blistering hot over here and it makes for being lithargic and not in the mood for anything!!!

Take Care

~Telah said...

Great post! Love the layouts...your Jack of Ali is awesome! I am really liking the 'Tastes of Disney' page too! I'm like you, I love to go back and look at my pages and just remember everything about what was happening!

Jennifer said...

I always wondered what to do with those blingy things..good idea! I really loved the layouts.

Courtney DeLaura said...

awesome scrapjack!
thanks for joining us.
stay tuned for all we have
coming up... lots of fun :)

www.scrapjacked.blogspot.com

Court

scrapperjen said...

I can't believe it's Thursday already....
Scrapbook Extravaganza - sounds heavenly! :)
I love the layouts - you did an amazing job.
Have a great day!

maria said...

I totally am loving your new layouts! Thanks so much for sharing! And yes, I also, like you, love the fact that scrapbooking can "take me back." It is truly amazing to live the good moments over and over thanks to this wonderful craft.

Amy Mowbray said...

I really love your layouts. You did a wonderful job. I love those Heidi Swapp bling things. Fun!

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Cute stuff....love all the HS! LOL

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

Cute stuff....love all the HS! LOL

Cheryl Wray said...

New Mom--I could handle some heat right now. It's just TOO cold for my taste! Plans for her fundraising are really coming together. She is very dedicated to working toward it!
Telah--Thanks! i really appreciate you showing me that blog. It's really fun! Scrapbooking is great because it helps me--and the family--remember all the great times!
Jennifer--Yeah, that's the first time I got one of those and I wasn't really sure what to do with it. But I thought that worked!
Courtney--Thanks! I will definitely be a "regular" over there. I love challenges!
Scrapperjen--Wish you were close by so you could come do the Extravaganza with us!!
Maria--Thanks gf! I always say that your compliments are extra special, because you are SO talented yourself!!
Amy--Thanks!! I really like ANYTHING Heidi Swapp!
Adrienne--Thanks (twice! LOL) You know how much I love HS stuff!!

marg said...

I love all three of your pages, but especially the first one. The doilies are a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Steph C said...

Gorgeous layouts as always! I will have to check out that challenge blog, need something to get me going.

Brown English Muffin said...

hold on a minute is Scout really falling asleep while eating that ice cream???? LOL

jessi said...

I am really going to have to check out this scrapjacked blog!!! it sounds like a total blast!!! love how your pages came out!!!

I grew up on Vancouver Island and now reside in a very cold Alberta...yuck!!! So in my opinion...anything below zero is cold no matter where you live!!! When you have to put on a toque and mitts it's cold...lol!!! I am a wimp!!! have a great night cheryl!!

Anonymous said...

Great pages girlie! I love em all, but specially the one at Disney World. They are ejoying their food, huh?

Miss 1999 said...

How beautiful!!! I am totally envious of your talent! I'm starting to scrapbook myself, and always get great ideas every time I see your new pages :0)

Heather said...

Cheryl your layouts are wonderful! I love them! I just started on my Disney album this week! I love the Taste of Disney and just looking at yours brought a smile to my face...remembering our trip. Boy, do my kids keep begging to go back! I have to admit...I would go tomorrow!
got some great pictures of the snow this morning....did y'all get any last night?
Take care!

Jolene George said...

Your layour are really pretty Cheryl. I like the idea of challenges to motivate you to scrap.
I'm so glad that prayers have helped your dear friends. That is really wonderful news.

Dawn said...

I can't believe we are already in Feb. '07 - it's all feeling too fast for me at the moment. I LOVE the page with the journal input - it is fantastic. I remember so clearly how I promised myself I would take up scrapbooking when Ross was born. I have totes filled with boxes of things saved, written and specifically bought for these scrapbooks. Ross is coming up to his 10th birthday this summer ... I better go buy another tote 'cos I aint produced a scrapbook page yet. Love the stuff you create. And yes, all things considered, some warmer weather would be a great option. It's cold here in NJ, too. Have a great weekend ... it's almost like a new page for your scrapbook unfolds every day. :o) xox

angel said...

cheryl- i just love your scrapbook pages!
i'm definitely going to check out those scrapping challenges...