Sunday, February 14, 2010


It's that time of year again. It's time for the Amazing Digiscrapping Race. This is the 3rd year I have done the race. It's a lot of fun and I learn a lot by doing the race. Here are my first 3 layouts for the race. The bottom one is first. I had to scraplift a layout from my partner, Rose. The layout had to be about her. Rose and I have been partners ever since we started doing the race 3 years ago. We have also been designers in the same stores through the years. I've retired from designing, but I think she still designs some. She and I are both into photography as well as scrapbooking.

The middle layout is the 2nd challenge. This challenge had to have 5 photos, one of them had to include the number 5, I had to use 5 different fonts or alphas and journal about 5 things I love. I chose to do my family. My 5th photo is the number 5 itself. The last part of the challenge is to use 5 of the same element types. I used 5 different flowers. I love flowers on my pages. It's probably my most frequently used element type. When I was designing, my kits always had lots of flowers in them.

The top challenge is the one I just finished today. The challenge was to use selective coloring on the photo. I turned the photo black and white, then made Jeremy back into color. The lightning bolt on his shirt really pops with the background being black and white. In addition to the selective coloring, there had to be at least 20 words of journaling and a date element. You can't just put the date on the layout with an alpha or font. It had to be a specific element to state the date. This date element was created by me last year for a collaborative kit I contributed too. I think it's rather unique. I don't know that I have ever seen it in another kit. It's not in anything I own.