Friday, May 11, 2007

Nicole's 15 Minutes


Meet our First Famer: Nicole Klein
Blog: These Are the Days

Bio:


I am 29 years old. I’ve been married to Jeff for 6 ½ years. I am currently a stay at home mom, with three kids under the age of three – Jack and Lauren who will turn three in June, and William, who just turned 1 at the end of April. I live in central Minnesota, and even though I was able to travel and explore many fantastic places, this is definitely home. I could not imagine being anywhere else to raise my children.


I have always loved family history and old photographs and have been collecting bits and pieces from my life as long as I can remember. So scrapbooking in one sense or another has always been a part of my life, even though I didn’t quite realize it until 1999, when I started my first Creative Memories album. However, even that step was nothing compared to the entirely new meaning scrapbooking took on once my kids were born in 2004. Now I would have to say I’m just a little obsessed with scrapbooking and documenting the details of our lives.


I would consider my scrapbooking style to be simple as my layouts usually consist of a couple of photos and a few random embellishments here and there. I am definitely a late night scrapper, although whenever I find a free moment during the day you can find me at my scrap table in my cozy little corner of our office. Listening to music is a necessity while I create and a few sweet treats are always helpful as well. In addition to scrapbooking I love taking a ridiculous amount of photos, quilting, sewing, or really anything craft related.




Nicole's Favorite Layout:Here's our take on this amazing layout:



Carla
Chrissy
Corey

Jude


Kim



Melanie


Melissa



Ronda


Leave us a link here to this post. Remember the deadline is May 22. We can't wait to see what you have created using Nicole's layout as inspiration!

35 comments:

Sarah said...

How cool is this!!!! Great layouts...so that's what the pic was for hey:) Love it!!

~Telah said...

This is great! I can't wait to play with this one. Thanks girls for this fun challenge.

Colleen said...

the ideas are already coming!!

-karen (akaliz) said...

i am so ready for this! lovin' it!

beth j said...

dude! nicole rocks! she is such a sweet heart! yay for her! :)

Colleen said...

i think this is the fastest page I've ever done!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29923558@N00/493644255/

Jude said...

You guys are all great, and Beth you are so right... that Nicole ROCKS!! I love her! :) I can't wait to see what you guys come up with from her great LO. :)
Colleen, that was a FAST Lo... and it looks amazing. I loved the timeline journaling!!

Linda said...

awesome lo girl. I was curious what you were up to. But I love the outcome and the new challenge.

Linda said...

love the lo and totally looking forward to the challenge.

nicole said...

This is so awesome - thanks again ladies for this great opportunity!
Nicole

Jenni said...

Awesome layout! I'll have to see if I have some pictures that'll work for it... :)

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, I just LOVE this design!!! I can't wait to try this one!! (I didn't get around to doing the last one, which really stunk because I REALLY wanted to!)
BTW, love your favorite for the last challenge!
Can't wait to start on this one soon!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

What a great LO. I'm TOTALLY inspired. But I have a question. I do mostly 2 page LO's...is that a problem with regards to posting the links? Please let me know if I need to "make some changes". Thanke in advance for getting back with me.

kelly p said...

Fabulous artist! Fun page! Totally works for a layout I have been thinking about for my ME album. Inspired to get it done ASAP and posted! Gotta get working!

Paula said...

Fabulous work.
I feature on Rondas' page & I was thrilled to see how she had compiled all those photos!!

beth j said...

i just posted my layout on my blog. (fyi: it's under may 13) thanks nicole for the inspiration! http://bethjohnson5.blogspot.com

Dawn Bibbs said...

Alrighty, I think I did it this time. I figured out how to give you ONE link for my LO. Sorry, I'm a little slow sometimes :-).

But here's my take on this challenge.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c152/dawn_bibbs/ChristmasCuties2004c.jpg

Debbie said...

Thanks for the inspiration Nicole!
Here is my multi-photo layout.

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1153456

Laura said...

Hey it's me! Haha! You're too cool Ronda! ;)

malou said...

Ronda, what an awesome, awesome LO this is!!!

Vee said...

these are awesome!!

Edleen said...

Congrats Karen!

will try and play long with this one too :)

Greta said...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=1320&user_id=592

kinda hard to see some of my words cause they were see through!

~Telah said...

Ok. Got mine done. You can see it on my blog:

http://www.bamabuttercup.blogspot.com

Vicky Kelly said...

LOVE your blog! I am published but not very much. You ladies make me almost want to NOT be published so I can join the club lol Anyhow I had to shout out that your blog is fantastic! And, those layouts are amazing!

Tenny said...

oh this was SO perfect for the layout that i just couldn't "get." so here's my take on it. it's on the blog post "murphys law" scroll down to the bottom of the post, it's the first 2 pictures. (sorry about the long winded post for those just looking for the LO, it was one of "those" days). thanks nicole!

http://aglimpseofserenity.blogspot.com

Tenny said...

so i totally fudged my blog page "Address" it's http://glimpseofserenity.blogspot.com (show how much i go there myself)

Melissa Salomon said...

I love the concept of this blog! It looks like so much fun. I am definitely going to play. Thanks for the inspiration. Melissa S.

Karla said...

Holy CRAP!!!!!!!!!!! I never even knew about this freakin' site! What the......it is the coolest!!!!!!!!!!!!! All my girls are doing it! WAy cool! Say...I seriously have never been published and I am itching for my 15 mins of fame ! LOL!!!!!

So holla at a sista and let me know how I can get in on the goodness!

-Karla

Jackie Stringham said...

What great layouts! I love all of your takes on it. Fun blog!

Jenni said...

Here's mine! Thanks for hosting these challenges...I can't get enough challenges! :)

Self Portrait

-karen (akaliz) said...

finally got some time to finish this one!

http://www.viewfromhome.blogspot.com

thanks! this one was fun!
karen

Tannis said...

great layouts ladies! I am swamped with UFO's but will try and participate!

Stacy said...

hers my take it may be late but its done lol!!!


http://stacystonescrapbooker.blogspot.com/2007/05/little-unpubbed.html

idanasi said...

very cool layouts... very cool site!!