Friday, June 8, 2007

Colleen's 15 Minutes



This week's famer: Colleen Vasconcellos

Blog: A Brasilian in Atlanta

Bio:

Let's see...me. Well, I'm 33, married to the best husband in the world (who is very supportive of my scrap habit), and I have one child...I mean, dog named Maggie. I'm originally from Miami, but I live in Atlanta now and I teach Latin American and Caribbean history at a local University. I love to travel, and I have to walk on a sandy beach and smell the salt air at least once a year. I have a strange addiction to cupcakes and Ritter bars, and I'm slowly starting to feel that way about Twizzlers (yeah, I've got a bit of a sweet tooth). I love to read, my iPod goes with me everywhere I go, and I vow to own everything 7 Gypsies makes someday.

I've been a scrapbooker for about 3 years now, and I love it more and more everyday. I've always documented my life in diaries and photographs, with souveniers from here and there, and now with my blog. I think that is the historian in me. I first started scrapbooking to preserve memories from my travels and life, but somehow it became something bigger than that. It's really become a creative outlet, and even a therapeutic one at times. You guys know how it is...you are stressed out, worried about this or that. Then you sit at the table and start putting a page together or start working on a mini-book or CJ, and next thing you know...the stress is gone and you are in your own little world. I've met so many great people and learned so much from them, that it really has become something more than just a hobby. It really has taken on a life of its own.

And now that I'm not teaching this summer, I really have time to play (that is if I can stop spending so much time over at SIStv and on everyone's blogs...geez, talk about time suckage!) Aside from making layouts, I love making mini-books and I'm trying to branch out into more cards and altered things. Art journals are really a lot of fun too, and I've always got one in progress. I'm also doing a couple CJs right now, and those are always fun! My goal this summer is to get through all of my backlogged photos. I have no idea if I can actually do this, but I'm going to give it the old college try. My goal is to make something everyday, and just see how the summer goes. So far, so good!

Colleen's favorite layout:



Here are our takes on Colleen's favorite layout:

Carla

Chrissy

Corey

Jude

Kim

Melissa

Ronda

Melanie



We just want to give a big thank you to Ronda for all her hard work and creativity with Unpubbed! We wish her well in her endeavours. Thanks Ronda! We love you here at Unpubbed!


Stay tuned for something special on Friday 15! You are going to love it!

Post a link to your take of Colleen's favorite layout here by June 18 for your shot as a future Famer and an awesome kit from Scrapbook Lover's Dream!

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42 comments:

beth j said...

congrats colleen! awesome layout! and unpubbed ladies, great layouts, too! i'm going to make mine tonight.

beth j said...

wait...ronda's leaving? yeah, thanks ronda for being an inspiration (not that you still won't be).

elizabeth said...

big congrats colleen!! i am *so* happy for you i can't stand it.

whooo-haaaa!

Greta said...

CONGRATS COLLEEN...WOOT WOOT...will be particpating in this one fo sho...

Colleen said...

ronda's leaving?? say it isn't so!

thanks unpubbed girls for such a great opportunity! i love what you guys did up there with your layouts and i really can't wait to see what everyone does!

Colleen said...

Great idea!! I'm going to have to try this! Congrats Colleen from one Colleen to another! love all the layouts!

Cheryl Wray said...

Ooh, that's gonna be a fun one to do! Loved reading all about Colleen!

Corey W. said...

Colleen that lo is amazing! I've seen this blog so many times but never did the challenges...and today I did! So thanks for the inspiration.

Ronda - good luck to you.

Here's the link to my photobucket album showing my take on Colleen's layout!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/clw0102/snowflake.jpg

Corey W. said...

I'm getting errors with the link I gave you so here's my blog link! hope this works!!!

http://mysimplelittleblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/unpubbed.html

Betty said...
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Corey W. said...

thank you all for your wonderful comments on my blog!!!

Kimmie said...
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Betty said...

i will try this again i deleted the other post because the link was wrong...sorry

what fun this scraplift was...

congrats colleen!!!!!

and here is the link to mine i hope

http://scrapbookplayground.com/pp331/showphoto.php?photo=20083

Kimmie said...

heres mine also....i meant to link you to my blog...

http://kimmie-kimmievw.blogspot.com/

Great challenge

Marjolein said...

Great LO Colleen!! Love what you all made of it, I really need a challenge, this looks like a good one! Now need a picture... that's the hardest part!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Colleen, the LO is great! Congrats on your 15 minutes!
BTW, where in ATL to you live? I also live in ATL/Ga.

Congrats again.

Michelle B said...

Love your layout Colleen! Here is my layout:

http://www.songofstorms.com/blog/?p=353

I had lots of fun!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Ok, well, here's my stab at Colleens LO.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c152/dawn_bibbs/Beauty01.jpg

Colleen said...

Thanks for the inspiration I needed to get this layout on paper that I've been thinking about for a while! Had fun with this!
http://tinyurl.com/2zed3x

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Well, what started out as a scraplift to Colleen's turned into my own thing. I tend to run off like that! Haha But here it is anyway. The photos are from 2002. My daughter was napping on my bed and I wanted to get some shots of her sleeping. But she woke up! Haha

Jill pantyhoser1975@yahoo.com

Layout Name: Goobie Girl
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1169286

Vera said...

congrats, colleen!

Here's my take on your fave LO...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/verann/DSC00018_edited.jpg

-karen (akaliz) said...

congrats, colleen! will be trying this one for sure!

Laura McCann said...

Congrats Colleen!! You are rockin' girl!

Little Lulu (aka Laurie Dagg-Labine) said...

yeah! I love colleen...totally doing this one!
and great idea ladies for this blog!

Leah said...

Here's my take on colleen's sweet lo!

Here's Mine!

awendybird said...
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awendybird said...

Okay the link didn't work so I deleted. I did love working with this layout for inspiration!!

http://www.scrappinmojo.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=3

Amber (awendybird)

Happay said...

Great LO Colleen. I had so much fun playing with your inspiration!

Here's where you can find my LO
http://www.createmykeepsake.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=17835&nocache=1

I'll also put it up in my blog
http://happaymommay.blogspot.com

-karen (akaliz) said...

here's mine:

http://www.viewfromhome.blogspot.com

thanks! this one was fun and i'm glad i finally got this pic on a page!

karen

Shell said...

Awesome blog!

Here's my take on Colleen's layout:
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1170102
(hopefully that link works!)

Debbie C said...

Colleen, go you! As soon I saw your layout I thought of a photo I love, but had never scrapped...the sleepers. Thanks! Here they are...

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_portfolio.php?type=user&c=439

Vee said...

congrats Colleen!!
I may have to squeeze this in some how ;)

Sarah M said...

oh, i just love your layout, colleen!! congrats!! you inspired
me so much, i couldn't stop with just one lift! i had to do two! ;)

http://shadowsof-life.blogspot.com/2007/06/unpubbed-layouts.html

beth j said...

just posted my take on colleen's layout. i'm excited to see what everyone came/comes up with. http://bethjohnson5.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Hello!
Blog-stalked my way here from Colleen's blog and was inspired to give it a go!
Here's the link to my effort:
http://cathaircrafter.blogspot.com/2007/06/unpubbed-and-ooodelicious-post.html
Thanks for the excellent challenge Colleen and girls!

Sara said...

Okay, here's mine! Thanks to Colleen for the LO!

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1172441

Dettao said...

I am very excited to find this site. It was nice to read about everyone and see so many cool pages. Here is my version of Colleens page. It is on my blog.

http://soismile.blogspot.com/

Carla said...

I posted mine on my blog. Here's the link - http://myscrappyness.blogspot.com/2007/06/some-recent-layouts.html

mellymel said...

i hope i'm not too late - Colleen rocks!

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=9601&user_id=1313

thanks
melanie

Cheryl Wray said...

Better late than never! (I think--because I may actually be too late!!) Anyway...I finally got mine done tonight. Thanks, Colleen and the rest of the gals, for the inspiration!!
Can't wait for the next one!
Mine's on my blog for today, June 18, at
www.lifewithcherylwray.blogspot.com

dana said...

Hey. I made it! Just in the nick of time. It's posted right on my blog.

http://avocadoishyummythings.
typepad.com

Thanks! Good luck to all! :)

awendybird said...

Ok - my first link is having problems apparently so here is the link to a blog where I put it just a few minutes ago...

http://scrappaydivas.blogspot.com/

Sorry about the confusion!!