Friday, July 6, 2007

Dana's 15 Minutes


This week's famer: Dana Kemp

Blog: Avocadoish Yummy Things

Bio:
I am many things to many people. What comes to mind is my being a daughter, sister, wife, mother to an amazing daughter, high school English teacher, pop drinker, God-fearer, astrology-loving paper crafter with a house full of show dogs and a perpetual pile of dirty clothes. I have been scrapbooking for seven years, but paper crafting and fiddling with little do-dads for as long as I can remember. I enjoy plying with paper just as much as I love the idea of preserving memories. What a way to pay homage to the people and things that make me who I am, eh?

Getting back into the craft saddle has been a busy time, as I took a sabbatical for about three years, while "life"—with all of its sky highs and abysmal lows—happened. I love color and all things funky, and I try to release inhibitions as I work (It’s cheap therapy).

My scrapbooking style is a hodge-podge of sorts. I never know what'll end up on a page or project. My creative ritual often involves gazing into the photograph, trying to "feel" what the image is portraying, and reproduce that feeling in a layout's design. As a result, each layout or altered item tends to be unique. However, there is a thread of consistency between my layouts--they each have a particular feel, and I hope they convey some emotion!

Thanks for listening! (Again, it’s cheap therapy.) ☺

Here is Dana's favorite layout:


These are our takes on Dana's layout:

Carla

Chrissy

CoreyKimberly

Melissa

Melanie

Post a link to your take of Dana's favorite layout here by July 11th for your shot as a future Famer and an awesome kit from 2ScrappyChixDesigns!

26 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

I absolutely ADORE Dana's layout and can't wait to try this one!!!!

beth said...

congrats dana! that's awesome!

Dettao said...

Congrats Dana. I love that layout and look forward to trying it out.

dana said...

Thanks for all the feedback everyone! This is so exciting!! :)

Kimmie said...

Congrats Dana

Lesley said...

Here is my take! Great layout to scraplift.

http://challengemelesley.blogspot.com/

Leah said...

This was so fun.. I really really like the design of Dana's layout.
Here's Mine:

My Star

Edleen said...

Congrats Dana! what a cute Baby :)
love your layout!

beth said...

enjoy your 15 minutes dana! here is my take on your layout. http://bethjohnson5.blogspot.com

Greta said...

thanks dana for the inspiration
this was mucho fun!! :)

http://meocracy.blogspot.com/2007/07/new-scrappies.html

Ronda P. said...

Very cool layouts ladies! A big congrats to Dana!

Heather said...

Congrats Dana, I found your layout tough to do!! Here's my take

http://inthebestworld.blogspot.com/search/label/unpubbed

Alteredego said...

Here is my take on Dana's layout....http://alteredego-mividaloca.blogspot.com/


This is my first time here. I had just come across this place and let me say.... I love it here.

dana said...

Great jobs, scrappers! Keep those layouts coming in! :)

elizabeth said...

congrats dana!!!!!

awesome lo and can't wait to get to mine!!!

elly rainbow said...

this is my take!

Deanne said...

Hi,
Here's my layout for this week's challenge!
http://a-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-layout-for-unpubbed-blog.html

Edleen said...

did i make it in time? ;)
here's mine...

http://javascrapper.blogspot.com/

Aida Haron said...

Hi !! Love Dana's LO and everyone elses too !

Mine is here : http://www.xanga.com/antique_chik

Thanks for looking, Aida

Radiogirl said...

I loe the LO! So cute.

Carla said...

Here is a link to my layout:
http://myscrappyness.blogspot.com/2007/07/couple-of-layouts.html

Corey W. said...

Here's the link to my blog with my layout! Thanks Dana for AWESOME inspiration! I enjoyed making this page!

http://mysimplelittleblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/our-shining-star.html

elizabeth said...

i'm going to have to print out this challenge to do in the next week or so {crosses fingers}.

darn moving got in the way. can't wait to see the famers' choice b/c this is a great lo to lift :)

Michelle B said...

Am I too late? Here is mine!
http://www.songofstorms.com/blog/?p=471

Michelle B

Cheryl Wray said...

I SO wanted to do this, but have been at the beach all week long and never got to do it!! Can't wait to see the winner!!!

Stacy said...

k here is mine for this challenge enjoy ty!!
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=17659&user_id=630