Friday, July 20, 2007

Elizabeth's 15 Minutes

This week's famer: Elizabeth Manna

Blog: My Own Lil Space

Bio: Hey ya'll, my name is Elizabeth and I'm a scrapbook junkie and scrap supply I started scrapping after my son was born. Well, I started collecting supplies after my son was born and didn't scrap a lo till he was about two and a half years old (and oh what a lo it was ;) My son is now almost 8 and my lil girl is 4. I love to scrap the both of them, my hubby, and our new lil kitten Fritz. I tend to scrap more every day events and have a *hard* time scrapping major events. I don't think I have ever scrapped a Christmas or even a birthday aside from one lil ol lo. I know shame on me, but I just have a hard time doing it.

I tend to be a simple scrapper but have recently stepped outside of my box and started to scrap a lil more on the artsy side. I also have found how much I enjoy scrapping about myself (ya gotta document yourself right?). I'm loving all the challenges that have been presented lately as it helps me to scrap more without wasting much time trying to decide what I am going to do. And believe you me, saving time is a must b/c it can take me over an hour to do one lo!

I just wanna say that I'm completely honored to have been chosen as the next famer and I hope that my lo brings inspiration to all of ya'll and you enjoy giving it a lift.


Elizabeth's favorite layout:

Our takes:





Post a link to your take of Beth's favorite layout here by July 30 for your shot as a future Famer and an awesome kit from Cocoa Daisy!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Our favorite this week (and the recepient of the kit from 2 Scrappy Chicks) is: Corey

Here is her layout:

These layouts also caught our eye:
Thanks to everyone for participating!
Come back tomorrow (July 20) for the next Famer reveal!

PS. Corey could you please email us at, thanks!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chrissy's Challenge

I like options. I hope you do, too. My challenge is more like a five-in-one type challenge. I couldn't make up my mind, so you can chose one portion of the challenge or do all five.

A tough one: The first part of my challenge is journaling related. The story I told in this layout, is one I've been wanting to tell for almost five years. It was tough, I cried the whole way through typing it out, but it needed to be told. I think we all have stories like that. Scrap 'em.

B different: This is something I do a lot. Use a picture that would seemingly have absolutely nothing to do with the story you are telling. On this LO, I used an ultrasound picture to tell the story of a suicide. If you look closely, this ultrasound was taken at Companion Veterinary Care Center. That is how it ties into the story.
C what you can use: Local scrapbook stores often have very cool shopping bags. I couldn't find the right paper for this story. Couldn't go floral, obviously. With so much journaling, I couldn't use anything too busy or distracting, so I cut up a shopping bag with a faint pattern, and it worked! D efine a mood by going monocromatic: I am all about some brown. It's my favorite color and it happened to work with this story. Tell your story by using elements of all one color. E mploy a pre-made sticker in your title: I found these 7gypsie stickers 70% off the other day, and thought to myself, "I'll probably never use them, but they're only 85 cents." As it turns out, they were the perfect precursor for my title. Dig through your stash and see what you've got.

Don't forget! You have until July 11 to get your lifts of Dana's LO in! It's an awesome prize this go around, so give it a shot!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Dana's 15 Minutes

This week's famer: Dana Kemp

Blog: Avocadoish Yummy Things

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:






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!

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Our favorite this week (and the recepient of the kit from Story of My Life) is: Elizabeth

Here is her layout:

These layouts also caught our eye:

Thanks to everyone for participating!

Come back tomorrow (July 6) for the next Famer reveal!