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Username Post: ~*~March Page Maps Etc Challenge~*~ (VOTING!)        (Topic#1585335)
GentlewoodFarms
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE with my crazy schedule this past few weeks. You all are the BEST players in the whole kingdom!

**New Voting Rules**At the end of the cycle, when I have finished updating the front page after the due date, I will ask all players to PM me with their top five favorites for the entire challenge. Random Dot Org will choose the winner from the top five vote getters. **

Give me your TOP FIVE OVERALL PICKS!
Use the following format :

Sketch # Layout #

That's the easiest way for me to put it in my spreadsheet!

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Thanks for taking this the last couple of months, Marci. I really needed the creative break to be a player instead of a hostess! I'm (sort of) caught up with my personal projects, and I'm excited to be taking back over the reins of this forum as your hostess with the -- supply your own word here...

Welcome to Cycle #10 of the Page Maps ETC. Challenge. Go easy on me. I'm fragile.

This popular challenge has been hosted here at SB.com as long as I can remember. It's such an old challenge, its origins are lost in scrapbook.com lore. I inherited it from Nati who inherited it from....who inherited it from... Originally, this challenge was specific to the Page Maps site and used old sketches from that set of archives. But last year, I opened it up to other sites as well, giving you a chance to really flex your scrappy muscles.

Unlike the Monthly Sketch Challenge, which posts a sketch (and a bonus) a week, the sketches here are all posted at once on the front of the month. That gives you a little wiggle room with your photos and your planning process. In the past, there have been four sketches posted - one for each week of the month - but since we all know that we're addicts and in need of support therapy, I'm adding a fifth sketch wild card special. No need to thank me since I'm in the same therapy group.

**New Voting Rules**At the end of the cycle, when I have finished updating the front page after the due date, I will ask all players to PM me with their top five favorites for the entire challenge. Random Dot Org will choose the winner from the top five vote getters.
**I think that the challenge of "going for the win" helps us all put our best work out there!**

Lots of inspiration! Lots of fun!

*******

RULES: We need SOME rules for fair play.

All LO's must be new as of the first of the month and due by midnight (Scrapbook Dot Com Time) the last day of the month.

1. DIGI and Regular LO's are ok to submit.
2. Your post and gallery descriptions need to contain the Sketch Number you used.
3. The sketches may be done in any order, at whatever pace you set for yourself. You do not have to do all five sketches!
4. It is more blessed to give than to receive. You'll get back as much love as you give, so be generous with your comments in the galleries.
5. You can stack this challenge with others to multi-task your projects and use your sketch projects in other challenges.
6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Any one of us is happy to help out a scrapper in need.
7. A Word About Comments

I don't want to limit the number of players or exclude anyone who wants to play, but as you can tell from the list, this is a VERY popular forum and there is a certain realistic limit to how much time you can spend commenting on projects. Most members I've talked to here believe that it's better to get a genuine, heartfelt comment from someone who really wants to leave it as opposed to a "drive by" from someone who is only commenting because they feel like they have to. If you want to leave love, then by all means, you should do that. If you don't have time to do more than just drive by and wave, then we all understand that too. Jami Bishop, a wise woman in another forum says, "REAL LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT." I'm stealing her words and adding them here."


Copyright Questions : The sketches are from various sketch blogs and open sites. They are part of the fair use act, and in general are for PERSONAL use only. It is not legal under copyright law for you to profit from the use of these sketches - in other words, you cannot legally use them to create a page that you then sell for personal profit. Play fair and use these sketches for your own personal pages and projects.

That's it. Have fun!

Players & Projects

1. AuntJo (Becky)
2. AuntyT (Tayrah) 1,3,4
3. autumngold (Deb) 1,3,4,5
4. babigirl (Shatema) 2
5. beck_bear (Becky)
6. Bubblegirl (Kena) 1,3
7. charcats7 (Char) 1,3
8. dancinirish90 (Lisa)
9. dlwj2 (Deana)
10. dollscrap (Jeannie) 2,3,4
11. Doreena (Doreen) 3
12. Faithscrapper (Paula) 2,4,5
13. FinallyMama (Melody)
14. GentlewoodFarms (Pat) 4
15. GMFTS (Mary) 1,3,4
16. Islandscrapper1 1,3
17. jazzescrapper (Sue)
18. Jen_E (Jen) 3,4
19. justowen (Jenny) 1,2,4
20. Ladybing_Tammy (Tammy)
21. lcmemories (Laura) 2,4
22. LelaScraps-n-Stamps (Lela)
23. LesleyC (Lesley) 2,3,4,5
24. lindaj3 (Linda) 2,3,4
25. Marcilb (Marci) 1,2,3,4
26. Mia1979 (Mia)
27. MSD (Monique) 5
28. msmama (Coleen)
29. njr007 (Norma)
30. NMscrapper (Carol)
31. OlesyaK. (Olesya) 1,3,4,5
32. Pam in TX (Pam)
33. rahulsmom (Deepa)
34. renaylucy (Renay) 2,4
35. sasload4 (Sandra)
36. Scraphappynicole (Nicole) 2,3,4
37. scrapperbee (Bev) 1,2,3,4
38. Scrappin_baby (Ana) 4
39. senora_x (Julie)
40. Sewflake 1,2
41. SonjaC (Sonja)
42. Teresakay (Teresa)
43. TexasMomOf4 (Karen)
44. Tracy_F (Tracy) 2,5
45. under5feet (Corky) 3,4
46. Vawm (Victoria) 4
47. Miss CA (Charity) 1,4


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Sketch 1 - From Scrapbook 365 Magazine


1. Roses and Pearls by FinallyMama


2. Sing by AuntyT


3. Iceland - Reykjavik by Autumngold


4. THE brian 'b' band by Marcilb


5. Track and Field by Islandscrapper1


6. First Birthday - Presents by Beck_bear


7. time-lapse by Dancinirish90


8. 2013 Our Sunday Walk 2 by Ladybing Tammy


9. Ren Fest by Charcats7


10. Bluegrass by Senora_x


11. java java java by GMFTS


12. National Museums by TexasMomOf4


13. Let Me Help Please. by Msmama


14. My Cup Of Tea by Sewflake


15. Happy-go-lucky by OlesyaK.


16. Opening Page by AuntJo


17. It was Meant to Be by Njr007


18. Totally Girlie by Bubblegirl


19. Goofin Off by Mia1979


20. Noel by Scrapperbee


21. Cute by Miss CA


22. Yearbook Photog by Justowen


23. Guy Stuff by NMscrapper


24. Miss Smiley by Rahulsmom




 
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Sketch 2 - From Sketch Savvy


1. Stir by NMscrapper


2. Believe by Tracy F


3. Superbowl XXX by Justowen


4. FastPass by Scrapperbee


5. Sunset by TexasMomOf4


6. Childhood Days by AuntJo


7. Dream by Njr007


8. Maddi & Cassie by Dancinirish90


9. I love you!! by FinallyMama


10. Its a Dog's Life by Msmama


11. The Boys R Back in Town by Lcmemories


12. Mommy & Lucky Me by Marcilb


13. Churches of England by Ladybing Tammy


14. Cousin love by Babigirl


15. Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese Recipe by Faithscrapper


16. Making our house a Home by Beck_bear


17. Woni Wee by Dollscrap


18. Running Rocks by Sewflake


19. Life by Renaylucy


20. Happy Halloween by Scraphappynicole


22. My Sweet Baby by Mia1979


23. Home by Senora_x


24. Thanksgiving by Lindaj3


25. Rocky by LesleyC


26. Precious Moments by Rahulsmom











 
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Sketch 3 - From Scrapbook Challenges


1. Selfies by Doreena


2. lucky Christmas by Marcilb


3. Baseball by TexasMomOf4


4. Pretty in Purple by FinallyMama


5. Jungle Gym by AuntyT


6. Our Christmas Traditions by Njr007


7. Albert by GMFTS


8. The View is Great Up Here by LesleyC


9. Winston by Msmama


10. Fun Time by Scrapperbee


11. Celebrate by Senora_x


12. Memories by Islandscrapper1


13. You are the song in my heart by OlesyaK.


14. 2013 Ella's New Look by Ladybing Tammy


15. Noel, Peace, Joy by Jen E


16. Reykjavik, Iceland by Autumngold


17. One Lucky Doll by Under5feet


18. Victoria by Dollscrap


19. Pooh by Beck_bear


20. Happy Halloween by Lindaj3


21. Sisters by Bubblegirl


22. Haunted Halloween by Scraphappynicole


23. Our Tree ver. 20.08 by Dancinirish90


24. Waiting by Mia1979


25. Prom by NMscrapper


26. A New Story (Jan 1992) by Charcats7


27. Honeymoon by AuntJo


28. 1 Active Kid by Rahulsmom




 
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Sketch 4 - by Alicia Berry


1. Those Eyes by Njr007


2. Gone to a better Place by AuntyT


3. School Days by Lcmemories


4. Baptism by TexasMomOf4


5. Happiness by GentlewoodFarms


6. Valentine of Mine by Vawm


7. Owl Always Love You by FinallyMama


8. favorite memories of dad by Marcilb


9. Happy Easter 2012 by Beck_bear



10. Home Cookin by Faithscrapper


11. Oops, Busted! by NMscrapper


12. How She Glowed by LesleyC


13. 2013 - Our Sunday Walk part 3 by Ladybing Tammy


14. Second Cousins by Under5feet


15. Reykjavik, Iceland by Autumngold


16. Lovely Ladies by Msmama


17. Christmas at Disney by Scrapperbee


18. Sweet Baby of Mine by Senora_x


19. Moochie by Dollscrap


20. 104th Best Ever by Justowen


21. Be mine by Lindaj3


22. American the beautiful by Scraphappynicole


23. The Andersen's Book 2 Opening Page by AuntJo


24. title? by Miss CA


25. The Eagles by Renaylucy


26. Sweet Sunshine by Mia1979


27. Tinkerbell by Scrappin_baby


28. ready for Spring by GMFTS


29. Away we go! by OlesyaK.


30. Sassy Girl by Jen E


31. Big Kid by Rahulsmom



 
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Sketch 5 - From PageMaps


1. Made With Love by MSD


2. 2013 Our Sunday Walk by Ladybing Tammy


3. No Place Like Home by Faithscrapper


4. Bride by Beck_bear


5. Love this by FinallyMama


6. uncork'd the beauj by LesleyC


7. Cutie Pie by Senora_x


8. Go Lions by TexasMomOf4


9. Grads by Tracy F


10. Ski Team by AuntJo


11. Tubes by OlesyaK.


12. Halloween Pumpkin by Msmama


13. Neighborhood Watch by NMscrapper


14. Family by Njr007


15. Thingvellir, Iceland by Autumngold


16. Gabby The Diva by Mia1979


17. Sterling Dr. by Dancinirish90


18. You can do it by Rahulsmom




 
vawm
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  • vawm on 02-21-13 09:39 AM
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I will be in. Love this challenge :0)


 
Doreena
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Me too!
I'm in!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Hi girls. Of course you can be in. I won't post the sketches until later next week, but I'll put you on the list. :-)



 
MarciLB
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Okey dokey... I am a player now!!!...that is ...if you will have me!!! Lol


 
GentlewoodFarms
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WEllllll......I dunno, Marci. I mean, you go away on vacation and are gone for days on end. I just don't know how committed you really are.




 
Doreena
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  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
WEllllll......I dunno, Marci. I mean, you go away on vacation and are gone for days on end. I just don't know how committed you really are.








 
AuntyT
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Count me in!


 
Scrappin_baby
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Can I join this month? Need some inspiration to get my mojo back


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Sure - hope aboard the train. It's not leaving the station anytime soon, so put yer feet up and grab a scrap magazine for some inspiration. :-)



 
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Woohooo
Now I am excited and can't wait to get scrapping (again) Thank you!


 
rahulsmom
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I would like to join too Pat & Marci thanks for being a great hostess.


 
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  • Doreena Said:
  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
WEllllll......I dunno, Marci. I mean, you go away on vacation and are gone for days on end. I just don't know how committed you really are.











!!!


 
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  • rahulsmom Said:
I would like to join too Pat & Marci thanks for being a great hostess.





Thanks Deepa!-I really enjoyed all of the beautiful creations and the interpretations!


 
FinallyMama
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I want a spot please!!


 
scrapperbee
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Ready to scrap!


 
LesleyC
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I'm in! Thanks for keeping the challenge going, Marci! You were a rockn hostess!

Welcome back, Pat! can't wait to get started!


 
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I'm in! when are the new sketches going up??
*LOL still have one to do from the last month hehehe*


 
TexasMomOf4
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I've got a lot to scrap, so I'm in.


 
NMscrapper
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Oh yes, I'm in!


 
justowen
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I want in, pleassssssssse!!!


 
beck_bear
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me too please


 
babigirl
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im in


 
GentlewoodFarms
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  • OlesyaK. Said:
when are the new sketches going up??




Not until late next week. You got lots of time to finish up February.



 
FinallyMama
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JCI


 
TexasMomOf4
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mms


 
Pam in TX
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Me too pleeeeease


 
NMscrapper
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Wow, great sketches! Love 'em!


 
Tracy F
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I'm in! Beautiful sketches!


 
Pam in TX
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Awesome sketches


 
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gorgeous sketches. I'd like to play please!


 
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AuntyT
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Great sketches can't wait to get scrapping!


 
Ladybing Tammy
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I just read the front post and lo and behold I had an original Page Maps sketch challenge that Nati took over from me - could this be it?



 
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Welcome back to hosting Pat!!! Sign me up please! Marci did a fantastic job the last few months!


 
LesleyC
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Pat, these are by far my fave sketches that you've picked. Awesome!!


 
SonjaC
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I will be in too, great sketches, Pat!!


 
lcmemories
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I want to play! Thanks so much!!


 
Ladybing Tammy
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me too! Welcome Back Pat


 
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Me Please


 
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  • Ladybing Tammy Said:
I just read the front post and lo and behold I had an original Page Maps sketch challenge that Nati took over from me - could this be it?




Tammy - that would make sense. When I inheriated it from Nati, it was just called "Page Maps." She'd been hosting it for a while, but I never knew who SHE got it from. So, I'd say that, yes, you are the author of this fun piece of play. Unlesl YOU inherited it from someone???

  • LesleyC Said:
Pat, these are by far my fave sketches that you've picked. Awesome!!



Thanks, Lesley. Glad you are happy!


 
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REMINDER!

DON'T post your projects until MARCH 1!

We have to have SOME sort of self control, I mean, right? Don't we?


 
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Me! Me! Sign me up! I need all the sketch therapy I can get right now! But then the question with me is ....can I stick to the sketch once I get started!


 
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Pat.ok...you say self control? One of the sketches is perfect for a LO I want to finish this week! Geesh!


 
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Nope I didn't inherit just started - that was way back when I tried to do all the Page Maps sketches every month (I actually started doing that again this year and only have 3 left from January to finish) lol - I didn't say how long it would take to do them all.


 
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Jo - Friday is March 1 so this week could work!


 
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have sketches printed & ready for next weekend when I plan on scrapping some more


 
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I'm in! I love the sketches!!


 
dancinirish90
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Is there still room? If so, I'd like to play.


 
TexasMomOf4
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Love the sketches and can't wait to get started!


 
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  • Ladybing Tammy Said:
Jo - Friday is March 1 so this week could work!



Yeppers. Just don't post it until Friday and it's all good!


 
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  • dancinirish90 Said:
Is there still room? If so, I'd like to play.



There's always room for you, Lisa! And you too, Paula!




 
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mms


 
FinallyMama
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In response to Tracy F

JCI


 
Mia1979
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Im in, hope there is room?


 
renaylucy
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Count Me in...


 
sasload4
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If there's still room I'd like to play please!!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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I think we can squeeze you in, girls. Everybody scoot over and make room!



 
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jci! Ok...we'll see if I get the sketch done this week...and post on Friday!


 
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I want in for March please. I need to scrap and using sketches is a great springboard to jump start anyone's mojo.


 
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Reminder - 3 days left before you can post. First layouts can go up FRIDAY!

I know. You're excited. You can't wait. But you GOTTA if you want them to count!

Self control. It's all about self control.




 
lindaj3
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I would love in, if there is still room.


 
GentlewoodFarms
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Sure, Linda. We got room. Squeege up, everybody!



 
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oh oh...just saw this...love the sketches. I may just do some of these...maybe even all. I didn't get any sketches done last month...where did February go anyway? I was gone since Friday.
Am I too late?


 
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JCI


 
GentlewoodFarms
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  • dollscrap Said:
Am I too late?



Nah - course not.



 
GMFTS
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  • GMFTS on 02-26-13 01:38 PM
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There were 30 in the bed and the little one said
Push Over Push Over


Can I join too?


 
GentlewoodFarms
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  • GMFTS Said:
There were 30 in the bed and the little one said
Push Over Push Over


Can I join too?





Oh sure. Why not? Crawl on in here, but the blanket is MINE!


 
MarciLB
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  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
  • GMFTS Said:
There were 30 in the bed and the little one said
Push Over Push Over


Can I join too?





Oh sure. Why not? Crawl on in here, but the blanket is MINE!





better watch out...someone 's gonna call you "Marci" if the list gets any longer!

.....I was subbing ladies--so that's why I just let the list grow and grow!!!!!


 
GentlewoodFarms
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I'm planning to close it March 1. Honest.


 
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I'm not going to join because I had so much trouble getting my challenges fulfilled in February BUT I did steal the sketches. Now that I'm starting to feel human again, I need to focus on getting my folks Alaska album done. Going to use the "no-fail Pat from Gentlewood Farms method of volume scrapping"


 
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LOL. Yep. It's a no fail system for volume scrapping.

If you end up getting any of the sketches done this time, be sure to post them! I want to see my system at work!


 
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I have a few ideas going. Haven't started scrapping yet. May be I will when I'm done on here.


 
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I missed last month and I went to bed sick last night so I missed this. Please don't tell me I'm to late to join.


 
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LOL, you added me. I told you I was sick. I've been kind of out of it (obviously or I wouldn't have asked to join twice....LOL


 
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Let's just say I really WANT in this challenge


 
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  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
LOL. Yep. It's a no fail system for volume scrapping.





Ladies, ladies, you gotta share this secret!!! I want to know what this no fail system is! pretty please???


 
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mms


 
jazzescrapper
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I begged to join before I even looked atthe sketches..lol...they are amazing. I think it's a scrapbook kind of day.


 
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If it's not too late, I want to play.


 
GMFTS
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  • GMFTS on 02-27-13 10:25 AM
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  • Marcilb Said:
  • GentlewoodFarms Said:
  • GMFTS Said:
There were 30 in the bed and the little one said
Push Over Push Over


Can I join too?





Oh sure. Why not? Crawl on in here, but the blanket is MINE!





better watch out...someone 's gonna call you "Marci" if the list gets any longer!

.....I was subbing ladies--so that's why I just let the list grow and grow!!!!!




Thank you Pat - and Marci too ...

oh and I am bringing my own blankie if you are going to be like that.
hmmph


 
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jci


 
Ladybing Tammy
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I want to know the Pat system too!


 
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  • OlesyaK. Said:

Ladies, ladies, you gotta share this secret!!! I want to know what this no fail system is! pretty please???



  • Ladybing Tammy Said:
I want to know the Pat system too!



Ok. Ok. Don't beg. I'll tell it.

Basically it's a system for "I have to do a whole bunch of layouts in a short amount of time."

I did a quick search and found my original post, so I'm going to just cut and paste it here. Take from it what you will.


*****************

Creating an album for someone else is a work of the heart. I had so much fun doing my darling nephew's first year baby book, my "sisters" Italy mini book for my mom, and my dad's heritage book. It's a LOT of work, but when you're doing it for someone you love, it's also a lot of fun.

Here's something to think about.

People who do not scrapbook have absolutely NO idea how much work is involved, so you can KIND of get away with "not your best" and instead do "just good enough." You're going to have to really move to get an album done, and if you keep thinking "best" or "perfect," two things are going to happen.

Thing 1 is that you're going to end up spending more money than you expect.

Thing 2 is that you're going to second guess every decision you make about everything you are doing.

If you're working against a time constraint - you want to have the album done by a certain date - MY advice is to do this.

#1. Get a pile of sketches. Maybe go to PageMaps and choose a month. Do every sketch in the pile. Stay as close to the sketch as possible because the creative work is already mostly done.

***Don't spend too much time thinking and rethinking paper. Pick a paper line and go with it. If I HAVE to get an album created, I'll just go get a pack of a single line - my last pick was BoBunny's Weekend Market - and do as many pages as possible with that entire pack. Use UP the paper in the pack! If you need more paper after that, you can repeat the process. The paper packs at Hobby Lobby are frequently on sale, so I try to grab these when I happen to be there during a paper sale. That way, I have a line of paper for an album when I need it. ***

#2. Get all the paper layers and basics glued down for all the pages. I call this step the "skeleton" because it's the foundation that the rest of your page is built on. Get ALL the skeletons done for the entire album. That way, you're not dealing with embellishment decisions one page at a time.

#3. Once your skeletons are done, you can put away your paper trimmer and papers and ruler. Then you can pull your major embellishments out - flowers, flourishes, chipboard, etc. Get those put on your pages. I call this step the "muscles."

For MOST non-scrappers, this step is the "good enough" stage, and you'll have a lovely album done in a decent time frame.

#4. But you also have the option now, if you have time left over, to do the final "skin and makeup" step which is all those small detail embellishments - bling, stitching, metal bits, tags, stickers, brads... etc.

  • klweist Said:
Oh, Pat. I have a question. What do you do when you get to the muscle and skin part and realize the embellishment might look better tucked under the skeleton? Do you try to lift up glued down paper or revise your plan? I'm a "straight-lines-and-lists -make-me-happy" kinda gal. Scrapping already stretches me, creatively. That's one aspect of it that I love.



For starters, I don't glue the edges until I'm positive that I'm happy.

But yep. I pull up what I can and stick it under. If that's not completely possible, I'll try trimming the piece that's going to go under until it's just BARELY under. And if that won't work, I trim so that they butt up against each other and lap something over the seam.

I know it might be easier to plan it all ahead, but that sure seems to stifle me creatively.

***************

That's it. And you thought there was some kind of magic secret, right?



 
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I would like to join again this month if I am not too late !


 
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I would like to play, if there's room.


 
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I'm so ready to start posting! I admit I have two almost done already!


 
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  • msmama Said:
I would like to play, if there's room.



You barely made it! I'm closing this forum to entries at midnight tomorrow!



 
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Pat if I can still get in I'd like to be a part of this one too


 
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Today is the last day to sign up! Tomorrow we hit the ground scrapping.


 
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ready to SCRAP


 
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  • GentlewoodFarms Said:


That's it. And you thought there was some kind of magic secret, right?



Pat, thanks for sharing!!!!
I'm saving it. It makes sense, and you are right - it works for fancy albums too, depending on how much you decide to embellish.
The only question is - how do you decide which photos go where? and which to include at all? or how to group them? or does it all start with the sketches for you? how to know how many pages you'll need in an album to fit all photos? maybe some won't fit..
I'm trying to finish an album for DS, and have a scattered pack of photos that I kinda want to include, but they don't go together, and having one per page is too much - they are really leftovers.. that's my big struggle. Start and finish. okay with the middle part)


 
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  • AuntyT Said:
I'm so ready to start posting! I admit I have two almost done already!



Amazing! I just finished my last February sketch last night - NOW, I have to start looking for ideas for these. I'll be plugging away all the way up to the last day again, I'm sure. LOL


 
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I'd like to play! Can't remember ever doing this one before.



 
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  • OlesyaK. Said:
Pat, thanks for sharing!!!! I'm saving it. It makes sense, and you are right - it works for fancy albums too, depending on how much you decide to embellish.




:-) You are MORE than welcome. We gift-of-the-book scrapbookers have to stick together and share every secret out there....


  • OlesyaK. Said:
The only question is - how do you decide which photos go where? and which to include at all? or how to group them? or does it all start with the sketches for you? how to know how many pages you'll need in an album to fit all photos? maybe some won't fit..






The answer to the above question is ... It depends.

For a book where I do not HAVE the photos :
#1. I do only the number of layouts that are in the album itself - that's usually 10 page protectors, making a total of 20 pages.
#2. I stick exactly to the sketch, because the book is going to be "empty" when the recipient gets it. I'll use either a sticky note or write down the photo dimensions on the mat itself so that they can choose what photos they want to use.
#3. I don't put titles on these pages - but I will usually include some alpha stickers that coordinate with the paper line so that the recipient can title the pages themselves.

If I HAVE been given the photos - like for my dad's heritage book :
#1. I start by ordering them earliest to latest. I'll usually create four piles first, and presort the photos into one of those four piles.
#2. It's still a factor of how many pages are in the album if it's a POST bound. I absolutely limit those to 20 layouts. Otherwise the job just gets overwhelming, the album gets too bulky and I have to expand it and then figure out how many more pages to add.
#3. By limiting my page numbers, I'm forced to limit the photos. Each pile gets five layouts. If I don't have enough photos for that many in a pile, I spread the overflow to the next pile.
#4. I go through each pile and pick IN ORDER the photos (or set of photos) that I like the most. As a rule, I never ever EVER work with photos that I don't love, but when you're using someone else's photos, that's a little harder.
#5. I start with the top of that stack and slip the photos into the page protectors in the spot where the final layout is going to live.
#6. Any leftover photos go into a "return to sender" envelope. Face it - there's no REASON to scrap every single photograph of an event. SOMEtimes, a bunch are necessary, but usually three - four is PLENTY.

If I get to CHOOSE the photos - either I took them, or I downloaded them from Facebook like I did for my darling nephew's album.
#1. I divide the album into parts, sort of like chapters. In my nephew's case I divided it into months, since it was a "first year" book. For my Italy Sisters book for my mom, I divided into locations.
**If I know that it's going to be more than 20 layouts, then I go with a ring album instead of a post, just because it's easier to add pages.
#2. I use a sticky note with the division information on it and stick it inside the page protector where the final layout is going to live.
#3. I choose ONLY photos that I really REALLY love!
#4. I start at the front and work to the back, beginning to end, or ends toward the middle, depending on what the situation is. In the case of my nephew's book, he was born in September, but I didn't start his book until March, so I had a kind of "ends to the middle" thing going, and then got to go in a sequential order.


  • OlesyaK. Said:
I'm trying to finish an album for DS, and have a scattered pack of photos that I kinda want to include, but they don't go together, and having one per page is too much - they are really leftovers.. that's my big struggle. Start and finish. okay with the middle part)




In this case, I'd probably pick out the best of them, the ones that I really WANTED to include rather than the ones that I just "kinda" wanted to include and do a "many faces" or "random moments" or something like that.

Once I've finished a division, I don't go back. And I accept that there's no WAY that I'm going to get every photo in there. That's the difference between a photo album and a scrapbook.









 
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