Sunday, September 22, 2013

Meet Jama - TSF Around the World Online Crop!

Welcome to the Around The World Online Crop with Two Scrapbook Friends!

There are great challenges and prizes to be won, so I hope you will join in the fun and play along.  You can get all the details about the online crop at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.  Click here!

My challenge is to incorporate 'animals from around the world' in your project.  Many of us visit the zoo over the summer months, or maybe you spent the day at African Lion Safari.  One of our local parks has animals that originate from different parts of the world.  Who knows, maybe your pet has a worldly history? Whatever the case, use these as the topic and insiration for your project.

I am going to inspire you with a layout that I created around a North Chinese leopard from the San Diego Zoo.  His name is Jama!  He was born at a zoo in Germany in 1993 and I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2012.

To mat the main photo of my layout, I created a file folder using my Silhouette.  I used the tab to display his name using mini alphabet stickers.  

I created a little cluster of paper and stickers in the top right corner of my page to give my page a little dimension because the design on the paper itself is very flat.  I even managed to find some leopard paper.

I added a second photo of Jama to show the front of his very handsome face.  I found a sticker in my sticker bin that matched and helped create a little more dimension to balance my page.

My favourite part of my layout is the journaling.  I used a new font and my Silhouette Sketch Pens.  It took a little patience to set it up but I am very impressed with the results.  I also added some footprints around my page using a stamp.  They are subtle and blend in with the background.

Be sure to pop over to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and get all the details for this awesome online crop and join in.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Around The World Online Crop With Two Scrapbook Friends!

Please join us over at the Two Scrapbook Friends forum and blog to be inspired and connect with other scrappers at our Around The World Online Crop September 20th at 3pm!

Our Designers and Joanne & Carolyn (that's me) will be issuing creative World inspired challenges to get your creativity going! There will also be games to play and prizes to be won.

Want to know more? Here are some of the specifics!

1. Each Design Team Member and the TSF will issue an inspiring and creative World/Travel based challenge along with a great example.  The challenges will be posted in the Forum and on the TSF blog.

2. Once you have completed a challenge, upload a photo of your creation to our Layout Gallery or use the LINKY tool at the bottom of our blog post (ALL LAYOUTS MUST BE CREATED JUST FOR THIS CROP to qualify for prizes).  Each project will count towards only ONE challenge. Be sure to upload no later than September 29th at 11:59 pm.

3. Now for the best part.........PRIZES!!!!!!!! There are three prizes to be won:

  • A random draw for participation
  • A random draw for completing all challenges
  • A favorite overall winner voted on by DT and TSF.

The winners will be posted no later than October 1st on the blog and in the forum.

I hope you will join us and be inspired, I look forward to seeing your creations!  Check back on the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and forum on Friday, September 20th to see all the challenges and inspiration from our Design Team.