We are Kay and Cinda, both members at Faith Sisters. We have teamed up to participate in season five of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking. Follow the challenges with our layouts here. The adventure begins Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Here's my #12

ADSR #12

For challenge number 12 we are to create a card and an envelope. This challenge can be found here: http://aimeeasher.com/community/forums/display_topic/id_7253/Amazing-Digi-Race-Season-5update/

It was a nice challenge and I will use the card. Here is what I created:

I am so glad you invited me to play with you Cinda. I hope we can play again. Now just to wait for the final prizes.

Meowy Christmas ADSR #11

HeeHee, I love this layout. I really enjoy working on Humpty Dumpty challenges. I love my cat.

Using:Chelly Oliveira Designs/Precious Christmas KitAlpha: MSD/Butterfly Kisses Kit

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Old Cat ADSR #9

Love this challenge. I do not use stitching and glitter very often, but enjoyed it in this layout.
I just love the personality of this cat. We have 3 and KC is the most spirited. She fetches, drinks out of the toilet, hides in wierd places, and is always waiting at the door for us at the end of the day. I swear she even talks to us with her odd little sounds. We love her. This shot of her sticking out her tongue was taken the day challenge #9 came out so I had to incorporate it.


1. bead swirls/Digital Compilations by Cinda: Festival Fractals (had no idea this was her first little kit that she used in her #9 challenge--how funny is that) 2.(+paint)3 Glitter paint splats by unknown3. 2 alphas: Michelle Batton (flair alpha)/Ariane Rezende (sweet alpha)4. patterned paper: 4SB (artful mess and basic colors)5. B/W photo6. metal clip: SP(Happy go Lucky)7. Stitching: SP(Happy go Lucky)8/9. funky font and journaling. just played around with the arrangement of the journaling

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our inspiration

Papers, embellishment, stock photo and word art from Digital Compilations by Cinda, "Spring Break" coming to Divine Digital March 18th.

Challenge #10 is at Inspiration-Lane

Your Inner Artist

This is an intersection challenge, so both racers must work on a single layout

We are all about inspiration around here - we strive to inspire you to create the best pages you can with forum challenges, blog challenges, freebies, wishes, ... so we want to know....

What inspires your inner artist?

It can be anything from kids to hubbys to other people in your lives to places you've been/live/work... you get the idea we want to see what inspires you in your life! (it does not have to be scrap-related!)

Your layout must include 2 photos - 1 photo from each racer - that show what inspires each of you in your lives

That's it! no other requirements, just let the inspiration flow.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Challenge #9

A bit whimsical, but done!

Challenge #9 is up at Oscraps

The first step of the challenge is to look at the color wheel. You and your partner must choose opposing colors on the wheel, so for example, if you pick blue, your partner must use orange. It should be the predominant color in the layout but it does not have to be the only color used. Please use THIS color wheel to make your selections. As long as you are using opposing colors, they do not have to be in the same band.

The second step is incorporate this quote in some way.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook
You can use any part of this quote as your inspiration. For example, you could make a layout about growing. You could make a layout about breaking the rules, etc. You can use any part of the quotes or words from the quote. The quote itself does NOT have to appear on your page.

The third step is to include the following:
You MUST include paint. This item is mandatory.

Then, pick 7 more from this list:
black and white photo
2 alphas
something metal
patterned paper
funky font

Please note that an item does NOT count for more than one category. So, for example, if you were to use a glitter swirl, it would either count for swirls OR glitter, NOT for both. You MUST have different pieces for each of your seven mandatory items. Also, if you decide not to use a black and white photo, that's fine, you can still use color photo(s) or no photo. You can use anything else that you want on your layout as long as you meet the mandatory requirements.

ADSR # 7 and 8

This is a lot of fun Cinda. I am enjoying being a little outside my box. This one was way outside my box. I usually do not dream of what I may do in the future. I tend to firmly plant my feet in the here and now. I have a few plans, but certainly not 50. Anyway, here they are.
Using Busy Mama Designs: Shabby Chic Kit

What a funny thing.....I finished my challenge 7 with the exact set up that was asked for in challenge 8. I figured why not just use what I had. I should get moving on some of that list anyway. Using: Dielle Designs/Berries and Butterflies kit3 different butterflieslots of daisieswooden bucketstrawberriesblueberrylots of beads3 different ribbonsArrow (from PSE5 elements)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Challenge #8

Challenge #8 is up at Elemental Scraps

This is a FAST FORWARD Challenge! The first team to complete this challenge will have the option of SKIPPING next week's challenge if they choose!

We've all said "someday...". Whether it's "someday, I'm going to get this filing cabinet cleared" or "someday, I'm going to find happiness" or anything in between. So, we want to see your "someday".

In order to allow as much creative license as possible, we have very few stipulations about what you need to use on your layout, but of course there are a few.

- Your layout must contain journaling. Whether you choose for it to be 1 line of journaling, or an entire page of journaling, is up to you.

- Somewhere in your journaling or title it must say "someday". If you want to make the title 'Someday', that's fine. If you would rather make your title something else completely and just mention 'someday' in the journaling, that works too. Even if you happen to have a 'someday' word art you want to use, that's fine as well! As long as we can see 'someday' on your page somewhere, it counts!

- We love elements here at Elemental Scraps, so of course we would love to see some on your page. At least 10 of them! But, use your creativity! If you want to use 10 pieces of ribbon and no other elements, that's fine! If you pick one button, 3 staples, 2 flowers, 3 ribbons and a frame, that works too. If in doubt, feel free to add more.

- I am currently obsessed with tone on tone papers. So, I'd like the background of your page to be a tone on tone patterned paper. If you don't have any tone on tone papers in your stash, you can use the one below. Otherwise, tone on tone paper you already have will work.

**Alphas with elements as part of their design, ie. a staple or a stitch, do not count toward the 10. Neither do the items in a pre-made cluster. If you add a flower that has a button and a stitch built into it, that is 1 item. If YOU build a flower with a button and stitch by adding all 3 items to the page, then it counts as 3. Only items that you physically add to the page count toward the 10 required elements. Pre-constructed items and clusters count as one item. If it's one .png file, it's one item. If it's 2 .png files, it's 2 items. And so on. Papers do not count toward the 10, even if it's a shaped paper mat. Journaling spots or frames made of paper, however, do. Remember, it's a
minimum of 10, so if you are in doubt, you can always add more!**

**The journaling and title must be 2 separate items. A multi-word title can not be counted as journaling, and the journaling can not be considered the title.**

**We would prefer to see a photo, but if you're moved to do a journaling only layout with no photo, that's ok too! However you want to handle the photo situation is ok by us.**

**You do not have to use ES products on your layout - but of course we'd love it if you did!**

**Tone on tone paper means any paper with the background and the pattern being 2 shades of the same color. Dark purple base with light purple damask. Light blue base with dark blue dots. Kraft base with brown dots. And so on. See our example paper for a good idea of what we mean, and if it's still not clear, feel free to use ours.**

**Your background must be visible and clearly "the background". Obviously you can have stuff on top of it, so long as we can still see that it's the paper you used as the base for your layout. Feel free to layer stuff on top of it, just don't obscure it completely and you're good!**

**If you are using our paper for your base, you are free to recolor it to match your layout, provided it maintains it's tone on tone appearance and the pattern is still visible.**

That's it! We truly hope you put your own spin on this challenge and think of what "someday" means to you. It can be funny or serious, traditional or artsy, just be YOU! We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Bucket List

#7 The Bucket List

Scrap 50 Things you would like to do in your lifetime. (While a Bucket List is typically a list of 100 things you would like to do in your lifetime, we've cut the number down to 50, given that you are all under a serious time constraint. However, if you would like to list more than 50 things, you may!)

When making your list, please keep your items realistic, things you could actually do, achieve and cross-off your list. For instance, we would all love to win the Lottery, but we have no real control over or means to ensure we are the winner, so it's not a feasible goal. Your items can be small, outrageous, bizarre, modest.. just make sure you have at least 50 of them!

Friday, February 26, 2010

ADSR #5 My M&M Tree

I have had this layout in my imagination for a long time. When Jacob was around 5 he would say "If M&Ms grew on trees, I would build a house and live in that tree". This was a perfect time to put this layout together with a photo I took last year. I love how it turned out.
Using:Digital Compilations by Cinda: 4Kay Kit (house frame, ribbon cluster, 2 brown papers)Eva Lindqvist Designs: A touch of Cocoa, Favorite colors, Heart Treasures, and Love Christ Kits (buttons and brads, wooden frame, staples, alpha)Meredith Cardall: Love My Tractor Kit (tree)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge #6 Layout

This was really challenging for me as I don't normally scrap with flowers, ribbons or buttons. It was helpful though because as I was searching my hard drive for these elements, I was able to delete hundreds of files! In the beginning I thought that each element on the layout needed to be unique (which might explain why my layout looks like a train wreck), but you'll see I did use my buttons and brads twice. I used things from LOTS of different designers (and you can find credits in the NDISB gallery). I didn't have a current picture of me by myself to use, but Kay sent me this one that she took when she visited.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Challenge #6 is up at Scrappity-Doo-Dah

For this challenge you have reached a ROADBLOCK. Huh? What does that mean you ask? Well, this means that only one of you may complete this challenge.

Are you ready for this challenge? It's easy-peasy, NOT!

Theme: Scrap Yourself!

1. Select 2 papers, solid/solid, solid/pattern, pattern/pattern.
2. Lay your first paper so that if covers the entire workspace.
3. Take the second paper insert it into your LO and decrease the size so that the paper is slightly smaller than the bottom layer.
4. Shadow the top layer.
5. Select a photo of you when you were younger and another one of you taken within the past year.
6. Photos should be 4 x 6. They can be vertical or horizontal. They can be color, sepia, or black/white.
7. Place the younger version of you in the top right quadrant of your layout.
8. Frame it.
9. Place the most recent photo of you in the lower right hand quadrant of your layout.
10. Frame it.
11. Select the following number of elements and cluster the areas around these photos.
Buttons - 4
Flowers - 4
Leaf//Leaves - 2
Heart shapes - 2
String / Twine - 2
Glitter/Bling - 2 (If you have glitter on a flower or other element, you can not count it towards your glitter/bling requirement)
Metals - 4 (this can be staples, keys, brads etc... it must be obvious)
Ribbon - 2
Flourishes - 2
12. Type up 10 words to describe yourself. They can be in any font, as long as its legible, and would prefer they be positives about you.
13. Tuck these words near your clustering -- they must be visible and not hidden by elements.
14. Insert the following Title, anywhere on your layout : This one is for me!

Kay and I determined that I am doing this one so I'm off to find an old 4x6 photo of me!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Loved More Than Chocolate

Papers, frame and chocolate from Love Shack, Digital Compilations by Cinda. Stitching by Shabby Princess. Tag by Laitha. Ribbon by Verena Karolyi Designs. Alpha by Angel Hartline. The cookies were yummy - thanks to DH for drizzling them with dark chocolate!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Challenge #5 is up at Pretty Scrappy

Pretty Scrappy Recipe Challenge
The requirements for this challenge are fairly simple. Follow the guidelines being as creative as possible using the recipe below. You can incorporate other items into your layout, but you must use at
least 6 of the items listed. Since this is the month of Valentine's Day, your special challenge is to incorporate CHOCOLATE into your layout. So, 6 items in the recipe and chocolate!
* 1 ribbon * 1 tree
* 1 button * 1 staple
* 2 papers * 1 set of stitching
* 1 frame * 1 tag
* 1 flower * 1 alpha

Saturday, February 20, 2010

ADSR #3 Race Boy

This one was a challenge for me. I have never done this before and my computer was not happy with me for trying it. I love the effect though and will have to do it again. This is one of my favorite photos of my son over the last 11 years.
Used/ Claudi: Personality Kit & Michelle Batton: Let's Ride Kit (car elements and calendar)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Challenge #4 is up at Digitals

Welcome to Digitals! We are proud to be hosting an intersection, so we are asking the teams to collaborate on a set of 4 Valentine's themed ATC cards.

ATC's 1 & 2. Since its the season of love, each racer will make one Artist Trading Card on the theme "The One I Love." Think of your spouse or significant other, children, God, pets, friends, etc.

ATC's 3 & 4. Then each racer will make one trading card honoring their ADSR teammate.

You must upload all 4 cards in ONE combined preview image to the ADSR forum at NDISB:
And we would love to see them here in our Digitals ATC gallery as well:

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are 3.5" x 2.5" mini-layouts. They can be horizontal or vertical orientation. They are meant to be light-hearted, humorous, and often have an altered look. They often have a partial picture and a small amount of text, the rest is decorative. Have fun with it!

There are no specific elements, journaling or photo requirements.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Challenge #3 - Selective Color

As I looked through my photos for this challenge this morning, I got excited about doing selective color on Emery's birthday candles! I'm assuming it's OK to use multiple photos on multiple dates for this challenge. Find my credits in the ADSR gallery.

Challenge #3 is up at Scrappers Online

Welcome to Scrappers Online. Some of you may have never visited us before. Yes, we have forums. And yes, we have a gallery. But really, what we are all about is learning. We ourselves are constantly trying to grow as scrappers, and would like to share that journey with others. We are trying to collect tutorials for all the different software packages out there, making us a central location for anyone who wants to learn about scrapping. And we're inclusive, we have forums for hybrid, paper and stamping too.

So I am sure it will come as no surprise to you then that learning is part of what our challenge is all about.

We would like you to do a layout that includes selective colouring. We have two tutorials here,
Selective Colouring in Photoshop, and Selective Coloring in Paint Shop Pro. Not that you are required to use these techniques, feel free to selectively colour any way you see fit. Our requirement is that your layout has a focal photo, and that photo has some selective colouring in it.

We would also like to see some journaling. Scrapbooking is about sharing experiences, and we'd like to hear a little about those experiences. So we ask that you include some journaling, at least 20 words worth. And no, captions, titles or dates don't count towards your 20 words. Let's have some fun with the journaling, playing with colour to highlight, or using tags or something to give selective emphasis to your journaling. Just put a selective focus on a couple of your journaling words in some way. Be creative!

Speaking of dates, we want to see them. Half a century from now, when I'm long gone, I'd like people be able to look at my layouts and know at least when stuff happened. We've already covered the "what" with journaling, let's tell the whole story! And not just typing the date somewhere on the page ... we know you all are closet date element hoarders out there, lets see some of those fun and funky elements! Show us when the event was, when you journaled, share a date or two with us!

All layouts must of course be posted at
NDISB challenge #3 gallery, but we ask that you also post a copy of your layout here in our ADSR 5 Gallery on our Challenge Wall.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Challenge #2 - Five Things

I photographed and extracted the cards (and confirmed that you can use multiples of the same photo). Paper and five heart elements from my Love Shack kit (available at Divine Digital and Faith Sisters). The five fonts in my title are Caslon Calligraphic Initials, Famous Label, Traveling Typewriter, It Ain't Rocket Science and You Are Loved.

- you're a real card (have a unique personality)
- you love Jesus
- you are a pleaser
- you still like to snuggle
- you have a thirst for knowledge

ADSR #2 I Love My Job

What fun! I loved this challenge. I really do enjoy my job. What other job can you go to every day and play on the floor, read stories, play with toys, eat snacks, and really appreciate nap time. I have 5 different flowers on the layout as well as 5 different fonts/Alphas, and the number 5 in the phone (in case you did not notice the large magnification of the photo--lol)

Using:Adrianna Hollenbeck: Everlasting Memories Kit (Black Alpha, beads), Funky Blobs Kit (Yellow Alpha, 2 background papers)Chelly Designs: Adorable Kit (pink and brown felt flowers, brown clip), Dollhouse Garden Kit (white and pink puffy flowers)Fonts: IMAGINATION (Crazy Girlz Blonde), Double-Fisted Rainbow Art (Mister Sirloin), Friendships (Grilled CHeese BTN-one of my favorites)

Challenge #2 is up at Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild

Theme: 5 things I LOVE about....(choose a person, topic, idea, etc. Be Creative!)
Title: use a combination of 5 fonts and/or alphas (example: use 2 different fonts and 3 different alphas)
Photos: use 5 photos, one of the photos must have the number 5 in it!
Use 5 different elements of the same type (example: use 5 different flowers or 5 different buttons, etc.)

This is going to take some thinking! Thanks to Jay I know what my photo with the number 5 will be of. I've asked whether or not we can use 5 of the same photos or if it has to be 5 different photos. I guess I'm glad this challenge is up early and that we have a snow day...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cinda--for 1st challenge

This is my ADSR first layout. Getting to know Cinda has been and is going to be a lot of fun. Cannot wait to meet her in person next weekend. Loved looking through Cinda's Gallery for this layout. Just loved how the picture was surrounded by the hanging elements and the journaling on the top and the sides. Her boys are too cute.I have used: Digital designs by Cinda,Spring, Summer, Fall kit (Box, flower, charm, twig, paisleys) Starfield sampler kit (preview page), Ocean Breezes Kit (sunset paper), Arts and Crafts kit (swirl)

Waiting for the next one.....bring it on. Yay!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Challenge #1 Kay of KC and the Sonshine

I love this layout that Kay did using my Football Frenzy kit (so much so that I turned it into a quick page)! I really like how she framed the papers, elements and journaling (I don't think I would have thought of doing that myself).

My scrap-lift uses a frame from my Football Frenzy kit (re-styled), papers and elements from my For Kay kit, house from my Love Shack kit (all available at Divine Digital and Faith sisters) and cross (re-colored) from the Celebrate Church Life Faith Sisters collaboration kit. Font is Pink.

First Challenge Hosted by NDISB

Welcome to Season 5 of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race! NDISB is excited to kick off the race. To ease us back into the race, and to indoctrinate new racers, they've come up with a nice and easy challenge to get you started. Is that an oxymoron? Like jumbo shrimp? Easy challenge? In any case, they tried not to make it TOO challenging.

There are only three basic rules:

1) Your layout is about your partner. Introduce your partner to us. How you do this is entirely up to you. You can interview them, you can send them a questionnaire, you can use 5 words that best describe them, you can journal how you met for this race, or if you've been partners for years, you can make your page about a friendship that started with a crazy internet race and has since turned into so much more. The only rule is, the layout is about your partner and you need to tell us something about them.

2) You must include at least one photo of your partner. Large, small, color, b&w, of their face, back of their head, feet, whatever. But it must be a picture of your partner.

3) You must choose one layout from your partner's gallery and scraplift that as the page design for your layout. Only the placement of items is needed. You don't have to lift the colors, theme, etc. Just the overall placement of papers, elements, title and journaling.

Upload your completed layout to your NDISB gallery and link us to your partner's layout in whatever gallery you found it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Race Hosts

Polka Dot Plum
Scrappers Online
Inspiration Lane
Aimee Asher
Scrap Orchard
Pretty Scrappy
Elemental Scraps
Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild

I'm sure late tonight scrappers will be stalking these sites looking for our first challenge! I think Scrappers Online, Aimee Asher and Digitals are new sites to me. I'm excited for the fun to begin!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks Cinda

So glad you are "tekkier" than I am. This is so much fun already. Love the little header. I am working with the kit you used on it right now.

Cannot wait to get started.

Join us for ADSR 5

Want to join us in this adventure? Visit Natural Designs in Scrapbooking and register by midnight Sunday, January 31, 2010.