Tuesday, April 24, 2007

antsy pants 2

the other day, Lee and I were talking over YM about how we often get creatively stuck when we demand too much of ourselves when we do LOs. i said, i often find my page work more satisfying when i just "let go" and just do what comes naturally. unfortunately, this does not happen often enough. since we were on this topic, we thought we would challenge ourselves to let go and scrap fast. it was around 7pm then. deadline was the next day for a new layout at 1 pm.

since all my kids were out that day (they went swimming at a my friend Tess's place) i thought i would be able to scrap peacefully. i started scouring my Photoshop Elements album for a 'scrappable' picture, found one and printed it. Next, i did some sketching for my LO. since this month's CK was sitting on my table, the cover was my inspiration. did scratch job on paper, then a cleaner version on CorelDraw. done...i went up to my scrap corner and took out my Fancy Pants stash. i thought i'd do FP since there was still time to do another entry for Nette's challenge. Boy, this was when I had the most difficult time. i couldn't quite make up my mind which paper combinations to use! then my kids came home when friends Randy and Tess "delivered" them back. i didn't get to start till 1am. i quit at 4 am and then restarted the next day (now i was playing hooky at work! good thing hubby doesn't read this blog). i was scrapping in between phone calls and client quotations. by the time we were both done it was past 3 or 4 pm!

while i was so sweating this out, it seems scrapper Lee was taking it all so easy! see her blog recount here.

finished product:
Journalling reads:
My dearest Raj, May you always find delight in the simple things in life. May you have wisdom to distinguish what you want from what you need. May you always keep the innocence. May you always have joy in your heart. I love you, Mama

Nita then commands us to submit the "entries" to her. Since this was a "completion by 1 pm" LO, and even if we both flunked the deadline, I still say I win for submitting 30 minutes earlier than Lee! hahaha...

this little activity also made me realize the importance of challenges and deadlines for me, whether it be a fun thing between friends, a challenge to myself or a legit, sponsored contest: these makes me get off my a*s and [s]crap!

Fancy Pants paper Claire de Lune; Canson cardstock; Bazzill blossoms; lace, rickrack and buttons; Sizzlit letters diecut via the Cuttlebug; 7gypsies Happiness card; stamping on transparencies with black StazOn inkpads; Glue Dots for Vellum

items available at Simply Scrappy ScrapArts store used in this project are:
StazOn inkpads, Cuttlebug machine; Bazill Blossoms; Glue Dots for Vellum


leira said...

wow ganda ng gawa mo. Nita would have a tough time deciding kung sino mananalo kasi maganda din gawa ni Lee

Au Lim said...

hi leirs! thanks for visiting often...naku, wala namang prize or criteria ang fun challenge namin sa sarili namin. basta makatapos lang by 1pm ang objective...hehehe...sablay pa nga kami pareho kasi 4pm na yata kami natapos. kaya panalo ako bwahahah...dahil ng magpost ang loka 30 mins later, wala pang journaling! hehehe...

pero ang hanga ako kay Lee, she actually started pala at 1pm, the deadline time! habang ako nagpupuyat! it was amazing to me that she actually had something done by the time we both submitted! kung ako siguro yun, namimili pa lang ng papers!

it was really fun though. i rarely finish LOs in a day kasi, usually 1 week pa nga. kaya challenge talaga yun sa kin. next time, kasama na si Nita sa kulitan challenge namin!


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