Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SBVC120 - Puzzling Idea

I love doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Today's challenge is to do use the Crossword idea or use puzzle pieces on your page.

Jigsaw Puzzle: I happen to own the Coluzzle Puzzle Template. I wanted to make a collage out of some odds & ends pictures.

My Puzzle Sample - Busch Gardens

Here is an idea you could use: Crossword Puzzle Page

Make the whole page look like a giant crossword puzzle. The one I saw was 10 squares across and 11 squares down drawn with a black pen. The black squares were paper. The black squares were on: Row 1 #4; R 2 - #3,9; R3 - #3,10; R4 - #2, 10; R5 - # 3, 4, 5, 7; R6 - # 5, 8; R7 - #1, 9, 10; R8 - #2, 6; R9 - #3; R10 - #8 and R 11 - #5, 10.

Starting on the 6th square of the first row the word "Friends" was written down. On the 4th row the word forever was written between the 2 black squares so that it intersected with the 'e' in the word "friends".
You could use other titles. You could put the photos of friends or small wallet size photos exchanged by many students in the small white squares or those with dark backgrounds in place of the black squares. You could make the squares bigger and have less squares.

My crossword Sample: Kyle & Nick

Sunday, April 11, 2010

SBVC119 - Heavy Metal

This week's challenge is to use metal on your page.

You can use any kind of hardware.

Perhaps you want to give the Faux Metal technique a try.

Maybe you have some Pearl Ex hanging around being ignored (I know I do). Try one of the Pearl Ex Techniques. Melted Pearls or Heated Pearls .

Bonus: What is a little Heavy Metal without Rock & Roll. Yes, use the Rock & Roll Technique somewhere one your page.

Friday, April 9, 2010

SBVC118 - Men In Our Lives

While I was away in NC we had a lot of rain. When we got home our basement was flooded again. So I was dealing with that yesterday.

I will post the challenge soon.

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This week's challenge will be the Men In Our Lives.

Show us some masculine pages of the men that are dear to you.

Sample: My Guys

SBVC117 - Pets In Our Lives

When I think of family I think of my kids, dh, sisters/brothers, mom, dad etc.. But how many of us think of our pets that way? I have noticed in several magazines lately more and more people of making layouts of their pets.

So that is my challenge for you this week: Pets.

If you don't have any pets then how about doing a layout of the ducks at the pond or the lizard that the kids caught.

Here is an old layout of My Dog Kimmie. (unfortunately we no longer have her. Kimmie has gone to that great dog park in the sky)

SBVC116 - Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

I'm going to make this an easy challenge. Three elements - you can do one or all...

1. Monochromatic Green Page

2. Clovers

3. Gold (respresenting Pot O' Gold)

SBVC115 - Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung here in NH.. I have been spring cleaning like crazy and have totally gotten wrapped up in it that I spaced the challenge.

This week's challenge is based on a color palette. I also would like for you to include something that buds (flowers, trees etc) and a Spring saying/poem/song.

SBVC114 - Glasses & Goggles

I know we all have these photos. The cute photos of babies/toddlers wearing sunglasses. Or maybe a child wearing swim goggles.

That's it. simple and easy this week.

Here is an older page I made of my oldest son.

SBVC113 - Slim Shots

This week's SCS SBVC challenge is to use slim photos or maybe I should put it as narrow shots/photos. You know the ones I'm talking about. The one of the tall buildings. Or they can be cropped photos of your kids/grandkids.

That is it.  Simple and easy.. 

SBVC112 - Love is In the Air

With Valentines Day coming up I figured I would incorporate that into this week's SCS SBVC challenge.

There are a couple of requirements for this week's challenge:

1. You must include a heart on the page. It can be chipboard, a cutout from pattern pattern, etc.

2. You must include flowers on your page. It can be paper pleated, ribbon, dahlia fold, felt, scrunchy paper flowers etc..

3. You have to include a poem on your page. It can be a funny one or a serious one..

Bonus: What woman doesn't like to receive some bling on Valentine's Day. So let's see some glitter, rhinestones or any other bling on your page...

My husband's challenge for you all is to include Brown paper that represents Chocolate.