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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hi there,

Wow, I have been having so much fun over at http://www.scrap-friendzy.com where I am attending the SCRAP U this month.

As you know by now, we have to do daily and weekly assignments. I have learnt so much already. It really challenges you to use old photos and to try out stuff you have never used or done before. I still have a few assignments to complete where lots of paint and stuff is involved..

Here are all the badges I have earned so far... I am very proud of myself ! LOL

This was our HISTORY assignment. We had to use newspaper, mix modge with paint and paint it. Once dry we were to create an element (I made flowers) and a photo mat on our page. If we had interesting newspaper articles we could add them to the page. I didn't, so I just used the paper for decor purposes:

You can check out how to make your own Newspaper here: http://www.scrap-friendzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=103&t=4680
Close up view of my flowers.. am going to do this again, love this technique.
Another assignment was our FOREIGN LANGUAGE assignment. This was for Extra Credit. I used photos from KENYA on our honeymoon. We had to use foreign photos and a foreign language. JAMBO means HELLO in Swahili.

For our HOME ECONOMICS assignment, we had to use material to create a flower and use as an element somewhere on your page. I created a small black flower on this layout and used the remainder of my material for a border.

Close up view of the layout: (thank you Betty Anne for the lovely bling you sent me !)

Other challenges that I am taking part in are:
They are having a SKETCHATHON for the month too..

Here is the card challenge they had. We had to use this sketch and create a layout either in Fall / School theme. This is a back to school card I made...(using leftovers from my October Afternoon papers).

The following double layout killed 2 birds with 1 stone:
SCRAP U assignment for Extra Credit: To get on the DEANS LIST, we had to create a layout using 10 or more photos, about summer and make a list. This is my layout using the new October Afternoon (Fly a Kite range) paper and element sheets:

I doubled up on this layout by using this sketch at SKETCHINSPIRATION - http://sketchinspiration.ning.com/ created by Jana Eubank. (check it out, you can win prizes too).

Used this sketch for my left side of my layout:

For the right side of my layout, I used the LETS SCRAP sketch RIGHT HAND side of this one:

My right hand side:

I love this October Afternoon paper range.. so cute and easy to use...
Close ups of the layout:

Had to make 3 wedding cards last night too for a friend at work.. I created the cards, inside and a small element to add to the front of the envelope:
Card 1:
Inside and element:

Close up:
Card 2:

Close up and element:
Close up view:

Card 3:
Open view and element:
Close up view:
Phew, OK now I am exhausted from scrapping.. think I have done my share this week hey?
Yes, this was all done this week ! LOL..
Have a good long weekend and haul out that BRAAI and enjoy NATIONAL BRAAI DAY and HERITAGE DAY !
Hugs, Mich


  1. Wow you are rocking the ScrapU... love your layouts... I hope to finish all mine early next week.

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  3. Wow! I love that flower technique too! You should do a post to teach it to us.

    I also love, love, love the colors in the spinning page.

  4. Aaaaah, here's the modge/paint technique! I'm definately going to try it out, tyvm :-))