Saturday, September 27, 2008

Scrap Pink Crop Weekend!

Whoo! We are well into day 1 of the Scrap Pink Crop weekend at Create My Keepsake! If you're looking for some fun challenges and some AWESOME prizes, please come join us here, if you haven't already. I just posted my layout challenge. The challenge was to create a layout about a skill, hobby or talent you have that not many people know about. I was inspired to do this layout after having a conversation with a newer friend who had no idea that I play(ed) guitar. It was such a big part of my life back in college, but since I don't really play now, my newer friends don't know this about me. So, I decided I needed to document this piece of me.
Journaling reads (yikes, it's long!): Anyone who knew me back in college knew how attached I was to my guitar. That thing meant the world to me. I got my guitar as a birthday present from my parents for my 20th birthday. I learned how to play from friends, teaching myself, and from taking a college guitar class. I even lugged my guitar with me halfway around the world when I studied in Australia because I didn’t want to be without it for so many months. If I close my eyes, I can clearly remember what it felt like to play back then. It was an indescribable feeling of truly getting lost in the moment. Nothing feels better then to lose yourself within music that is created by your own two hands. Fast forward a decade, and my poor guitar is locked up in its case, gathering dust. People who have more recently entered my life have no idea that I know how to play. My children have never heard me play, and my husband hasn’t heard me play in many many years. I miss it. Yet, something keeps me from picking it up, and I’m not quite sure what is stopping me. I think it’s time that I stop questioning it and just do it. I’m ready to reconnect with my beautiful long lost friend. Photos from Spring 1996, layout September 2008.

My Guitar Girl layout also happens to be one of my Luxe layouts this month using the new Sprinkles line, which is so bright and fun!

I got to scrap last night, too. I made a layout about Chloe enjoying her first snow... she looks so little here!

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Hope you all are having a great weekend so far!!

18 comments:

Danielle said...

I adore these layouts Staci!!!! What an awesome challenge for the Scrap Pink crop!!! I hope to get some time to do a few of these! :)

LoRi said...

Love the layouts, Staci. I'm totally inspired to scrap now!

Alexandra said...

Awesome layouts Staci, I love reading the journaling so thanks for including it in your post - it's usually what makes the page!! That snow page is too adorable, love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sasha said...

LOVE those LO's girl they were beautiful .. and nice journaling too .. hope your weekend was awesome boo .. hey did you use the sharpen on them .. they look fab...

*wink wink*

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Both layouts are so different, and gorgeous !! Love the journaling on Guitar Girl, I really have to work more on that .....

Aida

Allie said...

Great challenge and great LO! I always wanted to be a 'guitar girl.' :) I have one and can kinda play 'When the Saints Go Marching In.' It's pathetic. :) Fabulous snow LO too!

Leslie Ashe said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your gorgeous layouts Staci girl! You've given me the inspiration I need to go to town for WEEKS! ;O)
GOOOOOO SCRAP PINK!! I think we did great, don't you? :)
I loved your challenge - you really knocked their socks off!!!

HEYYYY and you are fabulous.
Thank you for what you said.
You made me smile bigger than the state I live in :)
I love ya!
Thank you again -
Leslie

KimmyS said...

Oh wowee!!!! That guitar layout totally rocks (excuse the pun). It's so great to look back at the "old" days to see what made us tick then.
And the winter layout? Absolutely divine

Audrey Pettit said...

Staci, your pages are beautiful! My gosh, I love them! Love your cool challenge page with it's bold patterns and funky feel, and that snow page is a little piece of heaven!

Stephanie Rice said...

Aww, I LOVE the snow princess layout! Chloe is so cute in her big furry coat. You captured those pictures so perfectly!

I also love the guitar layout. I've never done a LO about myself before, but I always love seeing other people's self-inspired layouts. What a great way to "share" yourself with others!

Meg Giroux said...

Oh Staci, I love the layouts you created! Really fun new paper for the 1st one, I think you should record one of your songs you play on your guitar and add it to your blog!! I would love to hear it.

I adore the second layout. so pretty, glittering and girly!!!!

Staci said...

Great LOs Staci! You always inspire me!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Oh my goodness Love these LO's..

Charlotte Cramer said...

Wow!!!! You did such an AWESOME job on these LO's!!!!!!! I love every inch of them and your true journaling on your Guitar LO!!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

you rock! TeHe! Get it--love the guitar layout--perfect in every way!

iris said...

Fun layouts Staci!! Love the swirl across the page! You really have style that is all your own and I love it.

Lucy Edson said...

Such a sweet LO, Staci!! Love how you journaled right onto the paper! I am always so nervous to do that - I always run out of space or misspell something! lol Yours looks great, however! :)

Pearl said...

wow ! way to get all those photos in for your Snow Princess ! love the glitter !!!!

& that guitar talent ! precious ! so inspiring !

I think I might be inspired to journal at some length for my Bad Girls' layout for wk 4 perhaps ! So stoked by it ! cant wait to create it ! i have some ideas floating ! hope it turns out as original as I'd want it !