Michelle's Little Creations

Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekend Warrior Challenges

Here is my first challenge of the weekend, and I know just the picture I intend to use! You can find this awesome challenge, and some great sketches on their Facebook group, SG Srap Squad. I'm loving the theme of the layout and the sketch. My other challenges will be to get the next day's worth of posts up and scheduled , since I have to work 4 days next week instead of three. (I would complete posts and schedule on off days.)

It's Remember Me Day! This is the third installment of my effort to encourage all of us (myself included) to take the time to make sure that our personal stories are recorded. The latest topic is "trivia, or what you don't know about me." We're going to focus on "fun facts" about you, both historical and important, but also fun and trivial. To get a better idea of what you might include, check out my journaling:
• My journaling: "We all are an eclectic collection of quirks, secrets, and personal trivia. Some funny, some a little crazy...but still true. Here are mine.
-- In the Fifties, my grandfather made me a homemade hula hoop out of plumbing tubing at his hardware store.
-- I got a little carried away at my daughters' high school ballgames.
-- Totally despise mushrooms.
-- Got sent to the office in eighth grade for winking at a boy.
-- My first job was cutting and packing school pictures at Baldwin's Photography in Springfield.
-- I like folded-over potato chips best.
-- When I first went to college, I planned to be a music teacher.
-- I have a keychain collection.
-- Once drove in a powderpuff stock car race wearing a lime green polyester pantsuit.
-- I'm deathly afraid of grasshoppers.
-- I was the Summit Conference typing champion of 1968.
-- Never met a gravy I didn't like.
-- Loved Nancy Drew books when I was a kid.
-- I've seen two Presidents: Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
-- Cannot go out in public without black eyeliner.
-- I know all the words to "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle.
-- Despise having hair touch my forehead.
-- I can't drive 55."
The sketch I used is one of the free sketches from the March 2014 issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE magazine. You can download it (with complete measurements and placements) here:http://www.scrapbookgeneration.com/create-march-2014-downl…/
How I used/altered the sketch:
• Use the 4x4 photo spot for a photo of you. If it reinforces one of your trivia items, that would be great. I could have done that with several of the items, but opted to just use a favorite photo of myself instead.
• Because the emphasis of this layout is on the journaling, I turned two small photos into two journaling blocks instead. This is a good example of how you can add more journaling to a layout without compromising the design.
What you can do:
Share a layout on this topic (trivia, or what you don't know about me) here by May 5 for the chance to win shopping $$ at scrapbookgeneration.com.
The whole Remember Me project is something wonderful you can do for yourself! I'm hoping to see more of you participate...you'll be glad you did
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