Celebrate Life Challenge

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome back to Frosted Designs! Kim here again to host the challenge this week. You can check out my blog here. You already know what a scrapaholic I am, how I love to scrap my little kids, and my obsession with ink. Since most of you are getting your kiddos ready for back to school, today I'm going to share my back to school with you...
* I teach third grade
* Our first day of school is Monday, August 9
*My favorite children's author is Megan McDonald (Judy Moody series)
*I never eat cafeteria food at school, I always brown bag it
*I arrive at school by 7:05 each day and usually stay late.

Now, I bet you want to know what this week's challenge is.....Today is my Granny's 84 Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Gran! So, in her honor, I'm challenging you to "Celebrate Life". This can be anything from baptisms, birth, birthdays, celebrating family vacations, to prom, etc. I decided to scrap a page of my Gran with Ashlea and Megan while my family was at the beach.

I simply adore this paper by Making Memories, I just added a hint of stickles to highlight the flowers and the beautiful blue birds. All supplies on this paper are Making Memories and Close to My Heart.

Our August sponsor this month is Lucky Girl Craft Kits. Take a peek at this yummy prize kit....

Jessica is also offering a special sale through the end of August -
Buy 2 kits and save 25%
Use code BUY2SAVE25 - offer valid through 8/31/10

All subscribers - new and old - will also receive a bonus kit valued at $15 with the shipment of their August kit. (This is in addition to the thank you kit - valued at $25+ - they receive at the end of their term!)
Our Lucky Girl design team will be hosting a Blog Party from August 1-3 featuring daily project inspiration for the Old School Cool kit. Be sure to check us out at http://www.luckygirlcraftkits.blogspot.com/.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team did!

Diana used a photo of her daughter Monica's Baptism as a symbol of celebrating hew baby daughters new life in Christ.

Joni did a simple layout with some fussy cutting on the blue wave paper and journaling about her son celebrating life at the beach playing tag with the waves and just being a boy.

The white embossed cardstock Pat used made a beautiful background for this black and white layout. She did a fabulous job of letting the photo be the focus!

Cassie interpreted this challenge by making a page about one of her passions.  Cooking, eating and learning about food is one of the ways in which she celebrates life.

Barb used a combination of her June and August Lucky Girl Kits to create this layout of her parents vacationing in Cabo. Since they have retired, they are certainly Celebrating Life!!
(Look at all the yummy embellishments... all of them came with the Lucky Girl Kits!!)

For her layout, Jessica celebrates the miracle of life. When her daughter, Sophia, was born, she was not breathing and was in severe distress. Sophia spent three days in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) before she was able to be held by her mommy. Though the time spent in the hospital was very scary, it made everyone realize how precious life is.

Now is your chance to win your own Lucky Girl Kit!! Link up your project for a chance to win!!


9 Responses to “Celebrate Life Challenge”

The Cropping Canuck said...

What a great challenge! Love the projects this week!

Dawnll said...

Oh how wonderful I am off to finish mine.
Ladies thank you for all the inspiration!
Always such wonderful layouts.

Unknown said...

Ooooo, ladies these are all certainly stunning! I love how we each tell such stories of celebrating life!
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Aug 11:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Pat said...

Beautiful work, ladies!!!

Gisèle said...

I just loved this challenge. It was fun to sift through my stamps and find this gem of a sentiment. Everyone's projects are really beautiful and very inspiring.

Kelly Massman said...

Great projects! I linked up:

Wendy said...

Great challenge! I chose to work on our vacation pictures. Talk about celebrating life...it was from our dream vacation....A Disney Cruise! Only took us 10 years to do it...

Debbie said...

I just found your blog and I am now a follower and I have enter my card it's for a 50th Wed. Anniversary I thought what better way to celebrate thanks for this chance to enter Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/