9.07.2008

My Style? Challenge and Blog Candy!

**CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! I WILL POST A WINNER TOMORROW MORNING! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!**

ETA: You do NOT need to be a scrapbooker to enter this contest - Just leave a comment and you're entered! I'll be posting a pic of the candy tomorrow most likely and it's SO YUMMY! AND it's not just for scrapbookers... If you leave a link to your blog with an entry written about YOUR style, you'll be entered twice! Simple as that! Can't wait to get to know you better!


Once again inspired by the Goodiebox girls, I got to work creating a couple of layouts using stamps. I don't own many stamps, other than letter stamps and a few odds and ends. But I was amazed at the versatility of these tiny rubber and acrylic beauties. If you are ever stuck in a scrapbooking rut, try checking out different blogs for challenges. They really seem to get me thinking out of the box and help me create. I especially needed that lately as I've got a bunch of photos sitting around waiting to be scrap booked and my new years challenge hanging over my head to stay caught up.

The first layout I did was about my mommy time out that I so desperately needed! I used stamps for the journaling squares, and those little black dots to the right of the circle.
I used this awesome clock stamp, that I LOVE. It's one of those rare things I splurged on for just ONE project a while back. But, I've been able to use it a few times since then, so it was worth it :)
I used some letter stamps with red ink to stamp out the word "OUT" onto white cardstock, then I cut out each letter, using foam squares to make them pop a bit. It was a great solution for not having any red letter stickers.

Finally, I felt the page needed a bit of something to the right of the photos, so I used a couple of stamps to make a pattern to fill in that space. I like how it turned out.
The second layout I did didn't use as many stamps, but I just love how it turned out. Okay, small explanation of this post - the title is "Style ?" with the question mark added purposely. I have never considered myself a woman of style. I usually get by on cast offs, Value Village finds, or whatever is on clearance at Wal-Mart. I often feel "thrown together" rather than "put together" and you know, I'm tired of it! I want to express my style - if I have one, or discover it if I don't. After a photoshoot, when I had some money in my pocket, I went into a local trendy store and bought a new outfit right off the front display. That's right - no clearance rack at the back of the store this time (don't get me wrong, I love a great deal - the store was having an all over sale that day) and I just love wearing it! I really feel like this time I went out and instead of settling, I was able to get something that is ME ME ME!! I love it and feel so "myself" in it. Actually, it's the outfit I'm wearing in the first layout, too. LOL! I guess I really do love it.



Anyway, that's what this layout is about. My growing awareness of my sense of style. YES! My favorite part of the layout is the chandelier (am I right?). I stamped the chandelier image with staz on ink onto a transparency sheet, cut it out, then hung it from the top of a circle that I cut out of the background cardstock. I love it.
I also used letter stamps for the title.

So, I extend a challenge to you! Scrapbook a page about YOUR personal style. What is it? Do you have one? If you aren't a scrapbooker (heaven forbid :P) then blog about it, write about it in your journal, whatever! I want to see your pages, read your blogs, and give away some fun stuff! I haven't decided what I'll give away, but it will be something fabulous. How do you enter? Leave a comment! If you leave a comment with a link to your blog entry or layout you'll be entered twice!! YIPPEE! I'll draw a winner on Friday - so that gives you some time, and I'll post a picture of the blog candy later on this week. So, let's see your style!

29 comments:

Michelle said...

Love these layouts Bobbi! They are so fun - I just love all the elements you used.

Kim said...

I love both your layouts!!! They turned out great :)

carriegel said...

Cute layouts.

As far as my style, when I find it I will let you know! :)

Josie said...

Love the scrapbooking layout and so sad that I don't scrapbook only because I want to win a prize.lol..www.allforfunphotography.com

Lynn said...

Love your outfit Bobbi! And just so you know....I have always loved your style. Truly.

Nora said...

I dont scrapbook either... but I do Family History Friday on my blog, which ( sometimes ) tells about my life

~Diana~ said...

I don't scrapbook. I'm working on my blog, but I'm not very good about that. It's about as creative as I get.

Nora said...

I commented on my blog about your contest !!!!

sherri Barron said...

I love your style! Great pages.

Christal said...

bobbi you are so talented! love your blog I don't comment often but love looking at it. I love giveaways too! Especially your talented work! Great scrapbook pages too!

Chanté said...

I try to scrapbook, but I'm just not creative enough! So my style would be 'timid'. I love your style though! I looove your tutorials too!
www.freckledfamily.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Hi Bobbi-Jo... I am new to scrapbooking so I have yet to find my style... I love coming to your blog to see your awesome work & to get inspiration to get me started. BTW - you have a beautiful family! =) Thanks for the opportunity for the great blog candy!

Rachel said...

Cute page!! How did I miss this post?!? Your making me want to get my paper out and scrap. If only I had a scrapbook store to shop at here. But there is none. So I'm kinda sunk on new products until I can get out of town!

Mandy said...

I don't really have a personal style. I just do whatever feels right for the pictures. :)

Laura said...

I loved this page! I would love to win even more!

Josie said...

Love the blog candy-I hope you don't mind but I linked it on my blog.

juliette pouwer said...

if I don't win then you have to help me do it when we come to visit :D

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Bobbi Jo I do a bit of scrao booking but my DIL Lynn is the scrap booker i9n our family have a look at her blog she is so good.
www.lynnwood10.blogspot.com if you leave her a comment just say her MIl put you onto her. I love your work.
Hugs Mary.

stampinc said...

Great layouts. I really like your style and very inspiring. Count me in on this sweet candy. I don't have hardly any halloween stamps and I would love to get the handmade BOO you made. I just love handmade things. Thanks for a chance.

TIFFANY & CO. said...

Hi-

I'm a lurker. Been lurking for a while. I think I found you through Jenn at Girly Do's. LOVE your photoshop tutorials and just enjoy looking at your photos. I'm new to photography and like getting ideas/help from you! Thanks! Keep up the awesome blog!!
-Becky
My blog is private, but if you're interested email me at princessbeckbug at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

What a fun blog candy giveaway! I wish I had a style to share, but I don't really have my "own". I love to scraplift and get ideas from other blogs...like yours! xoxo ;-)
Sarah

Andrea said...

my style is simple & quick. I need a style makeover. cute boo

shawn said...

Not much of a scrapbooker, but you make it look easy.. cute layout.. and cute BOO!!

B said...

My style? You'd have to read THIS to find out.

pam said...

I always love blog candy! The real stuffs even better. Count me in:)

Lindsay Dawne said...

My scrapbooking style is very "in the moment". If I am feeling girly I love to use flowers, if I am feeling more conservative and quiet I will use basic papers and not alot of embelishments. So in the end, my style is always changing however it is always a reflection of me in that particular point in my life. My blogs address is www.lindsaydawnesthoughts.blogspot.com/
please feel free to stop by anytime!
Great contest Bobbi and fabulous prizes!

JaneAnn said...

Hi - my scrapbook style is very simple - very simple! My main goal is get the photos on a page and into an album with journaling - then later I sometimes go back and add embellishments to the pages.

Ellie M said...

Love the "Boo"----> super cute! Love your Blog!

Sarah said...

my personal style is young & casual. but I am also a bit of a girly-girl. half my closet is PINK!
BTW, defining one's pesonal style is harder than it sounds! :)