April 5, 2011

A Little Competition In Dallas At The Stampede

I did it!!! Yes I am so excited I finished my layout in the time alloted. Four of us ladies that became friends on the message board and through blogging decided before the Stampede to have table games. So Pam drew names and we had to design and create a layout to put together in Dallas within a thirty minute window using the other persons photos. The completed layout would be gifted to the owner of the photos in Dallas.  I got Pam's name and she sent me photos as well as the web address of a bird sanctuary in India. I learned a little more about the country Pam came from than I knew before this game. Each lady also learned a little as we were told what the photos were about. I even prepared journaling but Pam prefers her own handwriting in her books just as I do.
So we turned the video cameras on and went to work creating. Now you can feel a part of the Dallas excitement along with us if you take a few minutes and watch first the make ready at home in the first video and then the second and final video we are right there in the midst of the swarm. The only rules were to prepare but not assemble and all you had to do was complete your layout in 30 minutes. So you were competing with time.

This first video is the make ready and packing for the swarm. All we were required to do is a single page layout but I wanted a special page for Pam and went with a 2 page spread.

In this video we are here in Dallas and you can hear all the noise in the background. I am in a room with 200 ladies and we are busy working.

In this last video I finish my pages and each of us share our pages with you! I am just so excited to share these ladies talent with you today.
This is a photo of the finished page minus the journaling that Pam will do herself. I really like the way it turned out.
Close up ot the alligator and notice how different the grass looks after inking and hiding the glitter area a little.
And finally a closeup of the crane. I used pop dots to give him dimension. He is the stork from New Arrivals.

Here are photos of the other pages:
The above pages were made by Pam at The Bug Bytes for Melissa. She used plenty of stickles and glitter on this and you can get a better view of this page in the 3rd video. It is AWESOME.
This page is made by Melissa of Melissa Made for Elizabeth. Isn't it AWESOME? I love the motion of this page and know that I will scraplift it to use on my children's pages as I begin putting them together.
This page is made by Elizabeth of 217 Creations for me. Elizabeth made this AWESOME page using her Imagine and she too used plenty of glitter.
And finally one last shot of my page made for Pam.
We all had such a great time doing this and I think I would like to do it again next year as it really generated a lot of excitement, anxiety and anticipation for each of us.
I sure hope you enjoyed today's post. I thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you.
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