I am excited to announce that I was voted the First Place Winner last weekend for Scrapable’s Digi Summer Getaway. I have to give a big shout out to store owner Bev (NewE Designz) and her entire site team for putting together a really great event. There were instructional workshops, games, prizes and the final round of challenges. The team did a great job of welcoming us campers and providing us with inspiration and activities. Everyone I came into contact with was so pleasant. It was such a fun mental break from designing and a recharge of creativity for me. I was able to create 11 digital scrapbook pages for this event – more than I’ve scrapped for months!
I was given a prize of $460 in digital products of my choice from 40 different designers and stores. WOW, right!!?? I’m still shopping!
Here are the layouts I created to win the grand prize.
Round 1 – Create a layout about someone special in your life – who is important to you or who you like to spend time with.
Dear Jesus, I miss the time we have spent together in the garden of my heart. It’s not because you have left me but because I have let the cares of this world and the immediacy of every day life clutter my time and my soul. I have let what’s less important crowd out what’s truly important. I remember all the times you have met me right where I am – during quiet times in the morning, at retreats, in prayer ministry, on the worship team and all the times you have quietly spoken into my being just because you love me and wanted to bless me. I want to be with you and dwell in your Spirit but I need more than just my willpower to stay in your presence. Help me find my way back to you. Keep me close. Take me back to your garden and grow me again.
Credits: Easter Celebration artistic papers, digital kit, graffiti and borders. Earthy kit. Determination kit. Unique Junque Kit & Alpha (all by Christine Smith Digital Design)
crease overlays by Amanda Rockwell
In the garden of my heart quote – unknown author
Fonts- Kingthings Italique, Gabriola, A850-Deco, Arabic Typesetting
Round 2 – “bragging rights” – create a page about yourself with bullet style journaling of words that describe you. I had a LOT of fun doing this one!
Everything by Christine Smith Digital Design- Note To Self, Plain Brown Wrapper, Square Thin Wooden Frames, Scrap Basics Red kit & alphas, Unique Junque, Graduation Black, My Frame of Mind
The handwritten stuff was from things that were on my desk that day – scanned and blended into the papers and notebooks from the kits
Round 3 – create a layout that embodies FUN
I think I spent about 4 hours getting this page right!!
paint and swirls – As the Wind Blows by Laura Banasiak
Artsy photo editing brushes by Anna Aspnes
distressing brushes by Just Jaimee
glitter edges from Modern Christmas by Christine Smith
The dark grey and white swirls were hand drawn and turned into a brush. Chevron stamp created by me in Photoshop
fonts: Pea Devon Caps, Seedy Motel, Sketchetik
ROUND 4 – Scrapper’s Choice (anything goes!!)
I started out with a completely different page than this. It’s actually on this layout right below the glue bottle. But then my mind just got going in a different direction as it is apt to do LOL. I was thinking about how much fun I’ve had and how much I learned so I made this with all the layouts I did for the summer getaway.
ScrapAddict by Boutique Cute Dolls
Essential Digital Stitches by Christine Smith
Vision Ink by Christine Smith
Custom Creases by Christine Smith
fonts – Flux Architect & Halo Handletter
I also completed 7 workshop pages. These were created just for fun, using a technique taught at the getaway. Here they are – click on the thumbnails to see them full size with credits.
Thanks again, Scrapable and all the amazing prize sponsors: A-manda Creations, Amber Morrison, Amber Shaw, Blue Heart Scraps, Brenda’s Scrap Design, Busy Crafting Mommy, CamiJo Designs, Cheryl McCain Designs, Dana’s Footprint Digital Design, Designs by Laura Burger, Down this Road Designs, Fit 2 B Scrapped, Go Digital Scrapbooking, Hat of Bunny, JenC Designs, Karen Diamond Designs, Kooky Cat Designs, Lavender’s Corner, Manda Land Scraps, MariScraps, NewE Designz, Nibbles Skribbles, Outside the Box, Pardon the Mess, Ponytails Designs, Queen Wild Scraps, Roseytoes, Scrapable, Scrappin Serenity, Scrappy Cocoa, Scraps N Pieces, Snips and Snails, Studio Cappuccino, Sus Designs, Teresa Digi Designs, Tracy Martin, Unforgettable Moments, Viola Moni, Z Pink Boudoir
I’m not going on a scrapbook retreat this fall like I have in the past so this “getaway” was even more treasured!