Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Challenge #5

With Christmas right around the corner and all these wonderful Christmas pp we thought it be appropriate to do a Christmas challenge or holiday challenge (whatever you prefer). So what puts you in the mood? What gets you in that Christmas spirit? Maybe it’s the sight of Christmas lights, or the smell of baking cookies. What lets you know Christmas (or your holiday) is coming? Use your 5 senses touch, taste, sight, smell, hear. You don't have to use all 5 use one if you like. Just let us know what it is that puts you in the holiday spirit. Now on to the technique…You must paint with something found in your house. It can be ANYTHING. I mean easy peasy lemon squeezie, right?

Oh and our awesome sponsor this time around is...

Coordinates Collection

They will send you one of their fabulous kits! Even more reason to do this challenge.

Just in case you are stumped here is our takes on this awesome challenge.

Guest Mojo Girl~Aja









Aren't they wonderful?!? Some of the things we used to paint with:
Tissue paper, Mesh veggie bag, cups, forks, bubble wrap, and cookie cutters just to name a few.

Now for the due date...We figured with all the holiday hussel and bussel we would give you till the end of dec to complete this. SO this will be our last challenge this year. We will be back again on Jan 1st with sneaks of our next challenge and a brand new guest mojo girl. So you really have no excuses not to do this challenge! We thank you all for your support and hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Guest Mojo Girl

Our Dec guest Mojo Girl is a lovely lady. She has so much talent...We are so happy to have her on our team this time around.

1. Name: Aja

2. What is your “Day” job?
I teach 2nd grade for a large urban district. It's stressful, and demanding, but I'm pretty sure it's something I was meant to do.

3. Do you have a spouse…children…pets?
Yes...Yes...No! LOL! I've been married to Jackson for almost 7 years (our anniversary is Dec. 16), and I have two adorable girls, Jaden (5) and Ashlyn (2)...but don't let them fool you...they're really good at getting into trouble! (Their dad is too!)

4. Do you have a blog that you regularly post on?
Yup! twogirlzstuff I try to keep it as updated as possible...but, I'm a little busy.

5. How long have you been scrapbooking?
I've really been doing it since high school...more than 10 years (ugh, I'm getting old!). But I've only done pages that I would actually show people for about 4 years! lol!

6. Where do you find your inspiration for layouts?
My photos. I buy all the scrapbook mags, and check galleries, but, it all really comes back to the picture and the memory behind it.

7. What is your “must-have” item on a layout (other than the necessities)?
This may sound funny, but I absolutely CANNOT complete a layout unless I have journaled on it in my own handwriting. I know so many people who create their layouts and put them aside to journal on later, or who don't like their writing so they never use it. I think it is so much more important to have something of YOU in every page you create.

8. What would you say your scrapping style is? What is your favorite technique?
Hmmm...It's kind of funny because all of the friends that I scrap with know that I could run a business with the supplies in my scraproom! I am always drawn to pages with lots of fun little bits, and I have gobs and gobs of goodies to use, but my pages usually end up fairly simple.
My favorite technique may not qualify as a technique, but I almost ALWAYS use staples to "adhere" my ribbon.

9. Can you describe your scrapping process?
This goes back to #6. I start by digging through my photos, and pulling out my absolute faves...the ones that put an instant smile on my face, or bring on the tears. (I used to think that I needed to work chronologically. Then, one day, I looked at my boxes and albums stacked on my shelves, and realized I would be working on Jaden's birth album about the time she graduated high school. Then I decided that it was more important to scrap what I enjoyed...what made me it didn't feel as much like something I "had" to do.) Once I have my pic, I pretty much know what my title's going to be, as well as the mood and colors of the layout...all before I even begin pulling out supplies.

10. Where can we see more of your work at (online galleries, etc).
Sadly...I'm a pretty much just on my blog.

And wait till you see what she did with our next challenge...You'll have to come back tmw tho! Hope to see you then!

Monday, December 3, 2007


Ok so I know you have been patiently waiting...I wont keep u any longer...The winner of #4 challenge is...

Christina C.

Make sure you email us your address at for that lovely A Million Memories kit! You did an amazing job on this challenge!

Here are our favorites...

We want you all to have a wonderful holiday and our next challenge is only 2 days away! Come back tmw and check out our guest Mojo Girl!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sneak Peeks

How is everyone tonight? We got some sneak peeks for ya...Also tmw we will have the winner announced and then on the 4th we will introduce our new guest Mojo Girl! She is super sweet and talented you wont wanna miss that! On to the sneaks!

Also the clue will be up tmw! Don't forget to come back.

Hope you hare having a wonderful holiday season!