Thursday, November 20, 2008

Challenge 26

Some would say we had a life changing election this year. We have seen a lot of blogs used as soap boxes. That made me think why not use our scrapbooking creations as sort of a "soap box". We need to document the way we feel about certain things for the next generation. I know they would love to know. Your challenge is to make a statement with your scrapbooking. It can be any kind of a statement. Use it as your "soap box", tell us something that you think is important, or something that we should know. You may not even have to use words to make your statement. The sky is the limit! Second part of the challenge is to use ink. Any way you want to any kind at all.

Our sponsor this time around is one of the best kit clubs out there. The kits always have a little taste of everything. If you like art mixed with scrapbooking you will want to win a kit from Red Velvet.


Check out the Mojo Girls' statements.


Theresa


Dani


Christina


Melissa


Shelly


Marie


Lindsay


Jess

There are so many statements you can make. We cant wait to see yours! Link us up by Nov 30Th for a chance to win a kit from Red Velvet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

You Win!

Wow ladies! Your creations were oh so grand! We loved them all. The winner for this time around was...


Renoa! We loved the bright colors and all the wonderful bits. Great job! Pls send your address to scrapmojo@sbcglobal.net

Some more wonderful creations.



These were also in our favs but we are having trouble with their images.

Amanda
Redmom
Bree
Elaine
Lisa

Come back on the 20TH for the new challenge!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Guest Mojo Girl

Our guest Mojo girl is someone I hold dear to my heart. She is one super lady and a very talented scrap godess. She constantly is inspiring me and I am so glad she is going to be apart of this challenge.




1. Name: Theresa Koback

2. What is your Day job?
I am an office manager of a small propane company.
I have been working here for almost 13 years.

3. Do you have a spouse children..pets?
I am married {since 2001}to my brother's best friend, and the funny thing about it is
that my brother is dating my best friend....ha!
I have two spoiled little girls, Reese {4} a princess and Cameron {2} a tomboy.
My third child is a boxer baby named Topanga and in case you were wondering,
she is just as spoiled as the other two.

4. Do you have a blog that you regularly post on? If so, what is the link.
My blog is http://theresasorganizedmess.blogspot.com/.

5. How long have you been scrapbooking?
I have been scrapbooking off and on since 1998, more so in the past 3 years though.
My first albums are in hiding ;) ...they are full of Mrs. Grossman stickers. ha!

6. Where do you find your inspiration for layouts?
A lot of my inspiration comes from the world around me and at the weirdest times.
I could be taking a shower or laying in bed and a lightbulb
goes off!! ha! I also love to read blogs and search online galleries.

7. What is your ¡°must-have¡± item on a layout (other than the> necessities)? right at the moment it is something vintage like lace,
or a retro image, music sheets, fabric, ect.

8. What would you say your scrapping style is? What is your favorite> technique?My style? well...embellished? is that style? I love bright colors, embellishments, layers and tons of dimension.
I have just recently came across gesso, my new favorite thing to use. .> 9. Can you describe your scrapping process?

I usually grab a few photos and lay them on a few different papers,
to see which one makes them stand out the most. Then I grab more paper because
I still do not think that any of those papers look quite right.
I usually go through at least 20 pieces before I find the right one.

After I find the right background, I start layering a few embellishments or patterned paper
and work my way out from the photo. I like to crinkle paper alot!

I really never glue anything down until I think the layout is finished. I
staple most of the things down that I can . Mostly because in the scrapping process,
the darn glue dots get lost somewhere along with the 5 pair of scissors
that I start out with!
I am very messy! LOL!~

10. Where can we see more of your work (online galleries, etc.)
You can find me at my Red Velvet Kit Club set on flickr,Scrap in style and Scrapbook.com

Come back on the tmw for the winner of the last challenge and make sure to check in on the 20th to see what our new challenge will be!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Challenge 25

Our next challenge is brought to you by our lovely Mojo Girl Christina. She is a big fan of Alice in Wonderland and thought it would be a great idea to have a challenge using the story. I too love Alice in all its whimsy and decided she was quite right. Your challenge is to use Alice in Wonderland as inspiration. That means take ANYTHING from the story and use it. It could be images, quotes, book pages, colors, whatever your little heart desires. The second part of the challenge is to use lace.


We have a wonderful sponsor... Bad Girls Kits! Their kits are just stunning! If you have admired from afar but never took the plunge now is your chance to test the waters. Trust me once you do you will become a subscriber.



Beautiful beautiful!

Let's see what inspo the Mojo girls have come up with.

Wendy


Shelly


Melissa


Lindsay


Kristi


Christina




Marie


Dani


Fairytale goodness! Please have your creations linked no later then the 15Th of Nov. We can't wait to see what you create!

Guest Mojo Girl



Name? Wendy Rago

What is your Day job?

I own and operate Bad Girls Kits, which is my love and my passion. I have always been involved in the arts, and to now be able to create kits every month is so awesome! My forte is mixing the unexpected and vintage to keep it fresh and to keep you girls challenged. I also have an online store at Bad Girls which keeps me pretty busy too. Make sure you come on over and play with us...we like new friends!


Do you have a spouse children..pets?

I have been married to Peter who is truly my soul mate for 16 years now. We have 3 gorgeous children, Ariana, Peter Jr., and Angelena, and one very (thank goodness) low maintenance pet Desert Tortoise appropriately named Shelley.



Do you have a blog that you regularly post on? If so, what is the link.

http://wendyrago.typepad.com/bad_girls/



How long have you been scrapbooking?

I started on this wonderful journey of scrapbooking about 8 years ago and I never looked back. I have met the most wonderful people and I continue to be in awe of this fabulous art!


Where do you find your inspiration for layouts?

Mostly in my head....I really don't look to anything external...I think the supplies alone fuel my inspiration...they speak to me. ;)

What is your ¡°must-have¡± item on a layout (other than the
necessities)?

Gotta have flowers and decorative stick pins. OH....and don't forget the cardboard!!!



What would you say your scrapping style is? What is your favorite
technique?

Eclectic....always mixing it up. My favorite technique??? Hmmmm....I don't really have one.....I have many, but if I had to choose just one, I would have to say mounting cut out paper on cardboard...I love dimension and this is my favorite way of creating it and recycling at the same time!

Can you describe your scrapping process?

What's that??? lol....I don't really have a process....or is "putting as much stuff on the page as you can" a process??? hehehehhehehe....I honestly never make plans...I sit down and just reach for whatever is in site...somehow it's going to work!

Where can we see more of your work (online galleries, etc.)

http://www.badgirlskits.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=3

Monday, November 3, 2008

You won it!

Our winner for this spooky challenge was..




Kelly! Make sure to send us your address at scrapmojo@sbcglobal.net. Wonderful wonderful job!

Here are more of our favs.




Come back on the 5th for a wonderful sponsor and guest Mojo Girl!