Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: Picture This!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Good Morning everyone!

If you would be so kind; I need all your good thoughts, prayers and best wishes this morning because I have something going on that I thought was going to be a long shot this year......I have a job interview at 9am!!! I received a call on Wednesday from an unknown number, but because I had just put a teeth whitening strip on my teeth, I didn't pick up. Turns out it was from someone in HR at a large company here in town. They had heard about my old employer's situation and were calling about an current job vacancy they had! Talk about a miracle!! So wish me luck everyone! My family and I really need this!

Today's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge is one that you'll either relish or it will challenge you. Farmer Kim Nath has challenged all of us to use a photo in a card or project, or create a scrapbook page, it's entirely up to you how you use it!

Ok, so for my first project I did create a scrapbook page. I think the last time I scrapbooked was more than a year ago....ever since I discovered stamping! And I feel really bad about it too because I love to look back on the photos and memories. Since Valentines Day is right around the corner, I created a sweet layout for my sweet little girl. This photo was taken almost two years ago now, but it's one of my favorite photos of her.

Lots of new things (from Michaels) on this layout! The paper is from K&Company's new Lovely Stack Collection and the pillow hearts are accessories from K&Co's other new collection - 'Ka-Zoo'. I love the look of the Zyron Label Writer on scrapbook pages, so I created that a pun on the 'My Funny Valentine' line and added the sweet Maggie Bunny stamp, designed by Marina Neira. The layout was one I found on fellow New Hampshire, Lynne Forsythe's blog. Really cute, don't you think??

Here's a close up of the wooden heart covered with some of the K&Company paper and the acetate die-cuts scattered around the page.

I couldn't resist created a second project since The Man's cousin is expecting a little one of her own any day now, and I thought this would make a great gift! The adorable Marlene, from the Sweet Message set, graces this frame. I used the Quickutz 'Zoe' mini alphabet set for the letters and the star is covered in some pretty white glittery paper for some pretty sparkle. I think this would look soooo sweet in a baby's room! Of course, the new baby's picture would fill this frame, but for this photo, I put in a picture of Syd when she was just 3 months old! Looking at this picture makes me crave another little one! Hopefully that will happen for us some time soon. :)

Need more inspiration?? Check out what the rest of the Farmer's and Crafty Critter Crew did with this challenge!
Now it's your turn to create a project using a photo. Upload your project using any TGF Stamp to TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>FFF>Kim's Picture This. All cards qualifying for prize must be uploaded by Wednesday, January 20th, 2010.

Remember: You MUST use a TGF image to qualify for this contest. Any TGF image (digi or rubber) will do! The winner will be announced next Friday! Check out today's TGF blog post to see what the random winner will receive!

Thanks so much for dropping by this week and leaving all those lovely comments! I really do appreciate them! :)

Project One
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Maggie Bunny'
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Bling, PP = K&Company 'Lovely Collection'
Access: Ribbon, Buttons, Adhesive Rhinestones, K&Company Brenda Walton Acetate Die-cuts, K&Company 'Ka-Zoo' Pillow Stickers, Zyron Label Writer, Wooden Heart, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

Project Two
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Sweet Message'
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Glitter Paper, PP = American Crafts
Access: Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones, Wooden Star, Buttons, Quickutz Zoe Alphabet, Dimensionals


Ciacchina said...

bellissimo LO!!!!

~amy~ said...

awww....cutie pie layout and frame:) crossing my fingers for you sista....good luck on the interview!!! teeth whitening strip...that cracked me up.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow, these are AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL work!!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Gorgeous, both projects just fabulous. Good luck with your interview I will cross my fingers and toes for you.
Kristy x

Ann Kranitz said...

Lots of good luck wishes are coming your way!! Your projects today are awesome!! Great layout. Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! I'm really getting into using stamped images on scrapbook layouts and you nailed it on your page. I love the pictures of Sid too - she's sooo adorable.

Sending you lots of good mojo and wishes for the interview. It will go wonderfully I'm sure :)

Kim R. said...

GOOD LUCK today on your interview. I will keep my fingers crossed!!

Gorgeous projects!! Love the cute pictures!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, I hoping and praying you get that job offer!

What a darling scrapbook page and your sweet Syd is adorable! I can see why this is a favorite pix of her. Your "Welcome Baby" frame is fantastic...A beautiful gift for a new baby!!!

kadie said...

Sandra, these are SUPER FANTASTIC!! Wow, I need to take scrap page lessons from you because this one is perfection!! Amazing way of incoporating all these elements to enhance this fantastic photo. And your frame is just too too cute for words. It will make a really special gift. Thanks for inspiring me once again with such amazing projects!

Kate said...

Both of these are SUPER, SUPER adorable!! I'm praying for you about the interview. Let me know how it goes!! Love you lots.

Cheryl Walker said...

Sandra I wish you all the best on your interview today, and hope and pray you get the job!!! Good luck gal!!!!

Now for your projects, I just LOVE your layout, you did a beautiful job on it!!! And your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Also love the gift you made and I know they will love it tooo!!! What a darling little princess you have!

And dont worry about the links hun, I didnt have time this morning to post them all either! I should now go add them to my post tooo!!! :) Hope you have a very nice weekend!!!

Valerie said...

First of all I want to thank you for the SUPER sweet comment you left for me on my blog this last week! I'm glad I can make you smile just thru my blog hehe!

This is SO adorable! did you make it with chipboard (the frame) I'm loving it!

BIG hugs to you!

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely layout!

Julie Marshall said...

Absolutely beautiful those papers! Makes me want to pull out my scrapbooking supplies ;) TFS!

Unknown said...

Best of luck with the job--how great with it right in your town! Your scrapbook page is adorable and I love the bling!

Jen Shults said...

This is just beyond words amazing! Not only is that photo just stunning but your layout is genius. I'm completely in AW!!!

Randi said...

Amazing projects Sandra!! That bunny valentine layout is SO stunning! I love each and every DP you used and the slight touches of blue! And, I love how you incorporated a TGF stamp!! And, I love how you colored Maggie! Wow!! I love every single detail of this! You make me want to scrap!! So inspiring!!
Your little frame is super sweet, too!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

Hello, NE Bloggers!
Our 1-year anniversary is coming up on Jan 27. To mark the occasion I am going to put up a Mr. Linky on the evening of Monday, January 25. If you'd like to write a post about living in NE, fav places to visit, funny stories and stereotypes, recipes, photos of our gorgeous landscape, anything, it would be great if you would link in. I'd also like a little idea of # of participants, if you could just send me a reply.
Since I don't have emails from everyone, I'm also leaving this message in your comments, sorry for the double-up

The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Sandra, you continue to AMAZE me!! I LOVE both of these adorable projects. Your daughter is so CUTE! What a gorgeous page. Oh and your coloring... SERIOUSLY girl, you ARE AWESOME!!!
Good luck on your interview! Just bring one of your cards with you... HELLLLOOOO??? Who wouldn't hire someone with ALL that talent?

Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

WHAT!!! You scrapbook too!!!! Your talents have no limits!! BEAUTIFUL Projects!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

Ciacchina said...

il lo è bellissimooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Kim said...

Both projects are amazing! Your daughter is such a cutie with those big, beautiful, soulful eyes I can see why this photo is a favorite!

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