Friday, November 17, 2006

AEzine challenge...11-17


I almost forgot to do this... since I was in "quick create" mode this afternoon, I got it done. (I wonder if the four excedrin migraine tablets and 3 cups of coffee have anything to do with this increased productivity??? Hmmmm... )

The point of this LO was to express your creative style and how it has changed. I think mine has changed most dramatically because I look at how and why I scrap differently. I used to be THE ultra perfectionist... everything had to be just so... including the pictures. NOW do NOT misunderstand me, if that is your style and you LIKE it and most importantly ENJOY it... then its great. But I would spend time fussing over capturing perfect event shots, making perfect little pages, and was NOT having fun... it was not my style...

I am not sure that I have a "style" now perse, but I know that I like using lots of "stuff" and being more creative now. I like getting influenced by other scrappers... I especially like that now I am capturing my LIFE... not just events. I still get events documented too, but I also like having pages about the fact that Lincoln fell asleep watching QVC with me, or that Emerson was playing cars on his dad while he slept. LIFE... OUR LIFE... documented for future generations... Hmmmm... Maybe I just discovered my "style"... And since I have now used the word "Hmmm..." twice in the same post I will go...

8 comments:

  1. This is simply sweet. I love you attitude about scrapping too. Your right about how you should ALWAYS have fun or why do it? I will admit that this last challenge from Ali just challenged me in the way of like...how am I interpreting it. I went through so many drafts because I was thinking that I HAD to do it the obviouse way. Well, 4 pieces of photo paper later I found out that the most important thing for me to do was to give a message to my family. Like you...no pictures just he story!!! All ways are cool! tfs!!! -Karla

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  2. Cool page, I really like it. Wasn't it fun thinking about the journey we are on ....

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  3. I think you did find your style. I like your capture of the challenge & the layout is so cool!

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  4. LOVE this page Jude!!!!
    And I'm drooling over the picture of yummy stuff below...I need those 7 gyp. stamps!
    Nicole

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  5. Thanks for the comment on my page! I love yours, it's super cute! I love the neutral color you used and your two rules. =)

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  6. I really love your "now" style. So perfect in it's simplicity. It is so what I have been trying to get to lately. Old habits are hard to break:) I've really been enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing, Shari

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  7. OMG, Girl!! You've been busy! Dang, I'm going to have to get a cup of coffee with lots of creamer (in your honor) and stay awhile!

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  8. I love, love, love this layout!! Im striving to be an imperfect artist, too! It's so much more "real", kwim? Hey, your slideshow looks great, by the way!
    Did I mention I love your layout???

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