Welcome, welcome! Pull up a chair. I'm Amanda and, together with these awesome ladies listed over on the left, am truly thrilled to be launching this challenge blog. It seemed to us that this particular area was inadequately addressed in the scrapbooking world, though so very many of us deal with loss and grief during the course of our lives. It's a horrible club to be in...having lost a loved one...but, if we all stick together, imagine the healing possibilities!
To find out more about how this site came to be, please look at the "About This Blog" page. While you're at it, peruse the "How It Works" page as well. If you still have questions, shoot me an email pronto, okay? :)
Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you our first challenge...use lyrics. Here are the layouts we came up with. If you're anything like me, you'll want to know the stories behind these. :) Including all of that in the challenge post each time, though, would make for a very long post. So, stay tuned for an up close and personal look at each of these layouts over the coming days (I'll highlight one contributor a day for the next week).
Jen (who made two, one for her aunt and one for her grandma):
Tania (as seen in In Loving Memory: A Journey of Remembrance (an online class)):
Now, the details. Since this is a challenge blog, we invite you to participate in each challenge along with us. We know that grief is a very personal thing but also know that sharing our stories can help us heal. As extra motivation to participate, we've found some generous sponsors to offer up prizes each time. To be eligible for the random drawing, upload your challenge project online and link us up in the comments of this post by midnight on August 25th. No limit on the number of entries or whether they've been posted online previously...just be sure to link us up so we can see and share in your story.
What is this challenge's prize, you ask? Well, Prism Papers has very generously offered up 10 Prismatics Multipacks (and you get to pick which ones!). Check 'em out here. That's 120 sheets of 12x12 cardstock, folks!
So, get scrapping! And, while you're at it, we'd love to hear your thoughts on this venture in general. Shoot us an email, post a comment, subscribe to this blog feed so we know you care, post our blog banner/blinkie thing on your own blog, tell your friends...you get the picture. :)