Friday, May 18, 2007


Yes it's the sound of another month flying by! June is almost here and with the new month a new challenge for The Thank You blog.
So how are you going with this months challenge?? Completed a layout?? Would love to see it.
And next month's challenge...
What will it be??? It could be something that happened once, something that happens daily, something insignificant or something so in your face you can't miss it. Either way its something that I think is worth thinking about and noting with a layout so others see how important it is. Curious??? Well, make sure your back here on the 1st (I usually update at night (Australian time)). I also suggest using Bloglines (or similar) so you find out when the blog has been updated. I love Bloglines and use it to keep on top of the blogs I like to visit so I don't have to remember them all.
Hope your feeling inspired to create.
Take care

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Thank You Challenge

Have to start with another thank you! To all the 400+ visitors for April and to the lovely people who have linked the blog to their own or other sites I would like to say thank you so very much!! To all who completed the April challenge, well done! Love to see your work so if you can please leave a comment and the link to your layout.

Ok on to this months challenge...

I think it is important that people know why you started scrapbooking in the first place. Was it a person, magazine or something else that inspired you to start scrapbooking?? Did you have a purpose for starting, grand plans or start out slow?? Do you ever wonder what generations to come will think when they see your layouts? By documenting why you started scrapbooking will allow them to see a little more of who you are and why you embarked on this journey. For those who think you don't have a story to tell maybe your layout could be about what scrapbooking means to you, thanking the products, the creative outlet or the 'me' time you might have. A layout that will share with people why it is important to you and why you spend time and money on this art. I think we all have a story to tell that is very worth sharing.

So here is my layout thanking my good friend Allison. She has been scrapping for a long time and would often show me her work. I never thought it was for me until one day I thought 'hey that doesn't look too hard' then I grabbed a magazine when I went grocery shopping, booked a night in with Allison and she walked me through my very first layout and I haven't looked back!! The layout is also symbolic in that denim, red, kraft, stitching and journal strips are some of her faves and I used a few photos as she loves to use just one!! What I love about this challenge is that my kids will now know when I started scrapping and why I started and to Allison I say THANK YOU!
I hope this inspires you to create a layout on why you started scrapping and the story that may go with it. Don't forget we would all love to see your finished work, just post the link in the comments for us to have a look and thanks for visiting.