Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday Scrappin' - CHEO Layouts

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This week I only had one objective in my scrapbooking - to make a small page that I could display on-set during the CHEO Telethon.

All three of my children have benefited from the medical aid they received from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. And my dear friend Donna lost her son almost 8 years ago to leukemia. Therefore, every year we volunteer during the telethon and answer the phones taking pledges.

It is a wonderful way to give back to a wonderful hospital. You are encouraged to bring a photo and display it by your phone. The hosts will zoom in on the photos and come ask you about your experiences with the hospital.

I decided to try out my new digital software and design and few options. I was amazed at how quickly I was able to make 8 pages. All in all, it took me only 1 hour to make all the variations - it actually took longer to get consensus on which one to use!!! (I let my mother, mother-in-law and hubby decide which one I would display.)

Which one would you have chosen? It would be interesting to see what everyone thinks!

The Sunday Scrappin' challenge this week was to use paper that you were not fond of or liked - I kind of relate that to using something that is contrary to your personal style. Well, in making the 8 samples I really pushed my comfort level. Firstly, I never really thought I would like scrapbooking in a digital format - but I did. The results are a bit different than my style when scrapbooking in the traditional way. And secondly, when I scrapbook traditionally, I rarely use patterned paper behind photos -and with the digital format, I once again pushed this boundary. Plus, I really do not like that lime green paper with purple and orange in sample # 5. UGLY! Therefore, in my own way, I met this week's challenge!

My to-do's for this week include:
1) Organize photos for a special thank-you album I want to start
2) Get one page done in both my Family 2007 book and in Madigan's First Year book.
Happy Scrappin my blog-friends!


Amy said...

Wow, great pages! I like all of them. I think I'd have voted for the yellowish one that says "something to celebrate".

forgetfulone said...

My favorites are numbers 1, 2, 3,4, and 7, not necessarily in order, but they are all great! Lime green isn't my favorite either, but it's my daughter's favorite. Go figure. Which one did you decide to use?

Did I meet you through scrappin'? For some reason, I thought I met you through a different meme first, then we found out we both like to scrap.

Your digital layouts look great. I want to give it a try. I am taking photo shop this summer, and I may buy Smilebox or something like that in the meantime. The thing I like about regular scrapbooking is I actually get to create and work with paper. But, I am so far behind I will never catch up if I don't do some of it digitally! Did you already tell me which program you used?

OHmommy said...

Amazing talent... I can't believe you completed so many.

I like the 2nd to the bottom with your family picture being the largest! It is darling!!!

ALF said...

Wow - those are great!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I think they're all great! I am terrible at choosing... I haven't tried digital yet. It scares me. I have WAY too much paper and stuff to go digital right now. :-(

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Wonderful pages! I am very far from my goals, wah. Good luck!

forgetfulone said...

I have something for you on my blog.

Family Adventure said...

They are all great. Good job :)


Anabella said...

That is great! Where do you find the time with 3 little ones. I love it! Great Job!