What I did find was some folks that are downright hilarious! The lady who had to make sure we adhered to the rules described in each challenge is called Gurl on the Sun (yeah, that is the scrap world, we have wierd names) and she was in one word a hoot! Getting a private message from her, meant you had totally screwed up your layout and needed to fix it...not a fun thing.
I really like challenge #2~ it was to take your first layout in any gallery and redo it...oh thank you...I redid a speed challenge that got me hooked on digiland scrapping that was hosted by my dear partner Alamama back in September of 08? It was a horrid layout...but the redo was fun! The original is the ugly red one...this pic is the first ones we took of the girls when we picked them up! Just so beautiful, they scared me!
I also was able to use some of the designer kits that came out during the race to be inspired to use their kits for layouts. I think 4 of them were done with designers I CT for, so that was good. Then came challenge #7 and I had an attitude about a mile long...it was to scrap with this kit, with this bird that I see all over scrap land, and I HATE the bird...hate, hate hate it! So I killed it! Yes I did! I layed that bird on it's back and did some paint matching over it's eye and used a mystery font and typed in an "X" where the eye should be. It looked dead, and I was happy, as a final twist, I put the wrong challenge number on the bird and no one even noticed, they were so excited about my dead bird...I had over 40 comments on NDisB about the dead bird layout, and then I got real froggy and went over to DST to see how it would play in the Praise Game...yep i got a few nice layout...cause people just don't look at the layouts, they just post to post! ha ha, so that made me laugh more..
I had people asking me to kill the owl, strangle the fairy and one who so loved the layout she printed it and has it on her bulletin board! I told PillowGirl (aka Elizabeth) that I was waiting for Oprah to call and have me on...I heard you get a new outfit and a limo drive to her show...ha ha, the phone hasn't rang yet!I refuse to take this scrapping too serious...really, 99.9% of the people are so real and funny and just a blast to babble with...but the.1% that take it serious...jeez....chill...life is too short to let dead birds bum you out! My hubby has recommended that I change my avatar to the dead bird! I tell you I love that man! I could become the Dead Bird Girl of Scapataz! ha ha
Thanks for reading!
Never lose your joy!
Never lose your joy!
Cause I refuse too!