Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hottie challenge

So... there was a crop at Scrap Sisters last weekend. While I was at work, Marilyn and Gay got into a friendly discussion about about could make the most layouts about there particular hottie.. and as a result the Rob vs. Gerard challenge was born. Not being on the boards at the time, I wasn't able to pipe up about mine {Mr. Carroll, of course}, and ended up being left out. At first I was a little depressed... even a little miffed, because I have posted more layouts about JMC there than have been posted about Mr. Butler and Mr. Pattison COMBINED. But, whatever.. not worth getting mad about - Gay's purpose for the challenge was to inspire mojo-deprived Marilyn to get scrappy for the weekend, and that worked very well.

I did, however, challenge myself to see how many JMC layouts I could get done during the crop - which started friday, with layouts to be posted by midnight PST on Wednesday. I had crop challenges for SSS, and also for the Scrap Attack Black Tie crop, and I was hoping to get a few done in between working. My car has been acting up though, and I ended up spending Thursday through Saturday night at work. Lovely. Luckily I planned ahead and had scrappy stuff with me.

I only use DCWV RockStar papers for the JMC album, and I keep the embellies I want to use {DCWV and others} stored separately, so it was easy to pack LOL.

A note on the photos: None of the photos used on the layouts were taken by me. About half of them were sent to me during the jasonmichaelcarroll.com Christmas card exchange, and most of the rest were posted by Jason on twitter. I also have a few that were posted by other Honky Tonk Friends {HTF's} on Twitter. I have tried to make a note of who sent what, but don't have that info for every photo right now, so I'll update the blogpost once I figure it out.

Here is what I managed to get done for the crops:
Scrap Sisters:
Erika's 2 page, multi-photo challenge
A Merry [JMC] Christmas

This layout uses most of the photos that had been made into Christmas cards. The black scallops have the names of the people that sent them {Jeff and Elizabeth Cockrell, Jean Walker, who is Jason's fan club president, and Cindi Tittle}{I didn't have a name on the other photo, and my daughter took them out of the envelopes and mixed them up, so I don't know who it is from.}

Chris's Bracket Sketch challenge
The sketch required the use of three bracket shapes. I had.. um.. chipboard.. LOL so I made my own. The grey piece I drew on the back, and cut freehand. The edge at the bottom was made by tracing the edge of a non-JMC paper onto the RS paper and cutting it by hand. The leather flower was part of  a belt I bought on clearance for the sole purpose of taking it apart and using it on pages {yeah, I'm weird like that!} The photo on the layout was taken by Jason.

My "use your stash" challenge
Everything used had to be at least 6 months old.  I chose that RS paper, because of the graffitti on the wall in the photo. Colored in the hearts and outlined the stars with Sakura gel and stardust pens.  The chipboard letters are from Lil' Davis, and the acrylic pieces are from Tim. The gem heart was picked up the the LSS before they closed. Photo was posted by Jason on Twitter. 

Marilyn's Christmas Goodies challenge
One of the hardest to do over the weekend LOL not because of the subject but because I left most of the Christmas goodies I had gotten at home. Luckily I found the rubon flourishes, which were sent to me by Jana from SSS.  I don't know who took the photos, but they were all taken by the same person and sent for the Christmas card exchange. The bits under the title are DCWV RS self adhesive ribbon {found at Big  Lots for $2 a package- I bought several!}

Abby's holiday challenge
Scrap any holiday photos that haven't been scrapped yet. We also needed to use something really old from our stash - which is the metal rim tag. I've had those forever. Jason posted these photos  on Twitter right after Halloween.

Scrap Attack Challenges
#7 - Use black or white cardstock for the background
Easy enough.. LOL. Music Man - This is one of my favorite pictures that Jason has posted. The guitar and stars were cut out, added stardust strings to the guitar. and the chipboard letters were sent by a secret santa.

#1 {Pre-Crop} Menu challenge
Pick things from a menu, and receive a list of what you have to use on a layout.
Here's my choices and list.. and then my layout.
Beverages -Martini - floral print
AppetizerBacon wrapped shrimp - flowers
Main Dish -Filet Mignon - 3 photos
Side Dish -Caesar salad - ink
Dessert -New York Style Cheese Cake - handwritten journaling
***Mandatory Champagne Toast to Ring in the New Year*** - something black

The photos on this page were taken at an acoustic charity concert in PA. The microphone photo was taken by Jason onstage, at the same time my HTF Teri took the lower photo of Jason. The floral print is hard to see in the picture, because it is a very subtle print on the light green paper. But I didn't want to stray { LOL} from the RS papers

  #4 - Make a layout {or 2 cards} with a party theme.
Make that a Black Tie party them.. LOL Jason posted this photo too.
A simple page.. but I was working with a deadline.. LOL.

The rest of the layouts:
No challenges used for these... they just came out of my brain.
My favorite?
Hard Rockin' Harley Man

Both photos were sent in the card exchange. The concert photo had place/date, but not a name, and the motorcycle one was in my mailbox the day I was working on the layout. I knew what I wanted, but didn't really have enough pictures.. pretty much had it planned out, but was going to do a larger title.. when in the mail comes Janine's Christmas card with the photo. Perfect. Thanks, Janine!
The bike sticker is from Jolee's, and yes, it's a Harley.

This layout contains the lyrics to my favorite song. The photo was taken by Cayce Nobles in Greenville SC, and sent in the Christmas card exchange.

Nashville Airport.
Photos were posted by Jason on Twitter.. he was excited that he and the guys ran into Chuck Wicks at the airport. Well, after seeing the pictures, some snot tweeted a comment about Jason being short. His reply was that he didn't have his boots on, and he included  photo.

Fly Me Home
 Another photo posted by Jason on Twitter. Jason spends a lot of time away from his family. So he goes home whenever he can.
On Tour
More twitter pics. They make me laugh though, because the guys are having so much fun travelling to shows. It's a fairly simple layout. The journaling around the photo mat is part of the lyrics to "Home".


LOL Jason has posted a couple of photos of Bojangles sweet tea, since it is his favorite.. One of the things I like about this photo, is that if you look close enough, you can see Jason's reflection in the sunglasses. Kinda cool. 

self portrait
Another of my favorite JMC photos. A fairly simple layout, though I added stardust to the stars on the background paper, and then little metal stars on top of that.

Now I need to get more page protectors and album extenders for the JMC album.. LOL Otherwise, the layouts won't all fit in the album! Hopefully I'll be able to find another Rock Star album.. would really like to keep all the JMC layouts in those...

1 comment:

Scrappy Girl said...

Love ALL your layouts!