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2012 MMDT January Challenge #2

 

The feature for this challenge is the "Mist" color Mosaic Moments grid paper. In addition, there were three choices for other elements to be included, I chose clear stamps. I had some great ideas, knew exactly what I wanted to do, until I sat down to work...Three or four 'ideas' later, and a looming deadline, with nothing that was satisfying me, I decided to start all over again. This time I began with the mist grid paper, a lovely pale blue shade that really screamed a frosty winter scene to me, but no, not this time.  I began again by pulling out all the blue cardstock I had trying to find inspiration and a great combination. Bazzil Basics Artic Trio provided two perfect shades to work with.

I was one step closer to an idea. but still trying to figure what I could do, which photos to use, which way to turn the layout, however,  I was still clueless as to an idea. My daughter,  Hannah, stopped to watch me stew away, giving me the latest updates of the world beyond my studio, and as she left she said..."looks like Facebook colors." SO...the wheels began to turn and an idea began to take shape.

I have dabbled with digital scrapbooking and happen to have a digital kit that is a facebook theme.  (through oscraps.com)  I have integrated some of the elements from that kit that are reminiscent of Facebook. The "My Life Online" post written and posted in My Journella, and printed out, is the center piece of the "@facebook"  layout. FB is where I have made all of my connections to the items in the layout.   

I have used images from my blog, Five Pines Designs, of cards I've made and posted for Blog Hops, Snippets printed from Journella.com of posts, images and filled the center section with a post from My Journella describing this layout. My personal FB page and our FB page for my daughter's licensed home bakery, Sweet Endings Cakes and Confections, with a few of our cookies that I do. It's a peek at my online world. A world that has really opened up to me in the past few years. Who could imagine we'd all be so dependent on our computers? Documenting how I use mine today, before it all changes again, is what I wanted to accomplish in this layout.

The element I have added into this layout are the clear stamps. I used the month, day, date from Impression Obsession HS204 Circle Calendar and the background square with the winter words CL105 also by IO, both designed by Tami Potter. The winter words were stamped on blue with the Versa Mark watermark stamp pad, and then the day and date stamped in Color Box-Pigment brush pad-Cerulean.

 

 The journaling piece details:

My Life Online 

I've been looking back at the  good 'old' days in the past few weeks. Do you remember the days before we all carried cell phones, or facebooked and blogged? How on earth did we ever get along without our computers?

Several years ago getting on Facebook seemed like a huge step for me to take. I was leary about the ramifications of having so much of my personal life online.  I wanted to keep tabs on my kids, in  touch with old friends and it helped to bridge the miles with relatives in Canada and the UK.  I've used it to get my news, keep up on all the latest crafts, make political commentary and spiritual encouragement.  I've journaled trips from 3,000 miles away and just down the road.

Last year I started a blog...never thought that would happen, yet it has! It's been a wonderful chance to be more creative and enjoy the creativity of others. I've even been in a few "Blog Hops" with my cards!

Journella has become a great place to save my FB posts and to track back on my life in review. A place to say more than I'm willing to post to FB. It's a spot for my therapy to take place. To get things off my chest and get on with life. I love that it has a calendar as it's base  so I can keep a daily online journal.  I can even print my posts if I want to!

I thought it might be a good idea to document some of my thoughts and posts to remember what it looked like on this day in history...as we all know, FB keeps changing!

 Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and take a peek into my world. I hope you might take the time to document a piece of your history before it's gone.

andrea

 

Shared by Andrea Fisher on January 21, 2012 | Memory Date: January 21, 2012
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@Donna, thanks for the enthusiastic support! Scraplift away! The grand thing is everyone's pages will look different because of what we all do is sooooo different. again, thanks!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 31, 2012 at 4:15 am   
Triple "loved it"',"totally enjoyed it",awesome, and whatever other "cheers" I can think of ! This page is SOOOOO COOL ! I wish I had thought of it, and hopefully you will let us scrap lift it for a page of our own some day ! I love how we get to see little pieces of your life, the colors work great together,and it's so " up with the times",showing how current technology has changed our world, this page is absolutely GREAT, thanks for the great ideas Andrea !
Posted By: Donna Bossone  |  January 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm   
Andrea, I love how your page turned out! The use of Facebook as your theme is very creative and timely. It seems that so many of us are addicted to it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts as you were going through this process. This one was a bit of a challenge for me also and I didn't finish until 10pm last night!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  January 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm   
I really liked your color combination.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  January 24, 2012 at 4:43 am   
Thanks everyone for the kind words! Linda...I learned to type on a manual typewriter in jr high. 90 wpm...except you'd have to be dyslexic to read it! LOL! Just think of it as a skill others haven't mastered!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  January 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm   
I selected Yikes, because I am so illiterate when it comes to the Internet! Keep in mind that I taught high school typing on manual typewriters . . .does that REALLY age me, or what? I enjoyed looking at your layout--it I's so well organized and documented with comments. Very pleasing to the eye. It probably won't be long until you look back at this one and say "wow, how times have changed!"
Posted By: Linda Holmes  |  January 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm   
What a great idea to document your online life! And to discuss the process that I think all scrappers go through--indecision---andn how to process through it. Your page turned out great and I really like the "@facebook" tiles
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  January 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm   
Oh how I LOVE this post and page Andrea. I love that you created a page to remember your online experience (the internet changes so fast!) I love that you included your journaling for us to read. And I love how your page turned out - the cookies look delicious! You have inspired me to create a page of my online experiences too. Thank you!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  January 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm   
Andrea, love your page and the sharing in the narration that followed. Your pages are amazing! Someday I hope to venture out of my comfort zone and do more online.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  January 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm   
Love it Andrea! I can certainly understand the process you went through! I ended up changing things several times too! I love what you ended up with- the colors are wonderful! And what a great idea with Facebook!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  January 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm   
     

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