Friday, August 21, 2009

"Unstoppable", challenges, and games

The links I put on the right side of this blogs are the ones I check almost everyday. Most of them are those of designers whose not only freebies and products I love, their layouts greatly inspire me as well.

The other day, Jaime of Three Paper Peonies asked us to scrap about hilights of our summer, in a challenge to win her wonderful new kit "School." And, as usual, she also gave us a free itty bitty kit to play with. You can read more about the challenge and go grab the sweet little kit from this post in her blog right now.

When I first read about the challenge, one particular picture came to mind. It's the one of Neill (my almost 6-year-old son) trying to run into the sea while being pulled back by his Papa and his Ouma (grandmother.) Too bad I wasn't able to photograph the subsequent shots of Neill stumbling over the waves and Ouma fell backwards on her bum and got wet all over. I was too stunned at first, and later couldn't stop laughing. What a shame. Those shots would've been fun to scrap!

Anyway, here's my challenge layout. It's called "Unstoppable."

Frame: Three Paper Peonies "Dream" frames
Stamps: Three Paper Peonies "California Itty Bitty Kit"
Brushes: Dear Diary Photoshop Brushes by ~in-vogue, GIMP splatters

Speaking of challenges, Rachelle of Doodelle by RachNess are also celebrating her birth month (Happy Birthday, Rach!) this whole August with series of games. If you just learned this from me now then it means you're too late for it, because you have to RSVP to be a party guest way before now. Even so, it's still fun to stop by just look at her beautiful and oh so creative products, and even enjoy yourself with Rachelle's cute games and her party guests' funny answers!

Alright! That's all for now, folks. Oh! And before I go, I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for everybody who left comments for my first post and first freebie, the 2010 calendar stamps. I read them over and over! Your words mean so much to me. Thanks again.


Three Paper Peonies said...

Pom- this is wonderful!! I really love how you used the photo mask and frame here. And using the flower to bring focus to their hands- so clever! A great layout! Thanks for playing!

Pom said...

Thank you so much, Jaime! It's such an honor hearing that from one of my favorite designers! :)

Christine said...

wow! this is such a beautiful page!

sascedar said...

Fab page! love the framing!

iNg said...

this layout is nice and i like the brushes.

Aprilisa said...

Your layout is so beautiful. I love it very much :) I love Three Paper Peonies too... ;-p

It's nice to know you, Pom, thanks for visiting my blog.

PaMam said...

Wow...It such a nice pic. ja.
I love the way you focus their hands by using a flower brush. And also love the way you put Papa and Ouma in the frame..let Neill stands alone by himself cause "unstoppable" eiei.