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Friday, August 7, 2015

Tam's August Challenge Inspiration

Hi everyone!! Tam here....  Happy FriYAY!

Today I managed to find time to create a layout inspired by the August Challenge.  The challenge this month is a tribute to Debbie and all her hard work at Deer and Fawn.  The challenge is to create a layout/card/art journal page about something you are thankful for and to incorporate flowers into this.

My layout is a personal one.  It's a story about when my mum passed away, and how thankful I am to have been able to be there with her when it happened.  It's about what a privilege it is to be a part of a moment like this. 
I journalled quite a bit on this layout, so I tucked that into a pocket.  Here's a bit more detail. 
I chose to work with blues because this was mum's favourite colour.  Here's another close up....

I love that scrapbooking is so personal for me.  I've been really missing her lately, and finding the time to document my feelings really helps.  When I look at this layout, although it makes me feel sad, it also makes me smile, as I now have something tangible that tells the story of how this moment made me feel.
I really enjoyed creating this one.....very therapeutic. I love that this challenge can be about something 'big', like mine, or it could be about something as simple as being thankful for your morning coffee!!
I look forward to seeing what you all do with this challenge......
Have a great weekend, bye for now......

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New August Challenge

Hi everyone

This is both Connie and Tammy here.  Together we are announcing the new August Challenge at Deer and Fawn.

In honour of Debbie and all the amazing work she has done running the Website and Deer and Fawn Store, and because we are all sorry to see such an amazing store close for a while. We will miss all the wonderful products she gets in (seriously the best!), and we will miss her wonderful customer service.
So together, and also on behalf of all of you in the pretty awesome Deer and Fawn Community we would like to say......

So this month's challenge takes inspiration from this......
Create a layout about something you are thankful for. 
There are so many options for could be something massive and meaningful or something simple.  It could be about a person, or a memory, your morning coffee or the sunshine on your face (What sun right?)  One more must use flowers on your layout. 
There will be a Mystery Deer and Fawn Prize Pack up for grabs.
We are working on our samples this week, so keep popping back for some inspiration.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Have Fun!

Tam's Fun Layout

This photo is one I've been wanting to scrap for a while.  It was the third page I completed last weekend, but have only found time to blog about it's probably good timing as it's bright and fun, something I know I need a little more of.  Winter feels like it's going on and on, it's been so cold and miserable where I live....a bit of light and brightness is required.  So without further ado.

For my daughters 12th birthday I set up a scavenger hunt through the town in which we live....lots of dares, lots of embarrassing things they had to complete.....and I requested photo evidence of all.  It was so fun and they really got into it.
One of the challenges was to have their photo taken outside Target, pretending to be mannequins. This was the photo evidence.....yep in their onesies! Love it!

I kept the layout fun as this was the feel of the photo.  I also wanted to go with the bright colours in the photo, but as there were lots of different colours, I anchored it all with a plain white background.  This was a really quick layout and was finished in about 20 mins (except for waiting for my paint splatters to dry).

Deer and Fawn Products used:
Project Life High Five 6x6 Paper Pad
American Crafts Shimelle True Stories Ephemera
Simple Stories Snap Life Documented Icon Stickers
Simple Stories I Am Sentiment stickers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Mint Green, Sweet Cherry
Heidi Swapp September Skies Ephemera Die Cuts