Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This layout was created for a challenge at Scrappin' the Music (#29).

"The song this week is by Brandi Carlile called The Story. Just found this wonderful woman, my sister played this song for me and it is one of those moments when a song hits you in the gut and you have to re-play it a couple of times to make sure you heard everything! I went right out and bought her CD called The Story. LOVE IT! So.... when I'm doing a layout to a song the first thing I do is print off the song lyrics, read them, and then hilight what I love in the song. Then I use that for my Title and journaling. So remember that you can use any part of the song for your inspiration in your layout!"

Brandi Carlisle is from Washington State and has a phenomenal voice. I love this song. I put the lyrics over my face in PSE 5.0. I used a font that would look fuzzy to give an ethereal feeling. Thanks for a super challenge!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Back from Suquamish

I was fortunate enough to spend Friday in Suquamish Washington at the Suquamish Tribe. I had a wonderful visit and got to see the 8000 Drums Aboriginal Drumming. The Canoe Family at Suquamish was drumming at Old Man House as part of the event, which is described below:

Darlene Courchene was contacted by my friend Gilles Novaks who is a Montagnais Indian from Montreal. He is a Medicine Man and a Healer.
He asked me to get as many Tribal people to participate in a worldwide ceremony called the "8,000 Drums."
He was contacted by two Huron Clan Grandmothers from up there in Canada and they asked him to help spread the word to Indians everywhere. It will take place on March 21, 2008 at 12:00 noon. All you need to do isplay a drum either alone, or with a group or have the whole Tribe participate. The purpose is to fulfill the OTOMI PROPHECY. The Otomi'sare Mayan Olmec and Toltec descendants. The drums will be played so that the Creator will hear us and grant our wishes as we pray for help in the Healing Process of our Mother Earth....People are destroying Her and our Mother Earth needs our prayers. Thank you.

The drumming was beautiful. I am so fortunate to have these experiences.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Scrapdragons: Challenge #13

Just found this challenge on Scrapdragons blog "So our challenge for you this month is to use CD or Album Cover art to inspire a layout. The layout can be any size and any type."

So here is my entry: Mears Our Faith Guides Us

It is inspired by the Cream - Disreali Gears Album Cover (which features Eric Clapton). Love that Eric Clapton!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Scrappin' Mojo Iron Chef and Sous Chefs

Congratulations to Laura the new Scrappin' Mojo Iron Chef and Kim and Amy the new Sous Chefs! The work they did throughout the contest was phenomenal. It was an honor for me to be in the final 7.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Weeks 3 and 4 Iron Chef

I made it through week three of the Iron Chef competition at Scrappin' Mojo. I am on to week 4 where the secret ingredient is Fibers! I love the site. A lot of really nice and talented women are posting on the site. This has been a lot of fun for me and forced me to think creatively quickly. I love the challenge of using different items as a focal point!