Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bloggers Challenge- Theme LOVE

 This is my Bloggers challenge about LOVE.  It is for my daughter Katie. Katie is in the Chi Omega Sorority, and each year I make a scrapbook for the Make a Wish auction put on by the sorority at a tailgate. The sorority invites members families and friends and alumni. (Last year, they raised $24.000).  I am not really a 'scrapbooker', so thanks for humoring me as I make an attempt to make some $$$ for this group.  Each year, for some reason, I start at the last minute and I guess that is how I roll!  I have uploaded pages 2-7 here for the love challenge.  Elevenn more pages to go!
  The Chi Omega mascot is an owl.  The first page is a picture of the owl outside of the sorority. There are no boys allowed on the 2nd floor where the girls live- if they get caught on the 2nd floor, they get their shoes thrown in a tree- hence the 2nd picture on the purple page.  The black page has all of the 08-09 pledge classes on it.  I made the pictures so you could flip them down to see the next one....I forgot it has plastic over it....oh well.....
  This is a close up of how I accomplished the flip open pages- I took one sheet of red, added the top picture flat on the page. i added 1/2 of extra card stock behind each photo, and scored it, then taped it to the BG.
  I added googlie eyes to mimic the owl eyes of the 1st page.  I am pretty silly, so I am hoping that is not too goofy- I think it is cute.
  The banner is one that was hanging outside the sorority on Bid Day- when the new Freshman are invited to join.  The new girls' names are all on the circle around the peace sign. I think the girls that made this did a fabulous job on the banner- I have no idea what paint was used or what material.

This is the next set of pages is one of a workshop type day for the sorority- teambuilding I would imagine!  This is a new Technique Junkies technique- embellishing flowers.  I bought a a bunch of 50% off flowers at Joann, and took all of the flowers apart.  I made this a pale turquoise to match the blue in the CS, then decided to add shimmer mist on the top. I stamped the flower with SU Sweet Little Sentiments. I added a button and some DMC.  You can see on the Lt page on the right top, I made 3 more flowers-I decided to stamp them with Lexicon of Love and instead of coloring them, just added shimmer mist.  Then, I added color by tying DMC orange 921 in the center of the buttons.  I like the way this looks!

This is the page in total.  The Paper is by Paper Adorn it-Fern Collection, Owl Hoot A&B

(The purple owl paper above is S-E-I Eerie Alley Hoo's There).

I bought all of the BG papers from Archivers.

Finally, this is the football pages...........side by side.  I had a much more elaborate page planned, but had some great pictures i did not want to cut- don't you love the pictures of the Stadium on the LT page???

I added a strip of Cuttlebug Highlighting on the Lt side of those great pictures, but you can barely see it.  It looks like a football to me.

The BG paper is from a College Scrapbook page for The Ohio State.

Thanks for looking- I am going out of town for a couple of days- will be bck to stamp and make 11 more pages for the scrapbook on Sunday.

If you are like us, we are getting so many requests from Charities right now for $$$.   In fact, the phone is ringing off of the hook!  I feel so blessed right now to be able to donate to this fundraiser, and I hope the scrapbook makes lots of $$$ for the make a Wish Foundation!

Thanks for looking!


Juliet A said...

I love these pages, the way you've embellsihed them, the way you've put them together, it's all great, but I have a question about how this is a fundraiser. Who is bidding on and buying this book? I would think it would only be appealing to girls in the sorority.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great pages you created - certainly a labor of love!

Selene Kempton said...

These are awesome! I love the flip elements!

Kathy said...

Fabulous scrapbook pages you made. I bet the sorority girls will love them. Hope they generate a good amount of money for Make a Wish!

Ida said...

Wonderful scrapbook pages. You've done a fantastic job with the layouts and embellishments. Love those owls in the tree.

Unknown said...

Great pages! I like the stamped flower elements. And what a wonderful cause to support too!

Connie Fossenier said...

Well holly molly these are beautiful pages and lend such clarity to the photos...I have to admire someone who can put on so many photos and still embellish...Love the flap waterfall photos.
How did you do the Tree with the owls..was that paper?
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

True love is doing all of those beautiful pages and give them away! Wonderful, wonderful!

Lori said...

These are great pages--and for a great cause, too!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful work for a wonderful cause!!!