Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Winning Ways: Part 3

I'm almost embarrassed to confess to yet another win... But I'm going to tell you about it anyway!

The lovely Kate is a talented scrapper who often 'goes digi', and even produces her own templates. Every so often she gives away one of her templates on her blog, and I was lucky enough to win 'Beryllium'. (I should maybe explain that Kate has named the range Liberty Elements, so each template is named after a different element from the periodic table!)

Now, I'm very new to digi scrapping, so I've kept my layout very simple, but I look forward to using it again and again in different ways as I grow more confident with all things digital. Once I remembered how to clip a photo or patterned paper to the layer below (I won't say how long that took me.... Ahem!!) it was very easy to use, and I love the big journaling spot; as soon as I saw the template I saw how great it would be to tell a story. And on the day I saw it on Kate's blog, there was a particular story I really wanted to tell based on the events of that morning. Because it involves a friend of mine and gets quite personal, I've blurred out the journaling, but I hope you can see enough to appreciate how lovely the template is :-)

And if you want to see how an experienced digi scrapper can make much more of the template then a total beginner like myself can, check out Kate's own version here!

Also, and this is well overdue, I must thank the wonderful Jacky for her kind blog award to me!

In return, I need to list 10 things that make me happy...
  1. My faith - knowing God and His love for me.
  2. The Doctor - I can't even put into words what he means to me.
  3. The Children. (They also make me mad, cross, despairing....!)
  4. Teaching - especially when I see children have those lightbulb moments :-)
  5. Friends - old, new, local, worldwide, in person, by email, etc, etc!
  6. Chocolate. Nuff said.
  7. Creating - I just love to make stuff :-)
  8. A really good book - especially if it's the first one in a series.
  9. A really good TV or film adaptation of a really good book.
  10. Blogging. And visiting other blogs. And receiving comments from visitors to my blog.
  11. (I know this is cheating!!) Being voted for on Shimelle's blog....
Now, the other thing I'm supposed to do is pass the award on. The trouble is, there are so many people I would like to pass it on to, and many of them have already received it! So I know this is a cop out, but if you haven't already had this award and would like it, please do take it - you've earned it, because you've made me happy just by reading this post :-)


JO SOWERBY said...

well said and congrats on a lovely digital lo, mel.
Jo xxxx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOL - when I read "I'm almost embarrassed to confess to yet another win..." my first thought was "WHAT?!?!" hahaha. Good for you, Mel! :o) I like the digi-layout. I'm new to digi as well...still not sure if I want to completely "go there" or not.

Have a great day!

Cheri said...

great layout! Does Kate sell her templates somewhere? I couldn't find any link on her site.

scrappyjacky said...

Well....I certainly wouldn't know you were a beginner from that LO......great layout.I'm determined to dip my toes in the water with digi scrapping.
Oh...and love your 11....things.

Clair said...

Well, now I might be biased and all - and although Kate's layout is great - I like yours better. The colours and the photographs are perfect x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely layout! Great use for some of those 365 photos.

Amy said...

It's a great digital template and your photos suit it really well.
Great award too!

Rachel Brett said...

Great digi layout Mel, I keep meaning to try this but I am a bit clueless when it comes to digi scrapbooking. I love the pictures you have used for it.