Join The 'Pen Pals' Challenge ...

Every other Friday we will issue a new journaling challenge and post our sample pages on the blog. We'd love to have you join in with us too ... & maybe we'll pick you to be our 'Pen Pal of the Week!'

How you interpret the challenge is up to you, we will mostly create scrapbook pages - but feel free just to journal/blog post ...or maybe adapt the challenge to your art journals, cards & altered art.

Leave a comment on the challenge post with a link to your blog or gallery where we can find your work ... & if you'd like to be considered for the 'Pen Pal of the Week!' Guest Design Spot, be sure to e-mail your entry too!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Ruth's Challenge #3 Entry

Here is the first of many entries for challenge #3 ... although I had to hold off publishing to this blog for a couple of days. Ruth, like me, indulges in a spot of multi-purposing layouts & this is a DT piece for Crop 'Til You Drop (I'm allowed to plug it a bit ... it's my store! LOL) Anyway, the journaling reads:
In this place, there are over 600 sheets of paper, 250+ pieces or cardstock, 57 pots of brads & eyelets, over 400 metres of ribbon, 263 pens, 123 pencils, 9 different types of adhesive, 27 CD's, 8 drawers of embellishments, 52 packs of rub-ons, 16 different paints, 19 tubes of Stickles, 34 ink pads, 17 different embossing powders, 19 tools, 4 craft knives, 16 bottles of primas and ONE artist at work! ME
In her e-mail, Ruth also added 'I wasn't sad enough to count my papers and ribbons so I estimated but I do confess to counting most of the other stuff!! Just realised I missed off a box of 50 ink pads and it was only after I completed the page I realised I had used the only picture of my desk looking tidy!! Ooops!'
Does this sound at all familiar? LOL.
Thanks for joining the challenge Ruth ... I don't think I'm quite brave enough to be counting all my stash though ... & certainly not before I've used a bit more of it!


Carol Sisk said...

Great page Ruth! I was wondering if you truly did count everything until I read that you estimated :)

Colette Bate said...

YIKES, Ruth!! bbwwwahahaha! Your 'messy' desk looks like my entire SCRAPROOM!!! I'm just so proud of you that you actually counted some of your stuff!!

Love your page ... and the stamped lettering in your title. it's comforting to know that other 'creative' people are as messy as I am!

And, honey ... from the sounds of it you've got waaaayyyy too much 'stuff'!! I mean ... 52 packs of rubons? 9 different adhesives? 16 bottles of Primas? Goodness girly ... get SCRAPPIN!!!


pamala said...

That is a lot of counting............... :) Great LO!

Aubree said...

What a unique idea -- I can't even imagine how long it took you to count all of that stuff!