Challenge #33

Posted by The Design Experiment on 9:29 PM
Hi Experimenters!

Sometimes it seems as if we get so caught up in our day to day lives, that we forget to stop and enjoy the here and now. This weeks' challenge is a lengthy one, it comes from Divia and it's one we should all do now and then...

Set forth a time, and no matter what time it is, or what you are doing, snap a photo. It can be of your children who happen to be running down the hallway with a trail of toilet tissue behind them. It could be that you just finished filling the dogs' bowl, or maybe you are outside admiring the turning of fall. No matter where it is, where you are, snap a photo of that moment....the NOW.

Complete your page with journaling. Dig inside to express how you feel at that moment...that point in time. After all, scrapbooking is about memories...preserving the
m, no matter how small they may be. It is usually the small memories we hold dear as we grow older...how the laundry smelled after washing, how mom's apple pie made your stomach growl everytime you smelled it...or how you always have a pile of toys to pick up after the kids go off to school. No matter how small or minute, the now is what we live for, so let's capture it!
By Leslie

Leslie Says:

I LOVE this challenge this week. When I was loading the pics from Friday night's Senior Walk, I KNEW this picture speaks VOLUMES of how I felt that night. Of how I'm STILL feeling. The feeling of knowing, of realizing this is my daughter's last year in band. The feeling of pride as we walk her across that football field :) I love that girl!


(listen...) to the here & now. this moment. This.....I could stay in this place forever. This very memory. Walking my girl across the field as she is being honored as a senior. Experiencing this with her is something I will cherish. ~Savannah & Mom - Oct. 24, 2008~
The Easy Life
By Sasha


As I look at this picture, I think to myself, that you have no worries in the world. We do all that for you so that you can sleep peacefully at night, and be the kids and adults you are destined to be.

Just An Overwhelming Mess
By Mia

Mia Says:

I decided to take a photo of my space, which hasn't been cleaned in more than a month due to non-scrappy issues arising. The clutter is so symbolic right now as to how cluttered my life is but my hobby is as well. LOL!


This is my right now, an area that hasn't been cleaned in almost 2 months. Things have just gotten in the way that my space has been neglected to the point where the mess is just too much. Reminder: MUST clean up this week!

Right Now This Moment
By Divian


This moment is priceless. it is time standing still. it is life preserved. life captured on camera. it is you. my lil four year old mini me. it is you. this moment, this time, this photo, it is all you.

As you know, we are being sponsored monthly be the oh-so-generous Scrap N' Art Magazine! They are sponsoring us here at The Design X every month! We will be giving away a VERY GENEROUS prize pack each month for those of you who have played along!

Here's how it works:

There will be approx. 4 challenges a month. All YOU have to do is play along with at least one challenge during the month to be eligible for the Prize Pack! Hint: The more challenges you play along with, the better shot you have of winning!
At the end of the month we will put your name in a hat (one time for each challenge participated in during the month) Ex: if you do two challenges, your name will go in the hat two times. Make sense? Still with me?!

So! You wanna see what you are playing for this month?!

Here is the October Prize Pack from Scrap N' Art!

Contents: (Some Items Not Pictured)

A huge kit of 12x12 papers and embellishments from Piggy Tales
A 12x12 paper pack from Luxe

A pack of Black Magic color-core cardstock from Core'dination
Hide & Seek album from Piggy tales

Blackboard ring album from Cosmo Cricket

Breast Cancer Awareness adhesive variety pack from 3L

Swirls doodle template from Crafter's Workshop

5th Avenue embellishment set from Making Memories

Rub On Tool from Basic Grey
Home & Family rub-ons by K&Co

Pack of white foam Thickers

You know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment in this post with a link to your layout to be eligible for the October Prize Pack! We can't wait to see YOUR takes on the challenge! We hope that if you've never joined us for a challenge here at The Design Experiment, that you are inspired to do so today!

And remember this week (Challenge #33) is the last challenge you can participate in to be eligible for the October Prize Pack!

Here are the people eligible from Challenge #3o, #31, and #32 for the October Prize Pack!
Haberdawoman (Ch# 30, 31, 32)
(Ch# 30,31)
Darlene D(Ch#30)
Glenda T. (Ch# 30, 32)
Jen ( Ch#30, 31)
Benga (Ch# 30)
Julie O (Ch# 30, 31, 32)

charity.sorrells (Ch# 3o)
Heather (Ch# 31)

andrewsbnr(Ch# 31)
Laura (Ch #32)
Sophie P. Waquet(Ch #32)
Juliana (Ch #32)
Jiggy Jen (Ch #32)

If you participated in Challenge #30, #31, or #32 and
don't see your name here,
please let us know!!!


Here's a LO I just did for this challenge:

Wow - this is going to be a great challenge for me!! BTW - I have (finally) finished last weeks lo which can be seen here:


Hi there!! This challenge came just at the right time! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Here's my LO:

This challenge came at a perfect time because I had been wanting to do a layout on the hubs for a while and the journaling was an extra bonus that I'm glad I did as it's so important to let those you love know how you feel.
Here is mine:


Awesome challenge as usual.
Here is my take on it.
Sorry that the first picture is kinda blurry but the second one is better and you can see the journaling. Have a great weekend ladies.


What a GREAT LO this was... It really helps you realize how important the NOW really is...Sometimes just something very silly can be an everlasting memory... Here is my take on it!!