Challenge #44

Posted by The Design Experiment on 10:03 PM
Hi Experimenters!

We're back this week with a quote challenge. There are a ton of quotes out there and we'd like to know your favorites. So without further ado this week's experiment:

Do you have a favorite quote or saying? What is it? Describe....

You have two weeks girls, to let us know your favorite quote.

This week we are joined by our rawkin' Guest Designer, Brenda Hurd.

A little bit about Brenda:

My name is Brenda Hurd - I will be 33 in a few short weeks. I am the stay at home mom to 3 fabulous kids - Mason 8, Ethan 6 and last but certainly not least my cute baby girl Baylee who is 2 going on 12. I'm so excited to be a guest designer this week for The Design Experiment and the jump start was a perfect one for me. The quote I used on my layout is actually plastered on my living room wall. It fits us perfectly.

I love scrapbooking and the creative outlet it brings - I've been scrapbooking for over 15 years now and still going strong. I am currently designing for Fancy Pants Designs and will be upcoming guest designers for Pink Paislee and Dream Street Papers. I have also had been blessed with the opportunity to teach a class for Pink Paislee at a retreat in June. You can find my work in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, and a few other mags here and there. Again - so grateful for the opportunity to guest design and can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Thank you Brenda for joining us this week and inspiring us with your layout.

By Brenda Hurd


"We may not have it all together but together we have it all." -Unknown


My cute little family
All I can say is at
least 2 of us are
looking at the camera.
This picture is a
great example of our
lives - perfect chaos.
The quote says it all -
We are a great team
and I'm so blessed to
have such
a great family!

Hold Fast to Your Dreams
By Glenda


"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

If You Want To Be Happy ... Be.
By Amy


"If you want to be happy ... be." -Leo Tolstoy


It's really a struggle for me to not worry, but it's something I realize I need to change.

Quote Unquote
By Lori


I am a huge fan of quotes! There are so many people out there who can say it so much better than I can. I have many favorites but I think the quote that sums up my attitude is from the song 'Counting Airplanes' by Train... "I don't spend my time with anyone who doesn't think I'm wonderful..."

Seriously, life is way too short. I chose this picture for this layout because these two women love me more than any other women in the world do. They think I'm pretty wonderful... and that means the world to me.

A night in NYC with my best friend Becky and Cousin Kelley.

A Message For You
By Kimberly


"Everything will be ok in in the end ... if it's not ok, it's not the end." -Unknown

By Divian


"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes." -St. Clement of Alexandria

Happiness Is
By Emily


"Happiness is waking up in the morning, going to bed at night and doing what you what in between." -Unknown

Emily Says:

I didn't really have a favorite quote, but when I saw this on another layout this week, I knew that I loved it! This quote is perfect for me because it's how I try and live my life!

I Say
By Sasha


"Make it do what it do Boo" -Sasha Holloway

By Mia


"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes


Ever since I discovered this quote in high school, I have always been drawn to it. You see everyone has dreams in life, whether they may be big or small dreams, they are still our dreams. My dreams have definitely changed over the years but I still, and will continue to have them. This quote serves as a reminder for me to keep dreaming those dreams. To keep hoping and that even if I achieve certain dreams, I need to make new ones. A reminder that a life without dreams & hopes is no life at all.

Ladies, y'all know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment in this post with a link to your layout.

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!

See you ladies again on the 29th of March!


OMGOsh you girls RAWKED this...so much fun! I can't wait to see what our members create now with this fun challenge! Brenda...thank you for designing with us...what a GORGEOUS creation you did! xoxo

This is by far the best ever challenge. Everyone did such a fabulous job! Thanks for joining us, Brenda!!

wow - amazing layouts ladies - thanks so much for the challenge and awesome opportunity!!

WOOOW ... talk about coming back from being a sicko to THIS fabulousness .. I am soo excited to see what everyone comes up with ..

WOW X-Team yall rocked it and THANK YOU so much Brenda for Guest Designing with us..whoo hooo...boo.

wow! you ladies all rocked the challenge...

I especially love the Langston Hughes quote. I have the poem pinned on my cork board just to remind me.

can't wait to get busy!

I haven't had a chance to join U lately....busy life and all that goo...LOL....but after I saw what the challenge was this time...I JUST had to do it right AWAY!!!! I chose a quote from my ALL time FAVE movie ever...."Hope Floats"....TFL! :):):):):):):):) LOVE what the DT came up with...and SASHA...I love that your quote has "Boo" in it! :):):):):):):):):)


Julie :):):):):):):)

here's my LO!



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Fab LOs there girls! Here's my take:

Great challenge this week!

Here's my take:


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my take:


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Such a fun challenge & I love the DT inspo! I used one of my own sayings on mine...


TFL & thanks for the inspo! :-)

here is mine - I used the quote from a museum brochure http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/8813

I'm a first timer!! Here is my LO:


Awesome pages ladies! Thanks for playing along this week!

Very inspiring LOs! My take on the challenge is here:


Thanks :)

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Here is my shot at it! This was fun.

here's mine. thanks for looking, gals!


This is my first challenge!
I have a zillion favorite quotes, and this is one:


Alrighty....first timer here!!! I really liked this challenge and so finally made some time to participate. I am notorious for my quote "Such is Life." Most ppl are okay when I use this phrase during happy moments however...after receiving a parking ticket?? Lets just say its 50/50. Which is really what the quote means. Good things happen, bad things happen...its all life! Until next time heres mine!