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Challenge #52 Friends

Posted by The Design Experiment on 9:47 PM
Hey Experimenters!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! This week we're going to explore the friendships we've made in our lives and what they mean to us.

This week's prompt is brought to you by Emily. Your experiment is:

Create a layout based on this quote: "A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." -Bernard Meltzer

Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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This week we have the awesome Norma Kennedy as our Guest Designer.


Bio:

My name is Norma Kennedy.
I like to laugh, create & take pictures.
The problem is I also like to paint, I like to sew, I like to cook and I really, really like to read.
So when I'm not busy doing these things I like spending time with the people I love.
The ones I love are: My AWESOME husband Damien of 14 years & my three FANTASTIC children Cade, Seth & Isabella.
It's my AWESOME hubby who encourages me to not only document our lives but really enables me to be creative. Some days you can find him in my scrap room right along side of me creating a page or 2.
I want to say thanks to "The Design X" girls for asking me to guest design. It is an honor to create along side such fantastic talent.

You can check out more of Norma Kennedy at her blog: http://www.redrediris.blogspot.com/

Thank you Norma for inspiring us this week with your work.
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Slightly Cracked
By: Norma Kennedy


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Cracked
By: Rachel Whetzel

Journaling:

(My journaling is on the back of my page because I really wanted the quote and egg picture to carry this one.)
A little over a year ago, I finally found a true friend. I'm so happy that we have become the friends we are... no worries about whether I'm saying something "uncool" or if I'll be judged for being my goofy self... she loves me all the way. She helped me see that I am lovable... even though my whole dozen eggs are totally and ABSOLUTELY cracked.

**Photo credit for the AWESOME cracked egg photo goes to nickwheeleroz used with permission through creative commons.

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A True Friend
By: Glenda Tkalac

Journaling:

I am so blessed to have a friend like Gay because she totally gets me and thinks & laughs about the same stuff I do. We have reduced each other on numerous occasions to almost wetting our pants! We find something every single day to laugh and talk about and it makes going to work much less painful. I like to think she came into my life for a reason and the reason being that I needed a good friend like her. She has the biggest heart and would do anything for me. I love her like a sister.


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A True Friend
By: Kristina Kiessig

Journaling:

always there. willing to listen and support one another through the good times and bad. wanting to show up for one another in even the smallest of ways. ever-changing. always friends.


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Online Girlfriends
By: Mia Caniza

Journaling:

We met through the AMM message boards. We got to know each other through YM. A day is not complete unless I get to chat with them. I will forever be thankful for this online friendship & the joy & laughter it has brought me.


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Alright Experimenters, let's see your take on this quote. Thanks for playing ... now go Xperiment.

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Challenge #51 Flashback

Posted by The Design Experiment on 1:35 AM
Hi Experimenters!

Have you ever looked back through old photos and wondered why you ever did something? Well, this week it's time for some flashback. We're challenging you to go through your old photos and take a walk down memory lane.


This week's prompt is brought to you by Divian. Your experiment this week is:


So, we all have those photos that we pull out and immediately shout, "What was I thinking!!!???" Whether it was the hairdo, the outfit, the makeup, what we were listening to... when we gather with friends from yesteryear, we almost always have to take a trip down 'memory lane'. I know that is the way it is for me. We all get together, start talking about the high school crushes... OH! OH! Remember that time you got kicked out of the lunch room, or threw eggs at the band director's house?! Dude. Totally me.

For this challenge, I want you to venture back. Go back to high school, junior high, college... when you were in your early teens or 20s and create a layout centered around, "What was I thinking!?" The title should be just that... What was I thinking, but you can make it about anything! So go on, drudge up those photos with you wearing your cutoff denim shorts, Dexter's penny loafers, hammer pants, or Aquanet hair spray and tell us about it!


Can't wait to see your projects, ladies!
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This week we have the awesome, Renee Lamb, guesting with us.


Bio:

Hey y'all! My name is Renee Lamb and I am married with 4 stepdaughters and a female boxer named Gracie! With all the estrogen flying about there is never a dull moment around these parts! My husband would attest to that! Ha ha! I love it and it is what gives me my inspiration to photograph and scrap!

I have been scrapbooking for a while but I would say more actively since joining the online world of crafting two years ago. I was immediately sucked in to all the inspiration and have been hooked ever since! I love to create and am typically drawn to bright colors and just like to have fun with my projects. I try to have that show in each creation. I have just recently had some work published in Scrapbook Trends, Paper Crafts and Creating Keepsakes.

I am extremely honored to be a Guest Designer for TDX since I come here for inspiration ALOT and really enjoy their challenges! You can read and learn more about me by visiting my blog: http://reneelamb.wordpress.com (Crazy Thing Called Life)

Thank you Renee for joining us this week and inspiring us with your work!
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What Was I Thinking
By: Renee Lamb

Journaling:

I can empathize with the "awkward" stage having gone through one from 1988-1995. During a span of time that bigger was better. Big hair, big pants, big GLASSES.

That being said, seeing these pictures rocketed me right back to the late 80's - early 90's when I was between the ages of 9 and 11, in which I donned big glasses, neon colors, stone wash denim, and who can deny those McHammer pants. dun dun dun dun... "Can't touch this!" At this point in my personal time line, I had also not yet learned how to 1) personally style my hair or 2) have a sense of style (check out the denim shirt in Picture A). 3) Have the sense to sport glasses that would not be consistent with the size of a wind sheild. I even remember breaking these frames in a basketball game and turning around and getting the EXACT same pair in MAROON! I wore those things right up to the time I finally got contacts my Sophomore year in High School.

What was I thinking???


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What Was I Thinking?
By: Glenda Tkalac

Journaling:

It was 1988 and I bought a Honda 500. John taught me how to ride it in the mall parking lot and then I was off! I thought that I was pretty damn cool, this chick with the big hair riding the big motorcycle! I remember once that I fell in the alley and I had to pick the bike up by myself - it took all I had but I did it! I used to love seeing the looks on people's faces when they would see me on the bike! I still can't believe though that I wore this tube top thingy riding! What the hell was I thinking? What if it would have fallen down??? Haha. Oh to be young again and not have a care in the world. I don't regret this, if anything I have some wicked memories!!!


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Big Hair
By: Mye Murrell

Journaling:

Class of 1992, a time for big hair and big earrings!!
Can't say for sure what I was thinking, but I know I was styling!!!
Couldn't no one tell I wasn't cute with my big hair and hair cute!


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What The Hell
By: Mia Caniza

Journaling:

was I ever thinking? I was 18 in this photo. It was my 1st year in college, my first year away from my parents. My 1st year of freedom, I could do anything I wanted. Well, as a gift to myself on my 18th birthday, I decided to get my hair done, specifically I wanted a perm. My hair has always been straight so I wanted some curls. Bad idea! It was cool the first few days but after that, ugh! Disaster! Never, ever again will I do something that stupid!


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Alright Experimenters let's see your "What was I thinking?" moments. Thanks for playing .. now go Xperiment .

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Challenge #50 The Start of Summer

Posted by The Design Experiment on 9:27 PM
Hey Experimenters!

Hope you are had a wonderful weekend! How's your first weekend of some warm summer weather? Hope you're enjoying the start of summer.


This week our prompt is brought to you by Amy and we are going to talk about our favorite things to do once the summer starts.


Prompt:

Document your favorite warm weather activity.


Ok ladies, let us know how you like to celebrate your summer.
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Joining us this week is the awesome
Staci Taylor!


Bio:

I live in Maryland with my hubby of 7 years and my two little ones (ages 4 and 2) who keep me hopping all day long! I work part-time as a School Psychologist, and full-time as a mama ;-) I started scrapping 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my son, and it didn't take long for me to become addicted! Thankfully, my wonderful artistic husband supports my habit (I mean hobby!). I feel very blessed to be on the design teams for the manufacturers Fancy Pants and Luxe, as well as the online store/kit club, Create My Keepsake. My work has been published in Memory Makers and Scrapbook Trends magazines, and you are always welcome to visit me on my blog:
www.creatingmyeveryday.blogspot.com

Thank you Staci for joining us this week and inspiring us.
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It's All About the BBQs

By: Staci Taylor


Journaling:


As soon as the weather turns warm, the bbq'in begins. There's nothing better then good food, good friends and good weather!



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Let's Walk the Boys

By: Glenda Tkalac


Journaling:


As soon as the snow starts to melt and it starts getting nice outside I love taking the boys for a walk. John is usually always game for a walk too as long as he's not too tired from work. It's a nice way for us to talk and the boys to get out of the house.



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Favorite

By: Amy Coose


Journaling:


My favorite thing we do in the summer is going to TX. There's really nothing better than family!



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Berry Picking
By: Kristina Kiessig


Kristina says:

This challenge was a lot of fun. I knew that I would do something that had to do with our vegetable garden because it is one of the things that we love best about summer. It's something that's fun but it also teaches my children a valuable lesson about caring and nurturing all at the same time.

Journaling:


I love the fact that my family can walk out to our garden on a hot summer day and go berry picking.


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Photo Opt

By: Mye Murrell

Journaling:


At the first sign of warm weather I grab the camera and its off to the park for photos, and the little girl is always ready for photo opts.


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At The Beach!

By: Mia Caniza


Journaling:


Living in a tropical country I'm pretty lucky that it's warm most of the year. i love hanging out by the pool but what makes me even happier is going to the beach. Any chance I get, I love to go to our local beaches. -06/09


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Alright Experimenters let's see what you love to do during the warm summer months. Thanks for playing .. now go Xperiment .

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