Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Clubs Scrap June 2013 Hopes Blog Hop

I am so glad you found your way to my blog.   I love participating in these blog hops, but boy I do not think I could ever live in the publishing world with hard and fast deadlines.  I have a whole new healthy respect for the folks who put together our kits every month.  I cannot imagine all the deadlines, Scrap Rap deadline, ALSB deadlines, Kit art deadline, Project instruction deadline, shipping deadline...Oh my, deadlines galore!  

So what happens when there is a mail mishap and your Jr. Kit does not arrive.  You institute a back up plan.  I get digital so I will do a digital project for bloghop. What do you do on the Sunday before the blog hop and go to download your digital kit (with grand intentions of a couple layouts and some hybrid cards) only to discover, as usual, you have failed to download the kit in the past 20 days and your access has expired, AND you have to go to Louisiana for work the next day (I swear I should start paying taxes there).  You email Karen and back out (for the third month in a row).   Then what do you do when Karen saves the day and reloads your kit, but you know you will only have about 2 hours the day before scheduled post to throw together a digital project (did I mention I am digitally inept) and write a blog before going to bed because you have to be up at 3:30 in the morning Wednesday for swim practice, you say ah what the hay...I'll do it.

Then what do you do when you sit down the night before the deadline and your screen keeps going in and out because the video card is on its last leg....YOU PANIC.

I got through it, but my grand idea of a couple layouts and a few hybrid cards did not come to fruition.

Since I am hopelessly behind on Weekly Chronicles, I decide to just throw together a quickie layout (well it would have been quick....but there was that whole video card fiasco) that encompasses one of June's Club Scraps weekly chronicle theme....Hopes which conveniently corresponds with this months Club Scrap kit theme.  

I asked my daughter when she was fresh from Church Camp what her hopes were.  Short and sweet:

  • To have three kids
  • To be a missionary
  • To get a scholarship to college
  • To be an artist


I did not use a template, I am trying my hardest to branch out into digital and take the training wheels off, no whiz bang stuff fore me yet, but I am slowly getting the hang of it.

When you are done here, head on over to Jen's blog to check out what she created.

http://scraphappysistersink.blogspot.com/

If you stumbled upon my blog and want to see all 17 participating blogs, head on over to the Club Scrap Creates blog and start from the beginning/

www.clubscrapcreates.blogspot.com




21 comments:

Tricia Morris said...

Great job on the layout, Shona. What a treasure to have these thoughts/dreams/goals down on paper . . . it will serve as a great reminder down the road. I'm glad to hear that you're branching out on using your own digital layouts. That's a big step! Thanks for hopping with us. (And yes, those deadlines get a little overwhelming at times! I'm thankful to have such an incredible team.)

Wendy Bellino said...

HAHA! Sounds like my kind of day! Way to pull it together!

Hetty said...

I love your page, even though i am sorry your jr kit dit not arrive. Love talking to the kids and scrapping their comments. Great job, Shonna.

Julie said...

Shona, we are so happy that you were able to make this GORGEOUS digi layout and join us today! Loved the story and it sounds like you made this happen against all odds :)

Queen of Dishing said...

Super cute and creative and man your daughter is growing up FAST!

Kay Williamson said...

Well you certainly were able to squeeze in a lovely digi layout with all you have going on! The deadlines scare me much of the time too, however they get me to get a lot more done than what I would have, so deadlines are probably good for me heheee. Love how you asked your daughter to list her Hopes, great idea.

Marya said...

Shona, I'm glad you could share that wonderful digi layout with us! Your story sounds familiar - I'm always in a constant state of deadlines! Nice job :)

Karen Propes said...

I love what you shared with us. Those days seem to come more frequent for me as I age..LOL.... Thanks for sharing.
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Ink Stained Roni said...

in spite of all your difficulties the lay out turned out beautifully! I don't think you need training wheels at all cause it's great!

Karen Wyngaard said...

The layout turned out wonderfully, Shona. What an adventure to get there though, huh? There's a li'l saying that fits me to a tee: If it weren't for the last minute, I'd never get anything done!

Debby H said...

We have all been there at some time. Your layout is wonderful and reminds me that time goes quickly with children and what a treasure it is to have their thoughts to look back at as well as pictures.

Donna Nuce said...

I laughed at your blog rant! So funny how life gets in the way of what we want to do. Gorgeous digital layout! Thanks for sharing it all!

Lisa K. said...

Lovely layout! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa K.

Jill P said...

What fun to have another person over to "the dark side" of "digi"
I'm still learning. Great page!!

cal8007 said...

Shona, your daughter is a gem!! Good for you for not giving up, your project is fabulous!!

Carmen L

julieB said...

Shonna, Great Save! This shows just how easy it is to make one of those digi layouts in a pinch. Every element you need to make it great, right at your fingertips. Is that some company's motto? Or did I make it up?

Angelica Chambers said...

I'm glad you persevered and created this layout because it is lovely and needed to be included in this blog hop! Your daughter sounds lovely also; her hopes and aspirations would make me proud to be her mother. :) thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Shona, great job! So glad you managed to get this done, it is a great LO and a fantastic memory.

fuzzylover said...

Wonderful layout Shona - your daughter is adorable.

Sue D said...

Very sweet layout!

Melitta Ball said...

Thank you so much for sharing about your wonderful family as well as your craftiness!

Blessings,
Melitta