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06-20-2011, 04:36 AM
Hello all!

Welcome to Week 4 of our Capture the Moment LO Contest. This week all layouts must be created using Skrapper Digitals Artistic Heritage Collection Autumn Reflections (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_186_207&products_id=4495) mega kit.

Artistic Heritage Collection Autumn Reflections (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_186_207&products_id=4495)
We are continuing our path down the four season. This week our focus is fall.

Your assignment is "Reflections" and there are two directions you may take to interpret this theme. The first is to reflect on a loss, whether that be a person, pet or time in your life. It is a difficult topic, but one that happens frequently in all our lives. The second is to reflect on you, more of an introspection, have it be a profile of who you are... whether that be you past or present.

This LO must contain at least 1 photo.
You must use at least 3 background papers.
You may not use a template.
Element use I again leave completely up to you. There is no right or wrong.
There must be journaling. This is a very personal LO and it would not be complete without it.
The focus on this LO is the theme.
You must post the LO in the Week 4 Gallery Week 4: Reflections (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/g1263-week-4-3a-reflections.html) by midnight (EST) on Thursday.
Your coupon for this kit will be in your PM box shortly.

Big smooches,

Toiny <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

06-20-2011, 08:32 AM
This is a beautiful kit! I really like the theme as well; it's a difficult one as you say but one I find to be therapeutic to scrap. Thank you for the lovely kit and the great challenge.

06-20-2011, 09:34 AM
Wow! Okay. This is going to be a challenge this week. I could go with the obvious and make another page for my grandfather's memory book, or I could go in a different direction. I'll have to mull this over and see where inspiration takes me.

Thank you for the gorgeous kit. Having worked with a number of Sherah's kits over the years, I can say, even before I download and unzip it, that this is a wonderful gift.

06-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Definitely thought provoking this week! I have a couple of ideas mulling around already...will have to see what pans out!

06-20-2011, 10:43 AM
((HUGS)) Thanks Lori & Ladyofthethorns! you know i love your layouts! (hugs) i can't wait to see what you all come up with :-)

06-20-2011, 10:48 AM
OOH LA LA....Sherah, you already know I'm your biggest fan! Looking forward to this! Honestly, it is one of the very VERY few kits I don't have of yours!

06-20-2011, 10:57 AM
What a gorgeous kit, and a great theme to work with for this week's challenge! Thank you so much.

06-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Thanks donakat and Jeanette! ((hugs))

06-20-2011, 07:44 PM
I can't believe I finished today! Usually it takes me awhile to finish! I was inspired by my subject and by the artistic beauty of this kit.

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/thumbs/Seasons_in_the_Sun.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-reflections/p79021-seasons-in-the-sun.html)

06-20-2011, 07:58 PM
Is it to late to do the WK 4 of the Capture the Moment LO? I just finished Martha & Bob's 50th Anniversary Gift that I have been working on for about 2 months. I made 42 12by12" scrapbook pages. and just to it to the printer this morning.
Please pm if it is possible to make a LO.
Marilyn Nay

06-21-2011, 07:59 AM
hope this is what you meant (i tried to explain about how this loss led me to scrapbooking). here you go:

love this stunning kit.

06-21-2011, 03:37 PM
Thank you for the very pretty kit! Gorgeous colors and elements! This is a very personal journal to me:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/2011_6_Jun_ReflectionOnMyLife.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-reflections/p79049-reflection-on-my-life.html)

06-22-2011, 04:14 AM
My layout is posted:
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/Reflections_on_Loss.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-reflections/p79064-reflections-on-loss.html)

06-22-2011, 07:43 AM
These are all so beautiful and poignant. I don't know how the staff will ever choose.

06-22-2011, 07:59 AM
Here is week 4 layout.



06-22-2011, 08:01 AM
I agree redplaid! they are all amazing!

06-22-2011, 06:27 PM
This was a tough one for sure! I literally worked all day long on this, first fussing over the wording (I really got personal, not something I like to do online) and then with fussing over what to use and how to place it, just right, in my layout. But since I'll not have a chance to even turn on my computer for the next couple of days, I had to call this done.

Here's my layout (linked to the gallery).

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/CTM_Rnd4_MyHeart.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-reflections/p79076-my-heart.html)

Thank you Toiny and Sherah for this most gorgeous kit. I know for sure that I'll be using it again in the future. ;)

Best of luck to everyone... and also to the judges, I'm SURE the voting on this round will be more difficult then the previous 3!

06-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Here's mine:

http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/2010-03-05.jpg (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/week-4-3a-reflections/p79078-march-5.html)

This was a very emotional challenge. I initially thought I'd do a layout about the three deaths we had in my family in 2010, my paternal grandmother, my maternal grandmother's brother, and my maternal grandfather (he of the war stories). But in plotting it out, I decided to focus on the strange coincidence that my father and his mother both died at approximately the same time, on the same day, 33 years apart.

06-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Here is my entry. My grandfather's death was something I hadn't scrapped yet. I did a memorial book for the family for Christmas last year but scrapping the family gatherings hadn't happened yet. The Christmas project was emotional.

<img src="http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/DSSweek4fall1edit_edited-1web.jpg" />

Sherah, I must say its great to know i'm not the only one using GIMP to scrap. I enjoy the tutorials on your site, Save the Green.

06-23-2011, 01:15 AM
My apologies for going through the gallery slowly, these are very moving LO's and it takes a bit to process each. What a beautiful, but tough, assignment. You are all doing an amazing job.



06-23-2011, 08:54 AM
My layout this week is very simple, because I wanted the focus on the words, not the layout. I am on vacation, 1000 miles from home, and don't have all my pictures with me. I had thought about scrapping my dad, but I'm not quite ready for that, and I didn't have a picture with me. So I chose to scrap about my own life journey instead. Because it is a summer picture, I chose minimal embellishments as the colors weren't a good match for my picture, and again, I wanted the focus on the words. I never even looked at anyone else's layouts because I didn't want to be influenced. Good luck judges...you have a tough job ahead of you, and I don't envy you having to choose.
http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/1263/CaptureTheMoment_Week4_2011_06_23_who_i_am_600x600 .jpg

06-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Here is mine:

This was very hard to write. Many people know I lived with my aunt and uncle from the time I was 15, but they did not know why. This is the first time I ever wrote about it.

Thank you for the kit and the challenge.



reflection, noun 1. (Thought) consideration, observation, thinking, contemplation, study

Reflecting back on my past, I think about my mother, my aunt and my uncle. It was a long road and it was not an easy one. My mother was a beautiful young bride that had problems she could not cope with. She was raised by an abusive mother and an indifferent father. She never learned how to love, but she desperately craved love. To escape her life and to find love, my mother married very young. To get the love she craved, she had six daughters and a son. Then my mother reverted to the only thing she knew. She would fly into rages and abuse the children that she looked to for love. We never knew what to expect from her. Some days she was kind and gentle other days brought us to the end of hope. One day when I was about ten years old, I asked her why she did not love me. The answer I got was "You can't choose your children. Some people are lucky and love the ones they get, others like me are not that lucky." I was the oldest of my siblings and so I felt responsible for the others. I would place myself between my mother and who ever was the object of her rage. One day when I was fifteen years old, my sister Mary came home to one of those rages. Mom picked up a broom and came at her with the wooden handle. I stood between them and stood my ground. I would not let her hit my sister again. I told her we were leaving and that she could not stop us. I pushed her down and we all ran from the house. My aunt and uncle lived two blocks away and that was the only place I knew to go. My aunt was my grandmother's sister and my godmother and I loved her very much. Her name was Gladys and we called her Aunt Glady. I did not know how much she loved me until much latter. I told her what had happened. She said she would take care of things. I don't know what was said between my aunt, my uncle, my father and my mother but, I know things were taken care of. My youngest sister and my brother were taken in by mu father's brother. My grandmother took in the others. I stayed with Aunt Glady and Uncle Ed. After about two years, the others went back home and my mother was much better. I lived with my aunt and uncle until I went college. I believe they saved my life. I know they made it worth living. Aunt Glady showed me that I am lovable just as I am, that I have value as a human being and that I can love others in return. These two wonderful, generous, loving people made it possible for me to live a happy and full life. They gave me what I needed to find a loving husband and to love him in return. Because of them I was able to raise two children without continuing the cycle of abuse. Both my Aunt Glady and my Uncle Ed have passed away now. I miss them both very much. They were my family, my example and my strength. I loved them very much.

Aunt Glady and Uncle 1969


06-24-2011, 02:27 AM
(((Rose))) I sat here & cried. Not just at the heartache you have experienced, but at the incredible strength and love your Aunt Gladys showed and lived. I aspire, one day, to be as good, pure and kind as she is. What an amazing woman.



06-24-2011, 02:27 AM
Week 4 is now over. I'm bowled over and at a standstill this week. Wow guys. Every single one of you. Wow.