Sunday, July 6, 2008

Aged Wine

For the ScrapJam Challenge, I decided to focus on making a LO about my life-long friends in Confraternitas Jesu. The three photos showed us in 3 different times: 1989, 2001 and 2006. These are my true friends, since they know all my strengths and weaknesses, talents and shortcomings, and yet they have stood by me and seen me grow, in the same way that I have been witness to their growth.

Surprisingly, I was one of the winners in the challenge! (Congratulations to Rita and Cookie too!) I wasn't expecting this since the LO didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to be. I feel that the journal wasn't quite right and the white rub-ons on top of the masked alphas just wouldn't stick to the sprayed areas. But I guess that is everyone's difficulty as well given that we were only given about 1 hour to make it. Still, I'm not going to complain because the prize package is soooo deliriously delicious!

The journal is revealed when the champagne label with the flower is pulled out from the right. It reads: Life-long friends are like aged wine. They start young and sweet, sparkling and bright. Wine, like friendship, grows stronger, mellower, suave and mature as time passes. Time becomes the true test of all relationships. For those who wait and accompany each other, it is all worth it.

On the bottom corner of the LO, I added a Rhonna Farrer Rub-On Saying. It is only revealed once the journal is taken out. It reads: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating tyourself.

The prizes are the ff: a 7-opening Picture Frame, Allary Scrapbooking Caddy (finally, I can retire my National Bookstore freebie caddy that is now too small for my needs!), Inque Boutique Phantom Stamps, Heidi Swapp Foam Stamps Drama, Gel-a-Tins Stamps, See-D's Li'l Stamps Vacation Memories, Bazzill 8"x8" Martha's Vineyard cardstock pack, BazzillBetz 2"x3" Alphabet card Assortment, Bazzill Really big 3" buttons, Stickles Dark Blue, Beadazzles Disco Ball, Keepsake Key Chain, and a 2"x2" olive picture frame-covered booklet that can be used for photos or journaling. SOOO YUMMY!!! Thank you very much Marissa of Scrapbooks-Hawaii and Nette of My Little Attic! I am so in-love with your stuff!!! (Proof of that is the big bag of other scrap materials I bought yesterday!)

Materials used: Bazzill (scalloped edges) cardstock, Iron Orchid Grabd Cru , Anna Griffin AG1281, BB Bosher green washer, Rhonna Farrer Phrases RubOns, Basic Grey Wholly Cow white rub-on scrolls, Carolina's lace ribbon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Merlot, Elit Tracing Paper, UHU glue, Glue dots vellum, Japan Homes foam tape, Polar Bear Photo Memory Double Adhesive Tape. Others: American Crafts Thickers Prancer used for masking and making the title.


Benga said...

Congratulations Candy, such a heartfelt journaling =)

Lee i. said...

woohoo congrats again candy. i saw you (from the corner of my eye) making this. at ito ba ang sinasabi mong di ma-technique? love the distressing and the white rubons. sabi ko na nga ba bibili din ako nun eh. hehehe.

Maybelle said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Candy!