Welcome to Speed Scrapping Relay, our final team event of our
This event requires endurance, speed, and an ability to work well under pressure. Often team members accept a place on the relay team as incentive to push themselves to not just create something quickly, but also to finish something. If you are comfortable with half-done projects this may not be the sport for you.
Teams: Teams consist of a minimum of two players, but it most fun with 5 - 6. Team members needn't know each other well, but must all have a commitment to the project, specifically committed to following through with their leg of the relay. A team captain is preferred--someone to decide the order of the relay and who can keep the players on task.
Equipment: the standard. plus an ability to forward a scan/photo of your layout.
1. create a team. decide upon a time frame. 2 days for turnaround should be sufficient. it is a SPEED scrapping relay after all...
2. player 1 creates the original layout, and sends a visual to player 2.
3. within 2 days (or the otherwise decided upon time frame) player 2 creates a layout inspired by that of player 1.
4. at the end of the 2 days, this second layout is sent to player 3, who then has 2 days to be inspired, and create a new layout which will then be forwarded to player 4.
5. and so on. and so on. until the final leg of the relay has been completed.
The fun? Really? What's not fun??!! First, you have the heart-racing excitement of knowing that you only have two days to finish a project. Second, you have incentive (and pressure) to actually finish a layout. Third, you have a place to go for inspiration. Fourth, well, you get to be a part of greatness. Take a look!
Our team is comprised of four greats and me, the captain! What fine company I keep! Oooh, and we have a special guest on our relay team! Guess who I wooed with my good looks and promises of chocolate! It's Margaret, er,I mean, Swift! Welcome, Margaret!
I had the good fortune of the opening leg. I opted for the oh so very current banners and some new stamps from American Crafts! (Look at that cute little birdie!) When I was done, I sent mine to Speed.
Speed liked the banners, too, and incorporated them into her sweet sweet layout. I must say, I was happy to see them go on! And Candice? Well, her layouts always get me in my mamaheart. Her photos capture such emotion, apparently even when she is in them and not just taking them!! And for this assignment, she went back to paper. Aren't we glad she did? Love this one.
Next up? Swift!
And the banner lives on... Woohoo! Swift rocked the house and the speed track with this one. Were we in a stadium, the crowd would be on their feet for this one! So honored to have Margaret with us for this one. Making me weak in the knees, for me, Margaret is all about the color combinations, and how her little details are just so right. Like the hedgehog. And the extra flag. Mmm good.
And now, off to Rebecca, or rather, Racer!
Rebecca ditched the banner, opting instead to keep Swift's three photos, and the right hand placement. Another little detail that is mimicked is the overlapping strips on the flowers. Reminiscent of the single word strip on the flag in Margaret's layout. And what can one say of Rebecca? Her soft muted colors are so peaceful. So kind. Her little touches, like tiny flowers and varied stitches, give her layouts a very finished, put together feel. Simple never looks so good.
And the final handoff goes to Blur!
Blur takes the last leg of our relay and crosses the finish line with gold medal glory! Maintaining the soft colors, Beth also kept the photostrip, but went from three to four photos and turned it to a vertical strip and horizontal photos. Beth, for me is peaceful balance. Her layouts are soothing to my sense of symmetry and my need for perfect measurements. She is masterful at combining patterns and for making it look so easy.
So if you are ready, grab some friends, some photos, and get started. Scrapbooking doesn't have to be an individual sport. And crops are not the only way to make it a team sport. I promise. All it takes is a few friends, a few days, and a whole lot of fun.
Thank you for visiting today and please keep working on your scrapolympic events! Everyone that loads a challenge layout to the Flickr gallery will be considered for a bitty giveaway! I'll wait til noon tomorrow! Also up tomorrow, our final event! See you then!