Welcome back for day three of our Olympic celebrations.
Today we are participating in the marathon! The women's marathon is already completed and the winning time of 2:24:04 was posted by Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya. We challenged Marnie and Aliza to see how many layouts they could create in the same time.
Aliza came in strong with two layouts. Here is what she had to say about her marathon.
I totally lost track of time for this particular challenge. I started a few times, and scrapbooked for a "while" each time. Because the fact of the matter is, I can only really complete one layout in a two hour period. I am just slow. Especially because it often takes me a while to write and print out my journaling. However, I did make these two layouts with a two hour stretch in mind. They were probably completed in some time frame that resembles two hours. I think that is the best I can do.
To keep things moving at a steady clip, I used the same basic color scheme, and some nice simple grids. My first layout, about my son turning 18 and filling out his voter registration, does not have any journaling. I am hoping the photos and title tell the story well enough, because I think I am finding it too hard to write about him right now. He is leaving home in a few weeks, and I just can't. But, on a much lighter note, while not thinking about my son leaving to spend next year abroad, I have been soaking in every moment of Olympic gymnastics. With the NBC app, it is a totally different watching experience, and I love it.
Aliza, you ran a fabulous race. Though both grids and white space loving, your layouts each feel unique. And we are so sorry your house is losing its eldest teen. :( We are here with tissues and warm embraces for you.
Marnie finished two layouts as well. Here is a snippet of her interview:
I really thought I would finish more than two. I have friends that used go to crop nights and would finish ten or twelve layouts. I guess I thought that if I was all alone for a couple of hours with no distractions that it would magically happen. But it didn't. I went at my usual plodding speed. I'm not sure why I thought it would be different, but somehow I thought it would be.
I think my proudest achievement was finishing two layouts that don't look at all similar. That's huge for me. I often find that if I make layouts in the same night they resemble each other more than not.
How about you? Will you join us in a marathon effort? Collect your supplies, set your timer and see how far you can get in 2 hours! We would love to see your results!!