Friday, March 09, 2007

a RAK (with a twist).

one final update before this weekend... i did one more LO today about baby noah - used up my old alphabet letters, rubons and more (sorry the scan is so bad - on my list of things to get is a new scanner)

looking forward to all the RAK challenge posts and tell you what, you have til SUNDAY evening to post here for the 10 chances if you did the challenge or plan on doing so. so have fun!

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*** another update - continued thanks to all participanting in the challenge - i have gone to peek at the links you have shared and they are very cool! i have seen some of the older papers in my stash too!



i found this photo while cleaning out my files last night. it is a picture i took in 1995 and it brought back a flood of memories for me. i was living in belgium and was about 20 years old. i was working there during a co-op assignment in college. my fave thing to do on weekends was to go to nearby cities and visit the museums.



i decided to create this LO to remind myself of how far i have come in the 12 years since then! i was an unsure, insecure 20 year old then (one of the reasons i decided i needed to live abroad a bit) and how time changes everything b/c i am so much older and wiser now!



again, i used some old goodies here - more chatterbox papers and SW rubons - notice i used almost the exact same brands and papers as the LO before and can still make the LO look totally different. i tend to leave supplies on my table and use them up on LO after LO.



so keep up the LOs for the challenge!





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*** one more ETA*** - well the box is still getting bigger and fuller and to show that i am game for this challenge too, i took one of my absolute fave pics of mr noah from this past fall and used some older chatterbox papers, scrapworks rubons and created this:
















is that expression not priceless? i also added some new MR rubons and some HS letters and BG papers to round this LO out! keep sharing your LOs! i love seeing them!

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**another ETA** - i am so happy to see all the ppl who are going to try this challenge. just so you know, there is about 4+ lbs of stuff i have put together (and more to come) for the RAK winner!






and many of you are as busy as i am so to keep with the spirit of the challenge, i am going to complete another LO tonight! i found some older chatterbox papers and other goodies (including some twistel) that needs to get used. so get to it! i can't wait to see everyone's creations!






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*edited to add* - thanks so far to everyone who is participating in this! the box is getting bigger! we added some vintage bottlecaps and cool stamps that are no longer sold and even some pieces of MR papers (which we only offer in a special kit).






there was a question about if someone could use a LO that they had previously done. personally i prefer that LOs be done as of this post i made yesterday b/c the spirit of the challenge is to use your old stuff (we all have it). so push yourself! that is how you grow as a scrapbooker and also you might just win this box of goodies we keep adding to!






looking forward to seeing more old stuff used!






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TGIF! i am so excited to be spending the afternoon with my baby noah. here he is this morning getting ready to go to ms K's house:







but before he left, we decided that we needed to share the love and give away a RAK. now this isn't a typical RAK. i DID manage to find a "maya roadie" sticker after cleaning out a box from CHA-W. we also decided to make this a big box of stuff perfect for making some spring mini albums with. we added some MR rubons, chipboards (new ones), ribbons (old and new ones), tins and ribbon slides. To round it, out, we also put in some mini albums and notepads and stickers and other cool one of a kind things that are not MR. you see the bag of ribbons? there is like 30 different ones in there from 1" - 12" long in there but those are perfect for doing lots of cool things.











now are you in it to win it? if so, this one comes with a challenge issued by me and mr noah! here are the rules.






1. Post here (1x per person) for 1 chance at this box of goodies.






2. Want more chances? Then take our challenge - use something old to win something new! This morning, i did this LO:













i got to use up some beautiful papers from fontwerks, some chatterbox sticker letters, and some older rubons i had.






now if you do this, you will get 10 chances to win the box of MR stuff. i do plan on putting in some of our new crushed velvet in the box too!






all i need you to do is to post here again and put a link where you have the LO (or mini album or whatever you created). i want to see what you made. so in your comment section, share with us what you have done with at least 2 things old.






of course the question is "how old is old" - for this use your best judgement. i trust ya'll can decide that yourselves!






3. and so you aren't stressed about it, you have 1 whole week to do this challenge. so you can post here for a chance, go off and do your LO (or mini album) in the next 7 days and post to share what older stuff you used and you will get 10 more chances to win this RAK!






we hope you have fun with this RAK and challenge. think of it as a way to jump start your spring and creativity.







82 Comments:

At 3/09/2007 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Cheryl said...

Whoa! How exciting to enter your RAK.

 
At 3/09/2007 01:22:00 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

I can't wait to start this challenge!!

 
At 3/09/2007 01:48:00 PM, Blogger Lacintha said...

Fabulous challenge Caroline!
WOULD LOVE TO GET IN ON THIS...

 
At 3/09/2007 02:09:00 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

Wow!! What fun! Gotta keep my fingers crossed...um, maybe cross my toes? It'll be a tad difficult to create something with 2 fingers crossed. : )

 
At 3/09/2007 02:34:00 PM, Anonymous wendy said...

great idea caroline! i'll tackle this one this weekend.

and noah is darling!!!

 
At 3/09/2007 02:40:00 PM, Blogger iralamija said...

:) I would love some of the Maya Road goodies!

Bety :)

 
At 3/09/2007 02:50:00 PM, Anonymous Tracy Chao said...

FUN~! Mr. Preston (my 9 month old son) and I accept your challenge~! And would gladly accept that box of goodies, too. =)

 
At 3/09/2007 02:50:00 PM, Blogger endymion said...

i've been sitting on lots of old stuff, and this gives me some motivation to use it! thanks for the challenge!

 
At 3/09/2007 03:13:00 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Wow what a wonderful RAK, here is my first comment and I will endeavour to be back with a challenge entry too!

 
At 3/09/2007 03:15:00 PM, Blogger nicole said...

Please count me in...and I will get working on a LO right now :)
Nicole

 
At 3/09/2007 03:15:00 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

I just completed a Lo yesterday using old PP and some old embellies and some new can I use it?
http://girlswearbluetoo.blogspot.com/2007/03/its-purple.html

 
At 3/09/2007 03:24:00 PM, Blogger Mel Nunn said...

Hi Mr Noah and Caroline! I will be posting my creation later. For the time being I am registering my interest in wrapping my hands around this pile of goodness...

 
At 3/09/2007 04:16:00 PM, Blogger Robyn W said...

I lurve a challenge !

 
At 3/09/2007 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous ~Kathryn~ said...

love to win some goodies !!!!

 
At 3/09/2007 05:19:00 PM, Blogger Scrapshe said...

Would love to have a chance to win these yummy goodies.

Here is my link using some old Chatterbox, Heidi Swapp and We R Memory Keepers and Maya Road stuff.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/Scrapshe/WhatIloveaboutyou-Aliciaschallenge.jpg

Sheryl in Calgary, Canada

 
At 3/09/2007 05:23:00 PM, Blogger Marie said...

I'd love to go in the draw for a box of goodies.

 
At 3/09/2007 05:48:00 PM, Anonymous Vicki W. said...

Here I am... signing up for another RAK from the gals at Maya Road!
-Vicki

 
At 3/09/2007 05:50:00 PM, Blogger Audrey said...

Signing in for the RAK. Will come back with a LO later.

 
At 3/09/2007 05:51:00 PM, Blogger Dale Anne said...

He's such a little cutie!!!

THANKS for this challenge......off to see what I can clean off my studio table!!!

 
At 3/09/2007 06:07:00 PM, Blogger BishopsMommie said...

What a CuTiE PiE!!!I have one of those at home too, mine is 19 months, anyways put me in for the goodies. Whoo hoo!!

 
At 3/09/2007 06:33:00 PM, Blogger scrapcat said...

yummy rak!
will be back with a layout later in the week!

 
At 3/09/2007 08:05:00 PM, Anonymous Karen Merc1958 said...

Carolyn....Noah is SOOOO CUTE...
I'd Love to win your goodie box...

 
At 3/09/2007 08:14:00 PM, Anonymous Kimberly (pierides) said...

Oh my gosh, Noah is looking so big. He is just too cute.

 
At 3/09/2007 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

Noah is too much like a little man there.

 
At 3/09/2007 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Tanya C said...

Wow, Caroline, you never cease to amaze, what a wonderful RAK.

 
At 3/10/2007 01:19:00 AM, Blogger Jamillah said...

I am in for the RAK. Now the challenge is too much for now. Love Maya Road!

 
At 3/10/2007 01:22:00 AM, Anonymous addie s said...

hi caroline! please count me in :)

 
At 3/10/2007 01:53:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Well who could say no to that RAK and that cerub face! Count me in too! Just need to find a place to post my layout once complete!

 
At 3/10/2007 02:50:00 AM, Blogger Bonafyde said...

Awesome Idea! Count me in!

 
At 3/10/2007 04:43:00 AM, Blogger mumtosophie said...

thanks for a chance in your RAK. i love your products joanne horne

 
At 3/10/2007 08:38:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

he looks like such a little man in that picture - too cute!

 
At 3/10/2007 09:00:00 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Exciting RAK!!! Pick me pick me! LOL!

Off to see what I can create... I should have older stuff around here somewhere...

 
At 3/10/2007 09:33:00 AM, Anonymous Angela Hoffmann said...

hello...just got a link to your blog..i love Maya Road products and can't wait to see the new stuff on the shelves!..and wow my very first RAK entry!
oh..thanks for all your behind the scenes explanations..i love hearing what you do, to get us what we love!
hugs~
angela

 
At 3/10/2007 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

OH my....he just gets cuter & cuter!! Would love a chance to win this RAK, Caroline.

 
At 3/10/2007 12:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an AWESOME RAK! You and Noah have put together a wonderful treat!

So glad to be challenged to delve into the scraproom and find some long lost fun items to play with!

Thanks again - Wendy G.

 
At 3/10/2007 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Denise said...

How generous of you and such a fun challenge. BTW ~ Noah's haircut looks so cute!

 
At 3/10/2007 05:59:00 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

Okay, here is my set of pages for the challenge...

http://www.suzyferret.com/Scrapbook/Projects/project1.html

Nothing fancy but they do include Karen Foster Designs School papers from the paperpad and metal charms from American Traditional Designs.
More info on the website.

Thanks for the opportunity!
Katherine

 
At 3/10/2007 07:15:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Giles said...

Ooo, great RAK! I'll see what I can come up with. :)

 
At 3/10/2007 07:47:00 PM, Anonymous Lea said...

Cool RAK!!!! Please enter my name!!! I will get to work on the second part for more chances to win!!!! Your generosity always amazes me!!!!

 
At 3/11/2007 01:37:00 AM, Blogger Just Rhonda said...

I'd love to enter too Caroline!!!!
And I have to add that i LOVE that picture of your cute cubby cheeked boy. What a doll!!!!!!

 
At 3/11/2007 03:11:00 AM, Blogger BabeCaddy said...

Hi, I would love a chance at this.. I will see what I can whip up.. Thanks

 
At 3/11/2007 05:46:00 AM, Anonymous Annelies said...

Hello
I would like to enter this wonderful RAK too.
I don't know if I'll have time to create a layout since this week will be very busy. But at least I'll have this one chance :)
Greetz Annelies

 
At 3/11/2007 09:39:00 AM, Anonymous Hester said...

Whow good idea to get rid off some old stuff!

 
At 3/11/2007 09:41:00 AM, Blogger A said...

Unfortunately I have JUST started scrapbooking and dont have "old" stuff to use! But I love Mayaroad!

 
At 3/11/2007 11:28:00 AM, Blogger Julie said...

awesome challenge caroline! would love to be entered in your RAK. and will get to your challenge ASAP!

you are so generous!

 
At 3/11/2007 01:07:00 PM, Blogger Mallory Shasta said...

Wow! That IS a challenge! I better get started on it! Great box of goodies too! Thanks!

 
At 3/11/2007 01:09:00 PM, Blogger kokopuffs said...

great idea!
I just might have to find myself some time to get a LO done for this challenge!!

 
At 3/11/2007 01:36:00 PM, Anonymous sara berry said...

Wow, and boy do I have some old stuff that needs using up! Thanks for the fun challenge and RAK!

 
At 3/11/2007 08:33:00 PM, Anonymous LisaO said...

Great challenge Caroline...good thing I have been purging this weekend...will try and get something done up.

 
At 3/11/2007 09:03:00 PM, Blogger Heather B. said...

How perfect! I've been on a stash challenge lately, so everything I've been using is "old!" :o)

Here's a link to my gallery with several "old" product uses - Home Altered Canvas, Love Accordian Album, Ten Things I Love About You, and Us Accordian Album ("old" Maya Road foam stamps!)

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/userprofile.asp?user_id=91937

 
At 3/12/2007 05:06:00 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

Ok I did another one as my previous one did not count. This one uses some old BG PP.
http://girlswearbluetoo.blogspot.com/2007/03/not-so-perfect.html

 
At 3/12/2007 12:14:00 PM, Blogger mary jane said...

How fun!!! Just got some chipboard maya albums-can hardly wait to play and create!!
mary jane

 
At 3/12/2007 12:47:00 PM, Anonymous Jennie Jensen said...

I'm in!
Jennie Jensen

 
At 3/12/2007 05:34:00 PM, Anonymous Deb Godley said...

I would love to have a bash at this challenge!!!...i dont have a blog though, so is it cool to email a pic?Cheers, Deb Godley

 
At 3/12/2007 11:25:00 PM, Blogger jenn said...

just found your blog...i'll have to work on this challenge!

 
At 3/13/2007 03:08:00 AM, Blogger Kelley said...

Oooh that RAK looks awesome - will have to see if i can get a LO scrapped in time!!!

 
At 3/13/2007 03:36:00 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

What a great rak. I would love to join!

 
At 3/13/2007 05:12:00 AM, Blogger funkyfunkyrach said...

Hi Wow first trip to this blog and I will sure be coming again!
How inspirational!
I would love to do a LO but I am a severely slow scrapper and It probably wouldnt be finished untill next month! I just think Noah is gorgeous, what a babe.
Thanks, Rachel

 
At 3/13/2007 03:04:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

This is a great challenge. Here is my something old challenge, used old christmas stickopotamus stickers I got when I started scrapping.
http://www.scrappinchicks.info/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4413&sort=1&cat=618&page=1

 
At 3/13/2007 04:31:00 PM, Anonymous Deb Godley said...

Ive tried to email my pics...dont know if you got them..so Ill try this ...(bit technically challenged)
www.apassion4scrappin.com.au/albums/displayimage.php?album=128&pos=0
hope that works!!!

 
At 3/13/2007 07:02:00 PM, Anonymous parrak said...

love a chance to win.. will post layout after completing

 
At 3/14/2007 12:23:00 AM, Anonymous krista stanton said...

What a fun blog. I am so glad I stumbled upon it. :)

 
At 3/14/2007 01:13:00 AM, Anonymous rani said...

sweeet! is still have time!!!! Great challenge!!!!!

 
At 3/14/2007 03:30:00 AM, Blogger BabeCaddy said...

Here is my something old layout: http://www.ebbcreations.com/newGallery/data/713/medium/JillyBean.jpg In this LO I used some older BG Sweet Pea Collection Alyssa/Jack
Some older ribbon and a paint chip I have had for at least 2 years.. Thanks for the fun challenge..

 
At 3/14/2007 07:03:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

LOVE that expression!

 
At 3/14/2007 07:21:00 AM, Blogger Laura Vigliarolo said...

I love that photo too, so you've been cleaning out the old to make room for the new I see.

 
At 3/14/2007 07:25:00 AM, Blogger ania said...

I would totally LOVE to enter this RAK! Off I go to look for some pictures and old stuff!! :D

 
At 3/14/2007 02:00:00 PM, Anonymous Catherine said...

I'd love a chance at that RAK! I'm off to create a page or two! :)

 
At 3/14/2007 07:54:00 PM, Blogger Misty said...

Ok, so if I post here then I get a chance- right? I would love do to this *cool* challenge but I'm working on some stuff for a design team submission and I'm a slow scrapper. I have this metal stuff that I used like once that I've had FOREVER - that would be perfect to use. Hmm...maybe I'll try a quickie! ;-)

 
At 3/14/2007 10:41:00 PM, Blogger Heather R said...

I'm totally up for the challenge! You are so sweet to offer so many goodies.

 
At 3/15/2007 11:13:00 AM, Blogger wbv1213 said...

Thanks for the challenge. I made an art journal & used OLD itmes, such as old watch parts for flower stems, old shipping tags and I used the tube crimper/corregator thing. That poor tool hasn't been used in a LONGGGGG time.
Here's the link on the 2 peas site.

http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/album_display.asp?album_id=63318

THANKS for the inspiration & your cool products. I
read your blog daily.
Wendy

 
At 3/15/2007 02:39:00 PM, Blogger s.patel said...

with flash (a little shiny)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/171/422285307_c91b18def2_b.jpg

without flash
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/422285308_73e1aad02a_b.jpg

used old embossed paper, mulberry paper, pictures i printed out ages ago, old magazines, watercolours that hadn't been touched in forever!

 
At 3/15/2007 08:24:00 PM, Blogger coRinne not connie said...

Thanks for being so generous! Here's a layout i just did this week - "they" i used some older Urban Lily paper, reinforcements (who uses those anymore?) and some old labels....
http://www.scrapablemoments.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=192&pos=18

 
At 3/16/2007 12:15:00 AM, Blogger Mel Nunn said...

Here is my layout. The papers are old and so is the photo! Thanks for the challenge!

http://melnunn.typepad.com/photos/2007_layouts/reflect.html

Mel

 
At 3/16/2007 10:03:00 AM, Blogger ania said...

And now I've made a layout for your challenge too. I actually made two, but I wasn't happy with the first and thought it'd be too embarassing showing it so I made another one I'd feel okay with showing. Heh. Have a nice weekend!

http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/03/oh-tgif.html

 
At 3/17/2007 11:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, maya road goodies! Yeah! I'm going to go and create, love challenges!
-carolyn

 
At 3/17/2007 06:43:00 PM, Blogger girlosun_9 said...

What a great RAK, I'll be back with my post. I am happy it goes later than I thought as I did not think I would get my lo done in time!

 
At 3/17/2007 06:46:00 PM, Blogger girlosun_9 said...

Here is mine:
http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1111897

I used old rubons, a colored sharpie I have had forever, and some old letters.

 
At 3/18/2007 02:55:00 AM, Anonymous Greta said...

Here are my layouts - Ivory baby and Grove of the Patriarchs. The photos, the paper and some of the embellishments are old, 2 years or so. Thanks for the great challenge. It was fun. I have way to many "old" photos that need to get scrapped, thanks for giving me a push!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/irwgal/

 
At 3/18/2007 03:50:00 AM, Anonymous Deb Godley said...

Hello, effort number 2 at linking....(had to get hubby help!)http://www.apassion4scrappin.com.au/Albums/displayimage.php?album=128&pos=0

 
At 3/18/2007 03:55:00 AM, Anonymous Deb Godley said...

Hello, this is more views of the same blossom album
http://www.apassion4scrappin.com.au/Albums/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=1

 
At 3/20/2007 07:21:00 PM, Blogger Robyn W said...

i sent you an email with mine, hope its not too late,
thanks for the fun of revisiting my STUFF.......we loved it once ...right

 

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