View Full Version : October Workshop: All About YOU

10-03-2011, 05:12 PM
So, it's no secret that most scrapbookers spend most, if not all, of their time doing layouts of other people in their lives. Children, family members, pets, significant others. This month, your challenge is to focus on you, which, for a lot of people, is hard. That's why it's a challenge!

What's the plan? We're going to make a 10 page mini-album. It doesn't have to be mini in size, just in number of pages. I'm going 4x6, brag book sized, because I have a couple albums that size that I want to use up. But, if you want to be all awesome and hybrid-y, and do something in a fun shape, or a fun size, please do. I'm jealous of all the awesome hybrid things I see. But, if you're a regular, normal size scrapper like me, keep the process/size that you're used to.

I'll be posting prompts throughout the month to help jumpstart your creativity (there will be more prompts than pages in your book, so you can pick and choose which ones you like best). I'll also post some resources for these types of layouts or ideas. I'll post them all in the two posts right below this, just to keep it all organized.

You have the whole month to complete this challenge and earn points, so feel free to jump in at any point in the month. After November 5, 2011, the challenge will still be available, but you will no longer be able to earn points for completion. You will earn 1 point for each Workshop layout that you complete. If you complete this album, upload your pics in the TDC gallery, and link us up back here in this thread, you will earn 5 additional points. (That means that if there are 10 workshop layouts for this month's workshop and you complete all 10 that you will earn 15 points, which is enough for a 50% off coupon or halfway to a $10 Gift Certificate in the TDC shop!)

Here's is the fine print of TDC Challenge Rules:

You must use at least 75% Digichick Goodies on your layout to qualify for points.
When you’ve finished your layout, come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your layout. (Feel free to use our open gallery (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/) here at the Digichick if you need a place to upload your layout. We even have a spot just for challenge entries (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=509)!)
You will earn 1 Point for each part of this challenge that you complete and an additional 5 points if you complete all parts of this Workshop challenge.
For more information about our Chickie Points System, please see this thread here (http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?34471-Chickie-Points-System!).
The deadline for this challenge is November 5th.

10-03-2011, 05:12 PM
The Prompts:

1) The Basics:
- include a photo of yourself
- include general facts (name, age, occupation, married/single/divorced, children, hobbies, etc)

2) Letter to Past Self:
- write yourself a letter. say, to the "you" five/ten/fifteen years ago. What would you tell that person about the life they're going to have? What would you warn them about, prepare them for, give them a sneak peek of?

3) Your Name:
- journal about the meaning of your name. research it online (http://www.babynames.com/ or http://www.name-meanings.com/ are a good place to start). journal about how you feel about your name, why your parents chose it, and/or if you think the meaning is true for you.

4) A Day in the Life:
- choose one day, and photograph yourself and/or your activities throughout the day. talk about a typical day that you have, or pick a special day. just make sure that YOU are the focus.

5) 100 Things I Love:
- sometimes, we forget the little things that we enjoy. so this challenge, is to come up with a list of 100 things that you love/like/enjoy. there's a good numerical breakdown of ideas here (http://www.scrapyourstories.com/easyas1-2-100.htm).

6) Then & Now:
- create a page focusing on you sometime in the past (5/10/15/20 years ago), and then focusing on you now. what were you doing, were you in school? where were you living? were you married or single? did you have children? think about things like that. or maybe you could do a page that focuses on your favorite things then and your favorite things now. include photos of you then and now (if you have them).

7) Bucket List:
- what do you want to do before you die? or chose an age you'll be (either soon or in the future), and come up with the things you want to do before then- ie: 30 before 30, 50 before 50, etc.

8) Your Family Tree:
- my family is HUGE into geneology. on both sides, it's kind of crazy. someone traced my lineage back to charlemagne. kind of crazy. i wanna see your family trees. go back a few generations, or go back a LOT of generations. make it fun.

9) Five Things You Can't Live Without:
- if you were stranded on an island, what five things would you absolutely want to have with you? or what are those five things you never leave the house without?

10) Dinner Party:
- if you could have dinner with five people, living or dead, who would they be? why would you invite them?

10-03-2011, 05:15 PM
The Resources:

- Book of Me (http://www.scrapbook.com/articles/tech/224.html) articles and prompts
- Scrap Your Stories (http://scrapyourstories.com/)

10-04-2011, 03:50 PM
This sounds great, Ashley! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

10-05-2011, 10:02 PM
here's my "about me" layout:

10-06-2011, 06:45 PM
I am SO excited about this!

10-07-2011, 12:38 AM
WOW! This sounds like fun! I agree, you very rarely scrap about yourself... This is truly challenging... especially prompt #5... But I will have a go at it!

10-07-2011, 08:12 AM
I am SO excited about this!

YAY! i'm glad (:

WOW! This sounds like fun! I agree, you very rarely scrap about yourself... This is truly challenging... especially prompt #5... But I will have a go at it!

the 100 things? see, i figured it would be a challenge that not everyone would do. i'm gonna push myself to do that prompt. just to see what comes of it. (:

i'll add more prompts after the weekend. and through the month. so don't worry, there will be plenty to choose from.

10-07-2011, 08:39 AM
the 100 things? see, i figured it would be a challenge that not everyone would do. i'm gonna push myself to do that prompt. just to see what comes of it. (:

Yup, very challenging, but the tip-link was really helpful. Will shift a few things around though, I think, but I've started to think about it... :)

10-07-2011, 10:20 AM
This sounds like a really great set of challenges and workshop. I really like the idea of the bragbook size...not sure you can get the list of 100 things onto a bragbook sized page. I did a challenge a few years ago with a bucket list of 50, and let me tell you...50 was a challenge.
Godd luck with the 100!

10-11-2011, 05:59 AM
This is really a work shop I'd love to do - can someone send me some spare time?!?!?

10-11-2011, 09:06 PM
Prompt 1. The Basics:

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/TDC_Oct_Workshop_The_Basic_copy.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=134984&title=me&cat=509)

Prompt 5: 100 Things I Love:

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/TDC_Oct_100_Things_copy.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=135015&title=100-things-i-love&cat=509)

10-12-2011, 06:47 PM
This is really a work shop I'd love to do - can someone send me some spare time?!?!?

sure! when i find enough spare time for me, i'll send you the rest.

@ Jane:
those look awesome! (:

10-12-2011, 09:02 PM
Thanks, Ashley! Great prompts. :)

I don't know if I should keep adding to my first post or not. Here's another one.

Prompt 2: Letter to Past Self (10 years ago):
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/TDC_Oct_WS_Letter_to_Self_copy.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=135044&title=hey-you-21&cat=509)

Prompt 4: A Day in the Life
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/TDC-Oct-WS-Day-in-the-Life-copy.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=135180&title=day-in-the-life&cat=509)

10-13-2011, 01:47 AM
Jane -- really wonderful. I LOVE how they look handwritten!

10-13-2011, 04:16 PM
Thanks, Holly. :)

10-16-2011, 01:00 PM
your pages look awesome, jane!

i'm working on some more prompts and a couple more pages of my own. (: i'll post them up either today or tomorrow.

10-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Here is my first for this workshop Challenge #3 my name
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/MyNameIs.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136336&title=mynameis&cat=509)

10-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Here is mine for Prompt #1
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/All-About-Me-_1.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136348&title=all-about-me1&cat=509)

10-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Beautiful pages Helene!

10-27-2011, 03:44 PM
Challenge #9 five things I cannot live without

http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/5_Things.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136644&title=5-things&cat=509)

JLJ Designs
10-27-2011, 05:49 PM
I just found TDC and I love this workshop idea. I've made 4"x6" pages that I can print as regular pictures and paste in my journal.

Here's my layout for prompt #1:
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/About_Me1.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136662&title=about-me&cat=509)

Prompt #3 - Name
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/Jennifer3.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136666&title=jennifer&cat=509)

Prompt #5 - 100 Things - I went a little overboard.
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/medium/100_Things_I_Love.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136672&title=1003f-people-2fthings-i-love&cat=509)

10-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Great start Jen....I'm still working on mine too.

10-28-2011, 01:27 PM
awesome pages everyone!

10-28-2011, 03:38 PM
Love this inspiration, great pages everyone!!!

Here's my take on the challenge:
1) The basics
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/99-AAM-1-basics.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136825&title=aamthe-basics&cat=500)

2) Letter to Past Self
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/100-AAM-2-letter-to-past-self.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136817&title=dear-16-years-old-me&cat=500)

3) Your Name
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/101-AAM-3-name.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136819&title=my-name&cat=500)

4) A Day in the Life
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/102-AAM-4-day-in-the-life.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136821&title=a-day-in-my-life&cat=500)

5) 100 Things I Love
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/103-AAM-5-100-things-I-love.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136921&title=100-things-i-love&cat=500)

6) Then & Now
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/104-AAM-6-then-and-now.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136923&title=then-and-now&cat=500)

7) Bucket List
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/105-AAM-7-bucket-list.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136925&title=before-i-turn-33&cat=500)

8) Your Family Tree
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/106-AAM-family-tree.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=136927&title=family-tree&cat=500)

9) Five Things You Can't Live Without
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/107-AAM-9-never-leave-the-house-without.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137150&title=5-things-i-never-leave-the-house-without&cat=500)

10) Dinner Party
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/500/108-AAM-10-fantasy-dinner.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137151&title=fantasy-dinneri-chose-the-steamy-kind-of-guests-21-lol&cat=500)
For this last one, I picked some fun and sexy guests rather than the wise and intellectually stimulating ones! ;)

10-29-2011, 08:22 AM
yay! so many awesome pages ladies! (: thanks for playing along, everyone!

10-29-2011, 05:44 PM
New LOs added to my previous post.

10-30-2011, 06:36 AM
Chloe :jawdrop: Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

10-30-2011, 08:36 AM
Thanks, Holly, you make me :blush:!

11-01-2011, 01:39 PM
Last 2 pages added to my previous post (http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/showthread.php?35096-October-Workshop-All-About-YOU&p=415061&viewfull=1#post415061)

11-01-2011, 04:38 PM
Chloe! I LOVE :heart: your pages! I love that they match, and they are so special! (Especially that last one :lol: )

11-01-2011, 05:13 PM
Thanks Pamie! Yeah, I wasn't feeling all that serious when I did that one! LOL

11-02-2011, 05:12 AM
Chloe!!! You've made a fantastic album - I totally love it. Can I please come to your dinner party too? :)

11-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Hehehe, no problem Eva, I share my fantasy dinner guests! ;)

11-05-2011, 12:10 AM
I got another 4 done before the deadline
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/a-Day-In-My-Life.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137795&title=a-day-in-my-life&cat=509)
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/100-Things-I-Love1.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137802&title=100-things-i-love1&cat=509)
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/Dear-Helene.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137808&title=dear-helene&cat=509)
http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/data/509/My-Bucket-List2.jpg (http://www.thedigichick.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=137813&title=my-bucket-list2&cat=509)