Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Extending the Deadline for our Special Challenge...

Hi everyone!
We know that some of you have said you want to participate in our special "Try Everyday" challenge; and realize that this is a super-busy time of year; so we are extending the deadline for the challenge to December 12th at midnight, STM time.  We hope to see some more entries!

Thank you so much to Julie Tucker-Wolek who submitted a beautiful layout for the challenge!

Click here to go to the challenge and play along!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Very Special Challenge...

Hi everyone, and welcome to another set of Scrapping The Music challenges!

Challenge #209A  Song: Try Everyday by Transistor Rodeo

Our song for challenge #209 has a very special story behind it.  We are so excited to share it with you!  This song was submitted to us directly from the artist himself; who was inspired when he found Scrapping The Music by chance!  I will let him tell you the story himself.  Check it out...

Hi Music Scrappers,

My name is Dave Erdmann..I was finishing up my latest cd and needed some "artwork" for the sleeve.  I found a wonderful fiber artist artist named Sharon Wheat  www.sharonwheat.com ...
I was mesmerized by her work and started digging a bit to find more.....Somehow a link called "Scrapping The Music"  popped up and while skimming the site I noticed a series of "challenges"  for the participants....Find some inspiration in music and throw that on a visual image..fascinating....Real people, real emotion and creation for the sake of the artistic process......

I am a songwriter and I am inspired by people that "Try Everyday"....  The inspiration for the attached video was the "saga" of America's most decorated alpine skier Bode Miller.  He has been up & down, criticized, judged....through it all, he has persevered.  He was deemed "washed up" and all but dismissed by his coaches, peers and the US ski federation.. Then last season he crushed the competition on Americas toughest downhill ski course The famed "Birds of Prey" in Colorado. 

We hope you will be as inspired by this story and song as we were!  Here's the video...

You can read the full lyrics by clicking on the lyrics tab at the top of the page.  Lots of inspiration for scrapping! To find out more about Transistor Rodeo and/or to buy the CD you can go to their website here.

Here are the design team layouts for "Try Everyday..."

Seeing my boys up in the sky feels so, I don´t know, maybe afraid or scared.

I Just picked one little word from the lyrics and created this layout.

My journaling reads:  "Anne struggles with reading.  She really does.  But I have to say, she always tried to do her best.  I admire her persistence and drive.  She has improved immensely this year because of her dedication."  The lyrics from this song really inspired me.  Just try everyday!

I didn't have to go further than the song title for my inspiration!  
It made me think of my blog's name, Trying to Grab Some Happy..."  
which I try to do, every day!  
The photo reminds me of what a great time I had
 at a restaurant in Oregon on the Willamette River called Clark & Lewis. 
I was visiting some friends and we went to HAPPY hour.  
My girlfriend's husband ordered EVERYTHING on the HAPPY hour menu!  
Oh my!  What a HAPPY moment!!! 
: .)

This journal page is a promise I have made to myself to to create everyday.  Sometimes life gets in the way, and it's easy to just let the things you love doing fall to the wayside, but I know that I am happiest when I am making art; so I make it a priority to Make Art Everyday.

I picked the lyric "Nobody can stop the rain."  It gave me a great chance to use some of the new stencils I just designed for Stencil Girl Products, Rain and the checked border!

Challenge #209B
Prompt: Is there a song that you've sung the lyrics wrong to? 

This is such a fun prompt!  Who hasn't sung the wrong lyrics to a song? 
Here's an example layout from DT member Her...
I really wonder... were we the only ones always singing the wrong lyrics???

Now it's Your Turn!
What inspires you about the song "Try Everyday"?  Show us in a scrapbook layout, art journal page, or anything else you are inspired to create!

How about the prompt? What song have you mis-sung ?  We want to see it!

To be eligible to win this challenge and have your creation hang in the STM Hall of Fame, remember to link us up to your layout(s) using Mr. Linky below by midnight central time on Tuesday, November 27th. The clock in the right sidebar shows central time to help you if you need to convert time zones.

We can't wait to see what you create!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner of Challenge #208...

The design team has voted and the winner of challenge #208 is....

GLEE, who created this beautiful layout, inspired by Linkin Park's song Iridescent...

Congratulations Glee!!!  Your layout will now hang in the STM Hall of Fame!

Thanks so much also to Lena and Maja, who submitted beautiful work too.  We appreciate each one of you!

Come on back tomorrow  - Thursday, November 15th for an extra-special challenge!  We're excited to share the story behind this one!!!

See you then!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slideshow for Challenge #208...

Hey there everyone!  Thanks so much to Glee, Maja and Lena who each submitted beautiful work for our current challenge!   The design team is busy voting, but in the meantime, check out their beautiful work in this slideshow...

We will be back to announce the winner on Wednesday (Nov. 14th)! See you then!