Tuesday, September 16, 2008

eXperiment time!

This week is my debut at the Design eXperiment blog. I am super excited to join some of my greatest friends Leslie, Amy and Kimberly and get to work with them all in one place! And I am anxious to get to know the other designers as well!

The challenge this week is:

Close your eyes, open the dictionary, and point to a word. Does your word mean anything special to you? Why? Remember! NO CHEATING! HEHEHE! We all used the first word we got...and some of us got super lucky with our words...maybe you will open the dictionary, and find a word you've never seen....(See? We're fun AND educational up in here!)

When I initally got this challenge I was excited and then kinda freaked when I realized I DON'T OWN A DICTIONARY!!! Can you believe that. If I have one it is buried in a closet somewhere. So I went to dictionary.com (real original huh!) and used the word of the day there. It gave me COSMOPOLITE. What a fun word to scrap. Here is my layout:

Here is my journaling: I have never been much of a "country" livin girl, even though I live in a town of only 23,000 people. But I am not a big city girl either. I love to go and visit Portland and Seattle, places like that, but I know that I would never be able to call those towns home. While Roseburg is tiny, there is nothing to do here, we have to do any real shopping out of town, this is home. Where I will raise my family. Where it is safe, comfortable. Now maybe a move is on the horizon and we will move on to bigger and better things. But for now, I will be a little city girl with a big city heart.

I used Anna Griffin paper for the background, printed my word with definition onto Prima Mary Jane paper, layered a Karen Russell Narrative sticker over the top and used an American Craft sticker that was from my September kit at Bad Girls.

This challenge was really fun! Why not try it and link us up on the blog http://www.thedesignx.blogspot.com/! We can't wait to see what word you come up with!


Sasha said...

Loved the LO and Welcome to TDX girl.


LoRi said...

Congrats on your new gig, Dena!! Love your layout! Well, I opened the dictionary and my word is "hightail". ??? How the heck do I scrap that? :0)

Kirsty said...

Love it! I might have to give this one a whirl!

Congrats on the new gig!

Leslie Ashe said...

WOO HOO girl - welcome to the team!! Congrats to YOU!

Your layout is just beyond gorgeous! I love the colors. LOVE the word - love your journaling. LOVE it all - you rock!

ania said...

Teehee..I think you lucked out with that word!! :D

Mary Rogers said...

look who I found!!!! love this Dena - fabulous music, fabulous reading and fabulous you.


(heck I can't remember my google name - gotta figure that out!)

Danielle said...

I just totally adore this layout Dena!!! fabulous! oh, love the word too!

jazsutra said...

hey Dena,great layout!hope i can play along;) -jaz

NancyJones said...

I LUV you page girl that rocks and ughhhh I dont have a ughmm dictionary anywhere that I know of. bwahhaa Pretty evident in my spelling (that I dont use spell check either) MAYBE I Can get someone to pick me a word? would that work? I just am not so sure WHO I WOULD trust to not give me some freaked out word that was beyond anything I could think to scrap haha!
YOU rocked the challenge though girl!! (no surprise there) hugs