November 9, 2016
Sometimes the thing that most troubles you, is the most rewarding. I can put this latest Pixelscrapper design challenge on the topic of Pie into that category. We also design within the framework of an assigned color scheme, to increase the level of designing difficulty. I really couldn't get into the swing of things, on the subject of pie. I like pie. I think that pie has a place at the table before or after dinner - it brings back memories of grandmothers and everything good about their wonderful recipes. But I couldn't figure out how to design something on the topic of pie that people would find useful in their scrapping. I gave it a go and came up with the designs below - but I don't see them as being particularly useful to you in your projects, especially the elements. They challenged my brain somewhat, and I designed several pies. That was new to me. But I didn't find a pleasant rhythm or direction to the theme, so forgive my poor commitment to the subject of pie.
I have a scattered brain you see, and I work hard at keeping organized. I have TWO calendars on my refrigerator door, several journals and notebooks full of notes. My bible is full of little scraps of paper where I have written some thought down. If you are familiar with Myers-Briggs personality types, I am an INFP. I pay attention to how others design, hoping to improve my work habits. They seem to have the majority of their designs established within the framework of an original idea. I, on the other hand, open my design program and start looking at shapes and colors until ideas come to me. For example, my papers have an average number of five different layers in which are a number of textures, colors, and patterns. But I get there by accident. The majority of my designs are the result of happy accidents, or "what-ifs". Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.
I have happy memories of pie - My husband and I, when we were just new to each other and dating, loved to go down to the beach at Ninikchik, Alaska, and have homemade pie at the small cafe there. It was a rustic place that was built on stilts above the icy blue waters of the Cook Inlet, and was only open during the summer months. We had the most amazing views sitting there eating our pie. Strawberry-Rhubarb for me, and Cherry for him. We could look out across the inlet and see four of the 52 volcanoes of Alaska - Augustine, Iliamna, Redoubt and Spurr. The wind was usually blowing and and polar fleece jackets were the norm. But how marvelous, to sit there watching the eagles dance and dive among the waves, capturing fresh salmon for their dinner? And every so often I would see the most sweetest sea otter floating by, tummy up as he/she cracked clams open on that furry belly, for their dinner. I loved that area so much, I even thought that I would retire there. But alas, it was not to be.
So here it is, those humble scrapping items designed with the theme of "pie" in mind. I need to mention to you that I have made 91 papers for this project in an effort to hit the target. Only 12 of them are displayed in the preview below. I have a question for you, if you are interested in commenting - Do you prefer one big download on papers, or do you prefer several smaller downloads?
(These items are included in the "Elements" download)
Blessings and Blue Skies,