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Old 11-23-2007, 06:52 AM   #1
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SBDD02 Sarah Jane Dowsett 11.23.07

Welcome to our next Scrapbook Diva Designer Challenge!

Id like to introduce to you a very talented, sweet, funny designer who has recently burst onto the scrapbook design scene, spreading charm and doodling all along the way!

Congratulations to the sometimes silly, but always fabulous, Sarah Jane Dowsett, known as SJ!
SJ will be joining us as soon as shes able. She has a very good excuse to be a little off schedule his name is Finlay, and he was born just 8 days ago!!

Please join me in welcoming SJ to SCS this is a little bio that she had prepared pre-baby birth and a stunning layout created with some great stamping techniques for us to use as inspiration for the week. You can also get to know SJ better and view more of her work at her blog Little Musings. You wont want to miss the adorable new baby pix either



Hi, I'm SJ. I live in the UK with a cat who considers herself to be queen of England, and Ben who is my long suffering fiance, who puts up with my hobby with quiet and beautiful patience.
We are expecting a son, Finlay this November, and that will complete our family...for now...

I discovered Scrapbooking whilst in the USA, and when it became popular in the UK, I was thrilled. I find inspiration from everyday items, from clothing to packaging, and adore creating way out wild and colorful designs. I also adore photography and love the challenge of creating a page to compliment a photo...

My favorite scrapbooking techniques include painting, inking, tearing and doodling.

If it can be doodled on, it will be, if it can be altered, expect it to change, if it stays still long enough, I will photograph it!



To participate in this week's Diva challenge, gain inspiration from SJ's layout however you would like and be sure to type in SBDD02 for the Keyword when you upload (thats a zero in there, not the letter O). There will be a little something for the one participant whose name is drawn next Friday!

You can find all submissions for this challenge here: SBDD02

SBC's Information Thread: Everything you need to know to participate!

The OPD (One Page Doc, aka: Master Challenge Thread) that includes all challenges on one page for your printing convenience can be found here: OPD

If you have any questions please feel free to contact any one of the SBCT (scrapbook challenge team)via pm or simply post your questions in this thread.

Thanks to everyone for joining in the challenge! Be sure to post a link here to your creation so that we can all ooh and ahhhh
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great guest hostess Jennie! such a fun page with lots of inspiration - the colors, doodling, layering, arrow......so much to look at. I checked out Sarah's blog and what adorable baby pics.
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Whoo-hoo...what a fun page to get a little (or lots) of inspiration from. Thanks Jennie and SJ!
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Hi guys!

glad you like the LO -

I dont often use my stamps = so was thrilled when Jennie asked me to get them out, and remember why I loved them all so much in the first place!!!

Im a doodle addict - all my pages these days are full of doodles and layers, Its really fun to take pen to your page and be brave enough to go mad!
My tip for nervous doodlers is, create a photo mat, doodle round that, and if it fails you can easily cut it off without ruining your LO - Or use shaped cardstocks, scallops and zigzags are ideal, and follow the shape of the edge, this gives you a doodled border without any effort, and yet looks great! Break up doodled lines with dots or even little doodled flowers, this creates interest.

Also - rummage through all your old embellishments, and utilise all those old tiles and epoxies that are gathering dust, you will be surprised at how many of them you will fall in love with all over again lol!

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some great tips SJ!
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Love your avatar, SJ Welcome to the Diva Designer Challenge!
I'm so glad you dusted off those stamps - they go perfectly with your doodling. I'm hoping to feel better soon so that I can create something whimsical inspired by your layout
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SJ - what a fab LO, I'll be having a go at this myself this weekend!!
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That is a FABULOUS page! I love how she embellished the Beejeesies out of it!!! hehehe
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AMAZING!!

I consider myself doodle challenged and see that there may be a conspiracy theme happening with the challenges this week ??!!
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LOL - time to doodle, Pattie!!
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LOVE the page! Hope I get time to work on a lo for it this week. Baby Finley is Beautiful!!!!!!!!!
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Wow I love your scrapbooking style, SJ!!
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Oooo Fantastic LO SJ, I have loved your style of work for such a long time now as you know, and I never fail to be inspired by you!

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Here is my page inspired by SJ....this was so fun to make...with all the doodling!
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fantastic page Erika!
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Erika, I love your page!
Your doodling rocks
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Here's a page I made combining this week's sketch challenge and Sarah Jane's inspiration!
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How fun, Wendy!! Your page is fantastic
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Ok...someone stop me.... I am having just too much fun with SJ's layout and doodling. Here is another one!

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Oh, that's me for sure! I tried doodling a few times and that's just what happened! Great work everyone who's done their pages already!!
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alright, so its not the greatest photo in the world, but I bet I took 50 and this was the best one! It's been gloomy and raining so I couldn't take it outside like I usually do. Anyway, I had a TON of fun with this page and have already started another. This one I combined this challenge and Peggy's challenge to do eyelet doodling and the results are...SILLY GIRLS
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That was so fun..I used a painty pen for my doodling and I am still coming down from the fumes...lol...here is my pg.

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The challenge pages this week are so fun - I love it
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Ok, too much fun! I did another one, Laundry NE1? and the weather finally cooperated so I took my first lo out and got better pictures of it too. So here is "Silly Girls" with a decent photo of the lo! TFL!
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Wonderful work, SJ!
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Both of these are so CUTE, Gina!!
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Okie dokie, here's my scraplift of you, SJ!!
It could have been so much fun to make, but I was so worried about getting the doodling right, I was stressing out Next time, I'm going to just wing it

Definitely Cheeky!
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I finally got time to sit down and work on my page...

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Awesome page, Alanna
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heres my scraplift of SJ

love snuggling under a warm quilt with Katie.
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Peggy, I can't believe you did all that sewing! It's gorgeous!!
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i am so amazed and impressed with all your Layouts - you have all done such a fab job of this challenge, and it makes me so happy to see your gorgeous work!! Doodling has never looked so good!
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I totally forgot to pick a drawing winner!!
Thank you to everyone who participated, and the winner is al_silver2!
Alanna, please pm me your address for a little something
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yeah!!! congrats!!!
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I know it's late, but wanted to share the page using SJ's inspiration. Really like the funky edge she did:http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...43032?cat=6639
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It's never too late, Joyce!
I love your layout
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YAY, I got a challenge done! This was a lot of fun. Thanks for the awesome inspiration.
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Woot, woot, Donna!!
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