Thursday, August 1, 2013

Family Game Time

Hi there!  Today I am sharing my project for eclectic Paperie's Get Altered Challenge!  Here's the deets:

The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations. Today it's Bonnie's turn to host the challenge and we would love to see you incorporate games in your project. You can use game pieces, game cards, or even use a game board as your substrate, like we did.

What a fun challenge this was!  I looked through my house for games w/ lost pieces, or forgotten games altogether.  Not that we have a lot!  And the games that we have, my kids are still at the playing age, so we have things pretty organized, and no pieces lost.  Bummer for me!  Until I looked under the couch!  Jackpot!  We LOVE to play Disney's Scene It and Scene It 2.  However, we don't play the right way.  We just play the dvd portion of the game!  Not that we don't like boardgames, but we just like to play the dvd part better!  Plus, when I first opened the box, I didn't realize how the boardgame opened, and I broke one of the boards.  So, it was already compromised!

I took the box out, and took everything except the dvd's and went back to my craft room!  A page started to emerge as I laid things out.  Now all I needed were pictures!  I told my kids to get dressed, as they were still in their pajamas!  We are LAZY this summer!  ;D  I put the dvd in and once the game started, began taking pics of the kids answering the questions.  I couldn't leave them once I was satisfied w/ my pics!  So, I sat down and played a few rounds!
THEN I printed my pics and got to work!  Here's the finished result!

Products Used:
Black Soot Distress Ink
Cosmo Cricket: Sweet Disposition 
Tim Holtz Bigz Die: Picture Wheel

Thanks for stopping by!  And definitely check out what the rest of the design team is doing!  Take a chance and create something with your forgotten games and relive those fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table with your family playing games and laughing like crazy!


  1. How CUTE!!!
    Those will be some special memories :-)
    Great use of Tim's Die...I have not found a use for mine yet...thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Fabulous layout and one to treasure . The kids look totally absorbed and no doubt this is going to bring back a lot of happy memories in the future. I love the contemporary feel of this, it looks like a professional advert for the game !! Brilliant x

  3. Erin, I love what you did with this challenge. The photos of the kids laughing and playing are wonderful. They look like they are having a blast. The layout is so playful and full of energy with all of the fun game parts and bright colours. So cool that you included the score sheet. This has started my day with a great big smile. Thanks.

  4. Hmmmm, another awesome idea. Using the board as the "canvas" for a page. LOVE it. Love how you added the game packaging and the score sheets.

  5. Waving hi Erin, playing catch up but boy oh boy . . .love the pictures and glad you are all enjoying your lazy summer . . love what you did with it all and what a great record of it all to look back on when they are older!!


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