Sunday, December 23, 2007

Hey..Is this thing on?

Welcome.

You have come to a place that i hope becomes very inspirational for you.
i have lots of fun things in store for us,
and i hope to learn just as much from you as you do from me.

I came up with the idea for Overlooked when I was thinking about those everday things that we use, touch, or do everyday. They are so obvious that you don't even think twice about them, much less take a picture of them and scrapbook them. They deserve a page protector too!

I also am intrigued by how fast things change. How when you take a slice of life, and look back at it, things can be so very different. Like Ferris Bueller says: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. I want to preserve those things. They reflect who I was, what I was doing, what was going on during that particular time in my life.

So to start our journey...this is how it goes.

On January 7th, I will post Subject One.
You will have a week to SNAP a picture of Subject One, and post it here.

On January 14th, I will post the journaling ideas, prompts, suggestions for you to JOT down regarding Subject One.

On January 21st, I would love to see the layouts created from the combination of your picture and your writing.

Throughout the month, I will have different inspirational things happening. Whether its a picture, a song, an idea, a recipe, a joke. So always feel free to give the blog a click and see if anything is going on or anything new is here.

I chose to make this an every three week challenge broken into an every week item. There are so many amazing challenges going on, not to mention children, husbands, wives, jobs, laundry, cooking, excercising, email, dishes, and PTA.

There are no winners, no losers here at Overlooked. I will however of course play games and give out goodies from time to time to keep it fun and to keep you on your toes. But I WILL NOT be picking favorites. I don't have the heart to do that, and I know how it feels to work hard and feel inadequate. So I will take no part in it!

Call me Stuart Smalley, but we are all good enough, smart enough, and creative enough.

So leave me a note and say Hi, and let me know that you are excited and interested and eager to get your "overlooked" on.....

Until January 7th...
aw

149 comments:

Kellie said...

Interesting! I might just have to do this! :)

Traci Keriazakos said...

Sounds like lots of fun!

Kate said...

bring it on baby bring it on!!!

LPMKATE

Heather said...

looking forward to it!

Heather said...
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staceyfike said...

hello love!

rertel said...

Sounds like fun! Such a creative concept!

sally hanna said...

completely brilliant.

Jessica F said...

Dude, you're awesome. I am so excited especially since my scrapping desire and creativity have been at all time lows for months upon months. I love your assignments and 3-week schedule and can't wait to follow along. For reals. xo

tanya_williams said...

Ok...you KNOW I'm there.
Calendar is marked.
Blog is bookmarked.
Love you.

Jody said...

{raising hand} I have a question about the part where you wrote about 'we all have things- not to mention husbands, kids, wives, laundry, exercise, PTA'...
I guess my question is, have I been out of the loop? Cause I don't recall the last time I actually "exercised". Now I'm feeling all frumpy!!
You know I'm kidding, aw.
It's cause I love you to bits. And this place is already making me happy and excited and I do the same thing as you! I look at pictures of mine and squint to see stuff in the backgrounds. I do it to other peoples' pics too. I try to see what your house looks like and what kind of ketchup you use.
Love this blog and your ideas so much.
And I am so with you on life. I've been trying to live 'intentionally' for a few years now. It makes a big difference in how I 'see the small stuff'.
Merry Christmas eve. =)

Jody said...

Oh yeah.
One more thing.
That part about the "no posers"...I personally think you should invite posers here.
This is what they need.
=)
Change and a new way of seeing things.
And then they won't be posers anymore!

Kelli said...

i lub you AW.
can't wait.
this is sooooo cool!
just like you.
xo

Ashley02 said...

how fun!

Sarah said...

oh yeah.
yep.
love the pacing...I think I might actually get to it!

Looking forward to Jan 7th!

Gigi said...

YAY!!!!!!!
WHOOO HOOOO!!!!
dude....this looks so awesome!!!

thanks ashers for always kickin' it up a notch :)

xoxoxoxo

gi

jenjock1 said...

I ADORE this idea Ash. Count me in. :)

ahardy said...

hi hi HI!
been on the fence ... and well, today i am
jumping OVER it!
you are so REAL. and so witty. love that.
this will be FANTASTIC!

Tyggereye said...

Sounds like fun! I need a whole month to finish a layout like that and get the pic developed. Love the time line. Can't wait to see the first prompt. :)

Courtney DeLaura said...

52@can't wait -
love you my friend

Court

incognito said...

let's DO it!!

xoxo ~gloria

Jamie said...

This just MAKES my 2008 dearie.

Rachael said...

i am UBER excited!!! woohoo! ;D

Holly said...

Ooohh! I can't wait! Bring it, Sister!

Courtneybee said...

I am totally there, plus this will force me to learn how to post stuff on-line...can't wait...am also thinking of doing 52 projects as well...Can't wait for a creative new year!!! Thanks Ashley!

Andrea said...

Ash I love this!!!! Sounds so perfect....can't wait to get started :D

pakosta said...

sounds so so fuN!
count me in ash!
t

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Maggie said...

This sounds very interesting. I can't wait to start participating!

*nichole* said...

super pumped about this!

Vicky said...

Ah you are choice. i made my family have the christmas fam photo infront of the car so in 20 years we can laugh at it. i am in. sa weet

AnnaB said...

Oooooo I'm gonna love this, that's for sure!

CB-be-ME said...

I can't wait to start this and get some stuff done!!

Raewyn aka whinney said...

This has my attention, I can't wait till the 7th. Thank you for taking the time to inspire us all.

michelle raMirez said...

i
can
not
wait!

messyhappyfun said...

eeeeeee... (silly squealing like a girl)

yes yes yes excited...

dee

Nicole said...

Oh what a fabulous idea, we get to be nosey, share our stuff, and hopefully this will get me to scrapping again. Great idea.

MichelleStrachan said...

How FUN is this going to be! Can't wait!

Lisa said...

This sounds like so much fun! I'm looking forward to seeing what subject one is... Great idea!

Patricia said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! THANKS FOR DOING THIS!! AND THANKS FOR LETTING US ALL FEEL ADEQUATE AND NOT DOING THE FAVORITES THING...SO HAPPY!!!

Melonie said...

Super excited!!

melanie said...

ooh this sounds like my cuppa tea. :)thanks.

Lara said...

this sounds like a fantastic way to be challenged & inspired :-)

Michelle McGee said...

Very good idea... thanks for thinking of it. I am looking forward to trying it.

messyhappyfun said...

ooowwww!!! Sounds heaps fun. I'm in 4 sure. Fab concept!

Amy said...

this sounds like such fun! can't wait! bookmarking it now. :)

Cara said...

beautiful idea!
looking forward to it!
thanks for doing this.

That Girl said...

You are madame idol (smile). I love ya woman and can't wait to see what you inspire everyone to come up with.

Laina Lamb said...

you have my full attention...

Allison said...

so excited to get started with this!

erika said...

you know i'm in.... ;)
xxxe

kerry*lynne said...

ummm...yes...:o)

Kathy said...

This sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to check it out and play along.

Debbi T said...

I love this idea! I'm going to try to play, too!

Greta said...

I will definitely drop by and try to play along as much as I can. Just wanted to add that I love the fact that you don't pick "winners."

Amber Nichole said...

i adore you.
you shall rocketh the overlooked.
i know it.
i loveth youeth.
xo
me-eth.

carlie said...

SO my kind of thing

Stephanie said...

this sounds SO stinkin' fun! can't wait!

Stephanie said...

this so so stinkin' COOL! can't wait!

Jill said...

Sounds fun!

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Deanne said...

Gonna bookmark and check back! This sound "VEDY interesting"!

Susan said...

I'm in - this sounds great!

Edie said...

Sweet...can't wait to get started, and I promise to fight the urge to "clean-it-up" for the camera! I'm dragging my daughter along for the ride..she'll have major changes this year (collegebound in fall'08) and it will be cool to see it documented. ThAnX!!!!
Edie...and, hopefully, Kelsey

***Paola*** said...

I'm so stoked!!! I just bookmarked you and I can't wait to get started!

charmaine said...

what a fantastic idea, hopefully focussing on one thing will help me to embracemy life and the little things....we all try to do too much all at once everyday and it is so tiring,,,im hoping this will suit me to a T...bring it on, i have you bloglined and cant wait!!

wyowoman said...

i love the way you wrote this out. :) the whole idea.

Debbie said...

Gotcha bookmarked...

Selena said...

Count me in too.

Vivian said...

hi girl!
sounds SOOOOOO
exciting!

Julie said...

sounds great I'll be checking in for sure.

EliseBlaha said...

coooool

michelle said...

this sounds so awesome.. can't wait.

Patricia said...

Love this idea & love the time frame! This is do-able! Thanks for letting me join in.

Kirsten W. said...

I'm in - sounds like a great idea!

Lisa said...

ooooo fun!! i would have totally missed this if now for miss elise! i'm excited to see what you have in store for us! :)

Vee said...

this is awesome Ashley!!! can't wait 'til the 7th!!

2H Design said...

I am thinking about doing this challenge, sounds like a neat idea & a little less time consuming then some of the others! AWesome idea! :)

Sewflake said...

This sounds like fun, I need to get back into scraping. I will mark the dates on my calender to remind me. Sorry, NO memory left. Now if I only had a 2008 calender.

metrochic said...

is it the 7th yet?!

Mitzi said...

You've been bookmarked! So excited to add this to my little list of creative challenges this year. Thanks!

J Lizzie said...

love this...can't wait!

alison.holcomb said...

i am so excited!

Amy said...

dear BB (book buddy),
please share all beautiful-inspirational-fun-creative-amazing-endeavors with BB#2 :) :)

thank you,
love amy.

Sandra said...

Count me in ...this looks like fun.

2H Design said...
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2H Design said...

Okay, I am SO ready! I used Elise Blaha's tutorial to create the cover for this album's project & I did an introduction page as to what it's about. Check it out here:

http://www.doublehdesign.blogspot.com/2008/01/details-of-my-life.html

alyssa said...

Cool, cool, cool!

Love your banner almost as much as the concept itself.

Laura Fiore said...

I LOVE this idea! Can't wait to see what you have in mind!

Debbie said...

Sounds Great, I'll give it a bash

tee said...

I would love to jump in and do this also! Count me in if you would. :)

Llaethdy said...

What a fab idea. Would love to join in too. x

jo said...

Looking forward to this

Anne C said...

Will check back on the 7th and give it a go, take care till then

valerie said...

brilliant idea cant wait to join in

val

Mel said...

Super keen to take part, this sounds like alot of fun

Niki said...

What a great idea:) I am going to give this a go and can't wait for this to start.

jennyap said...

Sounds great, definitely going to give it a go!

squares67 said...

Sounds fun, would love to have a go.

Katy said...

seReally looking forward to this!

amandawest1 said...

this looks fab looking forward to starting

Leah said...

i am excited.

kim said...

I love the sound of this

Dana said...

I am in love. in love with the distance between the thought/the shot/ the ramblings/and the scrap. I am in love.

Taryn said...

LOVE this idea!!! I hope to play along!

Lesley said...

This looks interesting - might have to give it a go :)!!

Anita said...

Really looking forward to giving this a go. Thanks forthe inspiration. Anita x

Christine said...

Sounds interesting, count me in!

joanne.turner said...

I wanna play too:)

catslovelycats said...

i would love to be part of this - not least to push me to start developing my terrible photo skills! pls count me in!

nikki said...

sounds great - count me in :)

Zahra said...

count me in, too, please - looking forward to it!

Ali M said...

Great challenge..will be a great way to start off the 2008!

WeirdCat said...

Looks like it could be fun

Michele said...

Sounds like a great idea! Might help with my photography!

Mary said...

Count me in too please! M xxx

elliemook said...

can't wait!!

Nikki said...

Ok this is sounding exactly like something I was going to try and create myself....seems like this might be taking the hard(ish) work out of it. Must remember to check in tomorrow

shahnnen said...

awesome, innovative idea. im in!

Chasity Grace said...

so excited

Lynn Donnelly said...

After doing a book recently sbout my "Gladrags" and being unable to remember certain details, might have to do this challenge, because in another 20 years my memory will be even worse!!!!!
Great idea

Kim said...

Can't wait to get started...came across this today and it sounds like fun!

ravenea said...

This sounds super fun! I can't wait to try it! I like the fact that you aren't picking favorites. I'm with you on that. How do you decide what's "best" when it comes to art and creativity? Thanks for starting this blog!

Shirley said...

Your bookmarked just waiting for tomorrow! :)

ccolopy said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in!

lianne said...

Sounds so cool, def looking forward to it.

Jan said...

Just heard about this tonight - in the 11th hour so to speak! Sounds really cool and I plan to check in!

Thanks for being respectful of not only the time issue (every 3 weeks) but also the 'favorites' issue!

It's ALL good! :)
Jan

Starlight said...

It's 7th already!
wink*
Lucy

Mariangeles M said...

I may givi it a try... it sounds fun!!

Jenn aka boysmama said...

I'm in! Sounds fun!

Martha said...

Great idea!!! I'm so glad I found this place!

angela said...

this sounds amazing and i can't wait to play!!

Pip said...

This sounds motivating and fun!

Pip

Rianne said...

Love the idea. I am going to give it a try. Thinking about the fact that I don't have the time for anything more, but I should do more fun-things this year anyway.
Rianne

Keely Yowler said...

WOW! This is great, Ashley!!!

Liz said...

sounds like a neat idea.

Kathy said...

I've never been good at any of these scrapbokoing things that have a weekly commitment....but I'm hoping that this one could be different - something that I will definitely stick with. Help me!

Michelle*G said...

This is going to be stinkin' cool! Love your ideas and looking forward to playing along. :)

Karen said...

Just found this and it looks great. Will do my best to keep up!

k said...

you've inspired me! I snapped a photo of my mug straight away -kk

Jen said...

sounds great, i'm in!

ckw said...

dude- i'm comment 142-thinking mugs- but a little late - will be checkin out and feelin' it with y'all

~Kathryn~ said...

it sounds so awesome ... can i join in ??

bentley waters said...

i love your writing and the idea behind this blog. looking forward to stopping by often.

artsyfran said...

a very cool idea!

Meg said...

Just posted mine, very excited about the writing prompts! One of my goals this year is to do a Book of Me that isn't just I was born, I grew, I'm getting older LOL!

This looks perfect to get me started! Thank you for doing this!

Katrina said...

I'm late to the party, but so want to join in! Love this idea!

nap girl said...

hi ashley, this is really neat~count me in! my photo is up now. I love your multi-dimensional and phased approach and that we have loads of time to complete projects. i just started a similar project on my own blog (photos only though)...great minds think alike ;) thanks & i look forward to connecting & sharing with you and the group. kelley

Plastic said...

I am late but i wanna join in

Plastic