Sunday, October 30, 2011

Just Precious

Check this out people...I'm doing another non-morning post! What is this world coming too anyway, lol? ;) I've been scrapping today and finally got a layout done for the sketch challenge over at The Paper Bakery. It's their very first sketch and when I saw it, I knew I wanted to play along and since it's due tonight I had to get my booty in gear!

Supplies: October Afternoon Thrift Shop Paper - Great Find, Near Mint & One-Of-A-Kind; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Scattered Straw; Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch; Fiskars Heart Punch; Fiskars Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart Heart Confetti Punch; American Crafts Lullaby Thickers - Charcoal; Basic Grey Buttons
* I apologize if the pictures are dark or if the colors are a little off...the sun has already gone down so they're the best I can do for now!

This is actually my third attempt at the sketch this week, lol. Do you ever do that? I knew what pictures I wanted to use right away because I had these from our beach vacation last Summer and looooooove them, and there are just the right number for the sketch so it was perfect! The papers though? Not easy to decide on at ALL. It just took me a little while to find the right ones I guess, although I should have known to pull out my October Afternoon all along! You can never go wrong with some October Afternoon friends, believe me. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night...


I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
The Paper Bakery - Sketch
Wee Memories - Buttons, Brads or Bows

Happy Birthday

Hi friends! I've got a new layout to share with you today. :) In my scrapbooking group (Scrappin-N-Chattin) I host a challenge each month called the 24 Hour Challenge. The way it works is that you have a collection (you choose 3 from your stash that you're ok working with) and sketch (I choose 3 different ones) chosen for you by other players for you to work with, and then you have 24 hours to complete a layout with them and be entered to win a yummy prize! I used to play along with the other ladies every month but lately haven't been able to. Well yesterday I was and I'm so glad!

Supplies: Simple Stories Happy Day Paper - Make A Wish & Flash Cards; Bazzill Cardstock - Kraft; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Sentimentally Ali; Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mists - Classic Calico & Calico Cream; Fiskars Star Punches; Making Memories Star Brads

The group as a whole chose the Simple Stories Happy Day collection for me and an amazing sketch posted on the Write Click Scrapbook blog (which you can see here). It can be a challenge sometimes to work with things that you had no control over picking, but it can also be alot of fun! Sometimes I end up with pages I probably never would've made otherwise and I absolutly love that. ;)

If the 24 hour challenge is something you'd like to try and an amazing group of fun (and very chatty, lol!!) scrapbooking loving women sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, we'd love to have you join our group anytime! We're all very close and love welcoming new people. :)

Thanks for stopping by today...I'll be back soon with some new cards to share. Yesterday was very productive for me!


I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Wee Memories - Buttons, Brads or Bows
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes