Sunday, September 27, 2009

Challenge #116 - 5-4-3-2-1-Blast Off {September 28th - October 11}

5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off!!!

Your layout must contain at least:

5 sentences in your journaling
4 pieces of chipboard
3 words in your title
2 photo corners
1 shaped paper

Michelle: Love this die cut shaped Fancy Pants pattern paper! The photo corners (which happen to be some oldie Heidi Swapp photo corners I have had forever) were a little too light. So I added some Ranger Crackle to them. I also added crackle to the the star that is dotting the letter i.

Lisa: I really loved this challenge because it once again got me digging for things I haven't used in a long time. Mainly chipboard and photo corners. I have to admit that it took me a couple minutes to remember what I could do to dress up the chipboard.

Debbi T: Since I scrap 8 x 8, I almost always have to make my own shaped paper. I found some 8 x 8 bracket-shaped paper by Making Memories, but the colors weren't working for this layout, so I scanned it and printed it on the back of the brown polka dot paper and cut it out. I was happy to see photo corners on the challenge because I have a gazillion of them and always forget to use them.

I went digital with this challenge -- I didn't have any digital photo corners so I improvised with ribbon.Elizabeth: another great challenge! thanks Michelle! I was happy to get these April birthday pictures scrapped, finally!

Wow, I did a 2 pager....yay me!!
Have had these pics from last winter hanging around & figured I should get them scrapped before our next snow pictures;)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Challenge #115 - 20/20 Vision {September 14th - 27th}

Do you remember eyelets? Still have some in your stash? How about brads? I {heart} brads and have quite a collection in all shapes, sizes and colors. So for this challenge I would like you to use 20 eyelets or brads on your layout. And feel free to mix and match as well, just make sure they total 20.
Elizabeth: I also {heart} brads and was excited for this challenge. I decided to use a variety of brads; some glossy, some glittery, some matte, to make the sun pop off my page. Such a fun accent!

Lisa: I really hoped to use eyelets for this challenge but things didn't work out, mainly because my Crop A Dile didn't reach as far as I needed it to. Maybe one of these days I will invest in a Big Bite. So I ended up with brads from American Crafts and Basic Grey and used them as bullets in my journaling.

Debbi T: I thought it would be fun to decorate the centers of flowers with clusters of brads. That's my husband, brother-in-law, and my mom's husband being total cheeseballs at the luau cook-out we had for my sister's birthday last month. I love that Dan's wearing the oven mitt in the picture. I think these guys were having way too much fun with the coconut boobies!

Michelle: I love using brads! I added glittery orange brads to the Bazzill bats' eyes. And a few extra Making Memories bat brads are flying around too. If you are counting and looking for the 20th brad, it is actually the dot for the questions mark. :)

Love brads & stitching on my pages. This challenge let me do them all on the same page....thanx Lisa:)