Sunday, January 31, 2010

Challenge No. 125 - 20/20 {Feb1- Feb15}

Another challenge for you all...and a challenge it will be!
The challenge is to use 20 pieces of patterned paper and 20 pieces of metal (brads, eyelets, staples ....anything metal). Use your imagination and show us what you got ;)

Be sure to post your layout to this thread in The Pub at 2 Peas!

Looking forward to seeing some fun creations!!

Had a lot of fun making this layout. LOVE this picture of me & the hubby from Christmas Eve (Thanks, P!). I made a heart using 18 different squares of patterned paper and then cut out a heart, a little stitching and it was complete. I also pleated some patterned paper and held it down with 20 staples. The larger hearts on the background were made using the outside of some large Heidi Swapp Acylics. I just glued them on, let it dry and then used some Stickles glitter to add some shine.

Debbi T:

This was a really fun challenge. For a while, I was scratching my head at the 20 patterned papers part, but then it dawned on me to make one of those cool little banners I've been wanting to try. I hate the way metal scans. The title letters are actually a nice shiny silver. I also got to use the sprocket gears I've been saving to use for this topic.

Elizabeth: This wasn't the easiest challenge for me, but let me tell you, I have had these metal letters and brads for YEARS and it felt so good to get them onto a page. The metal is difficult to scan, but it reads 'Quick Dip' and the year 2009.


I've had these photos printed out for almost a year and they've been sitting, waiting for inspiration. I guess using 20 patterned papers was it! I hand cut and sewed my title letters. I also punched out the flowers and leaves, mimicking the pattern on my daughter's jacket.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Challenge No. 124 - Shop Your Stash {Jan. 18 - Jan. 31

CHA is coming up next week, and I'm certain we'll all be itching to buy some new goodies, but we have to make room in our stash, right?

So I challenge you to shop your stash. Find some unopened packages and--using the challenge number 124--use:

12 embellishments from unused packages
4 patterned papers that you haven't cut into yet

I hope you'll play with us. Post a link to your creations on this thread at the Two Peas Pub.

Debbi T: It's embarrassing how many unopened packages of things I have in my stash! I challenged myself to use mostly "old" stuff and managed to use quite a few oldies. The solid blue background paper is the back of some really old Chatterbox patterned paper. Everything on here is at least a two years old (and some much older than that) except the K & Co. border, the Martha Stewart Punch, the micro-brads, the Cosmo Cricket paper, and the Jillibean Soup paper.

Michelle: I had fun with this layout. I dug out my box of winter embellishments. I had this unopened package of pewter Making Memories snowflake brads that I bought on clearance who know how long ago. I hardly ever use clue why I have so much wintery ribbon in my stash...I used 3 different ribbons. Also used some Heidi Swapp bling and Fancy Pants winter pattern papers.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Challenge # 123 Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I didn't stay up and countdown the New Year...fell asleep way to early. Ha! So let's do a count down layout!

5 - pieces of chipboard

4 - pattern papers

3 - sentences in your journaling

2 - die cuts

1 - sheet of cardstock

This challenge will run from January 4 - January 17. Can't wait to see your count down layouts!

Post your layout in The Pub at 2peas so we can take a look. Have fun with it!

Michelle: I had fun with these little Cosmo Cricket chipboard pieces!!! Just an every day photos of my boys!

Debbi T: Every Christmas, my mom asks us if we remember what we got for Christmas last year, and no one can ever remember, so this year, I decided I'd make a list (it's on the back of my page), so next year I can review it and tell her exactly what I got! I love this new K & Co. paper--so sparkly and pretty. I did a little creative photo editing to make my picture look old-timey.

Paula: Getting a bit nostalgic here for little kid rain boots! For my die cuts I cut my own stars using my Sizzix dies and some patterned papers. I especially liked limiting my journaling to three sentences!

Elizabeth: I managed to make a 2pager for this challenge, loved the combination of elements, and it came together painlessly ;)

Loved that I scrapped this photo of my girl's from New Years Eve already :)