Monday, July 19, 2010

#138 - Summer, Summer, SUMMERTIME!

I don't know about you, but here in sunny Florida, we are having one sizzling hot summer! There's nothing better to beat the heat than to stay inside and scrap! :)

Use the following on a layout:
S - stamps (dig out those stamps that you never use!)
U - at least one photo of U! (ok, so I took a little liberty with this letter haha)
M - metal (brads, staples...use any kind of metal)
M - markers ( some doodles or marker work)
E - embellishments (use lots and lots!)
R - ribbon (use at least 3 different ribbons)

Amanda - I decided to incorporate some sunny papers to go with the Summer theme...although my photo is from December! I dug out some old stamps and used them in my title and the flowers. I used my black sharpie marker everywhere! And I even got to use my favorite Uniball White Signo pen! (I made that white/black border with the markers!) I used lots of brads and even stapled some ribbon to my photo. Thanks for playing along everyone!

Janet M- Amanda's challenge had me digging out the stamps and using them and completely different for me was to try some doodling on my page. I stayed pretty tame on that because I didn't trust myself. I had this picture and the journaling already printed so I thought this was a perfect time to use them. What a fun layout to do and the little ladybugs on the top of my ribbon border really used up some of the stash I bought at the start of my scrapbooking. Loved the one on embellishments use lots and lots of them - so I did.

Great challenge Amanda and I can't wait to see how everyone does this one.

Debbi T: This was a really fun challenge. Got me to dig out some stuff I haven't used in a while, like the letter stamps. I mounted some of the letters on pop dots for a "leaping" effect. Somehow I didn't get the "different" part of the 3 different ribbons until after I was nearly done with my page and was checking back at the challenge. I did use 3 pieces. I'm afraid of doodling, so I used my marker to outline the letter stamps and the deco-scissored edge of my circle. I think I earn points for breaking out my Poetry Dog Tags that were all the rage about 7 years ago and using them for the metal part of the challenge--they don't photograph well, so in case you can't read them, they say split, free, and dead. To read the sad tale of the leaping lizard, click on my layout for a larger view. (A note: I was stuck where to start, and as I often do when I'm stuck, I pulled out my swatches from Color Combos Galore and chose an older color combo.) Thanks for the fun challenge, Amanda!

Michelle: S - I dug out some old Scenic Route circle stamps...I had never used these. I thought they were perfect for the tubing layout. U - I am actually in the photo. M - I sprinkled a few brads here and there. M - I journaled with a Zig marker. E - I used little KI embellishments in my journaling. R - So I cheated the 3 ribbons...I cut one piece of ribbon into 3 little pieces. :)

Elizabeth: What a great challenge! I love when I am challenged to pull out my stamps because I rarely use them, but usually love the result when I do. And the doodling, well, I went the easy way out and just put some tails on my butterflies :P easy peasy!

Debbie F:
This challenge really stretched my creative muscles. I tend to collect stamps, but not use them often. I've had these See D's stamps unopened in my stash for years. I stamped a couple of phrases that worked well with my page. My next issue is that I'm seldom in pictures. But when I took these pictures of my son skateboarding, I had snapped a few of my shadow. So I was able to sneak one of those pictures in. M for metal - that was easy. I used brads and staples, plus metallic looking silver cardstock. M for markers - I doodled with a white gel pen, then outlined my doodles with a black Slickwriter marker.I also used a blue sharpie to outline the curved blue paper. E for embellies - check, I used lots! R for ribbon - I used orange, and 2 types of black and white. Thanks for the challenge, Amanda - I had a blast!

Remember that at the end of the week one lucky participant will be featured as our "How Awesome is Too Awesome - Weekly Wow" and will be in the running to win a RAK at the end of the month!!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week! Leave a comment here with a link to your blog showing your layout, or post your layout over at TwoPeas! :)


Marie (aka Mazz) said...

WOW! what fabbo LO's this week and fabbo challenge too! lookin' forward to seeing what I can do this time :)

Marianne said...

This one was a hard one, I think - but you ca see my layout here:
It's the last one :o)
Thanks for looking :o) Marianne

Ohio Artful Yogi said...

Great challenge. I really got carried away!

I actually do not hoard ribbon, so made it out of papers. All else is there. Can you spy everything?
Loretta Artful Yogi