Janet here with this week's challenge: Three Ring Circus. It feels like a Three Ring Circus sometimes and I'm sure that's true with most of you.
- This week I want you to use a picture that is humorous with:
- 3 circles or rings on it
- 3 bullet points and
- 3 patterned papers
- Anything you use keep it in the number 3 ( photos can be any amount).
Have fun with this one.
We are delighted to have two guest designers this week! First up is Emily Pearce. Here is a little about Emily, in her own words:
Hey everyone My name is Emily, I'm a self confessed scrapaholic, paper addict, friendly family paparazzi & challenge stalker! I love every minute of it, and especially the friends i have made from this awesome craft! I've been hooked on scrapping for about 8 years, ever since i made an album as an 80th b'day pressie for my Nana. I live in country NSW with my Hubby Jason, and My 2 children Jaxon 10, and Jayda 6, who are more often than not, the stars of my layouts! Thanks so much for asking me to be guest designer this month! ...xox you can check out my blog here.
Emily's layout: Its always like a circus at my house, infact the name of my blog is "welcome to the circus!" these are pics taken by my 6 year old daughter! I have used 3 of everything on the page, 3 word title, 3 diff alphas, stickers in lots of 3 as well as the rings, bullet points and pp's!
And our second guest designer is Krissie Sweetman, and a little about her, in her own words: Hi, my name is Krissie. I am happily married to my soul mate and together we have three beautiful babies- two boys and a little princess who definately rules the roost at the ripe old age of 21 months! I am a proud addict of all things paper, and scrap time is 'my' time. It's the perfect hobby with little ones at home, and sometimes they join in with me which- although messy, is all the more fun. I am a 'clean' scrapper I'd say. I like neat lines and pretty and co-ordinating products. I am constantly trying to push myself to try new things- and accept new challenges. That's why I came onto this site, and why I am so excited to be invited to Guest Design!! Here is a link to Krissie's blog.
Krissies's page: The hardest part of this challenge for me was what I thought would be the easiest- the circles. I had SO many ideas, but after I picked my photo and papers I just couldn't tie in the circles! So I used small circle stickers in the corners and behind things... sneaky :) I used three papers, Sassafrass (front and back) and a Kaisercraft teal one that suited. My bullet points are in the (3) tags up the top, and then I added 3 diecuts (one I scrap-gutted to use in two places), three different apha stickers, three Border strips, three hand-written spots, and used doodling three times as well. What a great challenge- thanks for having me!!
And now for the HMITM design team's layouts... Janet M I did have fun with my own challenge , the hardest part is picking a picture because I have so many to choose from. This is a picture of my youngest grandson, the best way to tell which one of the grandson's it is would be to find the one avoiding the camera.
Debbi T: This certainly was a fun challenge. I saw the Graphic 45 Le Cirque paper at my LSS and immediately thought of this challenge. I had no idea what I'd do with it, but with a crazy family like mine, I had plenty of pictures to choose from! In addition to Janet's list of threes, I used 3 pictures, 3 buttons, 3 bits of baker's twine, 3 labels, 3 colors of puffy paint, 3 kraft word stickers, a 3-line phrase sticker, and 3 paper elements (the words and border strip). I have several volumes of scrapbooks that I call "The Book of Silly," and I intend to use this page as a title page for one of the albums.
Anna-Karin: I really like the idea of using three of everything. Apart from the three patterned papers, three circles and three bullet points, I also used three chipboard pieces, three question marks, three felt arrows, three journaling blocks, three cut out owls, and three small and three big circles stamped on the main journaling block. The circles were stamped on the three circles and on the main journaling block, masked and then the text and notebook stamps were stamped on top. The title of the layout translates, ‘The thinker’, and the journaling is about this photo and different developmental milestones and likes at 3 months. Thank you for this awesome challenge Janet!!
Elizabeth: What a great challenge, Janet! I loved the elements in threes. I did end up using 3 photos, 3 papers, plus 3 papers for the circles, 3 stars, 3 different letter stickers, 3 buttons, 3 diecut journaling blocks, 3 brads.
To play, and have a shot at being chosen for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and creating as a HMITM Guest Designer, just share your layout through Mr. Linky below! We can't wait to see what you create!