Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chomp! {Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday Challenge}



I had a very unexpected snow day on Wednesday, so Tracee and I decided to play over at Paper Issues. We chose the Scraplift Sunday challenge. Here's the page we had to lift for the challenge:


I pretty much scraplifted the whole thing! Farzad, Tracee, and I went to National Harbor last summer, and there was a street filled with dozens of statues which made for some pretty fun photo ops.


Here are some details. I wasn't sure what paper to use for this, but I decided I'd use a collection. Most of my paper is sorted by color, but I have a few collections together, and when I pulled out the Fancy Pants Millie & June paper, I wasn't sure if the colors would go with my photos, but to my surprise, I like the way they looked together. As you can see, I arranged my papers almost the same way as Kelly, except for how I layered the paper behind the pictures. I also stitched the three patterns onto the background. My Flair badges are by A Flair for Buttons, and that label layer is actually an old Scenic Route rub-on label, cut in half.


Here's another badge from A Flair for Buttons. Those solid puffy circles are from the Millie & June collection, and the puffy "Dude" is by Amy Tangerine.  The black dots were made with Enamel Accents. Haven't used those in forever, so I thank Kelly for including those little circles on her layout!


I really loved the way Kelly's title looked, and I have a cut file with an alpha like that from The Cut Shoppe, but Tracee said she was going to try to use up some large Thickers, and I thought, "What a good idea!" I have so many alphas that are way too big for my 8 x 8 pages, including several packages of old Heidi Swapp Misunderstood chipboard letters in every color imaginable. I decided I'd mimic Kelly's lettering by backing the letters with patterned paper. I searched my puffy stickers for some fun ones to put on the title, and I was so delighted when I found this chomping hippo in almost the right color!


And I kept searching for something for the other side and found this funny bunny chomping on a cookie. Perfect!



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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Amazing Love {Paper Issues December Take 5 Challenge}

Just catching up on sharing some layouts I've recently made. I've recently been playing in the challenges over at Paper Issues, and I got a chance over winter break to play. I used the Take 5 Challenge in December:

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I made this page for my hair stylist who recently did a "baldraiser" to raise $1,000 for this beautiful 16-year-old battling cancer. She thought it would take a week to raise it, but within 58 minutes, she hit that goal. Within a couple of days, she raise over $13,000. What an amazing and remarkable lady! And she's just as beautiful bald as she is with her purple hair.


Here are some details. From the challenge, I used white, a hashtag, patterned paper, bling, cardstock, layers, sticker, punch, and ink.

Most of the stuff on here is by Crate Paper, from different collections, along with a few other things from my stash.





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