Friday, April 30, 2010

It's almost here!

National Scrapbooking Day!

Does anyone have any big plans? One year I went to a crop at the LSS, but since then, I've usually been home. I try to sneak in a few layouts for online crops or challenges if I can. You just feel like you should at least ATTEMPT to get a little scrapbooking in if at all possible ... right?
I'm not going to try to organize anything big this year. That will be next year when I've got the store up and running ;)
But I can't let the day go by without some sort of recognition.
Soooo ...
here are a few little challenges for you if you're looking for something to do.

#1 ... Use paint, mist AND glitter on a layout.
I just schmeared on some red paint on my background. I don't pull out my paint all that often, so it was fun to play :)
Ranger Distress Stickles (Fired Brick) on my plain chipboard letters.
More Ranger Distress Stickles (in Mustard Seed) to highlight the centre of the flower.
I misted the Jillibean Soup patterned paper with Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist and used Red Maya Mist on the cream ric rac. This ric rac absorbs the mist so well and is just so vibrant afterwards. Leslie turned me on to this technique and I'll be doing it a LOT in the future :)
All of the supplies for the above layout came from the April kit and add-ons.

#2 ... Use the provided sketch as the inspiration for your layout.
I seem to have a thing for stacking my photos. Hmmm.
This was just a quick layout of the queer little habit Molly has of eating the face off all the stuffed animals. She actually will sleep with the stuffy face in her mouth like a soother. And generally, the rest of the animal is left along. We just have all of these stuffed "things" laying around with no faces. So strange.
I truly cannot get enough of those Sassafras border stickers. I'm using them on e-ver-y-thing.
And just a quick tip on getting more mileage out of the Sassafras chipboard letters included in the April kit ... rip the top layer off and colour them however you like. I gave mine a spritz of Jenni B Blu Vibez and then decided they needed to be a little more intense so I covered them in Ranger Distress Stickles (in Broken China).
The Distress Stickles have sure been getting a workout lately :)
This layout uses mostly the main kit from April, as well as one of the banners from the Salad Bar add-on. And some embroidery floss from my stash.
So if you'd like to participate in my NSD challenges, please leave a comment on this post with a link to your layout. Enter as many times as you like and I'll do a drawing on Monday morning for the winner.
If you're looking for incentive to play along, the winner will receive her choice of one the new Sassafras collection kits.


  1. i adore these los :) the first one really is so special! i would frame it and hang it on the wall :) i will try one of these (or both!!)

  2. Love this sketch! Here is my take on it:

    Thanks for the challenge and the opportunity to win!

  3. I chose the layout to do! Here is the post -

    Thank you for the fun sketch and a chance to win!