Little Builder – Scrap Whispers challenge entry

I created this layout for Challenge 88 on the Scrap Whispers site. It is a “Forgotten Treasures” challenge. Here’s what it says on the post: “This week is all about that forgotten stash you have hidden in the bottom of a dark drawer. Drag out something you’ve had for ages and just not managed to use despite maybe staring at it on a few occasions. Use it! Could be weird coloured ribbon, enormous stickers, ugly patterned die-cuts. Alter it if you like, just use it!”

Digging through my stash, I found this Creative Imaginations paper. I have no idea when it is from. All I know is that when I first started scrapping, I bought a huge lot of paper from someone who was getting rid of their stash since they were no longer into papercrafting. I figured it would be perfect for this challenge!

Here’s what I did with it:

Materials:

Creative Imaginations Marah Johnson paper
American Crafts green cardstock
Gold foil doily
Webster’s Pages Storytellers alphas
Sakura brush tip marker

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

If you’d like to enter a Scrap Whispers challenge, CLICK HERE.

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Birthday Card (hybrid) – The Paper Variety challenge entry

This is a hybrid card made using Webster’s Pages Wonderfall digital paper. Using editing software, I resized the file I wanted and copied then pasted it 3 times onto one page. After printing, I then cut out the elements in the upper left and lower right of the image on 2 of the copies and layered the cutouts onto the copy that was left intact using zapdots (made by Helmar, they’re like foam dots, except they’re clear and thinner). “Matthew” and the frame around the printed image are handstitched.

I created this card for three challenges. For the challenge on The Paper Variety, you just need a paper crafted project that incorporates stitching (hand, machine or even faux). Scrap Whispers (challenge 89) is using The Smurfs for inspiration, so I went with a blue and white card. 🙂 I’m also entering it into the digital/hybrid challenge on Webster’s Pages’ site.

Tip: When creating my own dimensional elements, I like to leave the bottom layer larger and cut away a little more of each image I layer on top with the last layer having a lot more of the background imaging cut out. I feel this creates more depth than if all the layers are the same. I tried to take a picture to help you see what I mean, but couldn’t really capture it. This is the best I could do:

TFL!

Materials:

Webster’s Page Digital Paper
American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Storytellers alphas
DMC embroidery floss
Shimmerz Spritz

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar clear zapdots

Tools:

Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Matching MS edge/border punch

To take a look at or purchase Webster’s Pages digital papers or motifs, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to enter the The Paper Variety challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a WP challenge, CLICK HERE.

To enter a challenge on Scrap Whispers, CLICK HERE.

Altered Frame using Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue and Bloomers

Last weekend, I stopped by JoAnn’s for their 40% off sale on scrapbook supplies. While I was there, I found this cute unfinished wood frame and thought it would be fun to alter for a challenge on Sketches for All. I was originally going to use Graphic45 papers for it, but saw on their blog that one of their DT members made a frame almost exactly like what I had in mind (check it out when you have a chance, great blog for inspiration!). Then I remembered that Webster’s Pages has a challenge on their blog where all you need to do to enter is incorporate some of their bloomers and/or trims in your project. Scrap Whispers is also having a challenge (challenge 88) where you use a forgotten treasure, so I used the paint that Larry had bought last year for Madison’s dollhouse. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

There’s a bit of a glare on the the papers in that photo, so here’s the frame at an angle:

TFL!

Materials:

Unfinished wood frame
Folk Art Acryllic Paint in Rose
Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue 12×12 papers
WP Hollywood Vogue trim
WP Fall 2010 Bloomers
Any sewing thread (used to sew the ribbon flower/bow and also attach the bloomer to it)
decorative pins (mine are handmade, but you can also buy them premade)

Adhesives:

Mod Podge
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
American Crafts This to That foam dots

To enter a challenge on Sketches for All, CLICK HERE.

To enter a challenge on Webster’s Pages, CLICK HERE.

For the Scrap Whisper’s challenge, CLICK HERE.

First Day PreK – Sketches In Thyme challenge entry

This was Madison’s first day of Pre-K (2008). She was so proud of her big girl princess backpack. The layout is based on a sketch for a challenge on Sketches in Thyme.

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Hollywood Vogue 12×12 papers
American Crafts black and white cardstock
WP Storytellers Alphas
Prima Say it in Pearls

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

Martha Stewart Edge/Border punch

If you’d like to take a look at the sketch I used for this layout or would like to enter a challenge on Sketches in Thyme, CLICK HERE.

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