Pure Joy – for the Page Drafts “Be Bold” challenge and July IAR Challenge

Since I played along with the Paper Stories challenge last month, I couldn’t help but notice that the sketch is by Page Drafts, so I decided to check them out. It just so happens that they have a challenge running and apparently Page Drafts also provides sketches for CSI. How cool is that? 😀

For the Page Drafts challenge, the theme is “Be Bold”…interpreted any way you’d like and there’s a sketch to follow. The small print says you can rotate the sketch, but to stay as close to the sketch as possible. For my take on the challenge, I picked a photo of Christian where he is literally laughing out loud while sitting on the neighbor’s porch. I don’t know what it is about those steps, but he loves them…maybe he just likes that it’s different or that they’re green? Anyway, along with his “living out loud” pic, I went with the bold patterns and bright colors in the Webster’s Pages, Citrus Squeeze collection. Since I’d normally go with a neutral background for such bright prints, I intentionally picked the boldest pattern for my backdrop.

I’m also entering this layout in the I Am Roses challenge. Their requirements are that you use tissue paper or vellum and at least 2 of their products. All 3 of the different flowers on my page are by IAR. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

This is the sketch I worked with (entries are due this Saturday, July 6th Australian EST at 1:00pm):


Webster’s Pages Citrus Squeeze papers
WP Sweet Notes papers
WP storyteller alphas
WP sparklers
WP whimsy flower
3 different I Am Roses flowers
Pink Paislee Daily Junque tissue paper
white tissue paper from my stash
thread from my stash
Freckled Fawn heart clip
K&Co date stamp


Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the Page Drafts challenge or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to play along with the I am Roses challenge or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!


Scrum-didily-umptious card for the Pagemaps 1-2-3-4 card challenge

If you didn’t already know, Pagemaps is filled with fabulous challenges for layouts and cards. This one combines a cards sketch with a recipe for an added twist. You need to use 1 button or brad, 2 patterned papers, 3 layers and 4 colors. For my take on the sketch and recipe, I used only the Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth collection and a bit of twine from my stash. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fun sketch to use:

To view the details of the challenge, play along, check out the fabulous examples or see the other entries, CLICK HERE.

Relax card for Bo Bunny May Card Challenge

There’s a fabulous sketch for May on the Bo Bunny blog. It’s perfect for any style of card making, so my first instinct was to create a mixed media card for it. After a little more thought though, I decided to create one using mostly paper so that I’d be using more BB product. 😀 For my card, I went with their Barefoot and Bliss collection from a couple of years ago. I love the bright cheery colors in this line. Everything used on my card is from this one collection! Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fun, versatile sketch for the challenge:

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to check out the challenge details, dt projects inspired by the sketch or the other entries, CLICK HERE.

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 – May

After taking a long break from crafting I’m now getting myself ready to re-enter the craft world, so to get my feet wet I figured a tag would be the best way to go. 🙂 When I think about tags, I can’t help but also think about Tim Holtz and his fabulously grungy, vintagy (is that even a word? lol), technique-filled creations, so I stopped by his blog for inspiration.

Each month, he shares a new tag, posts a tutorial on how he created it and challenges readers/followers to link up their creations inspired by that month’s tag. You can follow along as loosely or as closely to his design as you’d like. 😀

Here’s what I came up with:


#8 tag
Fancy Pants rubons
Distress stains
Distress ink
Unity Stamps
Staz On ink
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon
TH Idea-ology Muse Token
TH Idea-ology Word Band
TH Idea-ology Trimmings
G45 brad


Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Terrifically Tacky Tape

Thanks for looking! To check out Tim Holtz’s tag, the challenge or the other entries, CLICK HERE.

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