3rd Birthday – Layout for the first SYAO2 Challenge at Paper Secrets

The first sketch for SYAO2 at the Paper Secrets Forum has been posted and I signed up to participate this round. It’s a progressive, weekly challenge that continues until 1 scrapper remains and the grand prize is a $75 gc to the Paper Secrets store. (sign ups are over for this challenge, but you can still sign up for the progressive card challenge which has a $50 gc grand prize).

Now that Matthew is turning 6 next month, I’m finally scrapping his birthday pics from when he was 3! LOL From the list of supplies, participants are required to select 4 out of the 8 listed and I used 6 of them. The supplies I used are twine, 3+ buttons, 3+ flowers, rubons, raw corrugated cardboard and staples. We’re also required to pick 1 technique out of 3 to incorporate into our design. I selected 2…stamping and embossing (the word birthday in the title). Here’s my take on the challenge:

Materials: October Afternoon Hometown and Daydreams pp
OA rubons
OA Modern Homemaker buttons
OA rubber charm
Jillibean Soup corrugated cardboard shapes
Twine from the Twinery
My Mind’s Eye Lush 2 journaling spots
Webster’s Pages Storyteller alphas
TPC Studio stamp
Ranger Embossing Powder
Archival Ink


Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

The fab Pagemaps sketch we worked with:



Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie card for Paper Secrets Hop

The Max and Mollie line by Nikki Sivils was so much fun to work with, I just had to make at least one card before putting it away. I decided to use it for one of the sketches on the Paper Secrets Twisted Card Hop. Here’s what I came up with for the challenge posted on Nicolle’s blog for the event:


Nikki Sivils Max and Mollie 12×12 paper
Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas
Queen & Co. rhinestone


Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots