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

Adhesives:

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

The fab Pagemaps sketch we worked with:

TFL!

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:

Materials:

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

Adhesives:

Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Zapdots

TFL!