Our Home on the Range – layout for SWAT drill #12

The S.W.A.T. drill #12 is a fun sketch by Lanette with an added twist. You can only use patterned paper, no solid cardstock or papers on your layout. The prize you’re playing for is a Webster’s Pages grab bag put together by Lanette and all entries are due by 11:59 pm EST on the 28th of this month.

For my take on the sketch, I chose Sasparilla papers and stickers by October Afternoon. They were perfect for my pics of Christian dressed up in Matthew’s Woody (from Toy Story) Halloween costume from last year. He’s wearing the fake boots and the cutie hat and sitting on top of their Lego table. To create a little scene, I fussy cut one of the pics and perched him on the fence chippy layered w/some Dusty Attic laser cut chipboard pieces. This is how it turned out:

This is the fabulous sketch Lanette came up with for the challenge:


October Afternoon Sasparilla papers, chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, alphas
Dusty Attic chipboard
Acrylic paint
Iridescent Medium


Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar liquid scrap dots

TFL! If you’d like to play along with this challenge or the other challenge this month, CLICK HERE.


Enjoy the Ride – S.W.A.T application layout

There’s a newer challenge site I found recently called S.W.A.T (Scrap Warriors Advanced Training) and they’re currently having a dt call, so I decided to apply. 😀 As part of the application, they ask that you create a layout based on the sketch provided, using one of your favorite trendy techniques. After a long break from scrapping, it was great to find such a fun sketch to work with right off the bat! 😀

For my take on the sketch, I used Webster’s Pages’ Girl Land collection. Let’s face it, if I’m going to continue my WP obsession, I really need to use up some of my stash, right? I chose layered, punched borders as my trendy technique. I figure it’s a trend that has longevity and I love texture and depth it adds to a page.

Here’s what I came up with:

and this is the fabulous sketch I got to work with for the ap:


American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Girl Land papers, sticker, trims, petite petals, dazzle me gems
Card from WP Compostion & Color Mini Folder and Cards set
Imaginarium Designs chipboard title piece


Border punches by EK Success, Fiskars and Martha Stewart


Scotch ATG
Helmar liquid scrap dots
Helmar Acid Free glue

Thanks for looking! If you’d like to apply for the SWAT dt, check out their challenges and tutorials, or view the fab inspiration on their blog, 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.

Climb Every Mountain – dt layout for SKWAD

This is the dt layout I created for the October Sketch challenge at SKWAD. Around this time last year, Alex was playing soccer and our other kids were playing on the sidelines during his practices and games each weekend. In these pictures, Christian is trying really hard to make his way up a little hill with a bit of an incline. His new shoes and the grass seemed to create a bit of a challenge for him, so it seemed he might as well have been trying to climb a mountain…thus the title for the page. 🙂 I used Webster’s Pages Sunday Picnic papers and a bit of bling and trim from that collection. Here’s what I came up with for the sketch:

This is the fab October Sketch by Jules:

If you’d like to play along, entries are due by midnight (Australian EST) October 31, 2012, TFL!

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