Paper Secrets NSD Challenges are still open

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! The Paper Secrets National Scrapbooking Day challenges are still open! If you happen to find a lull in your day, stop on by for some great challenges w/awesome prizes. Entries need to be received by 11:59 pm PST tonight to be elligible for prizes. Don’t worry though, if you miss the NSD challenges, there are also 4 May challenges posted that aren’t due until the end of the month! So far you’ve seen my examples for the recipe challenge and the sketch challenge. Now it’s time for me to share my examples for the color combo challenge. Our very talented Amy, has challenged us to use the Turquoise, Red and White color combo on any project of our choice. You can do a layout, card or tag!

Though I love the colors and have used them in other color combos with ease, I tend to shy away from this trendy and very popular color combo. It’s everywhere in the previous CHA releases. You’ll find it with Lily Bee, Crate Paper, Webster’s Pages, Cosmo Cricket and I’m sure many others! What is it about turquoise and red together that I have trouble with? After quite a bit of thought, I’m relatively certain it’s a simply that they are both such bold colors. Well, if for no other reason than the fact that I like to step out of my comfort zone, I just HAD to participate in this one! My last project was a layout and the next one requires it to be a layout, so for this challenge I went with both a card and a tag. Here’s my take:

Materials (card):

American Crafts white cardstock
MME Kaleidoscope 12×12 papers
MME Lush2 trim
Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Booklet


Helmar Zap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Materials (tag):

WP scraps
MME Kaleidoscope 12×12 paper
Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Booklet
WP Chipboard button
seam binding
Punched paper scrap



Believe in Your Dreams

For this lo, I used core-dinations cardstock for the base, American Crafts white cardstock for the clouds, Webster’s Pages Vintage Inspired netting, WP alphas (they were white, but I colored them), Prima flowers, MME brads, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Circle and Ornament, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, lace from my stash, DMC embroidery thread for the rectangle, threaded through the lace, and stitched on the clouds, Martha Stewart clear embossing powder, Heidi Grace stamp, Encore ink, and iridescent medium.

I used sketch#137 from Creative Scrapper and am also submitting it to Scrap Whisper’s challenge to use fabric/material in your layout, and Two Peas in a Bucket for their CHA challenge #10. I went with this color scheme for a challenge on Candy Shoppe Designs (white on white), but I missed the deadline since I’d only found out about it on Saturday and I had the kids all day. oh well! lol

If you’d like to enter Creative Scrapper’s challenges, CLICK HERE.

If you would like to enter Scrap Whispers’ challenges, CLICK HERE. TFL!

To enter one of Candy Shoppe Design’s challenges, CLICK HERE.

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