Paper Issues hosted a big crop weekend on their Facebook page that had a ton of challenges. I am playing along! Below are the layouts I made in response to various challenges from the crop. I'm still working on a couple!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I've been scrapping away and haven't posted anything this week yet! Last time, I posted the 5 page kits I made in response to a jar challenge. Today I will show off what I made with them:
Page Kit 1, with all those pinks:
Page Kit 2 looked like Spring:
Page Kit 3 had a lot of bling and a party girl vibe:
Page Kit 4 had me thinking of a picture of all the kids outside my parents' house:
Page Kit 5 had red, white, and blue colors and yummy ice cream:
I don't typically work with white backgrounds so much but it was a great way to make these stash kits from my scraps and use them easily.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
This challenge took me a while to do!
Make 5 page kits using scraps
I ended up completely organizing all my scraps. I don't typically keep them organized but I had the urge to just do it.
To start making my kits, I pulled out 5 sheets of white cardstock so I would have a background.
The first kit I made was monochromatic. As I was sorting my scraps I saw a bunch of pink paper together that looked really cute so I went with it and pulled out some stickers and letter stickers to match.
Page kit #2 started with those border stickers. I have a big bin of stickers I'm trying to remember to use sitting on the floor next to my desk. I decided to just pull randomly out of the box and pull scraps to match. This one came out really spring-y!
I asked my son to do the sticker picking this time and he picked this really sparkly and girly sticker - Girl Talk. I was laughing because I had no idea what I would do with it. Luckily I found some really shiny hot pink and black papers and hot pink glitter paper in my scraps. I thought some silver thickers and stickers would look great with it.
Next I pulled these MME stickers that had some orange and teal and grey. I found some scraps and stickers and die cuts to go with it. I actually have a picture in mind for this kit, too!
Last, Kit #5 started with some Jolee's Ice Cream stickers. I have a few pictures in mind that would work so I pulled some red, grey, white, and blue scraps and letter stickers along with some themed treat stickers.
I am excited to use these page kits up over the next few days and link them back to this post.
Monday, March 13, 2017
I'm excited about this next challenge because I had to play on the computer a bit before getting to work:
Create a Sketch and then make 2 layouts with it
First, I used photoshop to come up with the sketch. In all honesty, I went through an older one of my scrapbooks and selected a layout I liked and then created a sketch from it.
I liked the idea of using bold patterns in the background since there was so much space for them to be displayed. So here is my first layout, using my February Hip Kit and March Counterfeit Kit. It is bold!
Next I used 1 photo in place of 2 for a Halloween Themed layout. The completely different products and time line help create enough distance in my albums that you wouldn't notice they were created with the same sketch unless sitting side by side.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The next challenge was to
Use a Grid
I let the grid inspire me but ended up putting my four pieces in a row. I liked how it looked better. I make grids all the time so I'm not too concerned about changing it up a little. I used items from my January Hip Kit again. It has such a soft look to it.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
I'm very excited because I finally finished my older challenges and moved on to the challenge jar i made myself last year. The first challenge was to
Use a Long Title
I chose a picture of my mother and used some of the beautiful pieces of my January Hip Kit.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Jumping right in to today's challenge:
Scrapbook your favorite food
I've been trying my hardest not to print new pictures until I make a bigger dent in the ones I already have printed. I didn't have much food printed but I did have my Wawa Coffee, and that is my life source. I pulled out True Stories and went to town with all the coffee/teacup things.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The next challenge from the Challenge Jar involved colors from a mood board. I used this one:
I think I hit upon most of the colors. I have an entire Pinterest board full of mood boards that I think I need to re-visit some time soon!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
This next challenge from the Jar came just in time for my son's Dr. Seuss week at school!
Be Inspired by Dr. Seuss
I used several patterns from the Shimelle True Stories collection. I also pulled out some old Sassafrass felt stickers and a paper I saved from someone's Dr. Seuss calendar a few years back.
Using the next Challenge Jar Challenge, I made this layout
I selected a picture of Chris at the zoo in the tree house they have inside their member's building. That old tree sticker from the Sketchbook collection tore a bit when I peeled it but I wanted to use it anyway so I did my best putting it back together! Some of the embellishments came from my January Hip Kit.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The next challenge from the Challenge Jar is a card-making one.
Make a Birthday Card
Such a simple challenge for many many people, but I don't make many cards. The next birthday I have coming up is for my sweet nephew, who turns 5 in a couple of weeks. Here is my card:
and the inside:
Monday, March 6, 2017
The next challenge was tough for me but I loved the result!
Paper Piece a Stamped image
I am not a big stamper. I try every now and then. I had never paper pieced a stamp before and even had to look it up to see exactly what I was supposed to do! I went with a couple of cupcakes to make embellishments for my page.
I love how the cupcakes turned out! It was like I had 3 special die cuts to use in my clusters. I'm happy I did this and will definitely look at my stamp sets again to see if there are any other combos I want to try.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Today's Challenge Jar Challenge:
Scrapbook where you live
I live in a twin and don't have very many pictures of my whole house, but I did stumble upon this picture of my front porch. My niece played a prank on me and put streamers all over my porch and stairs so I couldn't get to my door! She was a very sneaky four year old! I had fun telling the story for this challenge.
Use Someone Else's Handwriting
My thoughts immediately went to something I have been wanting to try: using the silhouette to cut out a sentiment written by my grandmother from one of the cards I had saved. It was tedious, but I'm glad I finally did it!
The papers and tag also had a script/handwritten font on them that really went with my theme. I used butterflies throughout the page and popped up their wings on pop dots.
It was hard to glue this all down! I need one of those thin glue applicators I think. Another trip to the craft store is in my near future.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Paper Issues had a great layout on their facebook page to Scraplift for a challenge. It had a white background and quite a few patterned papers layered in the middle of the page with a single portrait photo in the middle. I was excited about the stack of patterned papers because it made me want to use some 6x6 pads I have.
Along with my papers I used up an old St. Patrick's Day sticker sheet I had in my stash. I think it is fun mixing the modern designer scrapbooking supplies with the older supplies I have from craft stores. It makes me feel like I didn't waste the money, anyway!
The last time this happened, I ended up making a giant kit, pulling out papers and embellishments similar to what I had int he kit. This time around, I decided to make a dent in my 6x6 paper pads and pull out lots of die cuts to go with it.
Here is my March Counterfeit Kit, Lovesick:
Friday, March 3, 2017
Paper Issues was having another Product Spotlight challenge, this time with Shimelle's Little By Little. I found the 12x12 paper pad at Joann's and had a coupon to use so I was excited to get it at a good price!
I've managed to use all of the animals in this collection so far, once for a zoo layout and this time for a layout about an indoor fun center we went to that was animal themed.
I love the word sheet in the collection. It happened to have some words I wanted to use on the layout so I cut them right out. I kept the embellishments simple because the animals and camera were so large.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
This challenge was also on the Paper Issues Facebook Group.
The challenge was to use the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection. I just happened to stumble upon the 12x12 paper pad at Joann's recently so I thought I'd better use some fast! I struggle using something I just bought right away. I'm not sure why, but I'm happy this challenge made me use it!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The next challenge comes from Paper Issues Facebook Group and you had to use one of the cut files from the Paper Issues store. They have so many great free ones on their website. I had cut this Happy New Year one out in January and never used it. It was sitting on my desk and I wasn't sure what papers to use with it. This challenge got me to use it and I used up a sticker sheet, too! Very exciting when you finally use something up.