Scrap Our Stash Challenge #3

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The May Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Patterned Paper Party!  Create a layout using THREE or more patterned papers from DIFFERENT collections.

Here is my layout:

Good Morning Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: EK Success Overton House Designs paper, Heidi Grace Designs paper, unknown stack paper, Making Memories Simply Stated Heidi Large White Alphabet Rubons, Stickabilities Alphabet Stickers, Prima Flowers, Michael’s rhinestones, and ribbon.  Sketch from Imagine by Close to My Heart.

At first I thought it was going to be difficult to mix patterned papers because I have switched to buying packs because they are so much easier to coordinate.  But what do you know…I have some really old paper!  This challenge was a good thing because these papers would normally be my last resort.  So single sheets here I come and this is what I came up with.  The best way for me to mix pattern papers is to choose one multi-colored paper as a starting point, then find mono-toned or less busy papers to go with it.  You can see this from my layout.  I have the striped paper and polka dot papers (mostly covered) as my busy, multi-colored sheets.  Then I added the pink flowered sheet, brown flowered sheet, green polka dots, and pink/green flowered sheet.  I have a large supply of Making Memories alphabet rubons making those the first that came to mind.  Even though I have a large stash, I do use them often.  They are good quality and make a quick way to add a title, similar to alphabet stickers but with more letters to use.

Now I will share the funny part of doing this layout.  I was as far as the pictures on the paper, just had to add a title and embellishments, when I realized that these are Christmas pictures – not birthday.  I certainly wasn’t going to start over at that point.  I decided that I did use pink and green so that’s close enough to Christmas colors.  I was just focused on how well the paper matched her outfit and I guess that’s what happens when your child has a birthday so close to Christmas.

What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout.  You have until May 29th.

CTMH Video: Such a Treat!

Learn how to create a homemade gift from the heart, personalized down to the very container itself, thanks to Close To My Heart’s gift giving products. From muslin drawstring bags to treat tubes, there’s a container for your special treats for a special someone.

Other great items for handmade gifts:
My Creations Kraft Containers
Clear Pillow Boxes
My Creations Paper Pouch – Small
My Creations Paper Pouch – Large

CTMH Love Your Layout Video: May 2013

Use Studio J®, Close To My Heart’s online scrapbooking software, to create a beautiful layout in just minutes by watching this month’s Love Your Layout(sm) video. You’ll learn creative techniques on how to layer My Stickease® images, use black and white photos, and add borders for a summery layout in the Surf’s Up kit. Log in to Studio J to create it yourself while you watch!

 

Believe In Yourself Layout

Believe in Yourself Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Hooligans Paper Packet, Recollections Glitter Tape, American Crafts Elements Clear Mini Jewel Brads, Prima Black Rhinestones Flourish, and Making Memories Simply Stated Hand-Lettered Rub-on Words (Expressions).  I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.

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