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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.

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.

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Something Old with Something New

This hop makes a circle so you can start and end where you like.  If you have already started,  you should be coming from Janet McCormick’s Blog.

There has been a lot going on at our house lately and I haven’t had much time to scrap.  This is a project that has been sitting on my desk for a long time and I am happy to have it done.

Photo Box by Wendy Kessler

 

Photo Box by Wendy Kessler

Old: Parlor Velvet Rubons, My Creations Recipe/Photo Box, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, and Grey Wool cardstock.
New: Avonlea Paper PacketMy Creations Recipe/Photo Box, Cricut Craft Room, and Black/Grey Sparkles.

These My Creations Recipe/Photo Boxes now hold our 2012 vacation photos.  We took a lot of pictures that I wanted to print but I didn’t want an entire album of pages.
I consider the My Creations Recipe/Photo Box both old and new because I have had one for a very long time. They are still available and I ordered a second one when I got my pictures and realized there were more than I thought.  The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge is also still available but I have used it so much I consider it and oldie.  I used Cricut Craft Room to create the tabbed index cards.  These separate the different places we went and I plan to journal on the front of each card.

Here’s what the tabbed cards on the inside look like:
Photo Box by Wendy Kessler

Joy McHargue’s Blog is your next stop!

List of participants:

  1. Shirley Ross
  2. Judy Faye Garner
  3. Cherri Hardcastle
  4. Janet McCormick
  5. Wendy Kessler
  6. Joy McHargue
  7. Rachel Ventura

Victory Volleyball Layout

Victory Volleyball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Scrappin’ Sports & More paper, CTMH Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape, CTMH Game On stamp set, CTMH Adhesive Spring, and Scrappin’ Sports & More Rub-ons.

Call Me Ace Volleyball Layout

Call Me Ace Volleyball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Reminisce Sports Chick paper and rubons.