The January Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is “Tag You’re it!” (create a layout with You and Tags).  This was a difficult one for me because there are not many pictures with me in them and I don’t use much for tags.  Here is my layout:

Christmas Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: Making Memories Printed Blossoms, unknown papers, and Jest Charming Burlap Ribbon.

I really dug deep in my stash for this one!  I found these blossoms to start my layout, then I found the tag (from a swap years ago! Thanks Kessie Glass!).  The tag gave me a focal point and added detail to the layout.  It’s pretty simple but not bad for one I was struggling with.  I like the burlap ribbon on this layout….not sure if/how I would have used it otherwise.  Now that it’s finished, the only thing I wish I had done differently is sprayed the blossoms with some glitter mist.


Well, it was back to scrapbooking today.  This picture was taken at Ariel’s Grotto in Disneyland last month.  We all had a great time.  It is spendy but I would recommend it. Different princesses come to each table to chat, sign autographs, and take pictures.  The food was quite good as well.  Our favorite was probably the dessert.  I enjoyed the healthy choices and fresh produce (sure beats $6 hotdogs!).  Definately get priority seating.

For this layout I used the sketch below as a guide.  The 3D stickers were added on top of other images on the paper to add more dimension.  I don’t know how to explain these Disney stickers by EK Success but you can see that they don’t photograph well due to their shine.  I found them in the clearance section today at Target!  I figured this would be a good way to use a bunch of my flowers – I love them and just can’t get enough!  Good thing I have girls!  My first choice for the centers would have been brads but this was also a way to use up some of the many eyelets that I’ve been collecting. 🙂

Products used: Iced Got Flowers by Prima, eyelets from my stash, Making Memories vellum tag, pink rubon letters Lulu font by American Crafts, 3D stickers by EK Success, unknown Disney paper and adhesive felt ribbon.

Challenge: from Scrapper’s Block Challenge #7.

In case you haven’t noticed, I have started a trend of trying to use up an entire paper pack before moving on to something new. Right now it is working well and it gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. Currently I am working with the Tinkerin’ Paper Packet from CTMH. I am happy with how this card turned out using the sketch from ICS.

IMG_1668Products used: Bazzill Really Big Brad, CTMH Tinkerin’ paper, CTMH Gear Up stamp set, CTMH inks (Twilight, Clover  Meadow, Holiday Red, Sunny Yellow), CTMH Badge Buttons, Making Memories metal-rimmed tag.

Click here to watch a video on CTMH TV for more ideas using this stamp set.

Mulberry paper is a light-weight, semi-transparent type of handmade style paper.  It used to be quite popular in scrapbooking and has fazed out although there’s no reason why you can’t still use it.  I found this page from the past with mulberry paper and it also includes a tag (yesterday’s topic).  Mulberry paper can be used as a background, as an embellishment, or (my favorite) as a frame.  You can cut it for a straight edge, or you can wet it with a waterbrush or paintbrush and then tear it for a unique look.