Over on the My Scraps & More board it is Mix It Up Monday! It is my day to post a recipe challenge for you to play along with. My challenge today is to use a sketch, stripes and squares on your layout. I used Simple Stories Homespun for this layout along with a Stuck?! sketch:
Yup! I have another Christmas page to share. LOL! I am trying to get those photos scrapped! LGS has a new sketch up today!
I finally broke into my American Crafts Peppermint Express collection.
Here's what I came up with:
Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and
YOU to take the creative process to the next level; to inspire growth
and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.
You can catch us on Facebook and share your creations there; we'd love to see how we have inspired you!
This month we are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the artistic and genteel, Scarlett Salomone. Her creative works are as lovely as she is!
This month's challenge is issued by the talented Wendi Robinson. Her first time to issue a challenge for IE and it's a great one! Here is her challenge in her own words:
LOSS... One thing we as scrapbookers do is post about lots of happy
things, wonderful moments, things that make us smile, and things we want
to remember. Too many times we avoid scrapping the not so memorable, or
sad times. Most of us have experienced a loss of some kind, whether is
be a loved one- sometimes it's expected, sometimes the loss comes too
soon and unexpected. Other times we lose a pet, a job, feel like we've
failed at a situation, or loss of a friendship. This time, let's scrap
those harder moments that come into our lives. Scrap about a LOSS of
I knew right away what or should I say who my subject was going to be- our very good friend, Ron, who died from pancreatic cancer a year ago last month. I have lost other loved ones, but this loss has been the hardest for me. I bawled as I created this page and am bawling now typing up this post. Ron was too young and always lived life to the fullest!
Last month Greg and I were visiting my sister and BIL on a weekend and decided to go visit Ron's grave. It just so happened it was one year ago that day that he passed away. This was the first time we seen his head stone and of coarse, I had to take pics. This photo was perfect for this challenge.
In honor of Ron, who we all miss dearly, here is the page I created:
I used Glitz Finnley collection along with a Studio Calico wood veneer word, some Little Yellow Bicycle stickers and a few different alphas. I also added some Concrete Shimmerz Mist and Fancy Pants Sequins.
Hello scrappy friends! Are you looking for a way to use your stash? Well, every Thursday at My Scraps & More is Throwback Thursday and we do just that- challenge you to use something from your stash.
Today on the board, I am challenging you to use that chipboard.
I used old chipboard letters for this layout. I think I have had these letters in my stash for at least 15 years! It feels good to get rid of them! I used Fancy Pants for this layout:
Here are a few close ups:
So, are you ready to dig in your stash? We would love for you to play along with us!
Since World Card Making Day was Saturday, I decided to make a few Christmas cards to get ahead start. My Scraps & More Sketches had a blog hop with lots of fun sketches and Turtle Soup has a fun card crop going on right now, so it was perfect for me to whip up a few cards. I have been swamped with work and doing things for the Athletic Booster Club at school, but I managed to find a few moments here and there to get 4 cards done!
This first card I used Michelle's sketch and Giselle's challenge:
For my second card, I used Wendi's sketch and Toni's challenge:
For my third card I used Nadine's sketch and Ginni's challenge:
For my last card, I used Tracy F.'s sketch and Joan's challenge:
I am hoping to get to the other sketches and challenges eventually this week.