Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Very Good Sign (Grandson)

This was a fun page to do, in part because I was working toward the goal of submitting it for three different challenges!

I also enjoyed the memories of our trip through western Switzerland, including a stop at the train station at Grandson.

The challenges are:

1.  Challenge 2 (Stitching) by ClassyGirl at  I used stitching to attach the punched gold star to the fabric at the lower left of the photo (where it is hiding a spot in the concrete).  I also used stitching (two x's) to sew down the fabric on a slant at the upper left of the layout.  I would have used more stitching but I couldn't see well enough to get the needle threaded on my little craft sewing machine--one sad result of getting older.

2.  Creative Scrappers Sketch #225 at  I love the sketches on this website!  I followed the sketch fairly closely in the middle part of the layout, but felt I needed to add a little more decoration, and used the ticket at the lower left to cover a mark on the background paper.  I entered this in a second reveal post for this sketch because Les Papiers de Pandore was also sponsoring the sketch.

3.  Scraptastic Club Color Inspiration at  I usually design my color scheme around the colors in the photo, but this photo had rather bland colors.  The station is light yellow, and there is red on Colin's jacket and several shades of blue in the photo, so I thought this color scheme would work well.  The twist was to use a punch to create an embellishment.  I punched a star out of glossy paper that I had inked with gold alcohol ink, and I punched a circle out of cardstock that was the lighter blue color in the color challenge.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ski (Adelboden 2006 - 2007)

This is my latest challenge entry!

I am entering it in Kristi B's Technique Challenge: here:

I started with Basic Grey chipboard alphas, which I didn't care for much because they are dark grey with polka dots on them.  I inked them in blue, and then used Kristi B's technique of stamping a pattern on them using snowflake stamps.  The pattern is hard to see in the photo, unfortunately.

I am also entering it in Rochelle's Stash Challenge, here:

I used three patterned papers, three stamped images (small snowflakes) and glitter at the bottom of each of the title letters.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Serendipitous Stamper

You could win: A Clip It Up Ribbon Organizer and 5 Rolls of Ribbon... from The Serendipitous Stamper! To find out more, see: The drawing will be held on October 5, 2012!

Update:  While I didn't win, I got a lot of good ideas from this blog!

New Scrap Addict Give-Away

This looks like a great give-away! I couldn't get the picture to work, so I'll tell you that it is a give-away of Glitz products. Check it out at:

This give-away expires October 3!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sixth grade

This is my entry in the September Sketch Challenge for the new Mothers of Boys Scrapbook Kit Club! I am also entering this in the School Days Challenge at For the Luv of Art,


This is an entry for the Back 2 Class crop at My Scraps and More.  I used my computer for the journaling block.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

ISB Grade 5

Easter 2003

I tried some new techniques on this layout!  The flowers to the left of the photo were fussy-cut from patterned paper, then inked with lavender ink.  I used brushes and ink to make the plaid background behind the large photo. I used a 5x7 photo and plan to enter this layout in the Paper Girls Go Big Challenge.  Also, if combining is permitted, I'll enter in a sketch challenge too.

The date in the lower right corner is 2003.  It is printed on shiny specialty paper, so it doesn't show up as well on the photo as it does in real life.

Mothers of Boys

I just discovered a new kit club, Mothers of Boys!  Here's a link to the blogspot:

In honor of its grand opening, the club will give away its first kit to a lucky winner!  The winner will be announced on October 1, 2012.

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Scrap Cabin Give-Away

You can find a give-away from My Scrap Cabin right here:

It is open until September 30.

Scrap Friends candy give-away

This is one of the candy packages being given away at Scrap Friends!

Here is the link to the Scrap Friends website so you can see all the details:

You have until October 3 to sign up!

One Scrappy Doctor Give-away

Here's a give-away by someone who somehow finds time to work as an obstetrician, do scrapbooking, and maintain a blog!  Amazing!

Playing with Paper Giveaway

Here's a great gift from a birthday girl!  Visit this link for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate:

It is open until September 30 or when she gets 50 followers, whichever comes first!

Give-away at A Window to My Scrapping World

I discovered a new give-away at A Window to My Scrapping World!  You can find out more here:

This is open until 9/25/12!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

C'est Magnifique Give-Away

I'm having fun this weekend getting more inspiration to finish my Mother's scrapbook, and in the process I found this give-away from C'est Magnifique:

C'est Magnifique Give-Away

The contest is open until September 12, 2012!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012