Monday, October 8, 2012


After having studied about the Holocaust for years, I had a chance to see the concentration camp at Dachau.  I wanted this layout to show the stark reality of the former camp while expressing the hope that this horror will never be repeated.  The journalling reads, "We visited Dachau on a cold and overcast Saturday in March 2007.  Fittingly, the whole camp was bleak and barren except for these tiny wild purple flowers struggling to grow beside gray rocks."

The phrase "Nie weider" means "Never again" in German.

I am entering this layout in several challenges.

The sketch challenge is from Creative Scrappers, and the layout is number 228.  the challenge is here:

My second challenge is from Lawnscaping, which challenge me to use texture in a paper craft.  I used a textured black paper, which has the look of burlap or heavy cloth.  I tried to make the photo larger than usual so the texture is visible.  Texture is also added with the embroidery floss, the button, and tearing along the bottom of the journalling block.   Here is the link to the challenge:

I am also entering it in The Play Date Cafe's color challenge (Black, white and plum).  The plum IRL is plummier than the photo shows!  The challenge can be found here:

Friday, October 5, 2012

MME Layout and card challenge

This is my entry for the September MME challenge found here:

Participants were challenged to create a layout and a matching card.  All of the papers (including those used to make the large flowers and the leaves) are from MME except the plain white cardstock.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

8th Grade at ISB

I was inspired by several different challenges!  One was the Scraptastic Club challenge to create a layout, card or mini album using tags.  I used a tag as a background for my daughter's school photo.  This was helpful because the school photo seemed very small when compared to the other photos.  The Scraptastic Club challenge can be found here:

Another was an MME challenge to make a layout using MME products, and then make a card to go with it.  All the paper (except the plain white cardstock) came from an MME collection.  I think my link has to show both the layout and the card, so I'll make a separate post for that.

A third was a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap, one of my favorite sketch sites.  I reversed the sketch because otherwise two photos would show my daughter looking off the page.  My entry is for challenge 18, which can be found here:

Fourth is Mema's Crafts, which challenged me to use flowers on a project.  The red flower is made of 2 punches of red MME paper.  The leaves are hand-cut from MME paper.  The center is a clear button with blue thread.  I used this flower to cover a sign on the wall of the gym in the basketball photo.  Only part of the sign showed, and it was distracting.