I Love Challenges

This week I was able to knock out three…count em…THREE layouts!! Yay! All of these were done for various challenges. The thing I really love about challenges is that:

1. They encourage me to try new things
2. They help me get motivated to scrap all of these photos that are sitting on my computer
3. They’re just plain fun 🙂

I’ve met some very sweet and talented people through these challenges. Especially with Erika’s Issue Challenge at Club CK. Not only is Erika a very talented scrapper, she is one of the nicest people I’ve never met. I say that because we haven’t met in person, but have known each other online for the past 2 years. Every week she takes the time out to really analyze and critique each person’s layout that played along with the challenge. I can not imagine how much time this must take, but her positive and caring words each week mean a lot to everyone who participates. With that said, here is my layout for her challenge this week–Use Hexagons. I love hexagons. Yes, they are trendy and are everywhere in scrapbooking right now. Do I care? Nope. Still love them!! 🙂

Supplies: Patterned Paper-My Mind’s Eye, Ephemera-K&Co, Carstock-DCWV; Letters-American Crafts

My next layout is for Warm Up #30 at Scrapfit (Doodling) and also for this week’s “thought” at *Thinking Through Design*. Their thought this week was on the use of chevrons in scrapbooking. Another trend that is hot right now that I love. It’s such so bold that I feel comfortable using it in smaller doses, like I did in this layout. This is not to say that at some point I might not use more of it, especially after getting so much new product! Not only did I use the gorgeous Amy Tangerine Sketchbook papers (that I FINALLY got!), but I did a little bit of my own personal doodling. Do you see it? 🙂

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, letters-American Crafts, Pen-Zig, Circle Cutter-Creative Memories, Cardstock-DCWV, Punch-Fiskars

This layout is for this weeks’s sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy. I haven’t played along with them in a while, but I loved this sketch and thought it worked well with these pics. I did another layout previously with the same pics using different papers. This one is for my youngest daughter’s book. I wanted both of them to have a page documenting this special memory. This layout features the new Everyday Eclectic collection from Echo Park. Love those papers!!

Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers, letters-Echo Park, Cardstock-DCWV, Font-Ariel, Doilies-Wilton

As I was writing this post, I realized I had also done this layout just for fun. It’s Macie’s Easter layout using an old sketch from Creating Keepsakes Fast Pages with 4 x 6 Photos (an oldie but goodie):

Whew! Sorry for the long post. I’m also working on a post for my new art journaling blog so make sure to swing by and check it out tomorrow! I’d love to see you there as well 🙂 Take care, friends!!


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erika Hayes
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 18:23:47

    Thanks for the shout out my friend, but you really make it easy to leave comments (yeah they take lots of time,but youre worth it!) because just like this layout your work is exceptional! I love when you can play along! (hug) I am not commenting on your layout here.. you willsee that on TUESDAY! 🙂


  2. Laura Whitaker
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 22:20:18

    gorgeous pages, really love what you did with the lgs sketch, thanks for joining us this week!


  3. Martine
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 22:52:22

    Your LOs are fabulous! love the mix of pp’s and the doilies for the LGS one! glad you played along with us again!


  4. Steffanie S
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 23:07:12

    LOVE the yellow and gray color combo in your “hey baby” layout! So cute! Great use of hexagons!


  5. Charlotte
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 02:14:03

    You have created some wonderful layouts. 🙂
    The ballet babes is beautiful. Lovely photos and colors. The doilies suits this page very well. Thank you for playing along with us at LGS:


  6. Eileen
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 05:53:54

    Wow! You’ve been busy! I really love different aspects of all of the layouts, but I definitely like how you used the Amy Tan paper and doodled on the easter layout! (Yeah … so glad you joined the ScrapFit challenge!) plus … I love all the journalling strips and doilies on the LGS layout! A great take on the sketch! (I’m also so glad that you decided to join the Lets Get Sketchy Challenge too!) —- btw, I totally agree with you! Challenges are just plain fun!!!!


  7. Tabitha
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 08:39:38

    Absolutely fabulous pages! Thanks for playing along with Let’s Get Sketchy!


  8. Stacia
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 12:16:41

    All of your pages are awesome! I’m so glad you used our LGS sketch!!!


  9. Heather Adams
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 13:19:06

    Oh I love challenges too!! I have found out that that is why I basically scrap now! I have to have he motivation of a challenge! I love that EP Everyday Eclectic… I had some of that in my cart at 2peas, but it sold out already. Hopefully my LSS will get some in!! 🙂


  10. Missy Whidden
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 18:19:47

    These pages are all awesome! I love challenges, too, and you did an amazing job on all of these. Love your doodle page for ScrapFIT…so glad you worked out with us 🙂


  11. Debbie Piercey
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 17:47:25

    Oh my goodness, all of your layouts are awesome! Very well done!


  12. titiyan
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 21:58:02

    Amazing!Love the echo park and doily!
    Thanks for playing along with at LGS!


  13. brenshevia
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 19:25:50

    great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at LGS!


  14. Kerys
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 22:48:56

    Gorgeous layouts! I love the ep papers and those ballet photos are adorable! Thanks for joining us at LGS 🙂


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