Sunday, August 10, 2008

Are You Ready For Some Layouts???

...cue Monday Night Football music...
I managed to get 5 challenge layouts done in 13 hours! I don't know if that is good or bad, lol!
This one is done for Use Your Stash, use patterned paper, the more the better. I used some off-brand pp for the dots and strips, both sides of some Luxe paper. The title is a wood word that my mom bought for me at a garage sale that was covered in tacky gold glitter, I sanded it off and painted it green. Also used some flowers I got as a RAK the other day, some buttons, and a K&Co journal tag. This is my BFF Marla, we met in 1985 in the 5th grade. She is my bestest friend in the whole world (though I don't think I am her best friend, just a good friend). I love her tons, and she is married to a wonderful man, Jeremy!
This layout serves 2 purposes, as I already intended on using Ephemera, or memorabilia this weekend for the Method Playground challenge, then Jessica wanted it on the 5pm challenge she was hosting on AMR. I hope the challenge powers that be will allow me to use this for both.
I used Bazzill cs, Dream Street printed paper, 7 Gypsies journal tag with MM flower brad, Bazzill Arrow covered in pp, and a brochure from the Sea Lion Caves, which I also cut out the map to use as well. Sorry about the blurry picture, it is dark in here and I took about 30 shots-this is the best one..
This was done for Sandy's 4pm AMR Challenge. The challenge was to use a large button, at least 2 smaller buttons, paper clip, journal between strips of paper, glitter covered chipboard shape/letter, torn paper, and ink.
I used We R Memory Keepers printed paper (Promenade), pearlescent and glitter cs, buttons, paper clip, giant Chip Chatter chipboard letter covered in Waterfall Stickles, and Color Box Chalk..
This one was for Jingle's 6 pm Challenge on AMR. We were supposed to use 2 double sided pp and use both sides of each, tilt the entire page design. At least a paragraph of journaling, and no embellishments except for the title.
I used Bazzill cs, Sassafras Lass pp, Jenni Bowlin letters and Target Dollar Spot chipboard letters. I covered girlie's name for safety.
This one is Harley's 7 pm AMR Challenge. We were to use stitching and distress some paper. Sounds easy enough? Yeah right! This stitching took me over 3 hours! The cut picture was a happy accident. I was trimming to 4x4 when I realized I cropped off the wrong end of the photo! I start to panic and realize, oh yeah, I need to stitch anyway. So I cut up the photo into six 2x2 squared and stitched them together. The distressed paper is plain ole white card stock which I wadded up, flattened, and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink all over it, as well as the chipboard frame. I also used brads on that frame and American Crafts Thickers for the title.


I am not even close to being done!! I still have 4 challenges to complete for AMR's crop, they aren't due till Monday evening, and 3 more blog challenges to do, AND gotta get a few cards made and in the mail!! Yikes, I will be very busy tomorrow, but you know I love it!! I am off to bed, it is almost 3 am, and I have been scrapping since noonish!


Kimmie said...

Great layouts! You sure did get a lot done! TY for participating!

Kimmie Use Your Stash

Scrappy Girl said...

We did not participate but I hope to catch the next AMR crop...sounds like fun. I believe your scrapbooking talent gets better with every post. These layouts are all great!

Corey said...

wow you've been busy! great take on our pp challenge!

Corey/Use Your Stash

Marla said...


You know you are one of my best friends! We have been through thick and thin together girlie! How can I not love you! Jeremy and I feel honored that you scrapped a page with us in it! Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

Marla aka Mars

tigardlilly said...

I love how the stiching turned out! I think it was totals worth it.

Kay said...

Wow woman! You and a scrappin' machine!! So far I've only done Sandy's card challenge. I know sad eh? Way to make a mistake into something fab. I think the mosaic photo on that 'Oceanside' LO is what totally makes it stand out. Great job!

Harley Dee said...

I totally thought your cut up photo was intentional! It looks great, and I'm glad you participated in my challenge! :)

Becky said...

Love the use of the map with your layout! Thanks so much for playing with our challenge!

Deborah Mahnken said...

Great use of ephemera! Sure brochures DO count :) Thanks for playing along!