Friday, April 8, 2011

It's scraplift time, XOXO style!

That's right, head on over to the XOXO challenge blog to choose one of the 21 (yes, really, 21!!!! We have a big team, but all the better to inspire you) DT layouts and scraplift it! Enter your take on the layout for a chance to win yet another wonderful prize from Candy Shoppe Designs. Did you play along last month? Were you our winner? Head over and see :)

So here's my layout, based on a PageMaps sketch. I just loved everything about it, and had the perfect elements in mind when I first laid eyes on it. This is a layout of little ol' me enjoying a Western riding clinic back in 1990. I loved horseback riding, and would have killed for a horse of my own. Unfortunately, it was a bit unrealistic, so riding lessons were the only option. I loved it so very much, eventually entering jumping competitions. This clinic was my first introduction to Western riding, I'd only ever ridden English before. I loved jumping, but there was something intriguing about Western style...I wanted to try barrel racing :) (No, I never did barrel race, but wanted to badly!)

Pink Paislee papers. Repurposed corrugated cardboard shape hand cut (not that well) and misted with my own recipe of red acrylic paint mist.

It's hard to tell, but that punched heart is covered in Ranger Glossy Accents. I just love the shine it gives things, I think it's my new favorite item! Flower stems are paper wire.

Banner made from twine and punched green vellum. I stapled it to the yarn for added interest, along with a row of staples. That was a random addition that ended up working out (thankfully).

That ginormous red/blue/tulle flower is from The Chip Chop Shop, the smaller black and white ones are from a prize pack I won from a fellow DT member here at XOXO :) Love 'em! Time to build my fabric scrap collection so I can make these beauties! They seem really easy.

The "horsin" in the title: Scenic Route alpha stickers coated in Glossy Accents. "around": Webster's Pages Spring Market alpha set. Random ribbon strip and button.

This pic shows off the shininess of the title, I just love that stuff! More random staples, and that black and white paper is DCWV.

So there you have it, now head over to XOXO and enter your layout today! If you participate, be sure to give the Lipstick Chick you lift proper credit.

Busy busy bee today, I have taken on a small writing position. My first article goes up today (check me out at I'm waiting for my first article, submitted yesterday, to be published and I'll be sharing that with you all as well. I'm sure you can't wait HA) but I have to write 4 more by Monday so I feel pressured. I work best this way though, so I say "BRING IT ON!" This position will help bring in a bit more scrappy money :) That makes me pretty stoked.

Ok, enough procrastinating! Off I go! Don't forget to check out the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog, as there's a HUGE prize in store for one lucky entrant into our current challenge. Lift me at XOXO! Also, there are only a week left over at Dream Valley Challenges, our current theme "Things with Wings." Oh, and how can I forget the upcoming card and tag contest at sketches4all! There will be new challenges each day from April 10th until the 17th, where you will play for prizes! Hope to see you there :)


Carole of Brum said...

Great page, Khristen, and that really is a great layout! I try and be mindful of where a layout is drawing my eye, and I like best the ones that make my eye travel around the page, like your does. Congrats on the writing position, sounds exciting, good luck with it. CoB

Denise said...

Loving your riding layout Khristin!!! The flowers are sooo pretty. That's awesome that you are writing too. You are a busy girl!

WillieburgScrapper said...

YAY! New writing gig! Congrats- will keep a lookout so I can catch your articles. LOVED the corrugated matt and the handmade embellies on this page- also how the title has shadowing around it- gives it dimension. Have fun at the shower!

melsanford said...

A fab layout - those flowers are beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx