Before I get to the layouts I created for the first two Scraptastic challenges of the month, I want to remind you to stop by this blog post and the blogs of all the other Crafter's Companion designers at both the USA blog and the challenge blog. You have until 8pm PST to enter to win this week's prize (Rock A Blocks and a Popcorn stamp set). Hurry over if you haven't entered already, and don't forget to check back after 8 when this week's prize is announced. You won't want to miss it, it's a fabulous prize (especially for those of you who may have won an Ultimate Tool *hint hint*
Ok...so I was given the week off from my writing duties for the GPS blog as there is an extra week this month (and my boss forgot to email me topics), and my other boss is off enjoying the sights and sounds of Greece (and tastes...she keeps posting the most delicious pictures, especially when she was in Belgium!! Chocolate and waffles...two of my favorite things.) What did I do with my free time? Besides clean this house from top to bottom, I ended up doing a couple of layouts for the Scraptastic challenges.
Challenge 1: punch it up! I used my square punch to make a quilt-y strip border with the Weathered Spring May kit (which is just amazing, I keep turning to it time and time again.) I love the Lily Bee papers included in the kit! So bright and cheery!
Challenge 2: a song title and hidden journaling. I had these pictures sitting in my "to-scrap" pile (I am a chronological scrapper) and the first song that popped into my head (and has since been stuck in my head) is the old Gloria Estefan song "Conga." This is Rileigh and Andraia back in the days they went to the same school at their end-of-year celebration. It is a cute thing, where they pass out awards, sign yearbooks, and finish with a picnic lunch. This was directly after awards right before the picnic lunch.