Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A couple of Scraptastic challenges

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!

 Pulled out my MM magnetic alpha stamp to put the date on the journal spot included in the kit.

 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.
 Weathered Spring kit again, but had to pull out Mister Huey clay mist and moonlight Glimmer Mist for the background page. I also used this gorgeous piece of Glitz teal tulle and some October Afternoon Mini Market alpha in cream and denim. The tag was also misted.

That's all for now, off to feed the littlest one and then I think I'll be doing a bit more scrapping. Also come back later for another post showing off my latest technique for getting the kids to be more aware of their behavior without punishing, an idea from a seminar I attended. So far it's working fabulously :) If you have a child/children with ADD/HD (all three of mine are affected), you'll want to try it out yourself!



adele holcomb said...

Love both of these LO's Khristen! Your quilt squares set off the photos beautifully. And how cute are those conga photos -- this challenge was made for them!

Cindy said...

Such an inspiration!
Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Horsley

melsanford said...

Gorgeous layouts! Love the fab papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx