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Its Easy as 1, 2, 3… with ScrapFit and The Paper Variety

We have a special papercrafts challenge for you today! The Paper Variety has teamed up with ScrapFIT to offer you 2 challenges in one!

The Paper Variety has created a sketch challenge and ScrapFIT has offered up a jounaling challenge. Put them together and you will get an awesome layout and a chance to WIN a prize from both places!

The Paper Variety’s sketch challenge…

and ScrapFIT’s Workout #64 journaling challenge-

Its Easy as 1, 2, 3…

The ‘Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..’ Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the TPV sketch above so you can enter your layout at both places!

The randomly chosen challenge winner at TPV will receive Bo Bunny’s Alora collection kit!

Also, The Paper Variety will award a random commenter this fun Echo Park “A Boy’s Life” collection kit!

For your chance to win A Boy’s Life, just comment on both todays ScrapFIT Workout #64 post here and todays The Paper Variety challenge post here. You needn’t enter our dual challenge to win this prize. This is simply a giveaway just for leaving a comment at each blog!

I enjoyed this sketch challenge a lot. I really liked the sketch and I found it very easy to follow. Here is what I created.I chose to create my version of the sketch at one turn clockwise and mirrored in the other direction.

Cutie Pie

Silly me, I was so focused on the sketch that I missed the part about numbering your journalling! Ooopsy! I get an ‘F’ for reading comprehension. I re-read the requirements literally minutes after I wrote out my journalling on my layout in permanent pen. I slapped my forehead and groaned out loud. LOL! I should have written out my journalling like this:

5 Things About You at 2 1/2

1. Nobody believes that you’re only 2 1/2.

2. You haven’t changed much since this picture was taken. The main difference is your teeth are bigger now!

3. You are sweet and thoughtful and super outgoing. That hasn’t changed over the years either.

4. I loved you then, and I love you even more now.
~ Mom

Here are some detail shots of my layout.

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Here is a list of my supplies. Note, I got most of my stuff at Scrapbook Queens.

Patterned papers: Basic Grey and Fancy Pants
Cardstock: American Crafts (the best cardstock for cutting with a Silhouette SD or Silhouette Cameo)
Stamps: Christie Tomlinson/Unity, Kaiser Craft
Inks & mists: Ranger Industries and Studio G
Ribbons and twine: Maya Road, Offray and The Twinery
Flowers: Petaloo, Prima and K&Company
Die Cuts: Silhouette America
Markers: Staedtler and Tombow
Adhesives: Scotch, Beacon and Glue Dots

Thanks for looking and for being so forgiving about my journalling blunder! I can’t wait to see what you create with this fun challenge! Now hop on over to ScrapFIT to see how their team worked this Sketch Workout! Enter your layout at The Paper Variety and ScrapFIT for a chance to win prizes at both places!

I Love You Layout

I haven’t been overly productive for the past week or so despite the fact that I was at a crop at Scrapbook Queens. I spent a lot of time talking to all the wonderful new women that I met. I did manage to complete 1 layout though.

I have saved this picture for a year and a half. I was waiting for the right idea and the right paper, which arrived in a box from My scrapbook Nook! The papers are from the January kit with Lily Bee’s Head Over Heels. I used my Silhouette Cameo and a white piece of cardstock to cut the overlay in what quilters call a wedding ring pattern. I stitched over top of the pattern with my sewing machine, and then I added different Lily Bee patterned papers behind the design.

I love you

I fussy cut the flowers from the Lily Bee paper and added Smooch ink. When that dried I added a lot of Stickles in 3 different colours.

I love you close up 1

The teapot is a Maya Road chipboard piece. I applied Versamark Ink to it and heat embossed it with pink embossing powder. I repeated this process about 3 more times to get the ultra glossy lacquered look that you see here. I applied a pearl heart on top. The crystal flourish is from Zva Creative and the flowers are from Petaloo.

I love you close up 2

The heart chipboard shape here is a Basic Grey self adhesive shape from an older line. I flipped the shape over on to the reverse (sticky side) and applied microfine glitter from Glitter Ritz. I burnished the glitter by rubbing it in with my finger. This makes it extra sparkly. Thanks goes to Irena Fidalgo for this idea and for the chipboard!

I love you close up 3

I have entered my project into Challenge #51 Love over at Sweet Stamps. Check it out here: http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweetstamps-challenge-51-love.html
(Thank you to Sarah Slade for suggesting that I enter!).
Thanks for looking! I hope that you like my layout!