Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Monsters & Paper Piecing

Little monsters and big monsters and monsters under the bed, everyone knows 'em, everyone has 'em and they've been turning up on LOs from coast to coast! Let those little monsters out of their closet and bring them to your LO or project!

Also use the technique of paper piecing on this challenge, it doesn't have to be the monster that's pieced, it could be any element on your page!
Here's a super layout by Lucy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Supply Challenge

Let's see these items all on one LO or project...

knotted string
a border

Here's a Card by Shanna
Border punch, Ivy leaves on pp, knotted ribbon

Monday, October 26, 2009

52 Sketches 52 Weeks

Loved the sketch at 52 sketches this I'm sending you all there to do it!! I have loved Julie's sketches forever, and they tend to get used several times...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We Scrap

We Scrap is having an online crop this weekend. Head over there and do one of their challenges!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Here's another awesome sketch by the amazingly talented Becky Fleck at! (5th one down)

Here are a couple super layouts from the DT




Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Color Challenge

Falltime! What colors mean fall to you? Here it's green/brown/yellow and in a rare dry autumn orange. Use this pic to inspire you, and throw in some brown for the wet west coast leaves!
Here is the DT's interpretation

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Let's use up some Pink Paislee from our stash!!

Here is Lisa's take...

Friday, October 16, 2009


Today, I would like to see you use up all those scraps that are collecting on your scrapdesk!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Color Challenge

In light of the weather in my neck of the woods, I would love to see some LO's that use WHITE as the primary can use a bit of other color, but I wanna see clean, crisp white!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Recipe Challenge

Use the following to come up with a layout
1 - 12 x 12 PP
1 - 8 x 9.5 cs
1 - 7 x 8.5 pp
2 - 2 x 4 paper (can be cs or pp)
2 - 4 embellishments

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Head over to Creative Scrappers blog and do this weeks sketch #73. Creative Scrappers always has great sketches, and their Design Team has been able to inspire me. Don't forget to link back to Creative Scrappers if you do the sketch!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Supply List

Make a LO or project that includes paint, stars and something clear

Lucy took on this challenge

So did Ashley!

Friday, October 9, 2009

One Word - Blessings

With Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, I will pause to be thankful for the many blessings in my life...use the word BLESSINGS on your layout - can be your title, in your journaling, etc..

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stack It Up

Use stacked letters for your title, stacked shapes for embellishments, anything goes as long as it is stacked!!

Take a peek at the DT layouts:




Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Journaling Challenge

Journal a story. I want to see at least a paragraph!

Here is Lucy's interpretation

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trends & Techniques - Cherries & Sanding

Cherries are everywhere and while the season for them is passing, the papers linger in our stashes, so dig out - our should I say pluck - some cherries from your stash and use them on a LO or project.

Also include the technique of sanding on the LO somewhere!

Here's a great card from Shanna

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cardstock Only!

Use only cardstock on your LO, and I want to see three techniques used on your cs, embossing, sanding, painting, inking, cutting, stamping.... just no patterned paper.

Here's a great example by Lydia

Friday, October 2, 2009