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Scrapbook layout in lavender, mint green, and charcoal with chevron, polka dots, uniball white pen outlining, tags, paper layering, and liquid pearls about photography

Hello scrappy friends! I hope you're all enjoying fall and getting excited for the Halloween and the coming holiday season. I am a huge Halloween fan; I love getting to relive happy memories from my childhood and letting my inner child play, and now I get to make Halloween special for Zae.

But that has nothing to do with today's layout...which is decidedly UN-fall-inspired {a girl can't be expected to scrap orange for two months, after all!} Today's layout was created for the sketch challenge inspiration for the Scrap Our Stash design team: a layout in lavender and mint green with hints of blue and charcoal gray.




I'll admit, the sketch sort of intimidated me right away, but those tags intrigued me, tied together with a little bow. So cute!

Scrapbook layout in lavender, mint green, and charcoal with chevron, polka dots, uniball white pen outlining, tags, paper layering, and liquid pearls about photography

I decided to scrap something I love, so I scrapped a photo of a camera to represent my love of photography. I love how these stickers I had leftover from my design team projects for the International Scrapbook Garden's Toolshed Kit (7 Dots Studio Hazy Days Word Stickers) are are about photography, but sort of give you a little life lesson {free therapy!} too.

Scrapbook layout in lavender, mint green, and charcoal with chevron, polka dots, uniball white pen outlining, tags, paper layering, and liquid pearls about photography


THE CHALLENGE:
Create a layout using this awesome sketch and use a STASH item for each letter in the word prompt LEAF.

For example, on my layout I used:

L: Liquid pearls
E: Enamel dots
A: Alpha stickers
F: Flowers that I made eons ago

Scrapbook layout in lavender, mint green, and charcoal with chevron, polka dots, uniball white pen outlining, tags, paper layering, and liquid pearls about photography

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due on the 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Prize winners are selected by random.org and the TOP 3 are selected by the Design Team. One of the TOP 3 winners will be offered a Guest Designer position.

Scrapbook layout in lavender, mint green, and charcoal with chevron, polka dots, uniball white pen outlining, tags, paper layering, and liquid pearls about photography

Be sure to check back the Scrap Our Stash blog on the first of next month for the tic tac toe challenge!



Thanks for stopping by :)






A Big Star

Grungy boys scrapbook layout mixed media with 7 Dots Hazy Days paper in black and white with rust

Happy Thursday-almost-Friday scrappers! Today I have a Design Team project for the International Scrapbook Garden using the Toolshed: Summer Concert kit.



This is my second project using this kit. If you remember my first project (you can see it here), you can see the finished looks are so different, even though they were all supplies from the same kit. I love that kind of versatility!

Grungy boys scrapbook layout mixed media with 7 Dots Hazy Days paper in black and white with rust

Grungy boys scrapbook layout mixed media with 7 Dots Hazy Days paper in black and white with rust

Grungy boys scrapbook layout mixed media with 7 Dots Hazy Days paper in black and white with rust

Grungy boys scrapbook layout mixed media with 7 Dots Hazy Days paper in black and white with rust

Every single thing on this layout is from the Toolshed kit!

Here's a few behind the scenes pics of the process:

Background paper: 7 Dots Hazy Days, Zip

Mat paper: Kaisercraft Speckled from Basecoat IV


Lindy's Magical Shaker

First time using Lindy's Magical Shakers. So fun!

Sprinkle where desired, and...

Spritz with water!


Kaisercraft Kaiser Mists Iridescent Spray Ink: Charcoal
Added a few more drops for added drama using Kaiser Mists.



Prepared the chipboard with some simple black paint and a brush of silver ink. This was an especially useful technique on chipboard with raised patterns, like these grungy chippies from Creative Embellishments, which are included with the bonus chipboard.

Creative Embellishments Chipboard from Bonus Chipboard add-on

If you haven't already, you'll want to hop on over to the ISG blog and check out all the latest kits and design inspiration!




Have a great weekend!


October Major Case File CSI

Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.

Hi all! My last layout was decidedly autumn-inspired, but my DT effort for the October Case File #239 has a much lighter, summery feel to it. I'm all for seasonal inspiration, but don't let yourself get pulled in so deep all of your layouts from September through December are done in orange and contain acorns or maple leaves! ;)


The scene is the inspiration for the case file, which contains a color scheme, clues, and testimony. To complete the challenge, use all five colors, choose THREE of the clues for your layout, and choose one of the journaling prompts (testimony). And for the major case file (the first challenge of the month) there is also a great sketch from the Nifty Pixel.

Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.

For my evidence, I used thin stripes (by inking my corrugated cardboard), a floral pattern, flowers/leaves, string, music elements (the bird chipboard), and wood.

Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.

For testimony, I chose to handwrite my journaling and be inspired by the word paradise.

Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.


Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.


Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.

Scrapbooking layout in pink, green, and blue with lots of flowers, wood embellishments, and corrugated cardboard.


Here's a link to the Law and Order page (rules) for the rest of the details.

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I can't wait to see what you come up with to crack the case!



Happy Fall! October Tic Tac Toe

Happy Fall autumn October scrapbook layout in orange and gold with pumpkins, die cuts, handmade flowers, fussy cut leaves, chipboard wreath frame

Happy October! I don't know about you, but I just love fall. Here in Minnesota, we have four very distinct seasons {sometimes known as winter, less winter, hot, and almost winter}. Our state could steal the words from House Stark from Game of Thrones: Winter is coming!

Fall {almost winter} was my dad's favorite season, and he must have passed on that enthusiasm to me, because I just love everything about fall: the smell of the trees and leaf piles, crisp apples, Oktoberfest, football games, the way the hills turn from green to gold...the list goes on but I'll get to the point of this post: sharing my layout for the tic-tac-toe challenge for the Scrap Our Stash design team.


The tic-tac-toe challenge is one of my absolute favorite challenges! Here's this month's challenge board:


THE CHALLENGE:
Create a layout and you must use all three items from any horizontal, vertical or diagonal row from your stash.

EXAMPLE:
Middle row horizontal, your layout must include a doily, a pumpkin, and graph paper.

For my project, I used the diagonal line starting in the top left corner: orange, pumpkin, and die cut.


Happy Fall autumn October scrapbook layout in orange and gold with pumpkins, die cuts, handmade flowers, fussy cut leaves, chipboard wreath frame


When posting your layout, be sure to include in your write up which row you used to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Scrap Our Stash was created to inspire and challenge you to use up the products and supplies you have in your scrapbooking stash. If you haven't played along yet, I invite you to come on over and join the fun: the tic-tac-toe challenge on the first of the month, and the sketch with a twist challenge starting on the 15th of the month.

Happy Fall autumn October scrapbook layout in orange and gold with pumpkins, die cuts, handmade flowers, fussy cut leaves, chipboard wreath frame

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due on the 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Prize winners are selected by random.org and the TOP 3 are selected by the Design Team. One of the TOP 3 winners will be offered a Guest Designer position.



Be sure to check back the Scrap Our Stash blog on the 15th for the Sketch With a Twist challenge, and on the 18th when I will release my inspiration layout for that challenge :)



October Scrapbooking Challenge List

October 2017 Scrapbooking and Papercrafting challenge round up list

Greetings scrappy friends! It's October, one of my favorite months. Crisp leaves, bulky sweaters, apples, that autumn smell in the air, maple leaves falling...what's not to love? Especially as the cooler weather and earlier sunsets get us back inside again after those long summer days. And as always, there is plenty to inspire us to scrap this month!
  • Rules: I've included links to each challenge site's rules page, so be sure to check there for further information. I strive to post the most up-to-date information, but challenge site information supersedes all information listed here. Read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes.
  • Deadlines: Challenges are due before the end of the month unless noted with a RED deadline date. If you are cutting it close, be sure to check the timezone of the challenge host!
  • Allowable Formats: All challenges here allow for 12x12 traditional layouts. Check challenge site rules for more information. Many of these challenges welcome alternate forms of artwork.
  • Combination RulesUnless otherwise noted, you can combine these challenges with others (but again, read the rules of each host site carefully if you want to be eligible for prizes).

Have fun creating! 



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Share and Win Challenge: Enter to win $10 to the Scrapbook.com store by uploading ANY layout you've completed recently to your gallery and link at least 3 products (paper, kit, embellishment, tools, adhesive, etc.). A winner is selected daily. 



Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a traditional or digital scrapbook layout, art journal page, or mixed media canvas using the three criteria.



Combinations: Must be created exclusively for 1-2-3 Challenge Blog.
Note:  Prizes requiring postage are only available for Australian residents. International entries are encouraged for the monthly International Guest Design Team spot.



Find their rules here.


Challenge: Watercolor. Use watercolors on your project!


Combinations: Allowed.
Deadline: October 31

Find their rules here.

Challenge:
 Use the artwork as inspiration to create any form of paper crafted project.




Entries: You may enter more than once in any month as long as each item is with a different creation.
Combinations: New this month, combinations are now allowed :)


Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a project using numbers! It can be in the form of your papers, titles, photos, whatever, let your imagination be your guide!



Note: Check back the 15th for the mid-month challenge.

Creative Embellishments

Find their rules on post page.
Challenge: Be inspired by 1 element from the picture below and the twist is to make your project black and white (a tiny bit of color is okay)



Combinations: Allowed

CSI: Major Case File

http://csichallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/major-case-file-no-225-deadline-march.html
Find their rules here.

Challenge: Using the case file use all five colors, three clues, and one piece of testimony, along with the composite sketch.



Entries allowed: Unlimited!
Note: Check the CSI site on the 15th for the "Minor" case file challenge.

Kraft+

Find their rules here.
Challenge: ALL projects must have a Kraft background.  (this can include Kraft patterned paper) The Kraft must be the hero of your background, not simply patterned paper mounted on Kraft. Let the Kraft shine!



Combinations: All entries must be created exclusively for the Kraft+ challenge only and not combined with any other challenges.

Lasting Memories

lasting memories scrapbooking layout challenges
View their rules here.
Week One Challenge (October 1st): Fabric Scraps
Week Two Challenge (October 8th): Children's artwork or journaling or inspired by a children's book
Week Three Challenge (October 15th): Book page or sheet music
Week Four Challenge (October 22nd): Stamp with something other than a stamp
Deadline: October 28th

Entries allowed: One per challenge (four total, each entry counts as another chance to win)

Let's Get Sketchy

Find their rules here.


Challenge: 
Sketch Challenge 




Entries allowed: One per per challenge
Combination rules: No other sketch challenges
Note: Check back on the 15th for the mid-month challenge.


Mixed Media Monthly

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Color challenge



Entries: Up to 5 times
Combinations: No more than 4 others.
Instructions
  1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
  2. You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
  3. Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post 
  4. Add a link to your direct post

Mixed Media Place

Find their rules on the post page.
Challenge: Mood board



Deadline: October 19th

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Must use the word inspiration and color combination.


Combinations: No more than 2 other challenges. More than that will not be eligible for prizes.

Off The Rails

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Mood board



Entries: Two
Combinations: As many as you like.

Scrap Our Stash

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge



Deadline: 29th
Combination rules: With any challenge other than another SOS challenge.
Note: Check back on the 15th for the second monthly challenge.

Scrap the Boys

Find their rules here.
Challenge: Sketch challenge


Combination rules: No combinations allowed. Must be exclusive to StB.
Prizes: Australian residents only eligible for sponsored prizes. International entry winners will be offered a GDT spot.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Think pink mood board



Deadline: 29th
Entries allowed: Unlimited
Combination rules: Combine with no more than one.

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch challenge



Deadline: October 30th
Entries allowed: Up to three (3)
Note: Check back every other Friday for a new challenge.

Scrapping Outback

Find their rules on the post page.

Challenge: "White with a Twist" Challenge: create a layout using all the colours highlighted in the inspiration image, but remember to use White with all of these and to include chipboard as well.

WHITE with purple and lilac tones with a touch of yellow and grey or silver,



Combinations: No other judged challenges that award prizes. Inspiration challenges are fine. 

Stick it Down

Find their rules here.

Challenge:
 One and two page sketch challenges





Combinations: Encouraged

Stuck?! Sketches

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Sketch Challenge




Combination rules: Up to three other non-sketch related challenges, such as a colour challenges
Deadline: October 29th
Note: Check back on the 15th for sketch challenge #2


White...With One

Find their rules here.

Challenge: Create a layout using 85% white and this month's color. You can use black (or dark brown) as an accent colour on your layout but it must not be the dominant colour on your layout, unless it is the specified colour for that month.

Twist: Use the sketch



Combinations: With a sketch challenge only.
Prize: Australian / New Zealand entries are only eligible for the main monthly sponsored prizes. There is a separate prize for International entries. 


Are you up to the challenge? There's a lot to keep us busy this month. Go get creating!