Thursday, July 7, 2011

Knocking Out Challenges and Having Some Fun!

Today, I started working on my lo for the Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook, which I can't wait for you guys to see!!  I was cooking along pretty good on it, but decided to take a break this afternoon to work on a lo for several challenges from this week.  The 7.7 sketch was posted today at Sassy Lil' Sketches and it was such a fun one and I thought it worked great for this photo of my sweet little boy.

The 1 Hour Challenge posted today at Club CK was using Outlined Titles on your lo.  There is a really great lo by Kim Watson in the July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes using this technique and I actually had the corner turned down on the page, because I wanted to try this out.  So with the challenge posted today...and a great scrappy prize in the mix...I decided to give it a try.  I used the negatives from some My Mind's Eye chipboard letters.  It was really easy and fun, and I love the way the title turned out!

I also incorporated on the of the Weekly Challenges from Club CK that is hosted by one of the awesome Peeps each week.  This week's challenge was a recipe challenge and you had to use 6 of 7 elements/items on your page.

-the colors red, white, and/or blue - Feel free to use one of these, any combination of 2, or all 3.  The colors do not have to even be your main color - as long as one of these colors is somewhere on your page.

- ribbon, floss, or twine



-a border punch

-4 of something (in honor of the 4th) - use your imagination - it can be 4 embellies, 4 photos, 4 different pps, a 4 word title - however you want to do it as long as there is 4 of something

-handwritten journaling

I used everything from the list, except for the border punch for my lo.  There is still time to join in this fun challenge and if you'd like to participate, check it out here.

Okay, so without any further is what I came up with based on all of these great challenges:

Products Used:

Papers:  Cosmo Cricket & The Paper Studio
Embossing:  Sizzix Big Shot
Chipboard Elements:  Cosmo Cricket
Buttons:  Basic Grey
Chipboard Letters:  My Mind's Eye
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Baker's Twine


  1. Fabulous! Love the white space ;)

  2. This LO is just stunning! Love your twine circle, scattered buttons and that fabulous title! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your fun and wonderful work! ~ Blessings

  3. Honestly, girl, I dont' know how you have time to knock out all the challenges and layouts you do! And they're all fabulous! Tell me your secret....pleeeaaase???

  4. This is so adorable! I love the photo :) I love the kraft paper background and how you traced the title letters. Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

  5. Stunning layout! Great take on the sketch!!! Love love love it!
    Thanks for joining us at SLS!!

  6. Very nice !! and the photo is really cute ! :o)
    Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Lil' Sketches!