Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Challenge to Grow On

Each week, Club CK hosts a 1 Hour Challenge and a while back they started subsituting one week out of the month with a 2 Hour Challenge.  The challenges are through Scrapbooking from the Inside Out with Rachel Kaufman.  When the challenges first started, I thought these aren't really for me, because most of my pages center around my children.  But, with the incentive of some pretty awesome prizes for joining in the challenge, I decided to play along.  And I am so glad I did.  I feel it is important to document the events in my children's lives, but it is also important for them to be able to look back on pages that include my thoughts and the things that I have experienced.  The challenge this past Thursday, was centered on Growth, and they also ask that you use some sort of visual representation on your layout.  The suggestion for this challenge was a vine.  I decided to take some pics with each of the kids and journal about the decision to be a Stay at Home Mom.  I also used the 8.18 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for this layout:

Products Used:

Paper, Trim, & Transparency:  Webster's Pages
Rub Ons:  Making Memories
Tags:  Recollections
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Decorative Pin:  K&Company
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Flowers, Chipboard


  1. Very pretty. What a great thing to scrap about.

  2. Ashley this layout is absolutely beautiful! There is so much I love about (colors, ribbon, flower) but most of all it's your journalling! Way to go on completing the challenge with such style :)

  3. Gorgeous. I love the tags. Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

  4. I LOVE this, so beautiful, and your journaling is touching. Consider yourself extrememly lucky that you can be a SAHM. I really love that floral trim and the butterflies!

  5. This is a stunning layout. I love it when I happen to cross a gorgeous layout, and you know that's a beautiful page