Saturday, October 1, 2011

In the words of Tim Gunn...

Make it Work!  And I decided that would be a great title for my layout for the 2 Hour Challenge on Club CK this past Wednesday on Balance.  Because I am sure that most of you would agree, no matter what our role in life, we somehow find a way to make it work.  My journaling on this pages reads:  "Being a child of God, Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend, and Scrapbooker comes with a lot of pressure.  There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day.  You take three steps forward and two steps back, but with the help of prayer, family, and friends I find a way to...make it work!"  

I used a fun technique on this page that I saw on Pinterest...stamping with yarn!  Who knew??!!  It was really easy and a lot of fun and I love the look it created.  Just wrap your yarn around a block.  I used one of my small acrylic blocks.  Cover with your ink color and stamp away!  Can't get any easier than that.  The flower on this page was also created from a pin I found on Pinterest.  There are just too many good ideas on there!!  :)

My layout is based on the 9.29 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays - and a little side note, be sure to check out Sketchy Thursdays on on October 6 to see my first reveal as the GDT for October!!  - and I took some liberties with this sketch.  The idea of the sketch is still there, but I just spread things out a little and used paper strips instead of squares.

Products Used:

Paper:  Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Scenic Route

Thickers:  American Crafts
Letter Stickers:  Echo Park
Acrylic Paint:  Apple Barrel
Crochet Flower:  The Paper Studio
Pen:  Zig
Other:  Notebook Paper, Trim, Metal Butterfly, Chipboard, Button


  1. Awesome LO, Ashley! Love the stamping with yarn technique - looks great!

  2. This is so awesome...your attention to detail is amazing. Stamping with yarn...I've got to try this!! Love that effect!

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! That stamped yarn idea is GENIUS!! I am going to have try that!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! GORGEOUS photo! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Really pretty! I love the yarn stamping! I totally know how you feel too. I'm there right now.

  5. This is fabulous Ashley! I love the wooden flourish, and what a fun idea to stamp with yarn! Thanks so much for playing along with ST this week!! :)

  6. This is amazing! Love the colors, the title work and all lovely added elements. Sweet flower!

  7. I love this LO so so much, just everything about it : )
    Thanks for playing at Sketchy Thursdays xx

  8. Love the LO and the cool idea of the yarn stamping! I will have to try and remember that one :) Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Sketchy Thursdays!

  9. Gorgeous work! I love all your liberties! :-) Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays! I look forward to your DT reveal!