Monday, April 16, 2018

Challenge #308: Babies

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge? It's Beth here bringing you this week's challenge. It's time for a Baby Challenge, this week we want to see your scrapbook pages, cards or projects relating to Babies. 

Here is a look at what the design team has created, please click on their name to see more details on their blog post:

My youngest is graduating from high school in a couple weeks, so I typically just make Baby cards for gifts.  I used the Eclipse technique to raise the "BABY" after I stamped Stampin' Up's Baby Bear on the cardstock.  The colors are Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.

-For this project, I created a scrapbook page featuring my mother playing outside with her sister when she was a toddler.  This has always been one of my favorite pictures of my Mom (she has the pompon on her forehead), and thought what a perfect subject matter for this week's theme!

This challenge is  dear to my heart ~ our youngest GK just turned 1 year old,
they grow up so fast!
Next thing you know she'll want to drive   

We have no more babies at our house - even our granddaughters are now teenagers.  But I found these sweet photos from 2004 that I've never scrapped before.  Emma is now 16 and Paige is 15.  Where did the time go?


 Well, as an empty nester I don't have too much to do with babies nowadays, so I have decided on a Journal Page with a "new beginning"

I'm so far behind on scrapping I don't think I'll ever run out of photos of babies! 
Here is a layout of my oldest (now five and a half) when he was just 4 months old. 
There is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby!

An InLinkz Link-up

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Highlights Challenge #307 Squares

Hello all!  Thanks to all who participated in the Squares challenge.  It was so much fun seeing all of your creations.  Here are a few that caught my eye.

Marina Italy

I love this scrapbook page using all squares.  Great way to use up your scraps.

Red Obsession Cards

What a beautiful square card with cute coloring and lots of great details, including the subtle square background that frames the colored image.

Sarah JW

Sarah did an amazing job on the card, but also created a cute box to house the card.

Thanks again to all who participated.  Don't forget to grab your badge for your blogs ladies!

Monday, April 9, 2018

It was a great pleasure seeing the mixture of Easter / Spring inspired 
cards and layouts this week! 
Take a look at a few of the highlights!

Aunty Sue created these adorable bunny goodies!

Deanna created this sweet Easter layout.

Marilyn  shared this cute Spring card.

Great work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week! 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Challenge #307-Squares

Hello all.  Renee here with challenge #306 featuring squares.  The challenge this week is to create a project that has the square shape somewhere on it. For my project, I decided to create a card that is all squares. It is a 6 x 6 card, with a 5 x 5 card front made up of squares and has a square copic colored focal image. Whew! That's a lot of squares.

So, let's see how you use the square shape to create a project.

Here's a square card using squares as a background.


I cut all my photos into squares and matted them on a square for this layout.


I created a grid style layout using lots of squares!

I did a bit of a haphazard grid of squares behind my photos.  I also used a few square shaped embellishments as well.

Monday, April 2, 2018

UYS Challenge #306 - Easter / Spring

Hello! Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Chris here bringing you this week's challenge. Now that Spring is finally here and we've just celebrated Easter, this week we want to see your projects about Easter or Spring. 

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I used Echo Park's Hello Spring collection and a photo from a few years ago with my granddaughter and her dad trying to take a bite out of her chocolate Easter bunny.


I decided to make two cards with the lovely bunnies from Crafty Individuals, I don't get to use them too often.

For this project, I scrapped pictures of my daughter playing in the park on a beautiful Spring day.

Karrie  made simple Easter cards

For this challenge I made quick and easy die cut Easter candy cards to use on Easter bags.  The best part is the tags are made of just scraps.


Nothing says spring to me more than butterflies and pastel colors! I made this simple card and kept it blank so I can easily customize it with a quick stamp for a variety of occasions.

Enjoying a Spring Day

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Highlights Challenge #305 - Travel

It was a great pleasure seeing the mixture of travel inspired 
cards and layouts this week! 
Take a look at a few of the highlights!

Aunty Sue made this adorable superhero card!

Barbara G used some dies to make this stunning birthday card!

Katy D highlighted a fun trip with this creative double page layout 
using a great balance of negative space.

Great work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week! 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Challenge #305 - Travel

Hi everyone! It's Amanda with this week's challenge! 
This week's focus is travel. Highlight travel on your project somehow
whether it is the project itself or some embellishments.

For mine I did a layout of some lighthouse photos from our trip to the Maritimes in 2012.

Take a look at what the rest of the design team came up with!


A couple of cards with a travel motif.


I have created a travel-themed card that I think might be a fun - and different - take on a graduation card.


For this challenge, I created a cruise booklet for a friend.  For more information and more pictures, please click on my name to go to my blog.

Thanks for stopping by this week!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Highlights for # 304 On the Border

Thanks for all your lovely projects for last week's challenge.  In no particular order here are a few eye catching entries:

1. Rachelle Olaridge   Very cute card with fab layering!

  6. Esther   This pretty ribbon and punch combo

 7. Ma-Mi  Perfect use of this viney border, with bird.

Again we appreciate you joining us and don't forget to come back tomorrow for a new challenge!

Monday, March 19, 2018

UYS #304 On the Border

Your assignment this week should you choose to accept is:

On the Border - Use Border Punches (or decorative scissors) on your project!!

I started with a  Becky Fleck Sketch and placed the middle layer with
a series of border punched papers!
(punches by Fiskars and Martha Stewart)

The other UYS team members used some stuff too!

I used a Fiskars border punch on my layout.

I used the zigzag embossed border punch from Martha Stewart on my leaves strip along the bottom of the layout:

I used a Creative Memories wave cutter to make the "water" at the bottom of my beach page.

I used the Creative Memories border punch system to create the scalloped borders on the left.

Do you have punches or a machine or even some ol' deco scissors?
Enter at the inlinkz below!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Highlights for Challenge #303

Hello, everyone! 

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who played along with our die cut challenge last week. We had 57 beautiful entries and that made picking just 3 cards to feature here today very hard!

Here are the featured cards - in no particular order:

Ladies, don't forget to grab your "featured" button from the right sidebar! 

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with us! We will be back tomorrow with a new challenge for you!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Challenge #303 - Die cuts

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Lori here bringing you this week's challenge. This week we want to see you use die cuts on your projects. You can use die cuts that you cut out yourself or pre-made die cuts like the ones you find in an ephemera pack.

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I have used a word die from Carta Bella and a butterfly die from Jen Hadfield.

I used some Sizzix dies on this card.

Using up my stash and working through more Disney photos :)


I used a Silhouette cut file to create this page!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you create this week!