Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My First Menu Challenge!

I haven't had a lot of time lately for crafting, and that makes me a little sad. Back in September I joined in on a menu challenge that Christa was hosting on the Two Scrapbook Friends forum. I missed the deadline, but I did manage to finish my layout.

Here is the menu I had to work with:

  • Pudding = Washi tape
  • Banana = Use yellow
  • Banana Muffin = Use at least 3 patterns
  • Goldfish Crackers = Use blue
  • Cheese & Crackers = Use a sketch
  • Turkey Wrap = Use a diamond 
Here is my layout!  


I used 3 different patterns - chevron, stripe and the strips.


The herringbone pattern is a strip of Washi tape.


The colours blue and yellow are shown in the stripe, in the stars, and in the journal spot.  I also chose photos that had blue and yellow in them.


I did use a sketch to create this layout and I cut out 3 diamond shapes on my Silhouette and placed them near the title on page 1.


This was a really fun challenge.  It was my first time playing along and I will definitely do it again.  Thanks to Christa for making me coordinate products that I wouldn't necessarily put together.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

TSF Autumn Colours Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Autumn Colours Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends!  You should have arrived here from the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.

As soon as the Harvest Lane collection arrived at the store, I just knew I had to create something with it.  I found these photos from a few years ago and they were perfect for what I had in mind.


I created my own title using my Silhouette!  The 'Thankful' word is cut from paper and then shadowed with cardstock.  I used the Silhouette pens to write 'so very' and then positioned it perfectly on my layout.


These awesome trees are also cut using my Silhouette.  I added some stitching with coordinating floss to give them some dimension!


I added some copper brads along the striped strip and added stitching to some of my leaves.  The leaves I didn't stitch on, I popped up using foam adhesive.

I used my Silhouette to add my journaling to my page too!  The pens are so much fun to used and it sure beats my handwriting.


Don't forget - in order to be entered to win a prize:
1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there by October 8th at midnight..
2. To have a second chance to win, keep track of the HIGHLIGHTED WORDS from each blog and email the phrase to Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on October 10th to see if you are the winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)

Be sure to stop by each on the following blogs, leave a comment and keep track of the secret word!

Oh, I almost secret word is October's!  Have fun hopping :)