May 7, 2018

International Scrapbooking Day 2018!

Hi there!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!  Or weekend! Or even week!

I love participating in all the online challenges that websites and stores come up with for this weekend. This year, I used challenges from Paper Issues and Shimelle Laine's Facebook pages. 

The first challenge is a combined one using Paper Issues' "Tools of the Trade" and Shimelle's "Use words over a floral".

The supplies for this page are from Pink Paislee Pick Me Up.  The cut file is from Paige Evans and I backed it with strips from the papers. Then, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching along some of the cut lines.
I wanted the egg to have a place to sit, so using my fringe scissors, I cut some "basket" grass and using the smooshing technique, I distressed the paper with Distress Oxides and gesso. The embellishments are also from the Pick Me Up collection, and the word "love" is from One Canoe Two.

For my second layout, I used the Paper Issues challenge of "S.P.R.I.N.G.". That is to use something from each of the letters in the word spring.

For the challenge I used a Stencil, a Paper clip, Ribbon, Ink, Nuvo Drops and Gold accents.

This is also made using the Pick Me Up collection.  I love how this collection can be made to look differently by how you use it!

If you are a scrapbooker, I hope you had a chance to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day.  But, it's never too late to play along with the challenges.  It's a fantastic way to be inspired.  Thanks Paper Issues and Shimelle!

Thanks for looking!