Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Scraptastic Shares

I wanted to share a couple layouts that I had up over on the Scraptastic blog last week for Challenge Thursday.

First up is this one I made to remember our little Robin Family I had documented through my Instagram  account early this summer.
I just loved that chevron paper from the Crate Paper Close Knit collection.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to cut it apart and sew onto my background.
The challenge was to include a hidden element on your project.  Normally it would be journaling for me.  In this case, however I had some additional photos that I wanted to include on my layout.  The design I went with didn't allow for them to be exposed, so this was the perfect solution.

 Just love those resin flowers from Fancy Pants designs

Next up is this layout featuring my babies.
 The Jillibean polaroid frames are gorgeous.  The "always" frame had originally came blank.  I really wanted to create my title with the fames, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the word into it.  You'll notice it's just a little misaligned, and that font is just slightly different.  Oh well.  That gorgeous flair is from the A Flair For Buttons Etsy shop.  I just love the burlap flair sets.
 This time my hidden tag included journaling only.  I added a little more interest to it by stamping it with the Never Tear Us Apart stamp set.
 Again with the resin flower love.
To see more of what our dt and members created with the October Kit, have a look at the Gallery.  You can see current and past kits here.

As you can see I love to stitch on my layouts.  My machine gets plenty more of a workout on paper than it ever does on fabric, save for the alterations, and occasional costume projects the kids may need. My friends over at Scrapbook & Cards today have an amazing contest running right now where one lucky winner will walk away with a brand spanking new machine.  The very gracious people at Janome have offered to gift one lucky reader with a Juno J1218 machine.  This baby is gorgeous, and would totally expand my stitching options.  I'm linking up this post in hopes that I may be that lucky winner.  To see more details on the machine itself and the contest hop over here.

Thanks so much for popping in today friends, hope you're off to a great week.
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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwww! These are gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the photos ... and loving how you added extra journaling and photos!!!!!

Chelsea said...

This kit is awesome and I love the way you've used it! The cut apart chevrons are fab!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful layouts! Love the stitching on the first page and that cluster of elements on the left and the layers on the second are wonderful!

MelB said...

Ohmygosh! These are stunning, the first lo just blows my mind! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Amazing pages Sherri!! Love that chevron in the background of your first page, and the Polaroids around your girls photos is such a fun idea on the second page!

beckyjune said...

These are beautiful, Sherri! You just keep getting better and better! ♥

Mollie Deem said...

Love the colors and chevrons in your first layout!