Friday, October 15, 2010

Better Scrap October Newsletter Challenge

The Better Livining Through Scrapbooking October Newsletter is available today.  You can sign up to receive the newsletter by email at the Better Scrap website right here.  The newsletter is chocked full of great inspiration and information, you really don't want to miss it.  It also features a Newsletter challenge, here are the details...

“Five Fun Facts” challenge. All you have to do to join the challenge is to create a layout about five fun things that people may or may not know about you and choose at least two of the following additions:

1. Take a “self-portrait” photo of yourself and use it on your layout.
2. Use the word FIVE or the number 5 in a fun and interesting way on your page.
3. Use alphabet stickers somewhere in your page design but NOT as the title.
4. Place your journaling on strips of paper, or cut your journaling into strip of paper and place them on your page.
5. Use star shapes somewhere on your page.
Here is my take on the challenge:

My oldest daughter took this photograph of me back in (I'm guessing) 1997 and I've meant to scrapbook the photo ever since. However, like I mentioned before, I'm really not very good at, or comfortable with, scrapbooking about myself. So to say the least, these kinds of challenges are very....well... challenging for me! It was a challenge as well to decide what additions to the challenge I wanted to take on (how many times do you think I can say "challenge" in one sentence?). In the end, I decided to add a Star shape (from the Gauche Alchemy kit) and use journaling strips for my facts about me.

I am in love the Plaid's All Night Media Ornamental Stamp set and knew I wanted to use it on this layout. So I decided to stamp a shipping tag with ink and emboss the image. The cute bright yellow band-aid and star are from our sponsor Gauche Alchemy and I stamped a sentiment from the My Favorite Things stamp set by For the Luv of Art on an old kraft envelop from my stash. The rich brown cardstock, "Clove Felt" is from Discount Cardstock.

I hope you'll join us in the challenge and if you do let me know by commenting here and I'll be sure to stop by to check it out!

Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock "Clove Felt 80# 12x12, Pink Ice Parchment 8 ½ x 11”
Stamps: Plaid: All Night Media Rubber Stamps “Ornamental”, For the Luv of Art "My Favorite Things stamp set"
Embellishments: (Band-Aid and Star) Gauche Alchemy "Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit"
Adhesives: Plaid: All Night Media “Mini Pop Dots”

Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream”
Patterned Paper: Echo Park "Life is Good",
Ink: Ranger: Big & Bossy: Embossing Ink, Archival Ink “Coffee”, Tsukineko: VersaMark Chalk Ink “Pixie Dust”
Embellishments: Ranger: Clear Embossing Powder, Prima: Prima Flowers Item # 539955, My Minds Eye: Laundry Line “Natural Glitter Chipboard Alphabet”, Button Twine: Echo Park “Life is Good” Element Stickers, Papertrey Ink White Jute Button Twine
Other Tools: Fiskars: Top Crest Border Punch, Kraft envelope, button and yellow ribbon, shipping tag from stash, pink polka dot tape from October's Studio Calico kit.

3 Scrappy Comments:

Sandy Ang said...

What fantastic colours and patterns on your LO !

Karen said...

Great picture, Beth! Beautiful!

Kristina said...

Love that picture of you!! The bright colors and feminine patterns on this are just fabulous, love the stamp you used on the tag.

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