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The Challenge is ON!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!

I have a challenge for you.

Come join me and the ScrapGals in a day of scrappy challenges and fun.

I will update this post as I play along today.

International scrapbooking day with the Scrap Gals promo

Click this image to join in!


Challenge #1.

Tiffany and Tracie started the day with their challenge. They had invited the ScrapGals community to suggest ideas for a layout challenge. Then they drew 3 ideas and incorporated them into a layout!

Here’s the challenges:

  1. Use cream and less cream. (You know how there are many shades of cream… today you will combine them!)
  2. Use a quote from an 80’s movie or song.
  3. Use three different colours of mist or paint.

Here’s the layout I made for this challenge!

Escape to Maui layout image

I made the background paper earlier this week using diluted re-inker with an eye dropper. There is some cream and less cream… this was the hardest part! I also used a quote from one of my favourite 80’s movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Challenge #2

Jen Schow gave us the next challenge. We needed to use our 6×6 paper packs to create a layout!

Here’s a link to her video demo: Designing with 6×6 papers VIDEO

This is the layout Jen creates in the video:

Jennifer Schow silly us layout

Layout by Jen Schow. Click to watch her video!

Here’s the layout I created using 6×6 papers and featuring my new pink hair. I found a kit from an old class I had taken… um… many years ago… that had two 6×6 paper packs. They are Making Memories brand, which has been gone for a long time. Isn’t it great that we can take old product and make it look brand new?

I based this layout design on one of Jen’s from her 6×6 paper pack love video series. Her layout was called Sodalicious. One of the coolest things is that I sewed! It’s been a long time since I’ve sewed on a layout and it was so easy and I love the look of it. Why don’t I do it more?

pink hair layout image

Challenge #3

Ellen Thompson might just have given me my biggest challenge yet! Her challenge is to mix alpha letters/font on a layout or card. Here’s her examples:

Ellen Thompson he made me fire layout


Challenge #4


Your challenge is to create your own background or patterned paper. But don’t worry! I won’t leave you hanging! I have a ton of super-cool crafty ideas to get you playing and creating! Watch this video to get you started:

Of course, after you create your paper you’ll want to make a layout!


Now it’s your turn!

Come play along, there’s more fun to come!

Now, go and be crafty!


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  • MiaScraps 2 May, 2015, 6:26 pm

    Love your ideas Alice! Going to give this a whirl! It’s time to play 🙂