Friday, April 13, 2012

Shimelle's Second Challenge

It's just now noon here in Texas and I've completed my second layout of the day! Shimelle's second challenge was a little more difficult, yet also easy. The challenge is to create a page using three or more paper collections. The difficult part is that I rarely never pay attention to the manufacturer or collection when I'm buying or using products. I just buy what I like and use what works with my photos and stories. Luckily, I had this huge pile of new papers that I've picked up over the past few weeks sitting next to my craft table & I was able to pull papers that had that nice little tab telling me the manufacturer & collection.

I decided to use sketch 5 from the 28 Sketches workshop for this layout, thus combining some inspiration this weekend!

Journaling reads: I love it when I'm scrapbooking or blogging and Robbie comes in bringing me a little snack.

Crate Paper Random Collection Textile (background paper)
Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Collection (paper strip with girl drinking)
Simple Stories Year-O-Graphy (paper strip with days of week)
Cosmo Crick Odds & Ends (abc sticker strip) & Tiny Type
Bazzill red cards, chipboard letters, Coca-Cola truck sticker (from my stash)
Round Coca-Cola embellishment cut from the box that held a collectible card set Robbie purchased recently (he, of course, knew I would want it for my stash)

So, you see, the easy part was combining different collections - because that's what I always do!

And lest you think I skipped sketch 4 in the 28 Sketches workshop, here's the two-page 8 1/2x 11 layout I created before heading to bed late last night. These late 1980s photos are of Robbie's first apartment. Notice the Grinch he painted on his window that Christmas - pretty good artist, isn't he?


  1. Love this ...your coca cola embellishments are fab! You are really on the ball this weekend!
    Alison xx

  2. I wish I had someone to bring me a little snack! Glad you're enjoying playing along - I am too!

  3. I love the coca-cola layout! How cool is that! Love all your product choices. It is awesome. And I saw the layout about your hubby's first apartment at BPC. Wish I had photos of our first apartment. That is so cool!

  4. OOO, that sounds delightful to have a delivered snack to your scrapbook corner! WTG, been out and about 3 days in a row now and I'm exhausted. Hoping for some crafty time tomorrow, but we'll see!

  5. That Coca-Cola page is just awesome! Love that 50's vibe!! The papers are perfect!

  6. I'm enjoying see all our layouts even though I haven't commented on all the posts. I still have to tackle this challenge - I usually use lots of mixed collections but haven't managed to do a page like this for the challenge.


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