Monday, July 30, 2007

what a weekend - 7 layouts

well, i don't know what happened to my daily posts.....the week just got away with me....managed a couple more walks....but not every this week i am vowing to do it no matter what am feeling better for it!
this weekend saw me scrapping up a mojo is back.....gotta love that....

so here you go lets share....

Got in and did this one on Friday afternoon.....this was for Amie's Progressive Challenge #2 Jazzy just be you
I loved the last progressive challenge, i love how we all take the steps differently, and its also the loss of control over what you use, that makes these challenges push some boundries. I had fune with this one amie, thanks for the inspiration again!!! I also loved that although i couldn't join the girls in the forum doing it step by step (due to commitments) I posted what i was going to use in the forum, and this made me commit to the descisions i had was awesome. Loads of fun....check out the bead details in the closeups.
the challenge:
1- 1 piece of PP
2- 1 6X8 photo
3- Must include Forever Always in title or Journalling.
4- Paint
5- beads
6- A handmade journaling shape.

My recipe - BG Infuse condense; black and green paint, J - cosmo cricket BN alpha button, BG chip mini monos {painted and then dimensional magiced} SRPC just be you rubons, HS forever always ribbon, AL journaling stamps by katie, versa color ink - khaki, beads {black seed & beaded ribbon trim} Painted frame inspired by Louise

Friday night saw the start of the Forever Always Cybercrop - with a Christmas in July theme, i began with Challenge 1.

Carols/ Decorations/lights - how many is too many??? When do you set up??? Do you have a real or fake tree??? Do you have a tradition you follow every year? With this as your inspiration complete a Christmas layout recording your carols/decorations/lights/tree. Criteria - include a line or verse from a carol in journaling - stars / bling My recipe- Using the BG Sketch for this month as inspiration - BG Blitzen – Garland, Poinsettia, Lil Davis - Endless Bodacious Borders lazy dayz, Endless Summer chip alpha sea glass; MM ribbon, Lil Davis StripChip Stars, CherryArte Chip Alphas, Autumn Leaves Journaling Stamps, Versacraft Color ink – real red, Heidi Swapp Bling Circle Frames, 7gypsies 97% complete J is for Joy stickers, Lil Davis Metallic Shades paint in gold

Saturday and up and into it - with Challenge 2.
Create a non-traditional coloured LO as in Christmas in July isn’t traditional….so lets see Criteria - Christmas photos - No red, white, green or gold! - Include a Christmas Recipe…( now this could be a tried and true or take it as a fun way of journaling)


this was a great challenge, and was something i have wanted to scrap for a while. I had to download some pics form the internet, as in the heat of a kitchen in the middle of summer, you don't take pics of the cooking...i loved these and thought they went well with my recipe.

My Recipe - Bazzill Weave Texture CS - route 66, travertine; Crate Paper – crate avenue bands & tags; SRPC - background worn lined paper; SRPC – rubons (Christmas)HS – Chip Alphas Newsprint (jet), Ribbon, Staples: Font downloaded from the internet

Next layout for the day was Challenge 3

Using this Sketch inspired by Paula’s we love Christmas lo create a layout with the following Criteria- using only red & white- must include Bling/glitter at least 3 pieces (can be more)

Had fun with this, its a gruesome story, but one i wanted to record.

My recipe:- Bazzill - pomegranate & cottonwood CS; SRPC- background white lined paper PP; Hambly Screen Prints Transparent Overlays Urban Chic Frames - White; Making Memories alpha stickers; Heidi Swap Bling - Circles Frames (clear & ruby) & bling borders (clear); Collections - file tabs(red) Dymo - labeller; Date Stamp (unknown); Ink - VersaCraft (Ruby Red) & Brilliance (moonlight white); Artee - embossing powder; Fancy Pants Designs Biggest Boards (arrow); Finishing Touch Ideas Brad LGE (red)

Next layout on the table - before i hit the sack, was this one,

Saturday night bonus Progressive Challenge and when i looked at what was required i realised that i could manage to kill 3 birds with one stone, and complete 2 other challenges that i had on my to do list the 123 July Challenge and my random challenge

progressive challenge - lots of stars, 3 patterned papers, 2x{6x4} photos, Numbers, felt, quote

my recipe - Bazzill cottonwood CS; Patterned Papers (crate, JBS, SRPC) Ribbon ( create and inspire); Lil Davis chipboard stars; Queen & Co Felt (black), Buttons, Embroidery Thread (black); BasicGrey Number Pile and mini Monos, painted with black paint and then coated in dimensional magic. Signo pen for doodling, dymo labeller

the other requirements for the other challenges were

123 July Challenge - felt paint and ribbon

random challenge - black and white only, hand stitching, lots of buttons

Sunday Morning and up late but still wanting to scrap with a next on my list was to do this month was the aussie scrapjacked .....if it inspired me...well went to the site and then checked out Sheree McGee, yeah i liked the layout ok lets see what else was in the gallery and the first layout just hit me.....had to do that, as i had these pics that i had printed about a month ago and when i realised that it was dylans 11th birthday too well i just had to do it!!!!

had fun and love this layout!!!!my recipe - Bazzill - cottonwood, pomegranate CS; Sewing machine stitching; 7G Gaffer Tape (calendar); Lil Davis Chip strip (stars);Rub-ons - (Urban Lily, fontwerks,7Gypsies,; BasicGrey mini monograms; Heidi Swap Credit Card Exclamations Slides; Stickers - (making memories word fetti, 7gypsies); Heidi Swapp decorative tape; Lil Davis chipboard dates; Love you more brads (red); Dymo labeller; Paint - red & Black; Dimensional Magic;

then i quit and tried to fit in a walk - but nope a friend stopped in and it didn't then it was back to scrapping. the monthly challenge.

thats my weekend, so now i still feel like scrapping...but have work to do!!!!oh the joys!!!


  1. WOW Congratulations on being published!!! Must be something in the water at FA

  2. Gee Sonia what a great effort to get all those Layouts done! And to be published on a few too. That's great.
    Just letting you know have tagged you. Just check out my blog for details,

  3. Hooley Dooley Women!!! [you know what I think]!!! xxx

  4. Hooly dooly - you've been on fire with the layouts!! That's awesome that one has been removed already for publication Sonia :O)

    They are GORGEOUS layouts too Sonia, you're so clever.


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