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Who's up for a scrapbook challenge???  This is one of the things I do to challenge myself.  I collect Free how to layouts from retail stores and then I challenge myself to recreate that design.  Sometimes it challenges me to use items in a different way or to work with embellishments and techniques I have yet to try.

This month's challenge is from Joann's.  It tells you all the products and instructions needed to complete this lo.  Since this is the 1st challenge, I have added more than one.  The second one, is a simple layout designed by Lisa Moorefield/ Graham, NC.  Select which one.......... or both...you would like to recreate, then post your results here.

I hope you will join in this challenge with me.

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  • Jo-Ann Scrap Essentials supplies: green fabric flowers, photo holders, stencil chipboard alphas, 3 coordinating brads
  • Assorted buttons
  • 3 coordinating solid papers
  • Coordinating ribbons, two 5" pieces
  • White paint
  • Sponge brush
  • White pen
  • Brown pen
  • Acid-free adhesive

 Directions:

  1. Tear the edges of coordinating paper so the piece measures 12"x7 1/4".  Adhere it to the striped paper, 2" from the top edge.
  2. Crop favorite photo to 7 5/8"x5 1/4".  Adhere on top of the coordinating paper just adhered.  The top edge of the photo should be 1 1/4" from the top edge of the coordinating paper, and the right edge should align with the right edge of the page.
  3. Place fabric green flower on the top, right corner of the photo so the petals overlap the seams of the papers.
  4. Arrange the buttons in a horizontal line across the top of the photo and all the way to the left edge of the page.  Once arranged, adhere them to the page with adhesive.
  5. Think of an appropriate word or sentiment that conveys the theme of the page.  Find chipboard alpha stencil that is the first letter of that word (example; 'R' for relax).
  6. Punch out the interior shapes of the stencil and using the white paint and the sponge brush, paint the stencil white.  Allow the stencil to dry.
  7. From another piece of coordinating paper, cut a rectangle measuring 2 1/4"x2 3/4".  Tie the coordinating ribbons around part of the painted stencil and adhere the small rectangle to the back of the stencil so the paper shows through.
  8. Adhere the whole piece to the page by placing it 2 1/8" from the left edge of the page and 3 3/8" from the bottom of the page.  It should slightly overlap the bottom left corner of the photo.
  9. With the white pen, write the word or sentiment on top of the photo, to the right of the stencil.
  10. Think of an additional phrase to add to the page (example; 'Kick off your shoes').  Using the alpha stencils, coordinating papers, photo holders, brads, and pens to spell the phrase out across the bottom of the page.  Be creative and plan ahead to make sure the entire phrase fits!

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I love the design of this lo and will try a few variations this month.  I like the challenge idea very much, as it gives me a guideline in which to go by. 

Here's my variation of this month's challenge.

 

 

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Thank you for joining in this challenge with me Adriann!  I like what you have done with your lo and look forward to working on future challenges with you.


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this is my son at 5 months old (now 7 yrs. old).  I enjoyed this lo too.  There are many ways to adjust it to fit your personal taste.

 In my lo, I used triangles and heart die cuts in place of buttons.  I used Mulberry red and white textured paper for the background papers.  I used foam stamps for the word "Life".  Sentiments read: "Justin-5 months old -love of my Life".

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I love how the colors just pop out right at you, very nice.  Here’s my second attempt with the design LO.

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Oh yeah!  What a cute and adorable baby your son was…

What are foam stamp?  I like how the color red comes through the white like that.  Next time I’m going to do a flower like the template.  It adds a nice appeal to the overall look of the layout. 


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Thanks.  Foam alphabet stamps come in many different fonts and sizes.  You can dip them in paint or ink and spell out whatever you want.

 

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Ooh!  I can't wait to find them and use them.  I like the idea and it will save me money on buying alphabet stickers.


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Good Morning Adriann. 

I don't know if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area, but if you do, their entire stock of foam stamps are 50% off this week.  The alphabet sheets are priced around 7.99 for 2" stamps...more for the larger stamps.


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I do, thank you.  I will go by there and pick some up.  Good looking out!


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Tajuana,

Thanks for the heads up on the Hobby Lobby sale.  I lost my mind in there.  Check out my blog to see how much damage I've done.

I also was able to get the foam stamps and did this lo.  I like the way it came out.  It looks much better in person.

I can't wait to see what next month's challenge will be.

 

 

 

 

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Adriann, you are too funny!  Up in Hobby Lobby with your camera and all.  I am glad you had fun, and I too always spend way to much in that store. 

That's a very nice lo you did of your Mother.


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