First off, I want to announce the winner of the September/October Creating Keepsakes Top 10 Issue:
I am also waiting to hear from ELIZABETH CAMPAU, who won the prize from my 300 Followers by 300 Posts giveaway.
Elizabeth, you have one more week to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the prize. If I don't hear from Elizabeth, I will be announcing a new winner next Monday.
And now, I have a couple of layouts I did this past Friday night at our monthly Crop!!
The first is for the July/August Issue Challenge at Club CK. The challenge this week, was to use a clock. I thought that would be a perfect embellishment for a Back to School page and I used a clock Tin Pin from October Afternoon's 9 to 5 collection.
Now, this isn't a typical Back to School page, because we Home School. But I still like to have a photo on that first day, so that our kids can look back on them over the years. I think it is still important to document that first day and it's also fun to see how much they grow from year to year!!
Products Used: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Tin Pin: October Afternoon; Thickers: American Crafts; Button: Stampin' Up; Brads: The Paper Studio; Punch: EK Succes; SMASH Tape: K&Company; Mister Huey's Spray Mist: Studio Calico; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Pearl: Kaisercraft; Fonts: CK Handwriting & Stencil; Other: Washi Tape & Clip
This second page was so fun, because I loved this cute photo of my hubby helping our youngest at the shooting arcade at Bass Pro Shop. He got to play one round, but the rest of the time we were in the store, he kept saying, "you got money Mama?", because he wanted to go back and play again!! :)
I used mostly Sasparilla from October Afternoon on this layout, but I did have a little fun with some of Heidi Swapp's Color Magic papers. They actually had the packs of the Color Magic papers in our Hobby Lobby, along with the Crate Paper Story Teller line that I used on the Back to School page. I used the Chevron paper for the big chevron arrow below my photo. I just cut one of the sections and shaped the ends into the arrow shapes. Then I sprayed it with some Mister Huey's Spray Mist and wiped across it with a paper towel. I love the way it created a wood grain look on the paper and I will definitely be playing with these more often!!
This page is based on a great Sketch from Creative Scrappers and I loved the use of the single square photo. It worked perfectly for what I wanted to do on this layout.
Products Used: Patterned Paper & Stickers: October Afternoon; Thickers: American Crafts; Font: Impact; Wood Veneers & Mister Huey's Spray Mist: Studio Calico; Color Magic Papers: Heidi Swapp; SMASH Tape: K&Company