Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two Scrapbook Friends is Chasing Away the Winter Blahs!

Two Scrapbook Friends is holding and online crop to Chase Away the Winter Blahs! There are some super challenges and prizes to be won. I challenged our friends to Crash Their Summer Stash. Pull out your old summer papers and embellies and create a layout or a card to brighten up your day!

Here's a layout I whipped up using some old Cosmo Cricket from last season. I found these photo that my Dad took of my daughter BEFORE the digital camera days! They are one of a kind, so I wanted to make sure I captured this summer moment.

I used a calendar page for the background and added some layers of Cosmo Cricket. I cut a few tags too from the same line. I really wanted my journalling to pop so I layered it on journalling strips from My Little Yellow Bicycle. The yellow pompoms are courtesy of My Mind's Eye and draw the eye to the foursome of photos. I loved these bright sparkly fonts, two from American Crafts and one from Me and My Big Ideas.

Look at that little sun shaped charm! Two Scrapbook Friends has a bucket of all kinds! The metal is a little piece of genius for any page. I hope you'll pop over to our forum and see for yourself all the great designs and challenges. The gallery is filled with wonderful inspiration too.

I also wanted to share with you a design I made for Challenge Me Tuesday at Practical Scrappers. The challenge is get ALL INKY!! I chose some brand new Bo Bunny from their line Weekend Market. The background is already distressed but I added lots of extra ink and a stamp to a few of the corners. The chipboard "EVERYDAY" is covered in ink as well. All the edges got lots of ink too. I love this photo taken by the incomparable Angela Smith of Waterloo.

I hope you'll pop by the Practical Scrappers Blog today to see some other INKY designs. Next weeks challenge is to use 5+ sided shapes like hexagons, octagons etc! If you play along send your design to practicalscrapperslayouts@gmail.com.

Until next time, keep doing what you love!


  1. Beautiful layouts! I love how you blocked the photos on the first layout and how you did the journaling. The second layout is so rich with those colors, love the flags too!

  2. great layouts Christa! an inspiration as always!

  3. Love both of your layouts Christa! Your details are always so amazing!
    Joanne xo