I hope that everyone had a great time over the weekend celebrating National Scrapbook Day! I did manage to complete one challenge using my Counterfeit kit. I was really intrigued by Stacy Julian’s 10 + 10 + 10 challenge that was posted in the Creating Keepsakes/Big Picture crop: Ten products, ten techniques and ten words.
Supplies: Cardstock – Bazzill Beetle Criss Cross. Pattern Paper – Crate Paper die-cut Cent, Cosmo Cricket Coral Blooms, DCWV yellow dot from the Lemon Flower stack, K&CO red dot from the Lemon Drop pad. Embellishments – Ranger manila #5 tag, Crate Paper gum machine chipboard sticker, Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe sticker, October Afternoon Thrift Shop sticker, Doodlebug Bon Appétit buttons, Recollections chipboard flower, Heidi Swapp chipboard clock. Tools – ruler embossing folder, Fired Brick distress ink, Sew Easy with zig zag stitch, Tattered Angels Peppermint Stick mist, We R Memory Keepers stamp. Other – acrylic paint, sandpaper, embroidery floss.
For the 10 + 10 + 10 challenge I have:
10 Products – cardstock, pattern paper, chipboard, a flower, ribbon, tag, word sticker, bling, button and embroidery floss.
10 Techniques – embossing folder (ruler, on the tag), distress ink (on the tag), paint (to create my journaling block), mist (the ribbon to add some red), staple (ribbon to tag), sewing/stitching (zig zag), hand trim (scalloped border from pattern paper), cluster of embellishments, stamp (swirls on journaling block) and distress with sandpaper (red dot pattern paper and edges of cent paper).
10 words – I added a few more than ten, but you can see them on the layout.
- Even when you have a group of products laid out, you might not always have everything you need. To complete the challenge issued by Stacy, I had to get other products out of my stash. But the majority of products in this layout are from my Counterfeit kit.
- Don’t discount older photos. I think my nephew was about 3 or 4 years old here…he’s 10 now. I really wanted to use that gumball machine so I started looking through the only kid photos I have – my nephews. When I came across this photo, it just fit and the colors were perfect. (The great photo came from his daycare at the time, who brought in glamour-shots type photographers.)
- Girl products work for boys too. When I pulled together the kit, it didn’t even occur to me that the products were more girl oriented. Some of the stickers and chipboard embellishments absolutely did not work, but I found quite a few that did. Even the flower! Sometimes you have to look beyond the obvious theme.
- I loved having a kit to work from and it was so easy to clean up because I put everything back in the same storage folder. I’m planning to work from this group of products all month!
Thanks for stopping by today!