Saturday, January 29, 2011


I was looking at my scrappy supplies this morning and realized that with all the purchasing I've done lately (& the successful Stampin' Up! party I had last night-- thanks again for the great time, Anne!) that I have amassed quite a bit of product & tools lately. And seeing as I seem to spend more time lately online looking at layouts/products/tools than actually scrapbooking, I figured that I should do something about it.

Enter the challenge...

My challenge to myself is that on every layout I create, I need to use one or more "new" product/tool that I've purchased in the last couple of months. This would include my Cuttlebug and dies, my Ranger Ink Blending Tool, my Ranger Craft Sheet, my Fiskars Stamp Press and my punches, stamps and inks.

There. Easy, right?


I was browsing online this morning (I know, shocking!) and noticed that Two Peas in a Bucket is having CHA Winter Runway online social, where they're posting videos and photos from CHA this weekend. AND, they've also posted some challenges, so I decided to play along.

So here are two layouts that I created today...

This first one is for the Shabby Chic challenge: to scrap the shabby chic style.

Not sure if I succeeded or not, but I added some distressing & some stitching. I also used my Ranger Ink Blending Tool with some SU! ink to change the colour slightly of the peachy Bazzill cardstock I had on hand.

I put the cardstock on my craft sheet and blended the ink into the edges of the paper, so it would match better with the stripes on the "sweet" diecut tag. I also cut out the title with my alphabet dies and the flower with my Tattered florals dies and inked the edges with the blending tool.

The second layout I made was for the Accessorize challenge: add some bling, jewels, florals etc. to your layout. This layout is for my Thankful album.

I cut out some flowers from the Crate patterned paper with my craft knife and added some glittered brads and jewels.

I also cut some flowers with my Tattered florals dies and added some brads. Part of the title was cut with my alphabet dies and the rest is October Afternoon alphabet stickers.

So, is anyone else out there feeling like they could take on the same challenge?
Thanks for looking!


Elizabeth said...

Look at you doing these challenges!! I am all out of mojo, but I did write them down to do for a later time! I love your flowers, they are totally cute! Both of your layouts are amazing too!
I did use mist on the one layout you asked about on my blog. I am having issues with my mist{er} though because it sticks when I want to do use it a 2nd time. It's weird and I am not sure what is wrong with it! LOL. Probably needs to be cleaned, but these kinds of things are beyond me...

You rocked the shabby chic too! I rarely can scrap that way myself, but like I said I wrote it down to try it! :) Maybe using the new PP Butterfly Garden I got in the mail! :)

Hope that you have a great week Leigh!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love your pages, Leigh!! It's so fun seeing you take on the shabby chic style. Looks fabulous mixed with your usual graphic style. And good for you for taking on this personal challenge. I've given myself one, too. I used to be a SU demonstrator, and have hundreds of stamps that I hardly use. So this year, I've dedicated that I WILL use them. And so far, so good. :)