Sunday, March 1, 2009



A group of online friends are holding a Scrap Idol. For 6 weeks the participants are given a challenge each week. We then have 5 days to complete and post a layout created following the requirements of that week's challenge.
This week we had to:
1) Use at least 2 pictures, but no more than 3
2) Use at least 2 different pattern papers
3) Use at least 1 piece of cardstock
4) You must use ribbon
5) Use at lest 5 buttons
6) You must use ink on your layout
Nothing too crazy this week. Wish me luck. Three people will be voted off Tuesday!

Paper and Cardstock...
I used a few the "In Colors" on this layout - Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss.
The Kiwi Kiss paper is from Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper pack.
The Riding Hood Red paper is from Bella Rose Designer Series Paper pack.

I think it is becoming obvious that I LOVE punches!
I used the Scallop Edge punch around the Chocolate Chip cardstock. It was tricky to get the corners all matched up but after a little trial and error it worked out. Thank goodness parts were covered though, lol.
To create a funky edge on the Riding Hood Red paper I used the Curly Label punch.
I simply punched each punch side-by-side. Fun, huh?
At the very bottom right corner I have a bunch of the little hearts punched using the Heart to Heart punch. Photobucket
I really love how it punches a variety of sizes and shapes at once. Perfect for using in a collage!
I used two different punches for the flowers. The large flower is the Five Petal Flower punch. To give these flowers more punch (LOL) I pinched the points of the petals together.
The smaller flowers are punched using the Boho Blossoms punch. This punch creates 3 small blossoms at once!

I used the On Board Loads of Letters set for my title. Then I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker to trace around the edges and tied a scrap of ribbon to the 'a' to finish it off.

Awesome Accesories...
I feel in love the these corduroy buttons the first time I saw them in the catalog. These are in Kiwi Kiss. You receive 24 buttons per container; 8 each of the following: 3/4" circle with holes, 3/4" circle with prong attachment, 1/2" circle with prong attachment. That gives you plenty to play with!

Die Cuts...
Of course, I used the Top Note Die! Love it. I thought it worked perfectly as a journaling spot.

I used the little swirly stamp from the Frames with a Flourish set. It fit wonderfully in the point of the Top Note die cut.
I also used the "everything" from the Always set.

Thanks for visiting!

I'll be posting a sneak peek of the Occasions Mini Catalog tomorrow. It will be worth checking out. Stampin' Up is allowing costumers to oder certain Easter sets a full month early! The Occasions Mini catalog doesn't actually come out until April. Be sure to come back and take a look.


Stacey said...

Beautiful layout - love that bottom picture! You are really ROCKIN the Stampin Up supplies - really showing them in a new light! I wish you all the success withy our new business venture!

Q Crew said...

No doubt about it, you are my Scrap Idol!! This is a great layout! Love it! I sure hope you don't get voted off this week! Good luck!

Kimmy said...

I love the hearts and the color combo on here! Could you link me to your online gallery? Thanks :)

Jayne said...

Very cute layout Rachel!

Amy said...

This page looks great. I love the colors and you are the queen of punches and are so clever with them.

Anonymous said...

posted your link on her blog and I came to check it out.... and now I NEED some punches...

-- dalis

Lori said...

Just noticed your vinyl decoration catalog. Wish I hadn't I could get addicted to that stuff... ;o> VERY cute page!

The Walker Family said...

I absolutely love this layout! I it were up to me, there would be no ontest and I'd declare you the winner!


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