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Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Better Living Through Scrapbooking September Challenge #3

“Holiday paper challenge”
Use holiday-themed papers (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, 4th of July, etc.) to create a non-holiday themed page layout or mini album.

Choose at least two of the following prompts:
1. Use photos that are at least five years old.
2. Use punches or a die-cut machine to hand-make embellishments or letters out of patterned paper for your page.
3. Use pop-dots to give 3-D dimension to an element of your page.
4. Use numbers in the title of your page.
5. Use rubber or acrylic stamps somewhere on your page

Here is my layout....I hit them all and used the Sketches in Thyme Challenge 15 sketch for this one.....

Oh how I love this sketch!!!!
I so enjoyed this Holiday paper challenge. I loved putting my wedding photos to this yummy Graphic 45 paper. I really challenged myself to use each of the criteria on this one!

So here goes, I used two photos from my wedding, almost 14 years ago!! Next, I used my Cricut Expression George and Basic Shapes cart to cut the hearts, and the Cherry Limeade cart for the title. Then I used pop dots to add some dimension behind the hearts. I put a 4 in my title, and used rubber stamps for the stitching above the hearts and for the journal box.

Techniques used, I love to use my distress inks on the edges of my papers. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the circle element and the hearts. Then I spritzed them with some Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Really Red 80# 12×12“; Papers: Graphic 45 “Christmas Past Collection: Carol of the Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Hallowe’en in Wonderland”; Adhesives: Plaid Pop dots; Stamps: Close to My Heart “Simple Stitches,” Scrappy Cat “journal box”; Ink: Close to My Heart “Chocolate distress inks”; Color spray: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Pearl”; Ribbon:; Tools: Cuttlebug and “d’vine” embossing folder.
Hop on over to Betterscrap to visit my scrappy sisters and see how they can inspire you to use some holiday papers in a fun out of the box way!


  1. Oooh, those photos make for a lovely page hun. I can see you loved making this one. Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Teri x

  2. Kim... I don't know how you stay up on all your design teams and work full time!! you are one busy gal!! I love this LO!! The background paper is so fabulous with the red accents!! Gorgeous!!
    Barb :)

  3. Very pretty!! Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!!!! I am developing a love for graphic 45 paper and your paper is pretty. Love the embossing too!!

    Hope you have a great week :)

  4. Oh such a beautiful picture, and you look the same, you must be eternal!
    Great use of the sketch this week also, thanks for supporting Sketches In Thyme...LOL

  5. What gorgeous pictures girl!!!! This sketch is perfect for them!!! It looks amazing :)

  6. Gorgeous photos & LO Kim! So elegant looking!

  7. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! You all make a beautiful couple!!!!


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