Sunday, May 5, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day!

I'm back again today to share the entries I made for the National Scrapbooking Day challenges hosted by

Challenge #1: Homage to Summer! Incorporate a sunburst into your project.

I absolutely LOVE how this layout turned out! It was a bit tricky because I was also making this for the current facebook challenge at the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook page. And that challenge was tricky! We could ONLY USE patterened paper, alpha stickers, ink, chipboard and twine. And of course whatever tools and adhesive we needed, but no other products!

I LOVE this! I used Echo Park's Splash collection for the paper. (That frame is a leftover from a piece I cut with my Cricut last year and just new I would be able to use someday!). I also used some Maya Road chipboard for the banner, the hearts and stars and under the beach ball. Distress Ink for the edges and white ink for the little hearts and stars. And then some MME Miss Caroline twine on the banner.

Challenge #2, #4 and #5

I combined my own tic tac toe challenge with the Bling, Bling, Bling challenge (use 2 different types of bling) and the BUG challenge (use a bug and do something outside of your comfort zone).

I picked the lace, patterened paper, and heart row from the tic tac toe challenge. For the Bug challenge I added tiny little butterfly brads and the outside my comfort zone is the 8x8 size of this layout. I find it so hard to get everything I want onto the smaller size! And the two types of bling are some glitter glue I added to a flower and the little flags at the top and the glitter Thickers.

Products: MME Miss Caroline 'Howdy Doody' papers and brads; Thickers 'rainboots'; MS glitter glue; MM butterfly brads; lace from my stash.

Challenge #3: Buttons & Bows

This is another entry that I just LOVE! I had pinned this card months ago and I know I will be making more cards like this!

I used MME Happy Go Lucky; a Fancy Pants button; MME twine; Unity Stamp Co stamp for the clouds and Craft's Meow Stamps for the owl and branch.

Challenge # 6 Add a Window and #7 Neverending Card

Confession: I only made the base for this card and let my sick 9 year old do the embellishing! I helped her find a spot for the window, sun and clouds and she did the rest (oh and I tied the ribbon into bows...).

We used Echo Park's Hello Summer collection for all of the paper and embellishments and just added some sheer, white striped ribbon for the bows.

Challenge #8 A Sketch plus use something old and something new

My something old is the Bo Bunny Blast Off collection that I still love! And my something new is a tab and alpha stickers from the new Fancy Pants Down by the Shore collection.

And those are my challenge entries done!!!


  1. Great projects Nina!!! You did all 8... I can't get my head around the never ending card. Maybe I will try this week.

  2. I love all of these. Favorite part? How you fussy cut their b-day cakes. :) Great touch to the LO's!!


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