Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Challenges Part One...

The National Scrapbook Day Challenges are in full swing at Studio Calico, and they are lots of fun! I have been working on them all day, so I wanted to take a minute and share my projects with you!

Now normally I don't like to combine challenges cuz for some reason that feels like cheating to me, but for this crop, part of the guidelines were that you could combine the challenges in any way you wanted to; so I did combine a few...

This challenge was to make a card using your favorite Studio Calico stamp. I used the little "tweet tweet" birds...
I also used kraft cardstock, some American Crafts patterned paper, and dictionary paper with hand-drawn clouds.

Here's the inside of the card...


I made this layout for two challenges. The first was a sketch challenge, and the second was to use some digital elements in your layout. The mushrooms are printable digital elements from Scrapartist.com. I just love them and they seemed to fit perfectly for the subject of my layout!
I used the SC Quilting Bee kit for this, and made the banners by cutting little triangles out of the patterned paper scrap leftovers. I just love when I can use up scraps!


This layout was done for a combination of three challenges: The first one was to scrap your Studio Calico Avatar. The second was to use mist on a layout, which I did by misting the chipboard buttons that are layered in my flowers. (click on the image to see details). The third challenge was to make some layered flowers that have at least three different elements in them. My flowers are made from Prima flower centers, then misted chipboard buttons, then patterned paper on the bottom...
The thing I love so much about challenges is that they stretch your creativity. I LOVE that!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again tomorrow my friends!

8 comments:

Hanneke said...

That card is so fun, I love those clouds! And the LO is great as well, that banner is super!!!
Have a great day!!

Paula Phillips said...

Beautiful as always Michelle! Love that Studio Calico layout.
Much Love

Marit said...

Love that little birdie stamp, all your layouts are so bright and happy Michelle!!! I ran out of time to play along :( but I LOVE looking at your layouts!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooooo love love love all of these Michelle!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that gnome one the bestest!!! That title ROCKS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

anne g-i said...

looks like you had a great day!!! love your LOs!

Denise said...

Fun projects as always! Wish I could have joined along. See you over at SC!

Bekka said...

These are so great! I love the card -- the birds, buildings, and clouds are just perfect! Happy (belated) NSD!

papirdiva said...

This card rocks! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog :)