Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paper Secrets 14

Good morning 
here's my layout I did for the challenge over at PaperSecrets.  Each week we are given an assignment for a layout. I really don't care if I win the contest, it's just helping me to do more layouts that I should have done a long time ago (or some new ones in this case). If you participate and follow the guidelines you advance to the next week. We started with 27 and 10 moved onto again last week.  I will keep updating you as I go along. Who knows, I might not be able to participate one week and then I am out, but until then, I am scrapping my butt off, (they used a different word, but my blog is family friendly...hehehe
Here is the sketch:

 And here is my layout
 I added the Getting Cricky stamp from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  
 and I also added some buttons to finish it off.
This is what I needed to use for the challenge and 
what is in red is is what I used.

5+ brads/eyelets (5 black square brads)
chipboard alphabet
bling (ring inside the circle)
border punch (green torn strips)
journaling embellishment
hand or machine stitching
stamping (Getting Cricky Positive Thoughts stamp on photo tag)
ribbon/lace (Black ribbon over the picture)

I hope you will come back and check out next week's challenge. 
Hopefully I am still in it.

Also, don't forget about the U-Stream and blog hop coming this Friday.  You can come right here for all the details this Friday and we can't wait to show you what Kristal has come up with now!!!
Each of the Design Team members will be previewing the BRAND NEW Stamp Sets AND you'll get to 'meet' the NEW Design Team Members too!!
Getting Cricky Blog Hop


  1. Brenda, whether you win or not, I think it's a great layout!!! I love the sentiment "whimsy is essential"!!!

  2. Way to go made it into the top 10!
    I need to do as you are doing and step out of the comfort zone that I have become accustomed to and do something different for a change. This layout is very pretty...job well done! I love the color choices.

  3. I love this sketch. And you layout is fantastic!! Great photo. I love the effect of torn border strip. The arrow with the sentiment is perfect. Awesome job.

  4. You did such a great job with the sketch, Brenda! The colors are so fabulous and I love that background paper, kinda swirly, marbly-looking (marbly, is that even a word?!) And what a great picture! I love everything about this layout!! :D



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