Saturday 28 March 2015

Sketchabilities #135/The Studio Challenges/Scrap Our Stash- Word #24

Hey everyone.  This is our border collie, Maggie.  My daughter calls her Maggie Moo Moo Wiggle Bum. Moo Moo because she is black and white like a holstein cow, and Wiggle Bum because her little tail and bum never stop moving.  I used 3 different challenges when creating this layout.  The Studio Challenges challenge was to use your old stash.  I had some pattern paper from Bobunny's 'Powder Mountain' line that was from 2012.  The vellum I used had to be at least 8 years old.  Scrap Our Stash's #24 word challenge was to include an item from your stash for each letter in the word 'stencil'.  I used the following:

S : stitching, snowflakes
T : tag
E : embossing (The journal piece and some of the snowflakes are embossed)
N : numbers in the date
C : cup (I used a styrofoam cup to stamp the circles)
I : ink
L : letters

The snowflakes were cut using Spellbinder dies.  I layered some and popped most of them up with foam squares.  For the pleated borders, I used 1/2" strips of cardstock.  I placed some adhesive where I wanted the border to be, pleated the cardstock, adhered it, and then stitched it down.  After stamping the circles with a styrofoam cup, I flicked some splatters around the layout as well.

I had originally journalled directly onto the layout but had messed it up. It was difficult to write on the textured cardstock, so I cut out a label using a Spellbinders die, wrote on the nontextured side and covered my boo-boo with it.  I rather like the look.  The sketch I used was Sketchabilities #135.  Be sure to check out the different blogs.  Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by.



  1. Such a sweet memory of a great family friend. You are so freakin talented!

  2. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us @ Sketchabilities!

  3. Oh melt my heart!!! A puppy:) love the different tones of blues you used to make texture and layers!

  4. awesome layout! love that you used a cup to stamp the circles. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  5. very very creative to use a cup for your stamp! Great layout, love all the BLUE and all those snowflakes! Kate (SOS)

  6. Such a beautiful winter layout. Great take on the STENCIL challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

  7. Fabulous page and great take on the challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

  8. wonderful colours! thank you for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  9. great page!
    Thank you for playing along with us at The Studio Challenges!!

  10. Eeek! Love all those pearl-studded snowflakes! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Studio!