Monday, May 7, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

This past weekend was National Scrapbooking Day. I would have liked to spend my whole weekend scrapbooking and taking part in all of the fun challenges going on, but I had other things planned. Luckily for me, many companies have due dates on their challenges that extend up to a week past NSD so I had some time to participate in a few.

My first challenge was with A Cherry on Top. Once of the challenges they posted was to find a project on their Pinterest page that inspired you and to make something from it.

Here is the image I was inspired by. I loved the little butterflies coming out of the jar so I decided to work with that idea...
 This is what I came up with. I used stars instead of hearts. I found that all my ink pads were too dark so to get a softer color I stamped off onto scratch paper once and then stamped my stars.
 I popped up some of the stars in the jar to give them some dimension.
 I popped up all the stars that are jumping out of the jar and added some glitter to give them a little sparkle.
Supplies used: Patterned Papers: American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neopolitan; Stamps: American Crafts; Punches: Stampin Up; Markers: Stampin Up; Glitter: Stickles; Flower: Prima; Twine: Devine Twine; Misc: Buttons, embroidery floss.

My next project is for Unity Stamp's Sketch Challenge. I applied to be on their design team that was just announced on NSD, but I didn't make it :(  My friend Shilo was chosen though so that is REALLY exciting! I'm going to have lots of stamps to borrow from her I guess! LOL, you should check out her blog HERE.

Anyways, the sketch challenge comes with some amazing prizes of it's own. The winner gets to be the Guest Designer in July and $100 worth of Unity Stamps! And you know I LOVES me some Unity stamps!

Here is the sketch...
 And here is what I came up with. I have always liked the play on words to use {son}shine instead of sunshine and now that I have a little boy, I have the opportunity.
Supplies used: Stamps: Unity; Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye; Crate Paper, Prima; Cardstock: Bazzill; Letter Stickers: American Crafts; Twine: Devine Twine; Paper Punches: Tab (Jenni Bowlin) Scallop border (EK Success); Border Sticker: Doodlebug; Misc: buttons, embroidery floss, dimensional adhesive.
Here's a closeup of my embellies...I just love these little clouds.

Here's a quick look at the Unity Stamp sets I used...
Blossom Soup

Fingers crossed that I get picked this time!

My third NSD project was a Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge over at A Cherry on Top. The sketch this time looks like this...

And here is my take on the sketch.
Supplies used: Patterned Papers: My Minds Eye; Journaling card: My Minds Eye; Border Sticker: Simple Stories; Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Carolee's Creations; Banner Flags: My Minds Eye Die Cuts; Brads: My Minds Eye; Buckle Up Tag: Karen Foster; Twine: Devine Twine, The Twinery; Mics: buttons, Milk Tab.

And here are a few close ups of the details...

Thanks for stopping by,
Your kind comments make my day.


  1. Hey! Thanks for the shout out on here...just saw this!!! Lovin' your projects!! As usual!!

  2. These are really awesome Becky, I really like your work!

  3. Wow, you sure did rock out a lot of NSD projects...congrats! Love your jar of stars! Great take on the pinterest inspiration! Love, Love, Love that adorable Layout. Your little {son}shine is to precious for words! Fabulous take on the Awesome Becky Fleck PageMaps sketch!
    Good Luck in all the contests!
    Happy FWF Friday!
    Jessica S

  4. I love all your cards. But love the frist two very very cute and sweet cards.

  5. Your layouts are adorable. I love the stars in the jar. I might just have to borrow that idea.

  6. Great assortment of projects! Love the scrap layout!

  7. All the projects are just Fabulous!! Great job!

  8. These are fabulous! Love your layouts!

  9. You have been a busy little crafter! LOVE your card and the layout is ADORABLE! The second layout is amazing--love the plaid mixed with the wood paper--gorgeous!

  10. Your layouts are really cute, and I love the card with the stars too.

  11. A great bunch of projects. I love the jar of stars. And your son- shine LO is especially sweet.

  12. Oh my heavens.. these are amazing.. I really love how you used the stars coming out of the jar.. so adorable! Thanks so much for entering into the DT Call over at TAWS..This is going to be so hard to pick just one of you..
    -owner of the Alley Way Stamps