Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scrap Our Stash - Stash Challenge #18 - Back to School

This week has been busy busy busy! I love the fall but it is truly our busiest time of the year! Anyways, I am popping in to share my layout for the Scrap Our Stash - Stash Challenge #18 - Back to School. The challenge is as follows:

For this challenge you are required to shop your scrap stash for school supplies, create a layout and include the school supplies on your page found on the lists below:

(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book

(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Chalkboard embellishment

When uploading your layout, please list the items you used from both lists.
You can use additional items, and your layout does not have to be school themed.

Even though the layout does not have to be school themed, I ended up doing a school layout. Here is my take on the Challenge:

"For this challenge, I decided to scrapbook my oldest's first official day of Pre-K. 
I used a lot of the Studio Calico August Kit on my layout. 
The lined notebook paper was perfect for the background and challenge guidelines. 
For my other 3 stash items, I added alphas, an arrow paperclip and a number die cut."

The sponsor this month is My Kreative Pursuits. The prize is their You Make Me Happy September Workshop Kit:

My Kreative Pursuits is not only awarding our September winner their September Workshop Kit, they are also offering a 20% discount for SOS followers as long as supplies last. 
You can use coupon code SOSSept to get it. 

We would love to see your take on the challenge. Just link up your blog post or gallery image at the Scrap Our Stash blog and you will be entered to win this month's prize.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Layouts made with Studio Calico Penny Arcade

In the month of August, a few of us at Studio Calico worked to "kill" (i.e. use up) some of our kits. I ended up "killing" three different kits - Double Scoop, Valley High and Sandlot. I really enjoyed challenging myself to use up my kits so I have decided to keep going into September. Today, I am sharing the layouts I have made with Penny Arcade so far. I ended up buying quite a bit of extras with Penny Arcade - so it may take a bit to "kill". I added in my PL and card embellishments with my scrapbook kits but my main goal is to use up the papers in my scrap kit and a good amount of the embellishments. You will also notice that I add items from my stash, as well.

Here are the 5 layouts I have made so far:

For this layout, I placed the transparency triangles from the kit on a pink part of one of the patterned papers, cut around it and then sewed the transparency to the paper.

I hand cut the "SILLY" title on this layout and then used my sewing machine to stitch down the letters.

 For this layout, I used the Studio Calico Sunday Sketch and lifted quite a bit from Marcy Penner's  Paint layout that was used for the sketch.

I have not done a large photo on a layout in awhile and had a couple of cute pictures of the boys so decided to do some large photo layouts. This one is off Max. I kept it fairly simple. The journaling is printed on vellum and then stitched down with my sewing machine.

This one is of Eli. Again, I kept it fairly simple. I inked the wood veneer letters with a prima chalk edger before adhering them to the layout.

Well, that is all for now. I will update as I complete more layouts.

Thanks for stopping by!