Monday, June 11, 2012

New Blog: Erin Blegen: My Scrap Cabin

One of my favourite scrapbookers has started a new blog! Check it out - she has a great giveaway too!

Erin Blegen: My Scrap Cabin: Welcome to My Housewarming Party!! GIVEAWAYS!!!: Hello everyone and welcome to My Scrap Cabin!! If you're here because you were a follower of Scrappin' Sisters , I am relieved you have foun...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Daddy and Me - The Paper Mixing Bowl June 2012 Challenge

It is that time again - a new challenge is up for the month of June at The Paper Mixing Bowl. This month the Recipe is for Shish Kebab - with a main ingredient of Charcoal Briquettes. The journalling prompt was to "journal about a special man in your life" - so I used a picture of my DH and DS from last Father's Day! Here is this month's Recipe Card and my layout!
This layout actually came together really easily for me - and I am so happy with how it turned out. The base page (my charcoal element) is an embossed Core'dinations page that I lightly sanded so the clocks would stand out. I machine-stitched around the edge of the page, alternating a straight stitch and some zig-zag stitching.
I added some Bazzill Basics Antique Dictionary paper and I used Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper (also with Dictionary Script) for the photo mat and tag. I attached the photo using coloured tape in charcoal. I distressed the edges of the papers and did lots of inking with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I added a twine tie, Tim Holtz Idea-ology reinforcer (not in close-up) and metal pin to the tag. The journalling on the tag (close-up coming) simply says "Playing with Daddy - Father's Day 2011". I used the Simple Stories Documented papers for the Bingo Card and Banner Elements on the page. I added eyelets to each of the banner flags and used  twine to string the banner. I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal Clock Face and Game Spinner at the bottom corner of the photo and some Maya Road Wooden Calendar Numbers to the Banner; the numbers represent June 19, 2011 - i.e. Father's Day 2011.
For the title, I used Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape in Symphony (the 'Dictionary' tape) and letter stickers from the Simple Stories Documented collection. I tried to get the last 'utensil' in by including brackets around the title element - but I didn't love how it looked - so I removed them!

I hope you'll pop over to The Paper Mixing Bowl Blog and check out the June 2012 Recipe Challenge. We also have a Design Team Call going on at The Paper Mixing Bowl - so check that out too!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
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