Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!! 

I'm kind of on a roll, well at least for me I am!  Here I am posting two days in a row!! LOL  Okay, pick yourself back up off the floor and check out this layout I made for this weeks Colorful Creations So You Think You Can Scrap Challenge.

Here is the challenge this week:

Use Your Words--NO PHOTO layout

Create a layout centered around a poem. NO PHOTOS. You must use the ENTIRE poem on your page.

You must also have the following on your page:
  • Journaling (this does not include your poem)
  • Memorabilia – Do you have ticket stubs, maps, or newspaper clippings? Now is the time to use them on your layout.
  • Create some sort of pocket to hold your memorabilia, place this on your layout.
  • Twine-use some twine on your layout in some form or fashion
  • Custom Embellishments – Make your own embellishments, ie flowers, washi tape, chipboard pieces, ATC card, etc….YOU MUST NAME your custom embellishment
  • Color Combo: You must also use this color combo ( USE ALL the colors, You may use white, black or kraft as your background)

Here is my layout:

I used all the colors required and a white base.  I sprayed and dripped and masked using Peach, Teal and Primrose Color Shine.  I recently bought a 6x6 American Crafter's - Color Crush paper pad at Target that had the perfect colors in it.  Kismet!

I made a hidden pocket behind the poem to stash the Chuck E Cheese's photo memorabilia inside.  I made the little flower and tied some bakers twine around a bit of paper on the lower left side.  And then I journaled all around the edges of the page.
The bling looks really dark in the photo but it is just a dark teal that is the same as the color chart.  I custom colored some clear cling with one of my Spectrum Noir markers - BT5.
The poem I used is Children are a Gift from God by Sandra Tolson.  I edited it slightly by changing the number of "packages" from "3" to "5" because I have 5 kids not 3.  Here is what the poem says:
God sent me five packages
That needed special care
"Take care of these tiny gifts
For they are very rare."

"Watch over them with all your love
And let them feel your touch
Take care of their every need
For you are needed very much."

"These gifts will grow up very fast
As you soon will see
Love them with all your heart
And let them be what they will be."

"When these gifts have fully grown
Look at Heaven up above
Know they exist because of God
And all his precious love."
I'm surprised at how much I like this layout.  I wasn't sure I would like it without photos but once
I found the Chuck E Cheese's photo to put in the hidden pocket with the perfect color on the edge it all just fell into place.   What do you think??  Like it?  Do you often do layouts without photos?  We are down to just 12 people left participating on this challenge.  At the rate we are going it might take all year to finish it!! LOL I don't care!  I'm just enjoying the challenge of it.
I used a sketch from the sketch challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories blog.  (love this sketch!)  I plan to enter this over there too. 


Finally, here is a photo taken by my dd who is 5 years old.  I hope she isn't going to be one of "those" girls who photographs herself all the time!!!  LMBO!!  (jk) 
Thanks for visiting today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


  1. I love all the spraying and drops of colors you used on it. Adding a photo behind the poem was a great idea. Such a beautiful poem that you personalized as well :)

  2. Gorgeous layout Stacy! Love that you created a little pocket for all your goodies! Beautiful use of my sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at LCOM!

  3. This one of my very favorites.. I love the poem. What it says is so true.

  4. Amazing & creative LO!!
    Love all the details!!
    Love the poem!

  5. This is really sweet :) Thanks for linking up with us at LCOM! (Those colors are great too!)

    PS Love the photo of your daughter! Lol