Recipe Challenge: Repeat After Me

October 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Challenges

It’s time for a recipe challenge at Scrapbook Express! Today’s recipe of ingredients also has a little theme – repeated elements. There are lots of ways to add these to your projects, so here’s my example using the required ingredients:

Stripes: Using patterned paper is the easiest, but consider making stripes by cutting thin strips of paper or stamping some stripes.

Repeated pattern paper: Dots, grid lines, plaid, damasks, florals – just use anything that has an obvious repeat in the print. Make your own using stamps or rub ons!

Ribbon: Use at least two pieces of ribbon somewhere on your project. They can even be two different types! You’ll notice that I went for the extra zing on my card using polka dot ribbon (another repeating pattern!)

Supplies:

The challenge: Create a traditional paper scrapbook page (8 x 8 or larger), card, or altered item that includes stripes, ribbon, and paper with a repeating pattern. Note: You can only use a product as one of the three requirements. For example, if you use ribbon to create stripes, that same ribbon cannot count as the “ribbon” requirement. You would need to use two OTHER pieces of ribbon to complete the challenge. It’s a challenge after all!

PLEASE READ!

Participants must register in the Scrapbook Express forum and gallery. It is free. If you haven’t already registered please remember it might take up to a day to be approved. Participants should upload their projects into the “Blog Contest” section in the gallery. Please title your project with the day of the current challenge you are entering. For this week, please title your project October 11th. Be sure to check out the fun going on in the forums.

Projects must be new for this challenge. Projects cannot be combined with any other Scrapbook Express forum challenge or Scrapbook Express Design team assignment. By submitting to the challenge, participants give the right to the Scrapbook Express Blog team to post pictures of their entries on the winning announcement post.

Participants will have until the following Wednesday at midnight MST (October 17th for this challenge) to upload entries for the current week. In order for a gift certificate to be given, there must be at least 15 different entries for the month.

Happy scrapping!

Photo Inspiration Challenge: Another Take

January 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Challenges

Julie shared a new photo inspiration challenge with us on Thursday using this image:

I loved the bold red and white of this photo as well as the stacked gifts, so I used those as my inspiration for a Valentine card. My colors are a little more vintage, but the overall effect is the same. And while the inspiration photo is obviously about Christmas, my card certainly isn’t. Think outside the box!

Supplies:
Tim Holtz® Kraft Resist Paper Stash

Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Collection
My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6×6 Pad
Basic Grey Precision File Set
Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™ – Picket Fence
Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Lipstick
Vintaj Metal Key
American Craft – this to that – Adhesive Foam Tab Circles
Doodlebug Sugarcoated cardstock
Cuttlebug heart die

Check out all the challenge information on Julie’s post. Play along for your chance to win our monthly $25 prize!

See you on Wednesday for a post from Julie!

Project Wednesday: Twine Pinball

September 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Tutorials

For some reason I kept thinking about pinball when I was making my project for this week. I really never played pinball in the arcade, but it’s the best image that came to mind while playing with twine on my layout. Here’s what I did.

I started with some Vintage Findings twine, but you can use any type of thin twine you like. I also chose a handful of lovely new Lost and Found buttons. Instead of hoarding them all and using only one button per project for the next few months, I decided to love them up right here!

I tucked the twine under the first button and then wrapped it around all the other buttons that were placed at the corners of photos and layered papers. I made sure to vary how I wrapped the twine, over or under the buttons, to make an interesting shape. Use Glossy Accents or glue dots to secure the buttons to the page.

I used the tip of small scissors to tuck the end of the twine under the final button.

Here’s the finished layout. I love the movement that the twine creates while wrapped around the buttons. See that pinball idea now? In any case, it was fun to play with twine in a new way. I enjoyed using new Lost and Found papers, Welcome Home papers, and Et Cetera chipboard as well.

See you tomorrow for Julie’s new challenge!

Thursday: Color Challenge

October 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Challenges

Pink and cream are two of my favorite colors. My wardrobe and kitchen towels support this statement wholeheartedly. These two versatile, feminine colors work well by themselves, but it gets really fun when you add an accent color. It can change the whole dynamic of the color scheme and produce some pretty amazing color combos. Add green and you have a lovely Spring layout, add turquoise and it’s the perfect birthday card, add purple for a beautiful baby girl, or add brown or black for a sophisticated bride.

Supplies:
AC Chestnut Cardstock, Ink, and a little bit of brown ribbon
BoBunny Chocolate Ruffle Wrap
Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Great for gluing on ribbon)
MME Lost and Found Collection: Labeled, Polka, Perfect Stamps
WeR Stamps Love and Celebrate

Challenge: Use pink, cream, and one accent color of your choice in a layout (8×8 or larger) or a card (A2 or larger). I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Scrapbook Express will be giving a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant from this month’s challenges. This is the first challenge for the month of November.  There will be 5 challenges this month. Members can submit one entry per challenge giving them up to four chances to win the $25 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. Projects must be new for this challenge. Projects cannot be combined with any other Scrapbook Express forum challenge. By submitting to the challenge, participants give the right to the Scrapbook Express Blog team to post pictures of their entries on the winning announcement post.

Participants must have a Flickr.com account (it’s free) and will need to join the Scrapbook Express Flickr group. Participants should upload their projects and tag them with the corresponding challenge date seOct28 (It’s important that it is tagged). View the projects, chose “Send to Group” then “Scrapbook Express”.

Participants will have until the following Wednesday at midnight MT (Nov 3 for this challenge) to upload entries for the current week. In order for a gift certificate to be given, there must be at least 15 different entries for the month.

October winner announced tomorrow!

Monday: New things to LOVE!

August 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Sales & New Items

New Lost and Found collection from My Mind’s Eye! You have to check it out. It’s a large collection that comes in 4 color schemes: Portobello Road, Market Street, Madison Avenue, and Union Square. Love, love, LOVE! And when I say have to check it out, I mean it! You’ll likely have a shopping cart full of Lost and Found just like mine! It’s 20% off right now. Take advantage!

Here are some of my favorites from the Portobello and Union Square Collections:

And then I saw the Maple Grove Collection and my shopping cart grew even more! PERFECT collection to scrap all your autumn events. The colors are beautiful! The pictures don’t do this collection justice.


Jolene is here tomorrow with a tip. Don’t touch that dial!