I love getting new scrappy goodies...but seriously who doesn't? However, I do have trouble justifying new purchases when I look around at my enormous stash. Of course the majority is leftover inventory from my scrapbooking store...but a lot is stuff that I purchased personally. You know...stuff I just had to have lol. Recently I came across two different challenges that had tags shown in the sketches. I was excited because wow! do I have a lot of tags! Quite often I substitute elements to suit me, but in both of these case I decided to follow the sketch and use up some of my tag stash!
This first page is the Scrappy Friends August challenge. And I managed to complete all three challenges. Brenda's challenge was to use the below sketch. Rochelle's challenge was to create a travel themed layout. And Kristi B's challenge was to use the following: Wood, Stripes and a Mixed Alpha.
And here's my take on the challenge...
I used a photo of my Grandma's Aunt's house that we stopped to take a picture of when we were on a road trip from St. Louis to Des Moines in the summer of 2009.
My second page is for one of the August challenges at Scrap Our Stash, which was to use the below sketch as well as one "game card" or "game piece".
And here's my layout...
This page has a photo of me holding Santiago when he was a newborn...not quite a month old.
I'm also linking this layout up to About A Boy, for the "August Anything Goes" challenge.
Thanks for looking, and like I said yesterday, stay tuned for more pages soon as I have been busy, busy at my craft table this week!