Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Combining Challenges & Collections

Hi everyone! Hope your week is going great! We are having Thanksgiving at our house this year, so it will be a busy week! We've already got the grocery shopping done! Yeah!! We will be doing a lot of our traditional Thanksgiving dishes as well as trying some new things too. Hoping to get the house cleaned today, and considering making a few more Thanksgiving decorations. My kids are off school all week and yesterday my son was wanting to make stuff so he punched and drew a whole bunch of leaves that he is going to scatter on our table. And last year I made some Thanksgiving name cards for our family, but we needed to make a few more for this year, so he also made those name cards yesterday. He has been quite the little helper, and I love seeing him excited about creating. :) Do you guys make anything special for Thanksgiving? Or how about a unique or well loved recipe you do?

Ok...moving on. :)

This month over at The ScrapCake's blog we had a post about mixing the collections. I did a couple layouts for it.

And this month I was asked to be a guest designer for Colorful Creations. They gave me a sketch to work with. So I combined this sketch:



With the challenge to combine The ScrapCake collections, and got this:


First of all, I loved the tilts on the sketch, but it just didn't work well with my photos and elements, so I just made it straight. The collections I combined for this layout are Cozy Xmas, Summer at the Seaside, and even a little of Little Monsters and The Bright Side of Life.

My daughter's hair is in that awkward stage...we are growing the bangs out and they are not quite long enough to stay back but too long to keep from covering her eyes. :) I do admit, I look forward to them growing long enough that we can tuck them behind her ears.

Here are some close up's of my layout:

That cool bloomer is from Webster's Pages. The yellow letter stickers are from Authentique. And the chipboard letters are from American Crafts.

I cut those leaves with my Slice. I love the look of die cuts on the same paper as the background.

And yep...more flags. :) I am lovin' the flags lately.

And then this second layout was also done for The ScrapCake challenge of combining collections:

I used The Bright Side of Life, Cozy Xmas, Spring Awakening, and a little from Summer At The Seaside. I actually like this layout a lot more in real life than in this photo, but oh well.

Here are some close up's:

Those chipboard letters are from Fancy Pants.


Thanks for stopping in today! Hope your day is FABULOUS! :)


20 comments:

Amy said...

Love your layouts. The tone on tone with the leaves is so fun! You are so lucky to get to go to Women of Faith! I have always wanted to go!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love all the combos of paper!

Johanna said...

I just have one word today: GOR-GEOUS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeeeee those photos in the first one... soooooooo cute!! And soooo awesome that your son is helping by creating some goodies for Thanksgiving!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tammy said...

These are fab! That's a fun sketch - I may have to give it a try! I love the softer colors in the first layout and the cool lattice looking paper in the second. Good luck with your cleaning! :)

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Just found you blog via 2Peas, and just wanted to let you know your layouts are fabulous!

sue said...

two great Lay outs, just wonderful.

Sue Althouse said...

Wow, love all your layering. The tone-on-tone look using your Slice is wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie said...

crazy how your brain works:):) love the combo's and the Lo is amazing! have a wonderful TG Pamela!!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful - those layers are totally yummy!!!

Jingle said...

These are both great pages! You make the most interesting backgrounds!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Hi Pamela- thanks for visiting my blog! I really like both pages- that sketch is really challenging- I find that including borders into my page always makes me pause. I reallyl like the second page as well but I think I know what you mean- the tones are so soft that it's hard to get a camera to see it the way the eyes do- it's beautiful none the less.

Sylvia said...

Pamela, your LOs are gorgeous, as always! I love visiting your blog.. it's always such an inspirational visit :) (even though I'm so not a scrapbooker *lol*.. but LOVE your work, anyway!!!)
Sylvia xx

Suzanne B. Webb said...

LOVE what you did with the sketch, esp. the tone on tone leaves, lovely!

Sarah Webb said...

Love the layering with the leaves. Great effect!

Margie H said...

LOVE your pages!!! Such happy colors on the first one and great frame on the second. I'm halfway done with food shopping and halfway done with cleaning - guess I better do the other half today! LOL!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! xo

Ursula Schneider said...

that lattice in the last photo = awesome!

Christa said...

Love all the layers! Very pretty!

Tracy said...

Your pages are so fun. Love what you did with the sketch.
You are so right about documenting the everyday :)

LG said...

Oh this is fantastic!!!! Love everything especially the design