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Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer at Linda's Creativity!! :)

Hello, hello to all my crafty friends!!  Thank you so much to all of my wonderful followers for tuning in today -- I have a project and a challenge to share with you all!!  :)

My big exciting news for today is that I am the Guest Designer over at Linda's Creativity (for the Creative Sister's Challenge #4)!!  I was so honored and excited when Linda emailed me and asked me to do this -- Thank you so much, Linda!!  Linda and her sister, Patti, offer a challenge every other week (they take turns hosting -- This time the challenge is hosted by Linda)...  I was so excited to find the Creative Sisters' Challenge as I have always credited my sister for being the one to first spark my scrapbooking interest :)  I remember watching my older sister cut up her Polaroid pictures (gasp!), hand cut titles from construction paper (double gasp!), and put everything in those magnetic photo albums (the horror!!)...  Anyway, my scrapbooking has evolved greatly since those beginning days -- I now use photo safe products and I really enjoy using all of the tools available to scrapbookers!!

Now, about the Creative Sisters' Challenge #4...  Linda and Patti are asking participants to use punches on any project (card, layout, altered item, mini album, etc.!)!!

I can't imagine ever scrapbooking without punches -- I don't care how heavy they are, I tote two huge bags of punches with me whenever I scrapbook!!  I'm so excited to get to show you one of my 'all punch' page layouts here....
The border (on the left) for this page was punched with Stampin' Up!'s Scallop Edge Border Punch...  I punched three 12-inch stips (navy, clay, and french vanilla) and layered them together...

My photo strip was created by punching five 1.25" circles with the Creative Memories Circle Maker, attaching them to a thin strip of cardstock, and then cutting them in half.  I then added a narrow french vanilla ribbon.
The 'date' box features the SU! Curly Label Punch (punched once in clay and once in navy) topped with a 1"x3" rectangle...
The accent to the right of the photo box (which is for a 5x7 photo) is 1/3 of the main flower...  Since no one can see the entire flower, there was no need to create the entire flower for this embellishment. :)

My punch-art flower was originally created by my daughter (lovingly referred to as 'The-Girl-Child')...  It is a blessing to have my daughter as the inspiration for this layout...
To create this flower, you will need the Creative Memories Sweetheart Punch and super-sticky-double-sided-tape (we use the red roll of Terrifically Tacky Tape)...  If you do not have this punch but definitely need to have it, you can find it HERE...  This heavy duty punch creates delicate, decorative hearts that look great on layouts, cards, and projects!!  After punching 18 hearts (all one color or mix and match several colors for a unique look!), layer the 'outside' punched image into a fanned-out-circle keeping the points together...  Then layer the 'inside' punched heart into a (smaller) fanned-out-circle keeping the points together and attach to the larger layer...  Add a touch of bling to the center of the flower if desired.

If you would like to WIN one of these flowers, please leave a comment on this post telling me what color flower you would like to win -- For a second chance, enter YOUR project using a punch over at Linda's Creativity, then come back and leave another comment with a link to your post (so I can check it out!!)...  I will create and send one flower (in the color of the winner's choice) to a lucky winner selected from the eligible comments*!!  As a BONUS, I will draw an additional winner for every 25 eligible comments* left on this post!!
Throughout the Creative Sisters' Challenge, I will be posting additional projects featuring punches -- So please come back daily for more ideas and inspiration for putting those fabulous punches to good use!!  If you like what you see here, I hope you'll become a follower...   And if you DO become a follower, be sure to CLICK HERE and enter my Fantastic Follower Giveaway for your chance to WIN a BRAND NEW CM Stork's Delivery Cricut Cartridge !!

Thanks so much for stopping by...  Until next time, may you be creatively inspired and punch-happy!!  :)

*There's always small print on the drawings, right???  Well, this is mine...  A comment counts as 'eligible' when it clearly states a color choice OR includes a blog/photo address for the challenge entry...  Winners will be posted within 48 hours of the END of the Creative Sisters' Challenge #4...  At that time, winners will have 7 days (one full week) to contact me at scrapbookingwithamy {at} gmail {dot} com with their punch-art flower color choice and shipping address.  Failure to claim the prize will result in my re-gifting the prize to some other lucky participant (or perhaps allowing The-Turtle-Cat to cover it in glitter and use it on her own project)...  You may now remove your magnifying glass as this is the end of the very small print. :)


Patti Ross said...

I want a pink one...a pink one...please, please, please??

LMAO -Many thanks for being my sisters guest designer! I see she picked the PERFECT person for this challenge, as your layout is just GORGEOUS!!! It's great to meet you!

I'm so excited about this challenge!

Patti Ross

(the other sister - lol)

Chris said...

You are just amazing, my friend. Please tell The Girl Child that I love her creation and in her honor, I'd love a rainbow flower...maybe a pastel springy colored rainbow. I think my card class ladies would love this but hate me for making them punch out all those hearts with my lone sweetheart maker. Let's see 18 hearts per person x 5 people at a class = 90 punched hearts...that's a lot of hearts!

girlia said...

Well as always your LO is AMAZING and "the girl child's" contribution is awesome. You would not have to change anything for me. I would like a flower exactly like the one on the LO.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! I love using punches they really make a project pop! I would love a pink one! Like your fine print!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love it. I also would love a pink the layout

Nana Jo said...

I want the layout - hehe. Pink and pink and another pink or white flower. Great look. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy O said...

Wow, supurb layout. Love the medallions.

I found you through Momo. Isn't she wonderful for doing this for us. So many great blogs we would have missed!

B. Nguyen said...

Beautiful layout and beautiful flower. I would love a pink and white one. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nicki121986 at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win, I would love a blue and orange one lol. I think they are all so beautiful and a GREAT idea.

Jae said...

Beautiful layout! I am lovin that flower! I would love to win one - light blue and green! TFS :)
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Jae said...

And of course, here's my entry! :)

karensk said...

Love the color combinations. Iwould love the pink purple and blue flower. I am a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Anna said...

Awesome flower. I guess I'd pick girly colors with 2 DD and 3 GDs.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

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