Sunday, August 15, 2010

Challenge #3 at Better Living Through Scrapbooking!!!

Today is the reveal of Challenge #3 at Better Living Through Scrapbooking!! EEk So Exciting!!
Here is the challenge:

"The photoless layout challenge”
Create a layout about a happy memory or event in your life that you have no photos of. This could be a childhood memory, an event that did not allow cameras, or perhaps you just forgot to take pictures that day!
Choose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use memorabilia in lieu of photos. If you have a map, brochure, flyer, receipts, or other paperwork from that day or event, use them on the layout.
2. Create your own photos of the memory or event. Take photos of favorite souvenirs from the day or event. Use your kids or grandkids, pets, or even dolls or stuffed animals to recreate a photo to represent the memory.
3. Use your favorite die-cut machine to create your page title.
4. Use at least two metallic elements on the layout.
5. Distress some element of your page – fray, tear, or crumple paper, or use distress ink or other distressing techniques on your page.

And here is my reveal!!!

Challenge #3 was a just that!! A Challenge for me…. Not using a photo in my Layout was soooo out of my element of scrapbooking!! This was my first photo-less layout, and in the end I loved it!! This challenge really pushed me out of my comfort zone and it was a blast for me!!

I distress the edges of my papers with Distress Inks and the two pins are my metallic elements. I also roughed up the edges some of my patterned papers.

1 sheet Bazzill Sugar Cream

October Afternoon-Near Mint

October Afternoon – One-of-a-Kind

October Afternoon – Collectors Item

October Afternoon – Thrift Shop Word Stickers

My Minds Eye – Cute Sticker Alphas

Vintage Black Pearls Pins – Maya Road

Stitched Florals – K&Co

Acetate Frames – K&Co

Transparent Shapes – GCD

Journaling says: My very first memory was picking strawberries. I remember the sun was going down and we were in the backyard. From the age of 8 weeks old my grandma watched me until I was five years old. These were some of the best times ever!

I also used the lastest Pencil Lines sketch 199.

Go check out what the rest of the AMAZING Design team created!! They are sooo talented!!!


  1. Fab colours and the layering of journaling on text paper is great !
    Love to see you link it up at my challenge -