Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Scents of Summer!

here are some close ups of the stitching, and the case anyone wanted to read it...

I did this page for a challenge at Dixie Pieces. It's called the "Big Bummer End of Summer SENSE-ational" Contest. There's 4 weekly challenges and they give you a color scheme, a certain technique you have to use, and a topic. This week's theme was the "scents of summer". So I scrapped a pic of my sister and my oldest son, Ethan, at our family cabin. I did a "top 10 scents of summer" journaling spot to list all of the things that remind me of summer. You can check out the challenge at

The technique that we were supposed to use was stitching, so there had to be some sort of hand or machine stitching on our pages. This is the first time I've done any stitching on my pages, and I quite liked it! Although very time consuming, I believe I am going to be getting my sewing machine up and running in the very near future! I love doing challenges like this though, because it, well, challenges me to do things that aren't necessarily in my comfort zone, or things I wouldn't have thought to do before...color combos or what not...I'm looking forward to seeing what next week's challenge is! I'll keep ya posted!

PP: Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, and Fancy Pants. Cardstock: Bazzil. Die Cutting Machine: Quickutz Revolutions, and Silhouette: Rev: Cloud Border, Beads Border, Popsicle, Nesting circles, Alphabets: Gazebo, and Teriyaki. Silhouette: background "distressed notebook paper"Adhesive: Glue Dots, Sookwang tape, and EK success 3D-DotsButtons of unknown origin!

I already had the supplies list on the Dixie Pieces Gallery, so rather than writing it out again, I just did a copy paste thingy case anyone was wondering what kind of cool paper I used! Or what kind of cool die cuts I used! hehe okay, now I'm just being a dork...I think I'm sleep-tarded or something...I'm going to bed!


Eulanda said...

Hi Sarah! I'm Eulanda, one of the other new designers for Creative Accents and thought I would introduce myself and say hi. I have been sneaking through your blog and I just absolutely love your layouts!! I may have to case some of them!! I enjoy doing scrapbooking but love making cards more. If you'd like to check out my stuff I'm at
I became a follower because I have mostly card blogs but when I need some inspiration it looks like I can come here. Besides, we live in the same town!!! LOL!!
Hope you have a creative day!!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Sarah I love this page you did for the first challenge it is so cheery and bright.

Tiffany said...

This was one of my favorite layouts from last week. It all flows so well. Great job, and cute blog!