Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CHF Scrap Challenge...

Some of you may have noticed the new section in the CHF forums called Scrap Chat. CHF carries many great stamp lines that work really well for scrapbooking. The Rummage Bin, Kim Hughes line, backgrounders, Mona Lisa Moments, even Thomas Kinkade can work well in layouts. We'd like to encourage scrappers to join in our gallery and forums and share their layouts and ideas.
I have to be honest, this is a stretch for many of the designers on the team BUT it is also a place where we can grow. Come grow with us!!!

Today is the first day of our Layout challenge. We'll be hosting a challenge every other week from here on in--both on our blogs and in the Scrap Chat forum.

Lesley Langdon set us up with a sketch challenge to get started: fun is that? Here is my take on the sketch. A little different as I had to make some alterations to include some larger photos.

Tip: Don't forget to use your rub ons~they have an expiry date
I have said this before but wanted to share it again. You can see from the white letters below that these ones are almost done!

I was getting really playful with backgrounders and embellishments. I stamped the heart with polka dots again (refer to yesterday's post) but a little more subtly. I stamped a few different stamps along the side. I created the "flourish" by tracing one from the Maya Roads chipboard. I wanted it too coordinate with the patterned paper Ava Artisan Edge Pink by Making Memories so I edged it with pink and dotted it with brown marker then stamped on it using the polka background.

Here is a close up of some stamping fun (double and triple stamping adds dimension)


Stamp Set(s)
-Beautiful (The Rummage Bin) by CHF
-Large Polka Backgrounder by CHF
-Flourish (at the bottom) from Beautiful (The Rummage Bin) by CHF
-Frame from Story Book (The Rummage Bin) by CHF
-The Art of Framing (The Rummage Bin) by CHF
-Bird from Pretty Birds (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

-White by Clearsnap
-Pink by Clearsnap

Patterned Paper
-Ava Artisan Edge Pink by Making Memories
-Mademoiselle (Tres Jolie) by MME
-Honeycomb (Baby Bee Collection) by Crate Paper

-Brads by MM
-Metal pink Ribbon
-Clear Heart by Heidi Swapp
-Flowers by Prima
-"1" Black Tie Thickers (Velvet) by American Crafts
-Beautiful Rub on (Simply Stated-Wedding) by MM
-Little One Rub on(Simple Stated-Baby) by MM
-Black Rub on Letters "lovable, precious, girl, Olivia" by Fontwerks

-Brown marker

Make sure you check out all the other SUPER scrap pages made by some the CHF crew: Lesley, Julia, Dawn, Kim, Lisa Silver, Kristine, Becky. They are all drool worthy and will be sure to inspire you to start pulling out those pics.

National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner. And we have LOTS of fun in store at CHF. Be sure to stop by and participate in one or all of the activities:

12-3 EST - Chat with the Becky Olsen and Kim Hughes. I'm sure you know Kim is the designer of our very popular Kim Hughes line of stamps. Becky is a seriously talented scrapper and new to the CHF team. Becky joined us last month as our new Marketing Director. Now's a great time to get to know her. Feel free to pop in with your scrappin questions too as I know they have the answers!

Layout Challenge with Lesley Langdon - Join in our layout challenge! Lesley is Cornish Heritage Farm's designer for The Rumamge Bin line...a great scrapbooking line. She's designed a beautiful layout sketch to inspire you. If you don't have time to complete your layout on Saturday...don't worry! You have an entire week to do it. Create more than one if you wish! All layouts (sketch challenge or otherwise) uploaded to our Scrapbooking Layouts gallery will be added to a draw for some fun prizes.

Scrappin Tutorial - Come by and check it out. Lesley is hard at work on a tutorial for you. She also has a challenge for you to participate in to go with it.

Have a super day!!!!


Christina Fischer said...

Oh my -- your scrapbook pages (today's and yesterday's) are stunning! I NEED to scrapbook more -- thanks so much for the inspiration!! :)

One Creative Life said...

Another great page! Rubons expire??Man I need to use mine up!Thanks for the info.~Erica

Dawn Easton said...

What a fabulous page Alli! Great job!

Julia Stainton said...

Sooooooooooooooo darling! Love it!

Dawn said...

Alli, it's just darling!! I love the added boxes

Marlou said...

what an adorable layout Alli, and loving your latest cards too, always amazing work!! :) x

Silvergirl said...

Fabulous design, Alli! Your style is so fun and fresh!


Rose Ann said...

Beautiful design, Alli!! Wonderful as always!

Bethany Paull said...

And she scraps too! And very well I might add. awesome.

Also, I gave you an award. Play along, only if you'd like.

Stampin' with Teresa said...

What a sweet little cutie! Love her! :)

Great page too!

Becky said...

LOVE those pics, she is so CUTE!!!
Great take on the sketch, love the details and the boxes are perfect!
B- said...

Stunning--love what you did with the sketch!

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous page---thanks for the reminder about the rub ons---got to get rubbin! lol!

Karen Hanim said...

Thanks for the tip! I never heard before that rub ons expire. I think I will invest in more alphabet stamps!!

Karen Hanim
Scrapbooking in Turkey