Monday, July 15, 2013

Celebrate and Maroon5

Hello blogging friends. I am back from my short vacation. I had a fabulous but hot time in Washington DC. We got to watch the fireworks over the Washington Monument. They were spectacular!! Being able to spend the 4th of July in Washington DC was amazing.  Lots of people, but lots of history too. If you get a chance to go, you really must.

I have lots to share with you on this Monday. It seems like all my posts are doubling up on me. lol. I have some exciting news....

I will be designing for Bird is the Word Challenge Blog. They have a monthly challenge on the 15th of each month. The word for July is .... CELEBRATE
You must use the challenge word somewhere on your layout. They also provide a sketch, but you are not required to use it.

and Scraptown Lady is sponsoring this challenge!!! You could win a gift certificate to the Scrap Town Lady store!!!

I used the Authentique Pride collection from Scraptown Lady as well as a few My Favorite Things Die-namics dies. Scraptown Lady has lots of dies from many different manufactures, chipboard, and so much more. Here is my Lincoln Memorial on the 4th of July layout ....

I used dies to create the star banner that goes across the page as well as for some of my pennant flags. Here are some detailed shots ...

Scraptown Lady Supplies:
Authentique Pride collection - Indepandence
Authentique Pride collection - Dignity
Authentique Pride collection - Unified

Authentique Pride collection - Amend
Authentique Pride collection - Sticker Components

Bazzill cardstock - Red Devil
Kaisercraft cardstock - Navy
My Favorite Things Die-namics Western Star Duo

My Favorite Things Die-namics Banner Day

Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Zots Adhesive Medium

Other supplies:

Authentique Lovely collection - Crush

Imaginisce foam tape
The Twinery bakers twine in Denim

I hope you will join us in this challenge. I would love to see what you create.

I am also sharing a 2 page layout that I created from the Club Q (Option A) Page Layout kit. I just love creating with these kits. They come packed with intricate die cuts and of course gorgeous Quick Quotes papers! 

I used the supplies for the top layout, (sometimes using the B side of the papers) and created this ...

My daughter and a few of her friends were lucky enough to get tickets to see Maroon5 in concert. They were so excited! Can you tell from that photo :)  I love the Polaroid frames, but my pictures would not all fit inside, so I tucked the frames behind some of my photos. The white chipboard pieces were inked with Biscotti and blended with Coconut White. It gives them a grungy feel.  
Designer Tip: To keep your white ink white, dab a bit of ink on a craft mat. Then use a dauber to blend, picking up ink from the craft mat.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Page layout Club Q
Powderpuff ink in Biscotti, Maraschino Cherry, Coconut White, and Dusty Rose

Other Supplies:
Bazzill cardstock
Sakura Micron pen
Echo Park Alpha Stickers

Have a great week!


  1. Love both of your layouts!!!!! The Bird isthe Word challenge blog sounds fun -I will check it out.

  2. These are fabulous!
    Jealous your daughters saw Maroon 5!


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