Thursday, September 11, 2008

Birthday Girl - new layout

~ I am so excited about the layout I just finished...and yes, you guessed it...I was inspired by challenges for this one, too!!! The layout design loosely follows the sketch chosen for the Creative Impressions Yahoo Group September 8 Sketch Challenge. Here is what it looks like:
I'm also a member of the Scrapbooking_Friends Yahoo Group, which has weekly challenges. This week's called for the use of 2 paperclips on a layout with a coordinating photo mat. That's what inspired the "paper" clippies, which came from a fabulous cutting file designed by Carrie Schwartz of Carrie's Creations.

Besides the adorable birthday themed "paper" clippies, other cutting files of Carrie's I used for this layout include the cupcake with the #1 candle and the playful frills banner. All of her files can be found at Paperthreads, a wonderful place to check out if you use a cutting machine.

The color scheme was inspired by this week's challenge posted on the Sisterhood of Scrap blog. The goal was to create a layout (of any theme) using the colors of fall: red, orange, yellow, green. I think I accomplished that...with a hint of black to balance it out.

Other products I used on this layout include:
- eyelets (unknown source), yellow and orange Stickles, chipboard letters & tags by Provo Craft, and ribbon by Offray.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!
Happy scrappin'
Jessica in Kansas


Carla said...

Excellent challenge combining :-) Love your layout -- it's so bright and fun!

~Christina~ said...

I really love this sketch!!! You did fantastic on the layout.