Sunday, September 12, 2010

GCA #105 - Scallops and Squares, Oh My!

Hello all!!  I've spent a wonderful afternoon stamping with my stamp club girls and enjoying the beautiful fall day we are having here in Michigan.  Perfect temps, 74*, sunny and a a very slight breeze!!  I could handle this weather all year long!

Speaking on my monthly stamp club, that is where this week's challenge comes from.  This is the scrapbook page we did, which is inspired by many talented crafters out there.  We used new products from the Holiday Mini and in the new catalog.

The size is 12 x 12 and starts with a base of Very Vanilla.  The scalloped squares are cut from Marina Mist using the large scallop square and the scallop square duo in the Holiday Mini.  The small scallop square is cut from Wild Wasabi.  Each square is matted with Very Vanilla and then the picture on that.  I am slowly trying to scrap pictures of myself when I was younger.  It's fun to look at them and try to remember what it was like back then.

The ric rac strip is cut from Daffodil Delight using the Tasteful Trim die, as well as the Wild Wasabi zig zags.  This die is also in the Holiday Mini.  Strips from the Newsprint dsp finish off the bottom.  On the upper right corner, I used one of the Candy Cane buttons (gorgeous and huge!!) and new Decorative Label punch.  Both of these items are in the Holiday Mini.  The stamp set is Define Your Life.  This is a great set for scrapbooking.  I also used some Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta.

Since I have an apple in one of the pictures, I stamped the apple from Tart & Tangy and put in the smallest square.

So, this week your creations need to use scallops or squares, but you DO NOT need to use both on your creations. 

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by September 18, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA105 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!!



StampinCathy said...

Love the new look Ann! Your page is so cute. I really need to get into scrapbooking more.

Anonymous said...

very different challenge and nice thought.great.

JanR said...

Hey Ann,

Here's my card.

li-bee-ti said...

Beautiful lo, Ann!
My lo with a scallop border punch, is here.

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is my card

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a lovely challenge. I've just found your blog.
Here is my card

Cheryl Walker said...

Thank you for the lovely challenge!!!
Here is my card


Katie said...

Great challenge!
Here's my card

Amanda said...

Lovely blog and great challenge.

Here’s my entry

Hazel said...

my card is here - sorry it's at the last minute (was done yesterday but not blogged) x