Saturday, April 14, 2012

Favorite Treat for Challenge 01

It's Shimelle's on-line scrapbooking weekend!  For the first challenge, we were given this layout by Jaime Warren to use as inspiration.  I lifted the arrangement of elements.  What I loved most about Jaime's page was having anchors at the top bottom, left and right sides of the page.  I love pushing to the edge of the paper but usually I take all the elements right along.  This time, I had to leave some white space as almost a border within the layout.  Certainly, a new challenge.  Play along if you'd like or choose another challenge.  They are open until the end of next weekend.

For my layout, I captured an every day moment and by 'every day' I do mean almost every day.  I take an afternoon break and have a frozen treat.  This used to be ice cream until I did a week without dairy to see if it would break up some congestion in my ears I'd had for months.  It didn't help a bit and fortunately the problem has diminished.  However, what I got out of that week was a love of sorbet.  I don't think I'd ever tried it before.  It is very different from sherbert and oh, so good.  It's a bit of a pricey habit but I do eat less and save some calories :-)

Oh and on that afternoon break, I usually watch General Hospital which as been renewed for the next TV season!  Yippee!!! ABC finally saw the light and is canceling the Revolution and keeping GH.  I'm so happy.  Anyway, back to the layout...

The top and bottom is a die cut from Little Yellow Bicyle's Saturdays collection. I also trimmed up some pattern paper from the collection for embellishment.  For the right and left sides,  I wanted a lighter finish so I used a die cut as a mask on one side and a stamped image in the same ink as the background paper for the other.  I sprinkled some rhinestones over - also inspiration from the original layout.

Shimelle talks about washi tape in one of her posts this weekend and I put a little to use here.  I'm new to washi tape but I really like it so far.  I have learned one thing.  Don't buy directional tape unless you really love it or having it run the wrong way doesn't bother you.  One of my tapes has numbers that really should go vertically. I keep finding places to use it horizontally and that just doesn't work for me.

Thanks for visiting!  Now I'm off to try another challenge or should I have some sorbet first?

Ingredients:  Cardstock and Ink:  Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up!
DSP and canvas tag:  Saturdays by Little Yellow Bicycle
Tape:  Hambly and Bazzill
Rhinestones:  Funday by MME
Stamp:  Medallion by Stampin' Up!
Mist:  Clay Mister Huey by Studio Calico


  1. Totally eat the sorbet first! ;-) I love the layout and your take on the challenge! I love that little blue tag!!

  2. This is such a great layout. Not only the layout it self but I love the story behind it.
    You are so great at capturing the everyday :)


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