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Friday, February 25, 2011
If you are looking for my 40:31 Creations DT project click here.
Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the launch of:
Scrappin Roots Monthly Layout Challenge.

After the response I received from my Scrappin Roots Blog Hop I knew I wanted to kick this off. So many of us out there began papercrafting by doing layouts and scrapping those special moments in our lives. Unfortunately for me and many of you we have kinda tossed that aside (meanwhile getting so far behind we'll never catch up) for the instant gratification of cards and deco projects. This challenge series is designed to give you that little nudge and encouragement you need to catch up just a little.   

I am so excited to be kicking off the first ever challenge. 
Here's how it's going to work:
*Each month we will have a theme. (This months theme is birthdays because today (2/25) is my daughter's 6th birthday. :)
*I will have guest designers every month and they will do a layout in the theme of that month. 
*You will have the opportunity to play along as well by linking your layout to Mr. Linky (Between 2/25-3/5 this time around)
*Blog candy will be up for grabs! Winners will be chosen (On 3/6) using Random.org :)
*You can submit a NEW 1 or 2 page layout that coincides with the theme of the month. (One submission per person, per month please)

So without further ado here is my lo for the month.
LOVE how this lo turned out. It's for my baby girl's 6th birthday. 
This lo is divided into 4 sections. In the first section I created a "banner" with my faux twine and 1" circles I punched out, inked, folded in half and blinged out with some rhinestones. I also added a J from the Blackletter cartridge (I LOVE my Gypsy).
In the second section I have mats for 2-3"x4" pics. (Which I haven't added because I haven't taken them yet. I will do that later today)
The 3rd section is a journaling box, if you lift up on the ribbon there is a place to journal underneath. 
The 4th box is a fun cupcake from Create A Critter. 
I kinda stepped out of the box on this one because as a rule I don't mix patterns unless they are in the same stack or on the other side of double sided paper. I think I lucked out and it worked for me this time around. LOL
So are you ready to make your own BIRTHDAY layout? 
Remember it can be a one or two page layout.
Wanna know what's up for grabs?

I gave a pair of these scissors to my Mom for Christmas and she LOVES them and I'm sure you will too. 

Here are the guidelines one more time:
1) You must link your project to Mr. Linky
2) Please leave a comment.
3) Deadline to link your project is 3/5/11 11:59PST (Giving the Westies time to get in on the fun)

Can't wait to see your BIRTHDAY lo's. 
Keep Kreating, 
Erin



16 comments:

SpantastiKreations said...

I can't believe Mr Linky worked. LOL

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Cute LO...I am taking the challenge girl!...my son's 17th birthday is coming up! TFS

Savahanna said...

Ooh how exciting. Cannot wait to play. My daughter is turning 3 on Monday So I am definitely in!

EllenM said...

Very pretty page Erin. I'm going to try to join in your challenge :)

EllenM
EllenM361@gmail.com

http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Super cute Erin! I'm going to miss this one because my daughter's birthday isn't until March 6 (darn it) but count me in on the next one!

Jenny
papercraftingcrazyme.blogspot.com

sharon said...

thanks for the inspiration! :) lovely page you made!!!!

Jillian said...

Hi Erin! Thanks so much for hopping at the Spring Fever Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed the projects!

Jillian
jillianbeancrafts.com

Jenn said...

Lovely layout! Great first challenge :)

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Hi Erin! Great work on getting a challenge going. Is it open worldwide? (ie: Australia)

Lori Comeau said...

That's a really cute card.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Love a layout challenge! I myself am soo far behind with my 3 kids' pictures. I'm going to try to make a layout and get it posted in time. Thanks for helping us get back to scrappin!

paula said...

hI, I linked my page for the challenge. Love your page.
paula
faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com
www.scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com

Abbey said...

Thanks for the challenge.
Abbey
2ndhandstamps@gmail.com
www.2ndhandstamps.com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Erin, this is a fun layout. I am watching the others.

http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

Heidi said...

Darn it! I just missed your challenge! I'll be watching for others. TFS and cute layout!

scrap and dash said...

I really like your layout Erin! What a fun idea and the others had great layout ideas too! What a great way to start out for your first challenge.

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