Friday, January 14, 2011

Let's Scrap Hoppy New Year Blog Hop:Resolution #13

Hoppy New Year! Today is the beginning of the month long blog hop at Let’s Scrap. . There are fifteen resolutions (challenges) to play along with. Yes, resolutions. We thought it would be cool naming our challenges resolutions. If you click on the blog hop icon on the sidebar of my blog, it will link you to a list of all the rules of the blog hop. Please take time to read through these, before you begin. I have also listed links to all fifteen of the challenges right below it. I will leave these links up the entire time, so that you have quick access to all the resolutions/challenges at any given time.

I am hosting Resolution #13. My challenge to you is a 'cardstock only' layout. The rules are:

First and foremost

-You need to become a member of Let’s Scrap.

-You must use a Let's Scrap sketch (there are many to choose from)

-The layout must consist of cardstock only (no pattern paper allowed!)

-You may use a few small embellies (ie, buttons, chipboard elements, flowers)

-You must post your layout in the Let's Scrap gallery and tag it with Resolution#13 and the sketch # that you used

The cool thing about cardstock, is there are a world of options. So many colors and types. You can sand, tear, distress, emboss, etc. The possibilties are endless! I used 5 colors of Core'dinates cardstock, glitter cardsock from American Crafts and a bit of kraft. Core'dinates cardstock is so much fun, because it is embossed and there are so many styles and colors to choose from. I sanded mine, to give it a bit of a distressed look. The glitter cardstock gives it some sparkle and the kraft adds a bit of simplicity. I used some of my Martha Stewart punches and very few embellies. Thickers for my titlle, some dymo tape for my journaling and I even sewed a bit. Here is my layout:

This is the sketch it was based on (ls119):

I flipped the sketch sideways for my layout:

So what are you playing for? The amazing January Frugal Fab kit from Scarlet Lime! It has been generously donated by the fabulous Christy Tomlinson. Thank You Christy! Love her! Love Scarlet Lime! Check out ALL this goodness:

Just click on the Scarlet Lime icon at the top of my blog and check it out. Thesre is so much creativity to be found there! You have from today, January 14th through February 14th, to participate in as many challenges as you like.
So many great challenges, so many great prizes.
What are you waiting for?
Come play!
Happy Scrappin'!

52 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, we have all been waiting for you today, Dawn!!! And wow, was it worth the wait! That page is A W E S O M E!
I love Core'dinations too---I really think it is as good as patterned paper! But I won't tell anyone that! Thanks for giving us this great challenge, and have fun hopping yourself!

KimR said...

YOur page is beautiful!! Great challenge! I THINK I became a follower...I subscribed to the feeds at the bottom.

Betty Anne said...

Great challenge Dawn and your example layout is wonderful.
This is probably a silly question but how do you become a follower on you blog. I couldn't find the normal box that we click in and I see Kim wasn't sure either.

Betty Anne said...

Thanks for adding the following box Dawn, I'm following you now.

scrapqueen141 said...

I think this challenge is great. I definitely tend to think that there has to be pattern paper somewhere on the page. So, this this will stretch me and I love to be stretched.

bakscrap said...

Great challenge Dawn. I am tryin to learn to use "make the cut" with my cricut. Maybe I can cut something fun from cardstock to use for this one!

bakscrap said...

I am a new follower!

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

What a great challenge.... WOW... your paper really looks like pattern paper.. great use of cardstock.. Now to dig out my Cuttlebug and get playing... !! LOL

Love it.. thanks.. cannot wait to get started.

hugs, Mich

Rachelle said...

I've never done a blog hop before, but i'm going to play along and have some fun. Lovely Layout and a great Challenge.
I am now a follower!

sharoncoetzer said...

Interesting and challenging - lovely idea.

mommy2alex said...

Awesome resolution! I LOVE your layout, so great!! I got a Big Shot for Christmas and have some Core'dinations, so I'm set! :)
Loving this blog hop...just finished my tags, so I'm ready to HOP!!!

Marjo said...

Wow, your layout is just fantastic! Great challenge.

La Vikinga said...

Hello;

Never heared of Scarlet Lime before but I sure like the content! So scrapping in cardstock should not be too hard, I hope to be able to do your challenge!

Charlotta

Christine Real said...

Well my Cricut Expression broke last week and don't you know my sweetheart husband went out and bought me a refurbished one? Now I know just what I can do with "cardstock" only! What a fun idea!

carolyn said...

great idea for a challenge

Sue said...

a fabulous challenge Dawn and an equally fabulous prize as well.

Granny said...

I became a follower of your blog today. I like what you have done using only cardstock. Fabulous layout especially turning the original on its side.

Nishi Harry said...

Hey Dawn, your blog is just awesome.I will definitely return to your blog for inspiration. Just love what I see.

Iris said...

Love your challenge and your lo is great. Love how you turned the sketch. This is new to me but looks like a lot of fun. Hope to be able to complete some LOs soon.

sunsetdenise said...

wow this is going to be a tough challenge for me I love my patterned paper! Will be fun thought!

ShellBell said...

Love the layout and the challenge. I used to use only cardstock all the time. I was afraid of patterned paper and didn't quite know what to do with it. Haven't done one without pp in a while though.
Hoping I get to participate in all of the blog hopping funness!

VanillaCarmel said...

I AM FOLLOWING
and that page is so awesome, full of texture and unique for Christmas.

Sherri said...

fun challenge. looking forward to trying it.

Nicolle Kramer said...

I love your LO....cant wait to do this resolution..:)

Kelly said...

Wow....awesome goodies! Love your examples! Will be a challenge not to use patterned paper ;) I am a follower of your blog now ;)

Jean said...

Posted my layout.

Jenni said...

fantastic layout!

Roulien said...

I LOVE your example, just beautiful, Dawn! Mine is up in the Let's Scrap gallery! And let me just say . . .Wow YUMMY prize you have up for grabs!!!

Ronda said...

Great Page !! Love me some Nascar too ! Off to work onmy entry !!

Anna said...

I love working with cardstock only :-) I have learnt to scrap on a budget and working with cardstock certainly helps.

Ukka said...

Wow!I love your amazingly beautiful page! I love the colours of the papers you have used!Fantastic.

KellyG said...

SO COOL! Love your layout! Great challenge! I am a follower!

~Kate said...

Cool layout. I love using only cardstock so this should be easy!

Kavita said...

Dawn I loved this challenge as it really got me thinking...you layout is beautiful too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Roulien said...

This was the first time I did a layout with just cardstock!! Thanx Dawn!

Bev said...

Loved your challenge dawn. I am now a follower and I have posted my LO in the gllery!

Becca said...

Loved your challenge Dawn, it is really lovely to see how inventive scrappers can be :D

drue said...

This one will be hard for me. I love papers with lots of colors. Love your page.

Caro said...

Already finished this one! It was hard for me not to use any patterned paper, as I usually can't scrap without it, but I finally managed to (I also managed to ruin my LO by misplacing the ink spray when I was about to finish and had to start again!!!). I'm just waiting for some sun to shine and will then post the pic. Thanks for this challenge!

Anna said...

Not a problem. I just love cardstock. 99.9% of my layouts have cardstock as a base with little bits of pattern paper and embellishments. My wedding album (40double layouts) doesnt contain more than 5 sheets of pattern paper. This challenge made me happy :-) http://letsscrap.ning.com/photo/boy-meets-girl-again?context=user

Megan said...

I was a little unsure about this challenge (I love my patterned paper!), but I really enjoyed it! I'm following your blog!

RachelC said...

Thanks for a great challenge! I've got my layout posted over at let's scrap.

Cathy said...

I am now following..... this was a great challenge... really made me think a bit out of the patterned paper box! my challenge will be posted on my blog shortly at http://whatsupwithcathy.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Man cs only is a challenge - I like my pp! However I pushed through and got it done!

Tracy said...

I stamped some cardstock to give me some patterns.

http://api.ning.com/files/Bc6vIqS8M8XeBzzOx0w2R3KE*q3tQEISklo2IXcpIyaEvBgXy-3RDUGM*G3Xt08f46IO2IOIdr1H0eTwH7xD1UItOLTteFnz/DSC00458.JPG

Sherri said...

I got your resolution challenge done. Using cardstock only wasn't too hard!

http://sherripriest.blogspot.com/2011/02/lets-scrap-resolution-1-6-and-13.html

Wendy Crowe said...

Great challenge Dawn! Way to get me to use up my scraps! Your page is beautiful! So glad I had enough time to finish this up! :)

Scrappin' Annie said...

HI Dawn - Just finished your challenge. I just have to find a somewhere here in Aus that stocks that Core'dinates cardstock. It is brilliant. Sadly I had none for my challenge and had to make do with embossing. Thanks for the great challenge.

Rita said...

my LO is in gallery :)
only cardstock... a stamp and rick rack... thanks!

Kathy said...

I've posted both a page AND a card in the LS gallery for your challenge, Dawn. Thanks for hosting this@ I am already a follower.

Kim said...

this was so much fun. I had a great time looking at my cardstock with a different eye.

Jodi said...

I have really enjoyed playing along with this blog hop. This resolution was one of the most difficult. That being said, the layout I created is one of my all-time favorites! Thanks for the inspiration.