Shimelle Scrap Party! is hosting a weekend scrap party — Happening now!



There is fun happening on her blog and facebook page (and I’m sure her other social media outlets!). Come on over and check it out.

The first challenge is to use one of her (new this year) previous challenges. I went with the “something old + something new” as well as the “use hearts” challenges. I did the original use hearts challenge and was very happy with it. But when I did the something old + something new challenge I was not at all satisfied. See…

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There was just a whole lot of things I didn’t find worked (for me!) about this layout. It is one that I felt like taking apart and re-doing, but I resisted that urge and put it up on my display wall anyway. So, getting a second chance at this challenge made me happy. And here it is…

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I am very happy with this one! My “old” was a pre-made layout I completed at a scrapbook convention either last year or the year before. I tend to just tuck those layouts away and don’t hardly ever go back to them. But I’ve been on a binge of using them up, so this challenge was great. The pre-made layout base included the teal cardstock, the black & cream polkadots pattern paper, the text pattern paper, the red & cream doily pattern paper and the large paper-rolled flower + leaf stitching. I added in some layers old vellum from my stash and some bling cardstock to mat my photo. All this made a perfect pretty base to add in my new(er) products: Shimelle dies (the “lovely” in the title and the banner cuts in the embellishment clusters), thickers, True Stories 6×6 pattern paper pad (to cut those flowers for the clusters), enamel dots and wood buttons; DCWV foiled cardstock (to use with the dies) and corrugated cardstock.

So lovely!

Hope you can join the party too!

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