Two challenges in one

I don’t usually combine challenges. To me if feels a little like cheating. But today I am taking it not as cheating, but as a time saver (as I’m sure most people take it!). So using Shimelle’s challenge to scrap something that “has value” to me and DCWV’s March stack-a-holic challenge I came up with a lovely layout about my son. The thing I value about this layout is the photos of him. Most scappers would think photos are a given. But being where he is, I have a different feeling. He is (and has been for a little while) at an age where he doesn’t want me to take pictures of him. And it makes me sad. So, when the opportunity is there to capture him on “film” I take it. In fact one of the things that I have asked him for as a Mother’s Day gift is just to let me take his picture. And I mention Mother’s Day since these photos were taken last May.

So here is the sketch I worked with…

I used mainly DCWV product from the Stencil DIY project stack, along with some of their foiled and corrugated cardstock stacks. Adding in some Shimelle True Stories embellishments (stickers, enamel stars, wood buttons) and I came up with a page I am very happy with.


I don’t normally layer and layer papers. But with this sketch I felt like I could just take all these papers and run with it. And with so many paper layers I decided to simplify the column of strips from the sketch and I used the stripe stencil to add texture and movement to that side of the layout.

Go check out both of these challenges above and give them a go.

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