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Friday, March 29, 2013

Challenge #5 at SYS!!! Using Cork :-)

Happy Friday fans!!! It's a beautiful day here in Tampa with lots of sun and a clear sky!!!! One of my FAVORITE things about this state :-)
Any who, the flip-flop weather here in Florida is not why I am here today.... It' because Friday means another wonderful challenge over at Scrap Your Story!!! Scrap Your Story is a challenge blog with weekly challenges to test your crafting skills and abilities.  This week, the challenge is to use cork somewhere on your layout.  This could mean using actual cork, or paper that looks like cork.  I choose to do both :-)
I'm getting soooo close to finishing my sister's Senior Year album!!!! I only have TWO pages left!!! Yay!!!! These are pictures of her and her friends in her "ATV" class, or tv production.  It was her FAV class and she had tons of fun meeting and working aside her wonderful colleagues.   Of course, as high schoolers they also had a lot of fun goofing off which this layout clearly shows!!!
I started by using a sketch by Brenshevia and combined this with the Twisted Blueprints Challenge over at Colorful Creations.  Here is the sketch:
And here is my page:
 As you can see, they are having a lot of fun "working"!!!! I used up some papers I had from the Basic Grey "Fact AND Fiction" collections.  The "cork" like paper in the back is actually from an American Crafts 6x6 paper pad.  I also used various embellies from the same Basic Grey collection as well as others.  For my "cork challenge, I stamped my title on a piece of actual cork, then framed it with a "polaroid" to finish up this wonderful layout! 
And while you're here, I'd like to show you another page I made for my weekly "Twisted Thursday" challenge over at Sketches4All.  It's a weekly challenge where I give you a sketch to work with, but there is also a "twist" where you must add or use different items to complete your page.  This week, your challenge is to use the following sketch as well as use banners AND stars on your project. 
I choose a sketch by Tabitha Triplett (I absolutely LOVE working with her sketches... They are all just sooo awesome!!!! She's also kind enough to let me "steal" them!!! Hahahaha!!!!).  Any way, here is the sketch:
And here is my page... yes, another for the Senior Album... as you can see, I'm trying to GET IT DONE!!!!!  This is a picture of my beautiful sister posing for the camera in her cap and gown.  LOVE IT!!!!
Gosh, she's just soooo gorgeous!!!! I had to use the Heidi Swapp "Sugar Chic" paper line for this one because it matches her personality perfectly!!!! The pink banner below the photo is actually a premade piece in the paper collection, but the one at the top I cut from coordinating paper.  I added some chipboard letters, rub-ons, and a stamped quote to complete the page.  Isn't it lovely :-)
Well, gang... thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


  1. This is such a fun layout Brandi and love the photos and the bright colours. Great way to use the cork. Reminds me of stuff pinned to a cork board. :)

  2. AWESOME job on the SYS layout and LOOOVE the colors in the second LO!!

  3. Such fun layouts! I love the SYS layout and your second layout is so bold. Great job!