Sunday, July 29, 2007

Double Duty Challenge!

My friend Patrice over at ScrapGal issued a challenge to use 2-3 black and white pictures, a yellow background and 5 patterned papers! My friend Mimi and I also challenged each other to use 3 of our purchases from CKC and one frosted Prima on a laout!

So, I combined both of those challenges together and came up with this!


It sure was fun to do!! It also made me reach for more than I normally would, making me feel like my purchases were justified, even if I used just a sliver of the paper!! Of course, I had to use some of the new Basic Grey that I scored! My layouts don't seem to be complete these days without my Cricut! The title was done using that!!

You know, I tried to do this on 12x12 but had a really hard time!! I started varying my layout sizes about a month and a half ago and have totally been loving 8.5x11!! I don't know if I'll be able to go back to 12x12! Never thought I'd say that!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Macy and I did a little shopping today and then we just all relaxed here at home together!

18 comments:

Tricia said...

Hi Rachael! Thanks for visiting my blog and now I have had the chance to visit yours....LOVE your newest LO!! What a great challenge and you knocked it out of the ball park!!!

Candice P.J. said...

Love the layout - esp. the buttons! So weird that you talked about the 8.5x11 vs 12x12 because I was just thinking today how I need to try something OTHER than 12x12's!!! Maybe this week I will!

Aline said...

What a cool cool take on the challenge, awesome!

I still have got my problems making a 8.5x11 layout, not enough space there. ;) Would be a challenge for me, trying to do more layouts of that size!

Mandy_Kay said...

I looooove this lo!!!! Those pics are Awesome!!!!! I started doing 8.5x11 a couple months ago and it's hard going back to 12x12 lol I am addicted to the 8.5x11! Have a great day!!

~Nancy~ said...

Absolutely LOVE the layout girlie! Great job on all the challenges!!! XOXO

scrappermimi said...

ACK! Your done already. And you set the bar very high!

Better get scrapping today, another fab LO!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

The layout is great! I need to get involved and do more challenges to give our scrapbooks some diversity! Thank you so much visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm going to book mark you, You have a great blog! I love reality show's too.. the trashy ones really reel me in! LOL!!

BonnieRose said...

love the layout.. love it!

toners said...

Gorgeous layout! I really like the color scheme - and the b/w photos are perfect! I really want to shoot b/w more often...

jp said...

That layout could not be cuter! I admire you for mixing up your sizes...I'd love to give that a try. I think I'd really like the rectangular shape of 8.5x11. Might just have to give that a whirl! Janet

Colleen said...

Wow! What a fabulsous layout! Love the rounded edges, buttons and arrows!

Lynn said...

Lovely lo! I just love everything on it. I love the basic grey papers. I'm not sure I could move down to a smaller 8.5x11 album. I really love my 12x12. I guess I should never say never, lol.

Trish said...

Love this LO! Sounds like a great weekend!

Scrapbook Princess said...

A fantastic layout! I loved how you used all the pp.

Tamara Nicole said...

Don't you just love it when you can justify purchases?! Ha ha! Great page;-)

stacy said...

Nice layout. Those black and white photos look cool on the yellow.

I am looking forward to Hairspray myself! I am glad you enjoyed yourself!

Silvitanova said...

Love that page! I'm looking for that yellow here, but it didn't hit the stores yet, over here.
I've just made my first 12x6 layout!

Nicole Carro said...

Gorgeous LO! You're amazing with the challenges! Love it.