Wow…it’s almost August! What happened to July? What happened to January for that matter! The time is just racing along these days. I guess that’s what happens as you start to get older…ugh!
So, another week has zoomed by as well and now it’s time for the Mark’s Finest Paper Scrapbook Challenge
. In corresponding with the MFP Christmas in July blog hop that’s starting in a few days, we’re all doing Christmas themed layouts this week. So the challenge is to make a layout using a Christmas theme!
Remember this challenge is strictly scrapbook layouts, no cards please. You have to use stamps on your pages. They don’t have to be Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use them you will be entered twice for a chance to win. And here’s the super-cute stamp you could possibly win this week!
I’m going to be the first to admit that I’m not 1000% satisfied with how my page turned out this week. It’s acceptable but not up to my own usual standards. I may even scrap it and start back over again at some point but this was just a particularly tough week for finding my mojo.
I grabbed a few photos taken on Christmas morning 2011…most of them showing some of the presents we received. I thought this would be a nice tie in with the brand new Mark’s Finest Paper stamp set I used called Presents
! It’s an adorable set that will work for Christmas or birthdays, with several images of gifts on it.
I used three different images and randomly stamped the presents all over a piece of white cardstock in several different colors. Then I decided to glimmer mist the whole page. I think that’s where I made my biggest mistake, because the page curled and I didn’t have to time flatten it before making my layout. So instead, I just cut a huge banner out of my favorite part of the page and added it to different patterned cardstock. I threw some cute stickers from my stash on for added embellishment and called it DONE!
Please consider joining us this week! You have until next Wednesday at 8 pm EST to link up your page!
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