Mark’s Finest Paper Scrapbook Challenge

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!

Happy Scrapping!
~Amy E

Amy England

Creator of the Scrap This Save That blog and Youtube channel and curator of a ridiculous amount of paper crafting supplies!

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