Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenges: School Supplies and White Space

Hey Everyone,

Such a fun summer in my neck of the woods!  On the paper crafting goodness front, Twisted Tuesday Challenges has a new challenge up and running.

The Challenge: Include some sort of "school supply item(s)" in your creation.
The Twist: Leave a lot of white space on your creation

Here's my take:
Patterned paper: various scraps, MME; large pencil sticker: American Crafts; embossing folder: Sizzix; book stack/crayon stickers: Jolee's;  star frame stickers: Unknown; letter stickers: Making Memories; 

One of the things I LOVE about taking this time to stay at home and be there for my family is the opportunity I get to volunteer at my daughters' school.  I have the chance to read with them, see them with their friends, meet many of their school friends and teachers and contribute to their school environment.

I used a colour scheme (and challenge #67) from the folks over at Color Me Scrappy

I also used a sketch over at the Page Maps blog.

On the family front, I finally got a camping trip in this summer despite my hubby's propensity AGAINST camping.  Admittedly it was more of a "glamping" type of excursion as we weren't really roughing it...merely sleeping in a tent accompanied with the rest of the comforts of home: indoor plumbing, full kitchen facilities, a pool and a nearby lake to go canoeing in.  That's what you get when you camp with some friends on their parents' farm.  Good times!!!  (Even though we experienced a freak hail storm in the afternoon on the first day!  It was unlike anything I've ever experienced!)  Our tent didn't hold up so well after being pelted by the torrential rain and the subsequent hail.  Water leaked in and we were forced to sleep in the house the first night (hard life, I know!) :)
Anyways, the second night was much nicer and cool but definitely comfortable tent-sleeping weather.  the family had a great time!  Here's to more of the same!

I would also like to submit the layout to the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrap it Girl: August Challenge: Arrows/Numbers (numbers on background embossing)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please be sure to check out the details of the Twisted Tuesday Challenge over at the blog and peruse the rest of the DT for some inspiration!  Hope to see your creations!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your layout - I had a similar experience as a teacher when I was told I was going against the "one-way system" and should report to my head of year, lol!!! They were quite embarrassed when I said I was the new biology teacher, lol!!
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp ANYTHING GOES challenge.

    Caryn xxx

  2. Cool page! Love the stars. Thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Fabulous entry! And clever how you incorporated so many challenges in the one page- well done! Thanx for playing along at Color Me Scrappy! :)

  4. Love the use of black stars ! You rock the color combo ! Thank you for playing at Color-Me-scrappy !

    1. Thanks Valerie! The stars are actually a dark purple. It's hard to tell from the picture. :/

  5. Wonderful page and awesome sue of the stitched star! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

  6. What a awesome LO! Love that star WTG!!! Thanks for playing along with us at
    Scrap It Girl!

  7. Awesome layout and journaling work!

    Thanks for joining us at CMS :-)

  8. fantastic take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Color Me Scrappy!

  9. This is a fun layout! Love the pencils and stars! And a great story too! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  10. WOW! You sure got creative with this layout, inspired by so many awesome challenges! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Scrap Our Stash!

  11. LOVE it!!!! Your style is fabby!!!! Please check out the DT call over at sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com
    Kim xXx

  12. Great stories ! Love the layout and that you took a photo while you were there! And kudos for glam camping, that's the only way to do it in my book lol! Kate @ SOS

  13. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with CMS!

  14. Cool layout! Thanks for playing along with SOS!

  15. I love your layout! Cool story about camping ;) Thanks for joining Scrap It Girl challenge.

  16. Cool layout! And really interesting story ;) Thanks for joining Scrap It Girl challenge.

  17. love your layout! love the star over the photo! Thanks for playing along with CMS! :)

  18. Adorable layout! Love how you mixed random products! What a cool card! Love the sun and the arrow! Thanks for joining the Scrap It Girl challenge!

  19. She is such a cutie! Love your layout...

    ~Robin Redd
    Scrap Our Stash DT

  20. Nice layout. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

  21. Gorgeous layouts! I love the stars! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl. :)


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