Thursday, September 15, 2011

September A to Z Challenge

Scrapbookers Anonymous has introduced a new mid-month prompt, called the A to Z Challenge.  This month, they want you to dig into your stash and find items that start with the letter "B". It can be a manufacturer, or any item that starts with "B", like buttons. Get the idea? I will be focusing on my paper stash, but you can interpret "B" to be anything you can find!
I chose to create a 2-page layout featuring Basic Grey's Life of the Party line. You can see my supply list at the end of this post. This is something new I'm trying out. Please let me know if you like it!

I am trying to purchase fewer embellishments and make my own, but could not resist the pinwheels. (I should figure out how to make these!) Do you try to customize your embellishments, or do you prefer to invest money over time and go with all those lovely pre-made goodies? Hard choice. Maybe a mix is the best of both worlds!

Now it's your turn to join in the fun and help you dig further into your stash. All layouts need to be newly created for the challenge, and submitted here by 9pm EST on September 30th. You will then be added to the drawing for this month's prize. I'd love to see what you have lurking in your stash that starts with the letter "B"!

SUPPLIES (click on photos for links)


  1. Love the design of this, I'm going to file it away to scraplift the overall sketch in the future! The colors are so fun and the pictures so happy! Love the pinwheel, worth every penny. I do a mixture of both buying and making embellies... okay admittedly more buying. :)

  2. You picked the perfect papers for these photos and I love how you lined up the 4x6 photos...looks great!

  3. you always rock the 2pagers. great pattern selection. they go so well with the photos.. and I'm liking the inlinkz. I personally like to mix up the embellies. i really like to fussy cut paper and cut out shapes when I can.

  4. I love that line by Basic Grey and that sounds like such a fun challenge! I'm kind of like you and I like to make my own but when I see something really cute (or maybe if it's something I can't make that's cost effective) I buy it :)

  5. Sue... you always WOW me with your neat and super beautiful 2 pager layout!!!... Love this... to bits.. the pp are just beautiful too... hugs...xoxo

  6. I love your layout. I just purchased a couple of these very papers a couple of days ago when I was looking for birthday themed items. Love the pinwheels. They didn't have those. I bet you could easily figure out how to make your own. I've only tried making my own a couple of times. But I truly admire those that can do it on their own. Great layout! I'll have to check out the challenge. :)

  7. This is fabulous! I love the photos and those bright papers are just perfect for them! :)

  8. What a fun B-based lo! That's such a cheery collection.

    I usually only buy embellishments if 1) I MUST have them and 2) I couldn't make them myself. My crafting budget is stretched enough as it is!

    Loving the inlinkz -- I'd use it too if I didn't want everyone to buy their goodies at Scrappy Chic!


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