Monday, March 31, 2014

Bargain Shopper

Yesterday was Scrapping Sunday for me- only did 2 layouts the entire afternoon, but i guess that's what happens when you scrap while watching House of Cards! For my first layout, I looked to some of my favorite challenge blogs for inspiration. I started with the "Don't Go Near the Edge" challenge at Twisted Tuesdays. The "twist" is to use old book paper, I pulled a sheet of graph paper from my son's math notebook, hope that counts! =)

I also chose this color combo from Color Q:

And combined it with this great sketch from The Studio Challenges:

Here's the end result, a pic of my daughter after a successful thrift shopping trip:

This was one of my "20 Minutes or less" layouts- once I had the sketch and color scheme I pulled my supplies, set the timer and started scrapping! A few things to note about this layout...

First off, other than the background grey cardstock, the rest of the layout was made entirely of scraps. I am a super pack-rat, and trying my best to shop less and make use of the supplies of been hoarding, and this sketch was perfect for that. I started by pulling any and all scraps of paper that went with the color challenge, and then just started punching away! To get the stars punched from the centers of the circles, I punched the stars first, and then punched the circle around it. I outlined all of the stars and circles with a black pen just to give each shape a little definition. I also added staples and foam dimensionals to a few of the circles for interest.

Thanks for stopping by! =) T


  1. What a great layout! Love all these details! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  2. Lovely layout, love what you did with the sketch, thanks so much for joining in with us at The Studio challenges! :-)

  3. Love this sweet page....what a fun way to preserve those memories!!!

  4. love this! the colors are wonderful and your take on the sketch is fabulous! thanks so much for playing along with the studio! xo

  5. Super fun, Tiffany! I'm not sure how I missed this in our side bar. LOVE the soft pastels on that deep background, and the circles with stars cut from their centers are uber fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio this month!


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