He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
"Pumpkin carving is a popular activity at this time of the year, with
patterns ranging from the traditional triangle-faced Jack O'lanterns to
much more intricate designs. Our first challenge this month is the
scrapbooking equivalent of pumpkin carving - fussy-cutting! Use your
scissors to trim one or more designs or images from patterned paper and
then use the cut image(s) on a project."
It is somewhat ironic that I drew this challenge (thanks, Susan!) as I frequently fussy-cut beautiful patterned papers for my layouts. This month my kit had some great florals so I decided to do a wreath surrounding my photo. I sometimes get a little bogged down with covering up pretty papers but I managed to make this work to my liking.
It's like you're peeking through a window at the scene.
My journaling talks about how we've bought bikes & are exploring the local rail trails - biking/walking/skating paths utilizing old railway lines. They were made quite level & raised so are perfectly suited for these kinds of recreation/exercise. I've done a recent blog post about it HERE
Give your kit a look & see what elements you can carve out of those gorgeous papers!
are a great way to speed up the scrapbook process, or at least take one
decision out of the scrapbooking process. Margie's favorite sketches are by
Shimelle, so the challenge is to use a Shimelle sketch for your projecthttp://www.shimelle.com/category/sketch-of-the-week/. You can use any sketch from this link, but please share which one you used with us!"
I choseSketch 34. All that white space could possibly give me the option of a fun background paper.
Now what story do I want to tell?
Actually, I really loved the page by Corrie Jones shown in the post...
...and since my theme this month is counterfeit counterfeiting I've done a scraplift!
Addie was the perfect birthday princess :)
I fussy-cut "hello" from acard that came from Jeana in the kit. The background paper is the light pink solid (red on the reverse) & I left the scallop branding strip onas a border at the bottom. Three vellum circles help you eye move around the page. I tried my hole punch confetti again instead of mist splats, some tiny ones from the red on the back side.
There are always really fun & cute stamp sets in the FJ kit! I've accented the vellum circle (above) plus the hello tag below & the cute column of tiny hearts. I substituted staples for the stitching. (You can see the pinkish hue of the darker red from the reverse side reflecting off of my backdrop around the edge.)
There will certainly be more birthday layouts this month as the kit is perfect for it! Now get to work on Challenge #1 (wink-wink)