Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrappy Friends May Blog Challenge

It's time again for a new sketch challenge and to announce April Winners!
As you all know, my scrap buddies and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge for 5 chances to win with just 1 layout!  

My Recipe Challenge:
You must include lots of layers, use at least one stamp and include stars.
Here's my layout:

I used Pebbles 'Let Freedom Ring' Collection - the sketch from Brenda was perfect for adding lots of layers. I cut banners from the papers and layered those too - 'popping' them up for more dimension.

 The title comes directly from Rochelle's wordart. I used one of the rosette embellishments, altered the centre piece to read 4th July and made the ribbons to go underneath.

The collection of papers and embellishments were perfect for my theme with lots of stars and stripes.
My stamps were from MME Lost & Found 2 collection. 

I managed to complete THREE out of the four challenges (sorry Kristi!) :-)

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
  • You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of May 1st 2013
  • When you upload your layout to your gallery or blog, you must post a link back to my blog.
  • You must add a link to your entry in the comments section below no later than May 30th 11:59 pm (PST)

One lucky winner will win this prize:

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing 'Tangerine' 6x6 paper pad and stamps

And as always there is a chance to win this BONUS PRIZE:

Combine or complete at least two of the challenges below and you will be entered into the Bonus Prize Drawing:
Brenda - Sketch Challenge
Rochelle ~ WordArt
Kerys ~ Recipe Challenge
Kristi ~ Logo Challenge 

Can't wait to see what you create!!!

And finally......the winner of my April Blog Challenge is 
(Please email me at with your mailing address)

I am also entering this layout into the challenge over at Scrap Your Story - #9 Journaling
Happy Scrapping :-)


  1. Kerys, I love love love all the yummy layers! Can't wait until I can come back and play, but I'm so glad that you participated this week at SYS.

  2. Wow, fabulous layout, love how you used those papers and that photo is amazing!

  3. Stunning layout. Love the clean lines and the colours. Gorgeous photo. Love this one. So glad that you played along at SYS

  4. What a GORGEOUS take on that sketch! :) Thanks for joining us on our journaling challenge this week at Scrap Your Story!! :) :) :)

  5. Gorgeous layout! Here is my take on the challenge:

    I also played along with Rochelle's Word art in a separate layout:

    Fun challenges this month!

  6. I also played along with Grand Diva's sketch challenge. I posted my layout on my blog at:

  7. Thanks so much for the chance to participate in your challenge! So fun!

    Here is my link:

  8. here I am!
    my LO for this challenge:
    I also played with Brenda and Rochelle :)

  9. Hi there, here is my participation:

  10. I only managed to get in three of the four, but here it is:

  11. Hi Kerys,
    How are you today?btw.thanks for making me a winner last challenge.I'm so happy with my Goodies from you...So here I am again entering my layout to your challenge hope you like is my links>

  12. Here is mine :

  13. Here is mine.

  14. Here's mine. My stamps are the arrows. Thanks for a fun challenge.