Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Paper Secrets May 15th Challenge

This is the second challenge for May over on the Paper Secrets blog
Remember - there is a twist to the challenges! 
Here is the sketch:

And the twist to this challenge is to use bling! 
For my layout, I used 3 paper collections by 3 different manufacturers:
Simple Stories 'Summer Fresh', My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist' and Pebbles 'Let Freedom Ring'.

These papers and worked just perfectly for this sketch! I love the mix of colors in the mixed up banner. The buttons and stitching just finish the embellishment cluster off nicely.

I added little touches of stitching around the main base just to break the lines up a little. The 'smile' sentiment is a rub on.

The little touch of red bling just highlights the title a little more.

I'd love to see you joining in the challenge for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secrets shop. 
See you over on the Paper Secrets blog!

I am also entering this layout into:
Scrap Our Stash challenge #3 - use 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections, 
and use rub ons
SWAT drill #7 - tic tac toe (I used the left column: 3 buttons, stitching, 3 different manufacturers)

Happy scrapping :-)


  1. FAbulous layout, love the pic and I especially like all the little details, the little bit of bling and the hand stitching!

  2. Kerys. Love what you did with the sketch. The paper and colors you combined are beautiful. Looking to see how I can follow your blog. Stop by and say hi.

  3. I just love when my old scrap friends join us in challenges! This layout is fantastic! Love your pp choice! Great photo, too! Thank you for joining us at S.W.A.T.!

  4. Awesome layout and take on the sketch! Love the bright colorful mix of patterned papers and the rub on! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  5. I really love your hand stitching and all the different patterns look great together! I hope I have time to try this sketch myself :) Thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe challenge at S.W.A.T.

  6. Fantastic layout! Love your choice of colors and patterns as well as all the other tiny little details that make this layout TERRIFIC! Thank you for joining us over at Scrap Out Stash this month!

  7. LOVE the stitching, Kerys! Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

  8. I'm loving all the bright papers you used. =)

  9. too cute! Love how you did the banner!!! Thanks for playing along with Scrap Our Stash! :)

  10. Love the banner strips. Such cute pattern papers.

  11. Love the cluster of banners! Thanks for playing with SOS!

  12. Love this Kerys! Those papers all work so perfectly together!! Thanks for joining in on the fun at SWAT!

  13. I really love your colors! What a great layout! Thanks for playing along with SWAT!

  14. I love your paper choices! Your LO is amazing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at S.W.A.T!

  15. Adore that banner! And love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!

  16. I love love love this LO! The fun bright colors and all the patterned papers! Great job with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at SOS!

  17. Lovely, just,overly from top to bottom!

    Thanks for playing at SOS!
    xoxo, Lindsey

  18. Congratulations on winning "top three" in the May Scrap Our Stash challenge. I love all the banners and stitching on your layout!