Our February challenge at The Paper Variety is a sketch challenge and isn't it a beauty? Our own Abby created this sketch just for The Paper Variety and all of us on the design team have really enjoyed working with it. Here is my layout:
I went "shopping" in my own scraproom and found these great papers from Jillibean Soup that were perfect for the pictures of my grandson Jake, his Dad and Grandpa. They are all lovers of winter weather and live in a stretch of northwest Indiana commonly referred as the "snowbelt". You can tell they are really enjoying themselves in these pictures.
Not only do we have great challenges at The Paper Variety, we also have awesome PRIZES and sponsors. We have a new sponsor this time -- My Scraps and More and Tammy has provided this awesome prize:
Awesome, isn't it? And I spy Authentique....one of my new favorite paper companies!
I also was inspired by the current Friday recipe challenge at Frosted Designs while creating this layout. The challenge was to use:
3 patterned papers (check)
2 buttons (check)
one word title (check)
There is also a cool challenge this week over at Lasting Memories called Trashin' Our Layouts that I wanted to enter. See the cool kraft journaling tag in the upper right corner of my page? I cut that from the package of the Jolee's snowflakes that I used on this layout. Then I embellished it with snowflakes and buttons. Here is a picture of it before I cut it out:
I love that more and more manufacturers are encouraging the recycling of their packaging. This time instead of trashin' the package, I trashed my layout!
You have two weeks to create and link up your project at The Paper Variety....you can get all the details HERE.