Saturday, March 20, 2010

SMC Lay Out Challenge - Recipe

Don't you just love a recipe challenge? Well, this week at SMC LO Challenge that is what we have waiting for you...a recipe!

You will need to use a digital image (an SMC image is fantastic but not necessary to play).

* Use a staple
* Use a paper clip
* Use Newspaper
*Use a Post-It Note

Now if you are paranoid like I am you may be questioning the ladder supply. However, I found a way around this. I used a photograph or two that had newspapers and or newspaper print on them. You can also scan newspaper articles and such, then print with acid free paper. This will keep your project safe from nasty acids and the wood compound of lignin (the browning agent that turns your newspapers an orangey brown color).

This week the challenge is being sponsored by Foxes and Robbers again. We'd like to give a great big thank you to them for their continued support of our challenge blog.

Now, here is what I put together for the Recipe Challenge. I have to tell you that I had a real time of getting my printer to work. I finally ended up with black and white photographs. I think it works since my Sasafrass Lass Nerdy Bird papers are so bright and vivid. You be the judge though.

This is the double 8 1/2 x 11 LO. Sorry for the flash spot on Aubrey's head.

Upper right corner holds my cute little Visit Airplane from Sew Many Cards.
Can you see my stacks of newspaper? Oh, and the butterfly is actually a paper clip purchased in the office dept at Wally World. Cute huh? She is being secured to the page with staples...also part of the recipe challenge.

Okay, when searching for pics of newspapers I came across this gorgeous photo. Not only does it have paper clips, the butterfly is covered in news print. I think it is rather beautiful so I used it. If you can read my journaling on the left page it talks of spreading your wings and taking flight into the wide open adventure known as CHILDHOOD. I had the little plane, but there is something so very special about that butterfly image too. Couldn't resist it!

This is my updated version on the right side of the LO. I had forgotten to put my Post-It Note on the page. I added the post-it that I had. It is a tab. Once I got it on the page I added the words "Fun Times". Thought it worked out well since she was riding on a clock...LOL!

Hope you enjoy playing along this week and I really can't wait to see what wonderful creations this challenge inspires of you.



  1. Gwen, love these layouts.... scrapbooking lets us honor our cherished ones.. I love scrapbooking. Hugs.

  2. Very sweet layout! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  3. Really cute layout, Gwen!:)


  4. you did a great job with the layout girlie! i love it- especially lovin your butterfly paperclip!



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