October 31, 2012

Tear It by Groovy Deb♥

Hello SOS Friends! It is hard to believe it is November already! We have a new challenge for you this month and I think it will get us ready for the holidays! Before too long we will be scrambling to get packages wrapped so to get us prepared we are going to tear our paper just like we may end up doing if we are not careful when we begin wrapping! 

Here are the exact details: Breakout the scraps of paper and start tearing! Create a layout using those torn papers in small amounts or abundance. You choose! Then, email groovydeb@yahoo.com with  your layout. You may be chosen to be our guest of the month with your participation :)

Here is my layout which has a lot of glare from my glitter, but you should be able to see those torn papers. The layout represents my youngest daughter's birthday when she turned 8 this summer. We had no birthday cake yet so we celebrated with a candle and some fortune cookies that went along with our Chinese food, lol!


Pagerize This by Debbie

Debbie is swinging by today with her version of Wendy's layout. Let's see a reminder of Wendy's and then on to Debbie's. OK!

From Debbie:
To Pagerize Wendy's layout this go round was an absolute pleasure! I loved the design of the three photos in a vertical row and embellishments going horizontal. I just moved my photo line onto the left side of the page, and lifted the horizontal line up to almost the middle. I also loved her line of buttons. I found the matching circle garland in my stash that went with the My Mind's Eye Kraft Fun Day collection that I used for my layout, so I used it instead of buttons. Thanks so much Wendy for the inspiration!

October 30, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Lindsey

SOS Reader, Lindsey of http://lindseysscraps.blogspot.com/ stopped in with a Hot Chocolate layout. Here it is in all it's glory :)


October 29, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Ange

Hi Everyone! Our Designer, Ange would like to share her Hot Chocolate today. Enjoy! 

From Ange :)

This month's challenge made me think brown, lots of brown and I had the cutest idea for a layout after I heard my son's response to wearing his new shoes for the first time. This is what I came up with.

All the layout details are on my blog. I hope to see your take on this fun challenge! :)Ange http://scrappingcompulsion.blogspot.com/

My Huntin' Boots

October 28, 2012

Pagerize This by Karen

This month as we Pagerize Wendy we have received a submission from our designer Karen who has put her spin on it  :) First let me remind you of Wendy's and then we will see Karen's take! P.S. Come play too! Submit by 10/31to groovydeb@yahoo.com please.


KAREN said this about her layout:
I decided to use the strip of three photos from the Pagerize original as the inspiration for my LO. I love scrapping with Instagram photos so this was the perfect opportunity to use a few at once. I used softer colours instead of the brights. The LO is about a day out in Birmingham we had when my husband ran a half marathon. We had lunch in one of our favourite places after- Wagamama
eating out

October 25, 2012

Guest Designer Rachelle is a Layer Queen!

I love each project Rachelle has shown us  already, but she keeps bringing more beauty to the blog every time she visits. Gracious, this is lovely! Her use of layering shows that more is better! Deb♥

From Rachelle:
This is a shabby chic style. I used 
 metal trinkets, rossettas, layering, and followers.


October 24, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Karen

Designer Karen would like to share with us her version of Hot chocolate. Hoping you will still come and play! Go to the right hand side of the blog for details :) Deb♥

Karen said:
For this LO I decided to use Hot Chocolate colours for a photo of our autumn holiday last year- the colours fitted nicely  with the October holiday title and the colours of the photo itself.

October 21, 2012

Guest Designer Rachelle is in the House ;)

I am pleased to show more work by our guest of the month, Rachelle. Her ability to add each touch to form a unique layout is flawless!

Here is what she had to say about this next layout: This is a challenge take using the distressed style. I used: sand, shells, wood, burlap, and greenery. It is a funny layout with Adam afraid he saw a sea monster.LOL!!!

October 18, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Tiffany

Our friend Tiffany came by this month with a Hot Chocolate layout! Send yours in too! All of the information is written on the right side of the blog as to how to play :) Deb♥ From Tiffany: Hello! here is my layout for the Hot Chocolate challenge. I used a chocolate brown cardstock as my background, inked the edges of my papers with chocolate ink, and used pics of my kiddos in the kitchen for my layout! Tiffany Call The Painted Frog blog: http://bkfastattiffanys.blogspot.com etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepaintedfrog

October 17, 2012

Our Guest Designer Rachelle, Paying a Visit

Rachelle creates beautiful art; I know you will all agree. Take a look at what she has for us today. Deb♥

 From Rachelle: This challenge take is a shabby chic and distressed style. I used metal trinkets, layering, and twine. This is my granddaughter when she was younger.

October 16, 2012

Let's Pagerize Wendy!

Our SOS Designer agreed to create a layout this month for us to Pagerize. If you are a new visitor to SOS then Pagerize  just means to scraplift!  We take your layouts based on hers and show it right here on SOS if you email groovydeb@yahoo.com with Pagerize This! in the subject line. There's more! If you participate, we then take a look at all the players and ask one of them to be our starting player the following month. We want the chance to get to see your work!

So on to Wendy!

October 15, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Elizabeth!

Hello Everyone,

This month I have used the colours suggested by the Hot Chocolate theme and I've really tested myself by creating a double page layout ... I have only ever made single page layouts till now.

The reason for the double page is that I had so many photos of the Shell Garden, taken from different parts of the garden showing some of the special features, it seemed a shame to leave any of them out.

To give a bit of interest to the embossed base card I've splashed chocolate and raspberry coloured paints randomly around. There's very little patterned paper in the layout - I thought the photo's provided more than enough pattern - just the Kraft Kuts die-cut, split in two over the layout and a few scalloped circles punched from Bella BLVD's Family Circle paper, used as embellishments.

Title letters are from various sources as are the flowers and doilies. The shells are from Cornwall. 

Because the photos were all different sizes this proved to be a difficult project, however, I am pleased with the end result, but it could be a long time before I tackle a double page layout again.

Thanks for looking,

Hot Chocolate by our Guest Designer: Rachelle!

Hey Everyone! Have you participated in our Hot Chocolate Layout Challenge? Rachelle, our Guest Designer for this month, is here today with her beautiful layout! I LOVE this dog!!!

This is my take for the chocolate challenge using a simply and clean style. I used layering, banner, twine and a picture of a beautiful brown lab dog. Perfect for the design.

October 14, 2012

Blogging by Wendy K!

This challenge was another easy one for me because I think Chocolate Brown is the most used color in my scrapbooks.  I used this opportunity to use my favorite color combination of pink and brown.  I really dug into my stash for this one.  For more details, visit http://MyScrapbookingBlog.com

October 12, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Brenda!

Hello Everyone! Brenda here with my interpretation of our HOT CHOCOLATE challenge! The first thought that came to me when we were given the hot chocolate challenge was the color brown. There were a few other things that came to mind later, but I stayed with the color brown because I knew I had this cute photo of my great nephew which has been waiting on the scrap production line! LOL To create my layout I used a sketch by Diana Fisher and the following supplies from my stash: Echo Park This & That Charming PP and embellishments Bazzill “Bitter Chocolate” Cardstock Lily Bee Tiny Alphas Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing everyone else’s take on this challenge!

October 11, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Debbie!

For this month's "Hot Chocolate" challenge, I pulled out my "brown" drawer of embellishments and took a peek. I immediately came across the biggest item in my drawer and it screamed "chocolate" to me. It was a big, round scalloped circle made of thick felt. I can't even remember who the manufacturer is, but I think it came as part of a mini book that I pulled apart to use on different projects. I then went hunting for photos to scrap, and I came across these two of my grandchildren and some good friends posing for a photo near a water fall. After playing around a bit, I figured out my title and where my photos would go. Everything I used on this layout has been in my scrap stash for at least two years. I am so happy to have finally put it all to good use! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with for this challenge. Happy Scrapping! 

October 9, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Tammy!

My kids are crazy about the drink hot chocolate, much to my surprise I don't have a single photo of them drinking it (note to self: take photos of kids drinking hot chocolate this winter).  Instead I found a photo of my son eating a s'more on his very first camping trip--plenty of milk chocolate both on the s'more and in the layout!  I used Echo Park and Simple Stores papers and stickers for the layout, as well as Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas. 

October 8, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Haley!

Hot chocolate always makes me think of winter, but I've already created a layout of my daughters and their love of hot chocolate.  It's not cool enough here to make some yet either, although I'm sure we'll make some wonderful memories this winter.  When I found these pictures of me when I was four playing in a South Florida snow, I had to scrap them!  If you look closely at the Chocolate squares, you'll see pots and mugs of hot chocolate.  All of my supplies are from Close To My Heart (some new and some old).  If you'd like to learn more about my layout, head on over to http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com.

October 7, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Charlotte!

Hot Chocolate makes me think of winter and winter makes me think about Keeping Warm and what a better way to do this than to drink a nice, hot cup of Cocoa! I made this little card to give to someone once Winter strikes us. I used some pretty old stash that I had. It's a line from Echo Park called Wintertime and I just happened to have the cup of cocoa sticker left over. I also used up some really old sparkly ribbon that I had laying around. It's hard to photograph, but looks really pretty in real.

October 6, 2012

Meet Rachelle, Our Guest Designer for October!

Hello Everyone! It is my pleasure to announce that our Guest Designer for October is Rachelle from Scrapbook 24-7~365. She is very inspiring and I know you will just love getting to know her! Let's look forward to seeing some of her work this month, read her story, and start out with a visitto her blog if you click the link above! Deb♥

My name is Rachelle. I am a mother to 2 grown sons; 20 and 35 and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren. I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years and highly active within the community and my church. I completed higher education at the master level in early childhood and special education. I was told, "I had the heart of a teacher." I loved to educate our young people. God gave me the talent of being a wedding decorator and floral designer. My journey took a sad turn when I was no longer able to stand and walk. I became physically disabled and had to be cared for each day in my home. Now I am wheelchair bound all day and keeping busy was my goal. I wanted to be creative keep busy so I took PSP classes [paintshop pro]. I became a tag designer on ning sites. I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction. By then I had to have more and learn more. Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy. SYTLE My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, shabby chic, clean and simple, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I pay close attention to my design and elements I select for each project. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my designs. I like creating using various styles: Clean and Simple Vintage Shabby Chic Elegant Grungy Girly/Boy layouts Paper Crafting~Cards I like majority of the techniques and always trying to learn and create what is the latest and trendy. God Bless you now and always Rachelle~Lady Zion

October 5, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Wendy C!

This is probably one of my most favorite things about Winter...yummy Hot Cocoa!  I used up lots of scraps from an Echo Park kit to put this page together.  The chipboard pieces are a mix of Bo Bunny and Basic Grey.  And the cute bow on the mug is also from Basic Grey.  I cut apart some of the Bo Bunny swirls to make "steam" for the hot cocoa.  I can't wait to see what concoctions the kids come up with this year for our hot cocoa treats!  Stay Warm!

October 4, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Tamara!

The minute I heard hot chocolate was the challenge for October, I knew I was going to do a monochromatic layout in Brown.  I love to work with monochromatic so I just went to my brown pattern paper and started to pull brown things out of my stash that I thought would go with this fun fall photo of my husband and I. I love to ink up the edges so that is what I did.  I used brown paper, brown ribbon, brown brads, I even found some brown flowers.  I love the final result and encourage you to grab some brown and whip up yourself some hot chocolate!

October 2, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Groovy Deb♥

Did you hear? We are using Hot Chocolate as our inspiration this month! Here are the details so we  can see what you do with it too and also here is my layout inspired by the taste of chocolate and cinnamon together. Make that chocolate and caramel and whipped cream, lol! Yum!

October 1, 2012

Hot Chocolate Time!

This month you will see layouts made by the SOS design team  with the theme of hot chocolate as inspiration. We would love to have you play along too! Put your thinking cap on and send your layout to groovydeb@yahoo.com with SOS HOT CHOCOLATE in the subject line. If you prefer you may send a link to your blog showing  your work. Be sure to mention SOS on your blog :)  At the end of the month all  entries will be looked at and one person will be asked to be our guest designer the following month!

Have fun!

WAIT! One more BTS

One of our readers, Lisa, has a  BTS that came in and before we begin the October challenge I want to show what she has done too :) Visit Lisa here after you look around SOS today!

From Lisa:
"BTS" in my layout stood for:
B =  Burlap / Brad
T = Tag / Twine / Tree / Tearing
S = Squirrel / Square Brad / Ribbon Slide