A challenge, a poll and a giveaway week – oh my!

Hello, fellow paper addicts.

A few things today. Call me chatty. :)

First, I am guesting over on the Scrapbook Challenges site. This site looks fabulous, with sketches and such, so I was happy to play along. (The industry needs places like this for us to be happy, right? Gotta support them!)

So, here is my layout, along with their sketch…

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Supplies: Lots and lots and lots of Basic Grey; Tim Holtz Scallop Die; White Enamel Accents from Ranger; More Basic Grey.

This is the great sketch. I turned mine and played with it a bit. But love love love this sketch…

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And a close up…

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See those little white dots? Did that using the White Enamel Accents from Ranger. You will be seeing more of these. SO much better than a white pen and adds some dimension…

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So, you know I love the Basic Grey 6×6 paper pads. I find the smaller scale of these papers so easy to work with – on cards AND scrapbook pages, such as the one above.

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And I am now having a love affair with the scallop die from Tim Holtz. I wasn't sure if this die and I would hit it off. I am more of a perfectly-even-scallop girl, so the uneven scallop threw me for a loop. But then I used it. And fell in love. You will be seeing it a LOT here. (You can buy it HERE.)THALTERATIONSSCALLOPS656627 And, it turns out that the fabulous folks at Simon Says Stamps sent me an extra of this great die, so I thought I would give one away here. Just leave a comment here by Wednesday night for your chance to win.

Oh, and I have a table full of giveaways. So I will be doing more this week. Just paying it forward.

Finally! A poll. Planning some big classes and wondered with you all would vote for. Thanks for your help!

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  1. Mel

    I’m in love with your page, and those enamel accents…I’m also glad to hear there’s another symmetrical scallop girl, so there’s hope for me!

  2. amy w

    i love those simple cards. Thanks for the plethora of ideas!

  3. LindaH

    Would love to win… hope I’m not too late :)

  4. thanks for those useful tips.
    your boy is so sweet.

  5. christina-indiana

    i voted for you, but i am so far away…i wish you could come here…or maybe i can take vacation from work and school to come there :)

    PS… Colin is so ADORABLE!

  6. Nancy

    Thanks so much for sharing your “must haves”. I have often followed your advice from paper trimmers, tape runners, inks, punches and have not been disappointed! I truly trust your advice and LOVE your sample cards and layouts!

  7. JoAnn

    Love this page – and your little guy is so adorable.

  8. Roxee

    ohh no! a day late, a die short! Love the page. Thanks Jen.

  9. Ooooh,Awwwww! I’ll be looking for Enamel Accents! And I love the TH die!

    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  10. Pam H

    Love the colors used on this page. Colin is a cutie. Thanks for sharing

  11. TAS

    Colin is adorable as always!! Gorgeous scrapbook layout and the Basic Grey DPs are fabulous on this layout. Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. Terri

    Hi Jennifer,

    Looks like I am going to have to find the enamel accents! I just love to play!
    Thanks once again for sharing your creativity!

    Terri

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