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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…

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.

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!