Challenge #3 // Bring back an old obsession

Do have that one product (or maybe many) you used to use all the time then one day just stopped? You probably still have a bunch of it sitting there staring at you every time you enter your craft space. Well for me that’s ribbon. I have been collecting (maybe even hoarding) ribbon for sometime now and I really don’t use it on layouts anymore. Every now and then I bust some out to wrap a present but haven’t really got creative with it in a while…until now! ImageImage

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It was fun playing with it again! I really think it stopped being my go to when washi came into my life. Now I’m bringing back the ribbon and challenging myself to use it in combo with washi on future layouts.

What’s a product you used to use a lot of and now never touch?

We challenge you to get it out and play! Hopefully you’ll have a renewed love for it. And don’t forget to check out what Dana’s old obsession is.

Have a great week!

♥Cherie

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Challenge number 2 // hand paint your title

Our challenge this time was to hand paint a title on your layout. Brush script is everywhere now and we wanted to give it a try. Now I don’t love my handwriting but I try to embrace it. I always think about the fact that one day someone might want to look back and see my writing.  I love to look at handwriting on my older relatives. It’s like a little piece of them that lives on.Image

For  this layout I  my gelatos with water to make a watery paint, then I painted in on the page.  ImageTo make the gold star bursts I used a Jenni Bowlin mask, spread some modeling paste over it and sprinkled the glitter on while wet.

I love just using the sparingly on the page.

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Below are a few of the main supplies I used on this layout. The 6X6 paper pad is from Target, it’s one of my faves!

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Don’t forget to checkout the layout Dana has made using a hand painted title!

As always you are welcome to play along! We would love to see what you create so please link yours in the comments below. And if posting on instagram tag with #pysc2014 (push yourself scrapbook challenge)

♥Cherie

Challenges are back!

This year one of my major goals to use my supplies. Nothing motivates me more than a good challenge 🙂

My sweet friend Dana agreed to embark on the adventure of doing these challenges along with me.  I was so excited to have someone to keep me accountable! We will be posting new challenges on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Our first challenge is to use an old line you’ve been saving but haven’t used

Well I had quite a few to choose from,  I ended up using an old line by Elsie Flanagan for K I  Memories circa 2006. Yep, I have paper that old. And I actually still like it!

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These colors just lent themselves to a Valentines theme layout. And seeing as it was just a few weeks ago the timing couldn’t have been better.

Here is how I used these products:

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Even though the products are very old (especially in scrapbook land!)  I was still able to create a layout I love! That’s what I was hoping to get out of this and all of the challenges. It’s great when life works out the way you want it to, ha! Because we all know most of the time it doesn’t 🙂

If you would like to play along with us please do! Link up your layouts in the comment section below. And don’t forget to check back on the 15th for our next challenge!

Happy scrappin’

♥Cherie