Monday, November 10, 2014


I adore scrappy challenges.  And occasionally, I will combine a couple. This next layout was the result of a happy marriage between a recent Sunday Sketch from Studio Calico and the latest Creative Jumpstart Challenge from Marcy Penner and Stephanie Bryan. 

The sketch you can see here and the Creative Jumpstart 03, which was a recipe challenge, you can see here.  The recipe called for 5 patterned papers, 1 brad, and 1 frame.  Fun! 

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I like challenges because they are fun and inspiring.  This time I played around with the embellishments, even reaching into some older supplies to grab a brad that had been patiently waiting to be used and to take out my beloved and neglected butterfly punch to work in my 5th piece of patterned paper.  And the deer head--how great is that?! I don't know if I truly understand the whole deer head phenomenon (I am generally not a fan of any head mounted), but it's cool in its own weird way. 

Overall, I made a fave layout AND documented an important-to-me story.  Life is good.


  1. This is such a sweet layout Michelle!! Those little butterflies have me swooning ♥

  2. Seriously this is amazing, I love everything you do though. stunning. Oh and another of yours I may need to lift LOL.