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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sew Many Layouts Blog Hop

The SML design team is celebrating National Craft Month, and there will be a DRAWING at the end of the hop. Want to enter?

1 random winner of a free st. patty's day digi image will be chosen for leaving a comment posting our banner/challenge blog blinkie

1 random winner will receive a set of digis from SMC for leaving a comment on everyone's blog and the SML blog

AND

1 Grand Prize winner will receive this SEI Product Pack from Sew Many Cards- you must create a project using a technique introduced to them on the hop along with an SMC image of your choice. Layouts can be submitted to the Sew Many Layouts Blog.



My technique to share with you is on using anything and everything in your artwork. Don't feel limited by only those items that you find in your LSS (yes, we all know the argument about keeping everything "acid free" but sometimes rules are meant to be broken!). In the below layout, I used the following random items:
- an "admit one" ticket that I saved from an event
- a skeleton key purchased at Lowe's
- a scrap of my bedroom curtain that was shredded by my cat
- corrugated cardboard
- a scrap book page
- a label from a bottle of Starbucks caramel sauce

Isn't the SMC donkey adorable?



Ready to hop around? Start at the SML Challenge Blog. Already participating? Your next stop is Mary's blog.

8 comments:

Mary Ski said...

Great treatment of a seemingly unrelated set of objects. Makes a great layout!

Rhonda Miller said...

Great tips. TFS.

Nancy said...

Very fun layout! And I love that you use non-scrapbooking items on your pages.

Gwen said...

Love that skeleton key! Great looking page.

Smiles!
Gwen

Anita said...

Beautiful page! Awesome LO.

~Jeri~ said...

wow!! great way to think outside of the box with items to use in your layouts!! I need to hit up Lowes for some of those keys. I love skeleton keys!

silvia said...

The SMC donkey is adorable!!! CUUUTE LO!!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

im a fan of this challenge...i totally agree that its okay to add non traditional scrapbooking items... cause it just adds more texture, and enhances the storyline of the layout! a NICE ONE!!!