Saturday, May 1, 2010

Scrap Your CRAP ... Challenge #53: A to Z

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I've got a bunch of errands to run today, so I'm not certain I'll get to any scrapping. Maybe tonight.
The new challenge at Scrap Your CRAP goes up today as well.
This month's challenge was to use up old letter sticker/Thickers. I wanted to pull out, and use up, some of my oldest Thickers. This Rootbeer font was one of my favorites and I had two packages of them in white and one in black. I used ALL of what was left in the three packages as the background of my layout. White on white and black on black. I gave the whole background a spritz of Before Dawn Shimmerz Vibez and then a bit of a blast of Jenni B Blu on the white in spots.
Because it's not a thick layer of Shimmerz, there is a bit of a shadow effect where the raised letters prevented the spritz from hitting the cardstock.
I was also able to use up a brad, some velvet ric rac and little piece of ribbon I'd saved from a 2-year-old Scraphoria kit. Oops! Just realized I haven't filled in the date yet but these photos are from Paul starting Playschool this past fall.
New Jillibean Soup letter stickers. This is a great font and I can see myself collecting all of the colours.
And some of the newer October Afternoon Report Card papers. I've had these for awhile and figure I better crack into them now that the new releases are out.
Head on over to Scrap Your CRAP to participate in this month's challenge :)
Also, today is the last day to take advantage of the NSD sale at Up The Street.
I put up a few challenges yesterday at the Up The Street blog. Up for grabs is your choice of one of the new Sassafras Collection kits!


Danielle said...

I absolutely ADORE this layout!!!! What a great way to use your extra letters :) LOVE IT <3

~Sasha Farina~ said...

ah that's brilliant! i need to use up mine too :D