Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Emme: Pebbles Layout & Giveaway winner!

First things first, the winner of the stack of pretty Bella Blvd Kiss Me collection goodies, from my last post is... STEPHANIE EAKEN!  Congrats, Stephanie and thanks for following my blog!  Email me at with your shipping info, so I can get your prize in the mail to you!

Admittedly, I am a rather S-L-O-W scrapper.  It typically takes me 3-4 hours or an evenings sitting to complete a scrapbook page.  Last week I was assigned to  'Whip it up Wednesday' over on the Pebbles blog, which involves 'whipping' up a project in around 30 minutes or less.  As you can assume, this presented me with a bit of a challenge, but I was up for it!   

The first step in tackling this challenge was to take out my square punch and a variety of papers from the Walnut Grove collection. Once I had my stack of pretty squares, it took me only a minute or two to lay out a beautiful over-sized photo mat, that mimics the look of a cozy, worn quilt. Attaching the squares was quick and easy, once I had the first in place to use as a guide. I then chose to add some stitching to make that backdrop look even more quilt-like, but that step could certainly be skipped to save on time. 

Supplies used: Pebbles - Walnut Grove Harriet (751294), Walnut Grove Caroline (751295), Walnut Grove Nellie (751297), Walnut Grove Nancy (751298), Walnut Grove Grace (751303), Walnut Grove Laura (751300), Walnut Grove Carrie (751302), Walnut Grove Eliza Jane (751304), Walnut Grove Accent and Phrase Stickers (732119), Tricks and Treats Black Glitter Foam Thickers (732135), Sunny Side Dimensional Flowers (747184); Other: American Crafts kraft cardstock, Veteran Typewriter font, machine stitching.

The next step was to turn to my stash of Thickers and pretty Pebbles stickers to add my title and a few specifically placed embellishments. Four strips of journaling around the outer perimeter of the photo mat, complete the page, and believe or not (I could hardly believe it myself!) my page was done in just under 30 minutes!

Sometimes a challenge is just the right creativity booster - it certainly was for me!  In fact, I enjoyed this challenge so much I shared it with some of my favorite scrapbooking friends on a recent scrapbooking trip, and we all tried our hand at 30 minute layouts. I'll be back soon to share my results!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. This turned out so cute with quite a bit of detail given how quick you got it done! I'm a super slow scrapbooker too, taking a similar amount of time on a layout--I think this layout would have still taken me a good hour, but even then I would consider it an accomplishment. ;)