Thursday, November 18, 2010

Scrapbookers Anonymous November Challenge

The challenge this month at Scrapbookers Anonymous is to use holiday papers for a non-holiday layout. I chose two Christmas papers and created a layout about the Homemade Ice Cream Machine we discovered on our last visit to the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas.

The first paper I chose was a 2002 My Mind's Eye paper from their Frame-Ups Fun Paper series called Christmas Stripe. I had several of these pages and actually used a couple of them for my 2001 Christmas photos. Obviously they've been in my stash a while!


The second paper I chose was a Power Page from an old Me & My Big Ideas book of Christmas themed pages. I decided to use the photo block on this page for my photos.


Here's the completed layout. Since I did not have much other white in the layout, I covered the white strip with Magic Mesh, and I even included a Christmas ribbon as a "shelf" for my photo block. (It looks like there are shadows on the layout, but those shadows are actually on the photos because it was a very sunny day!)

11 comments:

Karen Williams said...

This looks great. I love how you have cut the papers and adapted them with the mesh. I really like to journal on strips like that as well.
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

alexa said...

Works really well, and an unusual challenge :). Like your strip of mesh ...

Sian said...

Cleverly done Melissa! It doesn't look like a Christmassy page at all. I love it!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Fantabulously done Melissa... I love the journalling strip too... Neat and lovely photos... well done... Thank you so much for playing along with US at scrapbookers anonymous....xx

Debbie P said...

Very nice job. With the greens & reds in your photos, this worked perfectly. I love these challenges that make you think outside the box. It makes our product on hand more productive.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

You gotta love the Magic Mesh! Great layout, wonderful use of color! Thanks for playing along with us over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Rachel B said...

Great layout Melissa, I like the merging of the papers :)

Lena said...

Love how you used your Christmaspaper!! Great how the colors of the pics match with the papers you used!! Great page!!
Thanks for joining the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

Theresa said...

superb!!! You have really given those papers a new life. They look fabulous. love it!!! =) Thanks for digging in your stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Lea said...

What a great use of your Christmas papers!!! And love the use of the mesh. thanks for digging in your stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

Deb Hickman said...

Great LO,love how you've adapted those Xmas papers. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous.