Saturday, September 5, 2015

SOS September Challenge "Summer of '68"

I really LOVE to do "Double Challenges" and there is a NEW ONE up on the Scrap Our Stash Blog, for our first Challenge of September!!  You can find all the details, rules, and more inspiration on the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG - so hop on over and check it out, when you are all done here!

The first challenge of the month at SOS is usually a "WORD" Challenge - where you have to incorporate one (or more) items that start with the each of the letters in the word for that month, in your layout.  This month the word is "L A Y E R S."

This month, SOS has joined forces with STUCK?! Sketchesand have added an "OPTIONAL" Sketch to the challenge - sooo... if you incorporate both challenges in your layout - you can submit your one layout into 2 blog challenges -- sweet!!!

Here is the Sketch:

I decided to do both the WORD and SKETCH?! Challenges and this is what I came up with:
Here is my Layout - I am calling it "Summer of '68"

The photos in this layout were taken at one of those photo booths at the boardwalk when my little brother and I were 5 and 7 yrs old. ( Thanks for writing the date on the back Mom!)  I had taken a picture of the photo strip and posted it on my Facebook page about 2 yrs ago. I thought it would be great to use for the sketch.  Of course, I have no idea where I put the actual photo strip now ( one of those "really safe places I'm sure!) - so I downloaded it from Facebook, and re-sized it in PhotoShop.  It came out a bit grainy and a little off square - but I just went with it.  I was only going to use 3 of the photos, but I couldn't decide what one to leave out - so I made all 4 work!

Here is the "STUFF" from my STASH - for this month's word " L A Y E R S"
L - Lace, Lock, Lined Paper
A - Acrylic Embellishments, Arrows, Ampersand
Y - Yarn (paper,) Year, Yellow chipboard flower
E - Enamel Dots, EK Success Long Stapler
R - Ranger Distress Stains and Marker, EP "Reflections" chipboard, Queen and Co "ROX" self adhesive stones
S - Staples, Royal "Sparkles" by Kaiser

Here are some close ups for you:

Here are all of the items used:

BoBunny "Somewhere in Time" - Evening Mist
BoBunny - "Timepiece" - Tick Tock
BoBunny "Weekend Market" - Tapestry | Vintage Labels
Heidi Swapp Stickers (Title)
Prima Pebbles - Acrylic Gemstones
Ranger Distress Stains - Blueprint Sketch | Tarnished Brass
Ranger Distress Marker - Blueprint Sketch
Echo Park Chipboard Accents - "Reflections"
Uniball Singo White Pigment Marker
Queen and Co. ROX - Self adhesive stones - "ice nightfall"
Zig- Wink of Stella - GL Blue

Thanks for popping in - I hope you make some time for yourself this month to get "Scrappy with it!" and that you play along with us at Scrap Our Stash and with STUCK?! Sketches too!!
((HUGS))~ Sherri