Saturday, August 7, 2010

Everything and the Kitchen Sink...

Hello, all. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend full of fun and scrapping! I wanted to stop by and share a layout with you all that I completed for The (paper) Trail Makers challenge - recipe 1. The challenge is to use a "recipe" for a layout that includes items that start with each letter in the word Trail Makers.

Here is the description of the challenge from the The (paper) Trail Makers Blog itself:

To kick this all off, I thought it would be fun to do a recipe challenge using the word TRAILMAKERS!!! Each letter of the word will signify one item for you to use on your layouts! For those of you not familiar with a recipe challenge - I will give you a list of things to choose from to use on your layout (you are not limited to ONLY these items- they are in addition to your own creativity!).

For this week's challenge you will pick at least 3 of the following items and use those on your layouts. If you use ALL 11 items, make sure you leave a comment and point them out to us and you will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the week for a $10 Gift Certificate to my store The Paper Trail.

You have until 5:00 pm (EST) on Saturday, Aug 7th to use the Mr. Linky at the bottom to link your project to this week's challenge. Because this is a prize week, I will have the DT girls help me pick a winner and that person will be announced on Monday 9 August.

Thanks for joining us and Good Luck!!








Markers (for coloring, journaling, etc.)

Acrylic accents

Kraft cardstock



Stitching (machine, hand, or faux!)

Here is my entry:

So lovely layout. This is a senior photo of my eldest daughter. Ii completed the recipe for the challenge as follows:

T - Tag - Plaid tag cut with my Cricut
R - Ribbon - Strip and bow of brown velvet ribbon
A - Alphabet - American Crafts Thickers Dear Lizzy Bliss Alphas
I - Ink - Distress Ink around edges of layout and used in stamping flower pattern
L - Lace - Strip of lace under the ribbon

M - Markers - Used brown marker for the faux stitching
A - Acrylic Accents - Acrylic flower shapes colored with alcohol inks
K - Kraft Cardstock - First time using this, stamped with a flower design
E - Eyelets - Three eyelets on top left of page, three at bottom right
R - Rub ons - Verticle pink flower strip to the side of the photo matting
S - Stitching - Faux stitching around tag and paper matting of photo

This was a lot of fun to create. I like the whole recipe thing; it's like having a sketch in a way because it gives you a push into creativity!

Close-up of some of the goodies I used for this layout!


  1. Terrific, love the layout, Annette x

  2. Very lovely!!!! and you used all of the letters...WOWSERS!!!! Thanks for playing at Trailmakers this week!!!

  3. Great job getting all 11 items in!! Beautiful gir--beautiful layout--love your work.

  4. Great layout, especially using all 11 items!!! Thanks for playing along!!

  5. Wow- your layout is GORGEOUS!!! I am so glad you played along here at TrailMakers - and it was very well worth the wait to see this!!!!!

  6. What a Stunning Lo!!!!!!!! Beautiful embellishments!!!!!!

  7. beautiful layout! (btw, thanks for commenting on my blog... you're my one lonely follower...LOL!)