WOW, I have been busy creating all week. I had 3 days to create some new projects for TaDa Creative Studios showcasing their 3 brand new wonderful lines and then ship them back so they could have them for CHA. TaDa did come up with some fun new products this time around, they include "Stickies" and "Fringe Benefits". Wanting a little sneek peak, you can see the new items in action on the TaDa Creative Stuidos blog. http://tadacreativestudios.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/our-new-collection-add-ons-up-close-and-personal/
Well since I can't share any of the CHA projects with you yet, I can share a Christmas in July layout I created with TaDa's adorable Jolly Holly Days collection. For the banner of stockings I fussy cut that out of the Hung with Care paper.
XOXO July challenge is UP. If you haven't checked it out there are LOTS of creations from the DT chose one or two or more that inspire you and then scraplift it.
Let's Scrap and My Scraps and more challenges.
I combined these two challenges and created this layout. I used a sketch from Let's Scrap, I took this two page sketch but only used the left hand side of the layout.
Then for the My scraps and more challenge week #6 the challenge was to recycle. I used two recycled items on my layout.One is from Jillibean Soup Journaling Spots - which I cut with a spellbinders die and put my title on. The other is the shaped green and blue polka dot paper. I used a Jenni Bowlin Studio packaging (it had chipboard banners) and covered it with the polka dot paper. The layout was created with Fancy Pants Beach Bum papers and Embellies.
Bev at My Sketch World posted a B&W challenge for July. This sounded like a great twist on a color challenge. So I decided to try this challenge, I even used a B&W photo. For the base of the layout I ended up using a Prima Flocked Transparency which I have had for ages, so I'm sooooo happy to have finally used it. Actually almost the entire layout is using older stash item. The paper is an older Heidi Swapp paper, I loved this line when it came out (and its still great). The flowers are a glittered plastic flowers from Making Memories which I have had forever. I LOVE the ribbon and this was the last bit of it left, very sad. The bling flourish has been in my drawer for a long time waiting to be used. The only NEW items used on this layout are the brads and bling used for the flower centers.