Our second November challenge focuses on the wonderful feeling you get when you give to others. Whether volunteering at a shelter, donating to a local charity, or something as simple as cooking a meal for a sick neighbor, charitable acts not only help those in need, but help our own hearts as well. Our design team has shared some beautiful layouts to inspire you to give, and then scrap about it!
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Be sure to see the post directly below this one for this week’s challenge, and entry instructions. Remember, our participation criteria has changed – you only have to participate in ONE challenge per month to be eligible for our sponsored prizes, but the more you enter, the more chances you have to win!
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Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Really Red 12×12 80#”
Buttons: Charlene’s Button’s Box
Additional supplies used:
Papers: Echo Park
Papers: Sassafrass “Indie Girl”
Inks: CTMH “Cocoa”
Embellishments: ”Lucky Girl Craft Kits Old School Cool”
Chipboard: Pink Paislee
Adhesives: Tombow Mono
Chipboard letter, quote from Bob Hope, three brads
I included a hidden journal tag at the top of my photo to express my desire to be a volunteer at a hospital, the Niswanger Children’s Hospital. This hospital is a regional branch of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, my favorite charity.
This layout is all about my love for dogs and the work I do for National Mill Dog Rescue. I chose to use items number 2 and 3 from the challenge options on my layout. I used the adorable house button from our sponsor Charlene’s Button Box and placed it over a house that was printed on the pattern paper. Adding a few dog themed brads makes it a doggie house and takes care of option number 2. White chipboard letters all inked up for my main title takes care of item number 3. I had a great time making this layout, I look forward to scrapping more of my NMDR memories.
Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Brilliant White 80# 8 1/2 x 11, Black Linen 80# 8 1/2 x 11, Primary Red Vellum 12 x 12
Embellishments: Charlene’s Button Box “House Button”
Adhesive: Plaid “Mod Podge: Paper”
Additional Supplies Used:
Paper: DCWV “The Pets Stack”, Stampin Up “Kraft”
Embellishments: Create Impress “Dog Brads”, Pressed Petals “Chip Chatter Hip”, Cosmos Cricket “Tiny Type letter stickers”
Ink: Distress Ink “Barn Door & Vintage Photo”
Tools: Cuttlebug “Journaling Card embossing folder and Charms die”, We R Memory Keepers “Corner Chomper”, Uni-Ball “Signo Broad white gel pen”, Zig “black journaling pen”, Singer “Touch & Sew machine”
For this challenge I didn’t have any pictures at this charity event. But, it has to be one of my favorite charity fundraisers!! I guess the reason I don’t have any pictures is because we have such a good time at the Scrap Pink Crop that I always forget to take pics. lol!! So, for this layout I used a lot of roses!! I like to think that the roses represent all the beautiful women that have survied or are fighting breast cancer. I used brads for the big roses because the glue I used wasn’t keeping them adhered. And I also used the Quote “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. . — Bob Hope”
Cardstock: Discounted Cardstock “Brilliant White 80#”
Buttons: Charlene Button Box
Pink Paislee – Sweetness Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Pink Paislee-House of Three – Parisian Anthology Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Beautiful Butterfly
PowderPuff Chalk Ink:Maraschino Cherry
American Crafts – Thickers Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers – Rainboots – Raspberry
It is so amazing to be involved with a charity! I am sharing this layout about one of the things that is truly near and dear to my heart. Do you ever go to the mailbox and just hope there might be a card or letter for you? Of course you do! We all love happy mail. It can pick us up on a hard day, and it helps us remember that there are people thinking of us – even if we don’t know it. My layout is about just that. I send handmade cards to Operation Write Home and Share-A-Card. Both organizations are tremendous and really have found a way to help others that truly need mail.
I created a kind of unique background for my page. I found this idea in Creating Keepsakes special issue, “101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies” (page 54). I adhered several different pieces of chipboard to my kraft cardstock. Then I painted the paper and chipboard with Apple Barrel paint. When it was dry, I covered that with gloss mod podge. Now that takes a little time, but what a unique background with a fun 3-D effect! As you can see, my layout is pretty simple from there. I created my own embellishments using vellum, flowers, buttons, and ribbons. So fun to just pile things on!!
Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Kraft #80, Black Linen #80,Primary Red Vellum”
Embellishments: Charlene’s Button Box; Discount Cardstock “French Vanilla Bazzill Flowers”
Adhesives: Plaid: All Night Media “Pop Dots: Mod Podge Gloss
Paint: Apple Barrel “King’s Gold”
Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Close To My Heart “White Daisy”
Embellishments: Close To My Heart “Sparkles, Dimensional Elements”; May Arts “Black Wrinkled Ribbon”
Other Tools: Making Memories Slice; Making Memories Slice Design Card “Think Pink”
For this “Charity” layout I decided to scrap about our Raccoon Rehab Facility. The photographs are from the first two orphaned litters we rescued this past spring through summer. For the additions to the challenge I also printed the journal block from our home printer, I used more than three brads on the page, and I used chipboard on the title.
I absolutely love Discount Cardstock’s 12 x 12 Primary Red Vellum. It went perfectly with the Cosmo Cricut patterned paper and I love that it lets the patterned paper “peek-a-boo” through it.
The close-up shot of the layout below not only gives you a chance to see the beautiful bird button from our sponsor Charlene’s Button Box, it also gives you a closer look at Bella (one of our rehabbed raccoons who broke her leg shortly after release and had to be rehabbed again unti she recovered) laying on a banana peel (one of her favorite treats was bananas). Bella has since recovered and been returned to the wild.
And here is a close-up of the printed journal block. I highlighted the top and bottom of the block with a stamp from the Vintage Labels stamp set by Papertrey Ink.
Sponsor Supplies Used:Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Primary Red Vellum”
Embellishments: Charlene’s Button Box: Birds
Adhesives: Plaid: All Night Media “Pop Dots”
Additional Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink “Rich Linen”
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricut: Togetherness Collection
Ink: Ranger: Archival Ink “Coffee”
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Vintage Labels
Embellishments: Papertrey Ink Grosgrain Ribbon: “Hawaiian Shores”, Prima Marketing: Flower, Papertrey Ink: “Hawaiian Shores Vintage Buttons”, Cosmo Cricut: Togetherness Collection Stickers, Zva Creative: Pearls
Other Tools: Spellbinders: “Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circles Large and Circles Large”, brads and glitter chipboard from my stash.
Sponsored supplies used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock “Pepper 80# 12×12,” “Surf Blue Translucent Vellum 27# 12×12″
Polymer clay button: Charlene’s Button Box “Distressed Cream Heart Buttons: Red Flowery Flourish Pattern”
Paint & stencils: Plaid “Apple Barrel: Parrot Blue,” “Simply Stencils Value Packs: Damask”
Adhesive: Plaid “Mod Podge: Paper,” “Mod Podge: Dimensional Magic”
Additional supplies used:
Papers: Colorbok “Perfect Posy Box Kit;” Nylon thread: Gauche Alchemy “Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting Kit;” Alpha stencils & chipboard letter: Colorbok “Blue Skies 12 In. Page Kit;” Stickers: American Crafts “Remarks Books: Journaling 1 (Black),” Colorbok: “English Meadow Box Kit;” Making Memories “5th Avenue: Border & Tag Stickers (Elizabeth);” Tags: Colorbok: “Friendly Forest Box Kit;” Rhinestones: Kaisercraft: “Self-Adhesive Rhinestones: Dark Blue;” Brads: Crate Paper: “Season Collection,” Doodlebug Design, Inc. “Mini Brads: Bubble Blue;” Paint: Making Memories “Grapesicle,” “Eat Your Carrots;” Shimmer: Ranger “Perfect Pearls: Embellishment Pigment Kit (Metallics);” Other: Felt, woodgrain contact paper, jute cord, thread
I like to bake. It’s very relaxing & it’s always fun to watch family members try different treats. My brother sees me as the go-to baker, & while he stressed over financial aid & other college preparations, I decided to make him some heart-shaped scones. (They made him smile… Kind of a rare thing.)
2. Use three brads somewhere on your page.
3. Use a chipboard letter or shape on your page.
4. Use the following quote somewhere on your page or in your journaling: “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” — Bob Hope
1. First, I had to determine where to place my window. I chose the lower right-hand corner of my page to trace my photo — slightly larger than a square — and to sketch a frame around the outline of my photo.
2. I cut out the outermost rectangle and set it aside; the outline of the photo doesn’t need to be cut out — it was simply a guideline as to how the picture would hang in the window.
3. After I’d pleated and stitched felt to a woodgrain contact paper heart, I placed the completed embellishment over the window, figuring out at which angle I wanted to adhere it. I had decided beforehand that the large embellishment would serve as another frame, making the photo look like it was part of an ornament in the end. Once satisfied with placement, I lightly traced around the heart in pencil.
4. Afterward, I used double-sided tape and filled in the parts of the heart which I had successfully traced around; a large chunk of it was “invisible” because it would not be adhered to the actual window — just around it. I also punched holes using a small hole punch (the smaller setting on the Crop-A-Dile works just fine) to determine how to hang the heart and photo. Then, I adhered the embellishment.
5. Taking one of two lengths of jute cord, I started from the back of my photo (through which I had punched holes corresponding with those above the window) with one end and threaded the other end of the twine through the back of the window and then through the back of the heart as well, making sure the photo was positioned the way I liked before tying the ends of the cord into bows in front of the heart.
6. Finally, I turned the page over and adhered a piece of Surf Vellum over the back of the window, with the double-sided tape holding everything securely in place.
Pepper cardstock looks great after being misted — especially if you only mist part of it, as the rest will appear misted on its own with its pattern of black and blue flecks.
My title is actually sealed with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, giving it smooth texture and helping it to stand on its own.