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Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, Pretty Hard Worker!

Hi! It’s my day to share a project over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I’m also sharing here, with a few more pictures and details.

So, Lisa added some super fun files since my last project and I had to use them for my page today! I used the Science Lab Cutting Files and Science of Love Cutting Files to help tell the story of my daughter’s Sophomore Chemistry class. Here’s how the page turned out: 

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As you may notice, I did a lot of print and cut with vellum.

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The title is on one of the Speech Bubbles Cutting Files shapes and the frame around my daughter’s picture is from Photo Frames 1 Cutting Files.

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I used a banner from Sentiment Spots 3 Cutting Files for the subtitle.

You may be wondering about all the “no” symbols. Well, my daughter’s class did hardly any labs, which was disappointing to her (and probably made it a lot harder since most everything was more about theory than practice.)

I used the 24/7 collection from Simple Stories for the patterned papers and alphas and the cardstock for the “no” symbols is from Simon Says Stamp.

The sketch that I used is by Becky Fleck for A Cherry on Top:

I am entering Silhouette Challenges #28 Anything Goes.

I hope school is going well for everyone in school, teaching or with kids in school! And I hope if there are any lab sciences that there will be plenty of labs and reasons to scrap about them (or send the teacher a fun card!)

Happy crafting!

Ruth

ETA : I’m also linking up to the PDE Anything Goes Linky Party. Both Silhouette Challenges and PDE Linky Party are fun places to link up your creations if you just like having blog visitors without a prize for linking up.

Picture this…

Say, you’re a scrapbooker, like me, and you have a story you really want to tell, but you don’t have any pictures to go along with it. It’s a recurring story, a story about traditions and you could wait until the next time the story happens and take pictures to use on your layout. Or you could be real with yourself and realize it’s not the type of thing that you normally take pictures of so don’t bother to wait. Well, that’s my story for this pictureless layout. I decided that any pictures might actually take away from the story. So then how do I make my page something that somebody will want to look at? Let’s take a look, shall we?

Could not resist photographing outside under my maple

Could not resist photographing outside under my maple

First up, we have die cuts. The Creative Cutting Challenge is hosting a new challenge – Thanksgiving. As a design team member, I really wanted to tell this Thanksgiving story and felt that the shapes in the Thanksgiving Set One would really go great with my story! My Silhouette Cameo and I had a great time cutting these images from patterned paper and cardstock.

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Next, I chose the My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste collection for my layout because I loved the rich colors that remind me of the colors of fall. Thankfully, My Mind’s Eye does a fabulous job with fun coordinating elements, so I used washi tape, brads, enamel dots and buttons from the collection to help add some interest and dimension, along with some Twinery twine and leaves from Michaels.

Here is a detail of my journaling:

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I hope you’ll find a way to celebrate Thanksgiving with an svg file and your cutting machine and play along with The Creative Cutting Challenge!

Just for fun, have you ever created a scrapbooking layout for a story without pictures? What did you do? I’d love to know or if I’ve inspired you I’d love to hear about the story you’re inspired to tell now!

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to comment so I know your first concern is making my day brighter ;-)! Hope you have a great day!

Ruth

Here are the challenges I’m entering:

Cut it Up Thanksgiving

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Silhouette Challenges – Anything holiday

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Oh, yeah, along with all the previous supplies I mentioned I used:

Another fabulous PageMaps sketch from Becky Fleck that A Cherry On Top has a challenge for using:

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Close to My Heart: cardstock, ribbon, alpha stickers, marker, stamps and ink

Adhesive from: American Crafts, Glue Arts, Glue Dots, Imaginesce, Xyron and Zig

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