Sunday, May 3, 2015

What a Nut Layout

Good Morning my fellow crafters and bloggers. Happy Scrapbook Day to you a day late :) Did you all enjoy any scrapping yesterday? I did for some of the morning and most of the afternoon till dinner time :) I accomplished 3 layouts playing along with the Sketchathon and Counterfeit Kit Challenge. So it was a very enjoyable and relaxing Saturday for me.
Today is a new challenge over at Lasting Memories last week started the new month of challenges with Life Affirmation theme today's challenge is Determination there is such a wide range of possibilities with this, but I went with one that just maybe a bit unusual but really does fit well with the theme:
Yep the squirrel is determined to get in the bird feeder and he finally accomplished the day I took the pictures. I used 2 different challenges to come up with my layout. The first one is from the sketchathon challenge with this sketch and we had to add brads to the layout too:

It was a fun sketch to try, I like the bottom section of the sketch and thank goodness this month's counterfeit kit had that scallop edge paper in it, that gave me one of the pattern papers for the other challenge over at Counterfeit Kit challenge: Susan's recipe challenge:
Make a layout using the following:
5 brads or enamel dots
4 patterned papers

3 stickers or pieces of chipboard
2 labels or journaling spots
1 piece of ribbon, twine or washi

you can see all 4 pattern papers here: with 3 of them making up the bottom edge of the layout. The white was prescalloped and the blues I used my Recollections punch. The peach is the ribbon for the recipe.
The brads I used are the snowflakes scattered about the layout, the 2 journaling spots are here together one helped make up the block for the title and the other has the journaling on it. The title comes from that sticker I found.
The rest of the recipe is in this top corner of the layout, with the chipboard triangle and the pennant sticker from a recollections pack for the creative chaos series.
This particular time the bird feeder was in the tree, hanging down from one of the limbs. It seems to have jumped to get onto to the feeder and make sure to be on the side so all it's weight isn't on the perch that will close it up.
He's determined to get in the feeder as we are determined to keep him out! He may have won this battle were determined to win in the end!
You all have a fantastic day today! We have plans for the youngest Great Grandson's 1st birthday, wow that year went by so quickly.


  1. Fun layout! I love how you approached this theme! I love that you're both determined in your goals with the seeds! TFS!

  2. Oh Tina, this layout is so fun and totally cute!! I had to giggle at the squirrel trying to get into the bird feeder, they remind me of kids. Everything is child/animal prof except to the ones that it is design to keep out! lol Love this layout and hope you win the war! Hugs, Brenda