Friday, 12 March 2010

StampAMemory Challenge 5

Well I finally plucked up the courage to enter a scrapbook challenge - I must admit, when I saw what other beautiful entries were submitted, it was pretty daunting to consider throwing my proverbial hat in the ring!

This scrapbook challenge is through StampAMemory ( ) . The challenge was to create a layout using a quote that is special to you.

As some of you might know, David and I finally got married in December last year and ashamedly I am yet to scrapbook any of the beautiful photos our wonderful photographer Adrian Tuazon-McCheyne
( ) took for us.

So I thought, what better way to enter a challenge with a photo and quote that mean this much to me!

So here's my first attempt:

For this layout I used the following:

STAMPS: Vintage Labels (from the current SAB set)

CARDSTOCK:  Basic Grey as the base with outline matting in Going Grey. I also used Night of Navy for the trimming and printed from my laser printer directly onto the vellum for the quote, and laid it over whisper white cardstock

INK:  Versamark and Silver embossing powder 

TOOLS: Embossing Buddy, heat gun, matt pack 

ACCESSORIES:  Bashful Blue and Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, with small silver brads.

Here I embossed Night of Navy cardstock in silver and cut around it (see what happens when you don't have a cool scallop circle punch!?) and used my matt pack to pierce the hole before putting the brad in the middle. Of course some dimensionals never go astray eh?

I also embossed the same stamped image directly onto the basic grey cardstock for some extra bling and some light and shade to the two-toned grey theme.

The quote is: " The closer I look, the more I find to love. " and at the risk of sounding like a typical mushy newlywed, it is really true! When David was all the way away in Italy, I really didn't think I could love him more (I was pretty pathetically smitten from the beginning) - but somehow over these last 4 years we have shared, the little sneak weaseled his way further into my heart! hehe

It's a pretty simple layout, but I hope its one that you all like :)

Well, *bites fingernails* that's it for my first challenge!

Happy crafting ladies, and thanks again for all your lovely comments thus far.


  1. This is a stunning layout, Anne-Marie! You have NO reason to be nervous, submitting your first challenge entry. Love the elegance of it, and the colours you've used. Just beautiful.

  2. I think you did a marvelous job with your wedding photos. Your page looks stunning. I also love how you used the vintage labels set. :)

  3. A stunning and lovely layout. A fantastic first entry and nothing to be shy about!

  4. Just gorgeous. Really elegant and highlights your beautiful photos so well. What a perfect quote. I bet this is the first of many challenge entries!! Thanks for taking part.

  5. Fantastic layout, Anne-Marie! You've found some really stunning ways to use that vintage labels stamp set. Your photos are fantastic, and you're going to end up with a stunningly elegant album!

  6. Wow what a fab layout ... you simply have to scrap all the other photos now! And of course enter more challenges - beautiful photos and layout.

  7. Thanks guys for easing me into my first challenge.. Hopefully it will be one of many! :)

  8. Congrats Anne-Marie - your challenge entry was the one that popped out of the box today!! Beautiful layout. :-)

  9. Congratulations - your first layout and a win ... got to love that ... thanks for entering such a fab page.