Friday, November 1, 2013

ScrapStuffz "Inspired By" November Challenge

     I love being on design teams when it really makes me think outside the box.  This ScrapStuffz one was a toughie for me, and I looked at it a very long time before something hit me.  Once it did though...I was off and running and my layouts came together very quickly!
    So what finally hit me? The Mayflower!  In my strange thinking pattern I kept thinking:

  1. Mayflower = Pilgrims
  2. Pilgrims came for independence/freedom
  3. Independence/freedom = Fourth of July!
     So without further is my M at eight months old.  I made the banner myself using the cricut.  I cut scallop circles in half inch increments and then cut them in half.  I stamped glitter stars in the circles to give it a bit of pop.
     The circles on both pages are made using the Epiphany Crafts round circle epoxy machine.  This is a new tool for me and I love it! 
     I created the title using wood veneer that I painted with some acrylic paint I had around.  Boy was it messy since the letters are so small, but I love the dimension is gives and the variety of colors available.

     What does the inspiration picture make you think of?  Come over and link up with us for a chance to win.  Don't forget that our winner is design team chosen so everyone has a great shot!

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  1. What a cutie! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! How stinking cute is he??? This inspiration picture make me think of the Jersey Shore because they do Pirate Ship sailings!

    Thanks for joining us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Crafty Hugs,

    1. Thank you Jessica - we think he was pretty cute too!

  3. Awwwwww....what a sweetie he is!! Love the pic and great LO design!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge!
    Hope to see you play again in our challenge :)

  4. What a great layout, and a terrific subject! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM challenge blog! Julie O, DT Member

    1. Thank you Julie - your challenges always inspire me to find new ways to use ribbon