Starting September 1st on the message boards, we are switching things up. We will still be posting the challenges daily but the themes will all be new!! Here is the line up...
Monday... Mix it Up Monday's (recipe challenge)
Tuesday... Tuesday Trigger (monthly theme)
Wednesday... Word Up Wednesday (word challenge)
Thursday... Throwback Thursday (stash challenge)
Friday... Free for All Friday (anything goes!)
Saturday... Saturday Steal (lift challenge)
Sunday...Day of Rest
To learn a little more about the daily themes, we are having this blog hop. Each of the Design Team members are showcasing one of the days. The challenges that the designers share are going to be the first ones for the month of Sept., so you are getting a little bit of a head start on the challenges this month! Here is the order for the hop...
Start here ---------------- My Scraps & More's Blog
Mix it Up with ---------Audrey
Tues. Trigger with-----Tracy
Word Up with----------- Lisa
Throwback with-------- Wendi
Free for All with-------- Tammi
Steal with ---------------- Missy
All you need to do is visit each designers blog and leave a comment. Then return to the My Scraps & More blog and leave a comment that you finished the hop! Let us know what you think of the new challenges! The hop will run until MIDNIGHT Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013.
And one lucky winner will receive the new "Paper & Glue" collection from Echo Park!
I am showcasing the Mix-It-Up Monday's, which are simply recipe challenges. Every Monday a new recipe will be posted in the forum. Since we are SWITCHing it up, I decided to do a recipe with the word SWITCH. Your challenge is to use the following items on your page:
S- stitching (faux or machine)
W- white cardstock
I- Inks (mists or paints are fine, too)
H- heart (more than one is fine)
And here is my page using some Crate Paper "The Pier" collection and playing around with some watercolors! Would you look at this little guy playing on the dock!? Wish he was smiling more, but he was busy trying to fill some buckets with water.
I found some watercolors on clearance at Hobby Lobby, so I wanted to experiment with them a bit! I mixed some of the paints with mists to get some great shades of navy and teals.
I layered some tags, chipboard, stickers, and diecuts. I like adding my stickers to patterned paper and cutting a border around them and popping them off the page with dots.
Some stitching and some sequins for sparkle. When you see them shimmer on the page, it reminds me of the way the sunshine reflects off the lake.
I used some transparent Heidi Swapp alphas which I just LOVE! The color and the transparency remind me of lake water, too!