Whew! Just in the nick of time I completed a few more of the challenges from http://www.scrapbooksteals.com/. In the last 36 hours I've done two double layouts, one single layout and a card. The card was a piece of cake (or cupcake) since I make those all the time but the scrapbooking really kicked my butt.
My favorite is the layout of Noah. I love the way the blue and green turned and I love all the circles too. I used this for 2 different challenges. The first was to use at least 6 different patterned papers. I think I have nine: 1 in the background, 1 in the photo mat, 1 in the alpha chipboard, and 5 more in the circles. Wait, that's only 8. And the second challenge was to use at least 12 elements on a page. I have 1 photo, 1 mat, 7 pieces of chipboard, and 8 circles. I love that cute little face.
The second layout was to use a sketch they provided. Again I used photos of Noah so it could be a double layout for his book. I need to add some journaling and re-align the photos! The sort of slant upwards! And the word sweet doesn't stand out enough. I need to fix it. But considering I did this in less than 15 minutes, it's not too bad.
The last challenge I did was a birthday card. I really rushed through this one too. I used a roller stamp on the blue card to create a pattern. I cut pink glitter cardstock with a trim punch and embossed the green paper with polka dots and layered everything. I used chalks on the white cardstock around the cupcake and the sentiment and then finished it off with a couple brads.
The card won me a prize! It wasn't based on talent. Winners were picked randomly. But it was still cool. AND I won two other prizes from participating in the online crop! I love free stuff! I'm still waiting on the prizes to arrive so I don't know what they are yet. The suspense is torture!