Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge : 4 in 1, scrapbook(.com) and the Tag Punch :)

Hello !
This blog post is going to be the longest ever. 

sorry, but i need to write this :)

First, this is a layout i did using prompts from 4 different challenges :

1. prompt #1 : Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday : WaterColors

2. prompt #2 : Stuck?! sketches : sketch

3. prompt #3 : Off the Rails Scrapbooking : Color Swatch

4. prompt #4 : Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 : Ribbons, Twine, & Fibers

here is my LO :

note : for prompt #1 : Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday : Watercolors : I used a water-colored patterned paper and did some water-coloring on the "D" and the big pennant on the top right corner.

Second, I would like to say thank-u to scrapbook(.com) for giving me a $10 prize for posting a layout in their gallery. 

Awesome sauce ! 
I am one of those ppl who doesn't really win in contests, so this really made my day. :) :). I immediately went shopping.

this is what i used the $10 for :

I have to confess this is the first time i shopped there. wonderful store. I loved the follow-up e-mail they sent which listed few projects which i can make with the products i ordered. so unique. love it ! cannot wait for my stuff to arrive.

again big thank-u to scrapbook(.com) for this.

Lastly, my new found love - the Fiskars Tag punch.


I won't say its perfect but its cool.
what i loved about this : really makes tag making so simple & easy. and the tag size is pretty perfect.

what i didn't like about it : I cannot use small eyelets (which i have a zillion of ;)) for my tags. so i had to make the holes & set the small eyelets with another tool (the crop-a-dile obviously :)). but maybe one day when i run out of small eyelets i may want to attach big eyelets so this will come in handy. but can i see myself making gift tags without eyelets so this will make the whole process a lot simpler.
Also i am hoping designer - Teresa Collins comes out with a paper with tags printed which we can punch out & use (just like the ones she often does for using the circle punch). that would be fun :)

That's all for today. 
Thank-u for all the love & thank-u for stopping by. :) 


  1. Such a fun layout, Binty! Looks like your family had a great time! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Lovely, fun layout with so much going on. Thank you for joining Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge this month.

  3. Wow! Love all the photos on your layout. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?!

  4. Good on you with your prize & your goodies you got to buy! Looks lovely....as does your LO - great use of our OUAS colours & mood board...I really like that bg pp you've used too:):) Thanks so much for joining us at Off The Rails this month:):)

  5. lovely piece. love how you incorporate the different banners and tags. Lovely. thks for joining us at Off The Rails Scapbooking.

  6. Love this! the cluster of photos is brilliant! So glad you joined us at Stuck?!

  7. This is a gorgeous layout. I love the colors and the little banners. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  8. How great that you've used so many photos on one lo! love the colors and the stitching.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Stuck?!.

  9. great multi photo page.. great design and thanks for playing along at Off the Rails Scrapbooking

  10. this is a beautiful layout the colors are great and love the use of the multi photos

  11. Love how you used many photos to replace just one. Very nice! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at Stuck?!

  12. A great multi-photo layout! Great use of the colours. Thanks for joining in at OTR :)

  13. Great layout - love all the layering and all the photos you incorporated into this page! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  14. Lovely Layout Binty. Thank you for joining us over at OTR xx

  15. What a bright, happy layout with lots of details. Thanks for sharing with us at OTR. :)

  16. Aww, what a great series of photos! I just love all the little themed bits. Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Challenge!

  17. this is gorgeous! i love seeing a mixed media scrapbook page! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!