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StampAMemory Creative Challenge #8

It is challenge time again over at our scrapbooking website StampAMemory.  This is the place to visit if you are looking for some ideas of how to use your Stampin' Up supplies for scrapbooking.

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Tanja has set the challenges this month and this time it is to scrapbook a layout with 5 things you like about yourself, and include a pic of yourself.  How often do we scrappers find we're behind the camera lens rather than in front of it?  

This challenge comes with a fabulous prize - 2 jumbo Stampin' Around wheels of your choice!!  You have a couple of weeks to complete your layout.  Use Mr Linky over at Stampamemory to link to your challenge entry on your blog or facebook page or photo gallery.  If you don't have any of those and you'd like to enter, shoot through your photo to one of us on the StampAMemory team and we'll help you out.   You'll find all the challenge details here at StampAMemory

OK here's my 5 things layout. 


Just love that we now have Kraft cardstock in 12 x 12 packs.  I've sponged the new in colour Soft Suede around the border and around the edge of the punched journaling boxes too.  It's a combination of colours I can see I'll be using a lot.  Not sure if you can see but I've rolled the jumbo wheel Very Vintage across the layout twice using Sahara Sand ink. 


I've used my favourite new toy, the Big Shot and the Timeless Type alphabet sizzlits for the title.   Aaah no more running out of key letters - I can just make whichever ones I want.  It is a fabulous way to use up little scraps too.  You just pop a scrap over the particular letter or letters you want and zip it through the Big Shot.


Tucked away in my photo boxes I found a leftover collage from some my family put together when they made me an album for my 40th last year.  This one was actually a reject as my head was chopped off in a few spots but I thought I'd use it anyway.  Was funny looking at photos from my 20's, 30's and now. 


And my 5 things?  It is not something we do everyday is it - listing off things we like about ourselves.  I was pondering how easy it is when we're young.  Jack (3) was just telling me the other day, "I am awesome at colouring mum."  Somehow it doesn't come quite as spontaneously when we're adults, so I think this is a fabulous challenge.  We all have so many strengths and positives when we just set our minds to listing them down. 

Here's what I came up with.


I share that first one with my mum, must be a gene for it I'm sure!  I so love our chats on the phone when one or the other of us is having a little 'spring clean of our lives' and making a fresh start, full of plans and goals.   

I think I share the second one with John (my hubby) which makes for a very happy, harmonious marriage. 

Hunting through my photo boxes for a pic of myself made me think of the 3rd one there on the list.


And I finished the list off with a love of learning and an optimistic nature.  I do love my rose coloured glasses.  :-)

So, what 5 things would be on your list?  Leave a comment and tell us, or better still  - record them on a layout and enter our challenge.   Those two jumbo wheels make a very tempting enticement!

Cheers, Sue 



Christine Blain

Great layout, Sue. You are spot-on with those great qualities of yours; thank you for always so willingly sharing them with us, too! Love the photo collage.

Claire Daly

Fabulous page Sue - I think that sums you up beautifully but there are many more too. Love all those photos!

Fiona Harrison

Great page. Have to get the Timeless Type dies! Where did you get the container holding the dies, it's perfect!


I love the collage photo. It's something I'd love to try more often. And it looks like great minds think alike with the pic of the Big Shot in our posts!


I love it Sue, so many photos .... I can't wait to get the alphabet die set .... isn't the Very Vintage wheel just to lovely - I am using it all the time.

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