Monday, March 22, 2010

New Challenge at BlueMoon/Monday with Melanie...

First of all HAPPY SPRING!!!!!! (I didn't get to say that yet!)

Please join us for our monthly challenge at BlueMoon Scrapbooking. We have had a great turnout with all of you joining us and sharing your awesome work. The challenge for April goes something like this:

You've taken a class with a Chinese paper master cutter, now after an afternoon of intense study it's time to put your new found skills to the test. Pour yourself a very small cup of tea get yourself balanced, pull out your very sharp scissor (we love Tim Holtz Scissors!) and the ancient spirits will work their magic in your fingers.

In simple terms: Take a paper with a graphic design, like Webster's Pages, Graphic 45 or even American Crafts and make the paper be one or more of your embellishments. Cut and have fun.

As you know for me...this is a way of (scrapbooking) life, this is my secret to my pages. I always use the graphics in the paper and cut them out.

I put my Cherry Banner kit into use, cut out a ton of graphics and put together this layout:


I cut the banner from one of the Dear Lizzy papers, curled up the edges a bit to give it some movement.

The flower pattern from one the America Crafts papers work perfect for cutting out patterns and layering them. Of course I added stickles to the flowers for more texture. The little tiny flowers in the flower basket were from the American Crafts thickers sheet, they are perfect for the bike's basket.

I used a lot of layering here with the fence, bird house (with little flowers added to it), the bird (with a wing) and of course more of those flowers.

There's my take on today's challenge. Take out your scissors and start cutting away. I can't wait to see what everyone does. Please post your layout or project in our Creative Challenge gallery at BlueMoon.

Have a great week!


  1. ohhhhhhhhhhh wow!!! melanie!!! U totally rocked it!!! wow wow wow!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this soooooooooo much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. such a cute layout.. I love love that kit... Lizzy stuff rocks!

  3. This may be my favorite of all your pages! Everything about it absolutely stunning....I love the banner and those!

  4. when is this challenge due!?? it sounds sooo fun!!!