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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

the first ELEMENTS challenge for February at Design Dollies!

and we're talking about VINTAGE goodness here! it's no secret that our lovely Adina-Dollie is just a little bit in love with all things vintage and shabby, but she did an AMAZING page for this week's challenge...

HERE'S THE CHALLENGE, and you'll also find the winner for the January Elements prize pack (sadly, it wasn't me!).

the following must be incorporated into your project:
1) Lace
2) Distressed/torn edges
3) Something sepia-toned

they're all in here, and i didn't even have to go totally vintage for this (because i'm struggling with that lately!):

the photo was actually black and white, and i gave it a spongebath with Antique Linen Distress Ink to make it a light sepia. i now have room for only SIX pages in this scrapbook, so it's time to shop for another - i'd love to hear your preferences when it comes to a scrapbook - postbound? top loading? d-ring/binder style?

at any rate, since it's February, and our January prizes are all being spoken for, this means you're playing for all-new prizes!

yesterday, i posted the first Colors Challenge, but wasn't able to get my photo uploaded, so here's the February prize!

included are:
Tim Holtz GRUNGEBOARD Harlequin Elements (94 shapes)
Autumn Leaves clear stamps - Swirls V:1 (9 stamps - this is totally my go-to set for awesome flourishes!)
Provo Craft Itty Bitty Scrap Pad - "Heritage Post" - 32 sheets (some yummy vintage flair in here!)
DCWV Adhesive Mat Stack - NEUTRALS - 48 sheets (perfect for die-cutting and matting!)
Heidi Swapp Felt Flowers - BROWN - 8 pieces
American Crafts premium RicRac - "Rouge 5" - 3 yds (it's kind of a rusty brick colour)
Sakura Gelly Roll pens in various colours - 6 pens

a little less bright and funky this time around, but lots of versatility here! play along with my Color Challenges for a chance to win! :D


  1. I love this cute page!! Awesome! I personally use all kinds of albums but love D ring ones!

  2. I use ONLY D-ring albums for myself. I dont scrap ANYTHING in order so having the d-ring makes it easy to put the pages where they go when I am done. The post bound are a pain when you have to do that. The only non postbound I have Is my daughters baby book!

    Love those duckies....super cute!!

  3. great challenge!!! Love the sepia idea thrown in the mix!

  4. I just went scrollin' through a whole bunch of your posts I had missed and have so much to say!!!

    1. Love the layout, and the ducks thing is hilarious!
    2. Love the haul, great goodies!!!!! And I have to throw an O' Canada in there, cause I can...(LOL).
    3. Absolutely love that card you did with Kristy's Some Odd Girl stamp. I love the red ruffle. So, so cool!!!

    Hugs to you my sweet!! xo

  5. This is gorgeous!! Love the way you have all the elements crammed into one part of the page!! gorgeous gorgeous stuff!!

  6. I so love your scrapping style! This layout is nothing short of fab!
    Kim xXx

  7. That layout is so cute! I love those little ducks you used on there. Is that a print out? Wow great job. That giveaway is great.

  8. I love your know, you're really gettin' good at this scrapbookin' thingy!

    I gotta say, I struggle, struggle, struggle finding a good scrapbook. I desperately wanted to love d-ring books because you can fit so much more in without it looking all thick on one side, thin on the other. And you can move pages around so much easier. But I'll say, it's just like in school with the page protectors ripping and spilling your contents with the slightest jostling. Soooo frustrating. And regular postbound books are a pain the buttocks adding and moving pages. So in a nutshell I've just got like half a million pages in sleeves waiting to be put away.

  9. omg--I SOOOOOOOOOOOOO ♥LOVE♥ this!!! every single bit of it--the photo particularly of course--but then all the little vintagey touches enhance the theme so PERFECTLY! brilliant...awesome...fab...


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