Monday, March 7, 2011

The Scrapoholic's Monday Make the Cut Challenge

This weeks MTC challenge for The Scrapoholic was borders.  You can enter her challenge here.  Let me tell you Jill gave us some great borders to work with and the hardest part was picking which border to use as they all look fabulous!

So without rambling and making you wait any longer here is what I came up with.

My Favorite Things Aren't Things

A 2 page layout that will highlight pictures of my very favorite people.  I plan on printing the pictures in black and white and then hand tinting them with photo markers to bring out some of the colors. 

I just love this paper!  I have been hoarding it forever and decided this would be a great use for it.  Here are some close ups of the details.

I love how the MTC borders from Jill have different sizes.  It made it soo easy to tie everything together. 

I really like the distressed look of the paper.  I used a sanding block on the photo mats, borders and the flower.

I needed some shimmer so I added Stickles to the main paper.

Here is what I used to create these pages

MTC cut files from The Scrapoholic
~Large border cut at 11.31 x 1.01
~Small border cut at 11.28 x 0.54 (cut down to fit the photo mats)
MTC lettering
~Brush455BT at 1"
K & Co. Roam double sided paper pack
Misc. cream and turqoise card stock
Sanding block
Dark brown Cat's Eye Chalk
Nestabilities rectangles
Misc. buttons
Cloud 9 stamp Simple Thoughts ~ Memories
CM 1 1/4" circle punch
Glue pen
Stazon Timber Brown ink pad
Embroidery thread
Heat embossed brad

I love followers and I love comments!  Thanks for spending some time here with me.  Make sure you take grab a second cup of coffee and head over to see what the other MTC designers came up with.  Have a wonderful day and I look forward to seeing your take on Jill's challenge.  Remember we will have another MTC challenge on March 21, 2011.


  1. Very pretty.I love the color and that flower is great.

  2. The colors are just perfect. Really makes those colors pop at you. The flower is very pretty too. Wonderful job.

  3. I really like the colors and the paper! You did a great job with the layout! The flower is so cool!

  4. Very the colors.....