i had a very productive scrap week thanks to my dsu 110 class, beginnings with bethy challenge (more on that later) & scrapgirls freebie challenge and saturday color challenge. all that scrapping has left me with little time to do much else lol. here are my most recent layouts:

“scrap me? why not?”
credits: scrapping me page kit by beth nixon; fonts:artistamp, blackladder itc, 1942 report, eminenz, bickham script pro

this one is for beginnings with bethy which is a monthly challenge at digitalscrapbookplace.com. every month she provides kits and if you make a layout using the kit you will earn a posting bonus which is usually an add-on to the kit for the challenge. i participated in the scrapping me challenge using the kit of the same name. it is a lovely kit with it’s deep browns, teals, creams and blues. also, there are fun elements like the flowers and beads you see here along with a nice frame that can be used as more than a frame. (i used it as a brush for my background).

plaid smoky pattern background (border on left) & swirl smoky background (small photo mat)
by emma powell for dsu; fonts: batik regular, eminenz, later on, browalia new

this layout is my homework for lesson 3 of dsu 110 which is making a paper-style page. it was full of wonderful info–like using textures to make your own custom backgrounds and other great tips. also learned some new ways to use the program which is what the class is all about.

“beware the ides of march”
credits: photo:syllabus of richard leach of indiana university (google image search); scrap simple paper template beautiful distress rough(background) by thao cosgrove; avalon circle corners by valerie randall (parentheses around ‘ides’ & cut small circles for brads on ‘et tu’ tag);avalon tan journaling tag by valerie randall (et tu brute tag);avalon nouveau pattern purple paper (ides); avalon green floral nouveau pattern paper (March); assemble your own avalon buff ribbon (tabs behind alphas;recolored green; done before I realized already had a green tab);layer your won worn seals date tag by brandie valenzuela freebie; avalon alphas by valerie randall (beware title); beautiful distress brush set edge grunge & scratches by thao cosgrove; fonts: popular, giddy up std, trajan pro, eras demi light, bookman old style

this layout is for 2 challenges over at scrapgirls.com: weekly freebie challenge & saturday color challenge. the freebie for this week was the save this date stamp & the color challenge was to use green &purple together in a layout in honor of st urho. i thought the ides of march was a great layout for this challenge. purple being the color of royalty &green associated w/the month of march &march 15 being a date to keep in mind (perfect for that brush). had a lot of fun with this one.

that’s all for this week…now i’m off to do something else until inspiration strikes me again.