Sunday, August 2, 2009

Practical Scrappers reveal challenge

It's finally time for the big reveal over at Practical Scrappers! The inaugural DT challenge features works from all of the designers and I'm so excited to see what everyone has come up with!

The whole mission behind Practical Scrappers aims at helping you use up your scrapbook supplies. If you're like me, you have an overabundance of tons of beautiful products that once they come home, never see the light of day.

One of the products I have but rarely use are eyelets. Lucky for me, our first challenge was to make a project featuring at least 5 eyelets.

Sophia turned six on Friday so I wanted my project to feature her in some way. I used a picture from her first night at home from the hospital, when I fell asleep with her in one arm and big brother Andrew in the other. Here's what I came up with:

I used my ever-so-handy (and hubby's all-time favorite scrap tool) Crop-o-Dile to set eyelets in some really stiff, thick ricrac and as the centers in my paper flowers. Both patterned papers were Taylor for Daisy D's - ones, I might add, that I've had in my stash probably since around the time this picture was taken, six years ago after we brought our daughter home from the hospital. I added a doodled border on the big polka dot sheet and ink-distressed my circle mat to match the main paper. I added a solid cardstock strip (in Tulip by Close To My Heart) for the title strip and did the title in my fave letter stickers from Doodle Bug (must get more of those!)

Here's a little close up of (most of) the eyelets.