Thursday, May 17, 2012

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

I did this layout for several challenges. The first was challenge #6 at My Scraps and More as part of their "Mother May I Crop" which was to use black, white and yellow. The second is this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs which was to do lacing on a project. The last was this month's challenge at Scrap Your Crap: use chipboard.

I don't usually do color challenges because I don't like to be limited in my color choices, but this one worked out well. I think I needed to be limited because the photos are pretty busy and colorful. Having a set color scheme definitely limited my embellishment options, which is where the chipboard came in handy. I sprayed and painted a circle and then put it in a bag to make it look like a giant candy. I also took a chipboard arrow and painted, inked and stamped it to work with my layout.

For the lacing challenge, I had punched all the holes across the black paper and was about to do the lacing when I had a light bulb moment and decided to set an eyelet in each hole! I used up 46 eyelets on this layout- woo hoo!

For my title I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot and played with some different fonts.  I did the shadow blackout feature on everything and cut it out together for the background and then cut the words or in the "normal" mode in different colors for the top layer.  The word "Largest" I attached with foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.

Cardstock- American Crafts
Patterned Paper- 7gypsies and Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard- Oriental Trading Company
Eyelets- Making Memories
Gromlet- We R Memory Keepers
Twine- Pink Paislee
Fonts- Fairfax Station, Massive Headache, AC
Die Cuts- K and Company
 Die Cutter- Cricut
Software- Sure Cuts A Lot
Epoxy accents- EK Success, Pink Paislee
Spray Ink- EK Success
Paint- Liquitex
Ink- Clearsnap, Ranger
Pen- Zig
Chalk- Oriental Trading Company


  1. What a fun layout! I love how you got so many pictures on it but it doesn't look crowded at all. And all those eyelets and lacing are amazing!
    This layout is to me what scrapbooking is all about - awesome job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. Love the yellow and black together!! I agree with Teresa, lots of photos without looking too crowded! I also love your giant piece of wrapped candy :)

    Glad you joined us this week at Frosted Designs!!!

  3. What a fantastic layout - I LOVE it.
    Thank so much for joining us at SYC

  4. what a fun LO! the colors are perfect! LOVE how you did the big candy!! glad you played along with us at Scrap Your Crap!

  5. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!!! This is a great layout!! Love the colors you used too.

  6. What a fun memory and super fun layout!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Your Crap!!

  7. Wow! What an amazing layout, loving the colors. Nice and bright and the big candy is great. Thank you so much for joining us at SYC!

  8. This is super fun! Love the bright yellow and the candy accent! Thanks so much for joining us at SYC!