April 1, 2016

April Book Inspired Stash Challenge ~ Guest Designer Natsuko Suzuki

Happy Friday!
It's time to reveal our
April Book Inspired Stash Challenge.
Thank you to everyone who played along in our March Challenges. 
We appreciate you sharing all of your awesome creations with us.

We hope you all get a chance to play along with us again this month and invite a 
friend to play along as well.
So without further ado....here is the challenge:
The Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the BOOK COVER.
You are allowed to use anything from the cover that inspires you,
for instance, the water faucets, the colors, title, etc.
AND...you must include 2 or more clouds on your page.

When posting your layout, you must include in your write up
what inspiration you pulled from the book cover, to be considered for the 
random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due: April 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Please join with us in extending a warm welcome to our
Guest Designer
Natsuko Susuki
"Hi, I'm Natsuko from Japan. I immediately fell in love with scrapbooking when I saw one of my friend's beautiful layout 7 years ago ! I have made so many layouts and albums ever since...and I never seem to get tired of it !! Most of my layouts include my loved ones, especially my daughter, who is now 10 years old. I love travelling, taking pictures, and communicating with people from all over the world. I don't have a particular style; I love both colorful and chic layouts and I'm not hesitant to try new techniques. I get a lot of inspiration here, and It's such an honor to be the guest this month !! Thank you !! 

If you would like to see more of Natsuko's beautiful work, visit her blog:
Natsuko's Little Craft Room

Thank you Natsuko for being our guest this month!
We are sure our followers will be inspired by your fabulous work.

Below is the fabulous layout Natsuko created inspired by our 
April Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"When I first saw the book cover, the clouds reminded me of my daughter. She used to lie down on the grass and watch the clouds pass by...(like forever!) and I found a perfect picture !! I wanted to make the layout bright and fun, like the illustration of this book. I used metal parts for embellishments because I can see similar shapes in the background. It was really fun making this layout, and I'm happy how it turned out !"

Inspired by Natsuko's layout and/or our challenge?
Why not create a layout showing us how this month's challenge inspires you and 
link it up by April 29th for a chance to win this month's prize:

Thank you for visiting us today and we hope you return tomorrow to check out the awesome inspiration SOS Designer Steffanie Seiler created to share with us!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Fun inspiration with this month's book cover. And Natsuko..beautiful layout!!

  2. Fab inspiration.. I've loaded mine.. I think?

  3. Wow I just love all the vibrant colours,thanks Natsuko can't wait to get creating!!

  4. I love the colours and the faces on the book cover. I've uploaded my (double page) layout.

  5. Fun inspiration. I've created using the blue & green colors, the clustering and layering on top of each other, and the speech bubble.

  6. I cannot upload my image. Can anyone help me. Thank You

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  8. Had a great time with this challenge! Here's a look at the process video if you'd like to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX3z5w654ZY