July 1, 2016

July Book Inspired Stash Challenge ~ Guest Designer Carolyn Johnson

Happy Friday!!!
It's hard to believe we are half way through the year already!
Spring went by so fast and I hope it takes forever for the Summer to end!

Today we are revealing our July Book Inspired Challenge as well as introducing
our awesome July Guest Designer

Here's the challenge:
Your challenge is...
Create a layout inspired by the BOOK COVER.. 
You are allowed to use anything from the cover that inspires you,
for instance, the colors, title, circles, etc.
AND...you must use (5) different patterned papers and at least (1) round embellishment 
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: July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

And now it is time to meet our 
July Guest Designer
Carolyn Johnson
"Hello! I am very pleased to be guest designing this month. My name is Carolyn Johnson and I live in Winnipeg, Canada. I'm a teacher by day and a scrap-a-holic by night. I have a 5-year-old daughter who is the focus of my scrapbook but occasionally my husband and I make an appearance. I began scrapbooking in 2011 as a way to give myself a break during a very stressful year. I quickly became hooked and now I make layouts any chance I can get. I love making cute, funny and pretty pages and experimenting with a variety of styles and products.
Carolyn's Blog: Ramblings of a Winnipeg Mommy

And here is the amazing layout Carolyn created inspired by the challenge:
Here is what Carolyn shared with us about her layout:
"For my layout I decided to use circles like the rings in the picture. I tried to stay close to the colours and the Atlas collection worked for me. The circles also allowed me to use 5 different patterned papers and the brads are my round embellishment. This book is often read at graduation so I decided to use a graduation picture and used the twine to represent all the different paths in life my daughter could take. I did an Internet search and found the Doctor Suess Bold font which worked well for cutting my title with my Silhouette."

Inspired by Carolyn's layout and/or our challenge?
Why not create a layout and share it with us for a chance to win this month's prize:
(Echo Park Cousins Mini Theme Collection, (2) White Cardstock, (1) Yellow Cardstock, (1) Orange Cardstock, (1) Roll AC Twine,  (1) Pkg Doodlebug Paperclips, (3) LYB Pins, Misc. Wood Veneers.
Thank you for stopping by today and remember starting tomorrow we will be introducing our new Design Team and sharing their first reveals for this term, inspired by our 
July Book Inspired Challenge!
Enjoy the rest of your day!  


  1. Love this challenge! Can't wait to start designing and to see what everyone else creates!

  2. I just found your site and love it! I submitted my entry. I follow your blog on Bloglovin because Google doesn't like my phone. Thanks for the inspiration!