October 2, 2010

Pagerize Joni by Stacy

I finally found a chance to do the "Pagerize This Challenge" of Rockin' Surfer by Joni.
I loved how Joni made it look so effortless and the layout was just so gorgeous!
I tend to be literal and I'm not good at distressing things . And making it look effortless is just not in me...so I struggled a little with this one.
I started and stopped and changed several times. And even threw some paper away after painting on it and thinking...yuck...LOL.  So, try to be kind...LOL

I used some paper from Pressed Petals that I got at Big Lots for super cheap. Unfortunately, I taped the other paper down before looking to see who it was from...sorry. It is just a paper I have had in my stash that seemed to look like it would work.
I started by spritzing the paper with some Smooch Spritz in a blue and then I painted some chipboard and added some bling with my
I-rock. (love that I-rock!!!) Do you have one and if so do you like it??
I cut the title work with my Cricut using my Speaking of Winter Cart. I chalked it with blue chalk and then used some crystal Stickles. Sparkle is your friend. Ha! There are a few Basic Grey Felties that I also stickled a bit.
So, what do you think?? There is still time for you to do this challenge, although the challenge does end on the 12th....so go get busy!!! Thanks for looking.  See Joni's challenge layout - and all the details on how to take the challenge at Pagerize This Challenge below.   And don't forget to do THAT Project for the October Challenge - see the details below.


  1. Stacy.... I'm not sure I'm happy or sad that you struggled?.... All I know for sure is that your layout is AWESOME!! I love how you kept the design elements and made it a xmas layout!! That photo is precious!!!

  2. Ok..I re-read what I wrote and thought I'd better clarify (...how to edit a post??)... anyway... With the happy/sad comment.. My thought is that sometimes it's good to struggle because that means you're getting out of your comfort zone..(which means it's a CHALLENGE)... but yet, I don't like to hear that you struggled either, cuz I know that's frustrating and can "feel" limiting.

  3. I love your LO Joni, especially your title work :) It actually looks like it all came together effortlessly - no apparent signs of a struggle, LOL.

  4. Joni,

    I totally understood what you were saying. I think it is a GREAT thing to step out of my box.
    Your original layout is great and I loved lifting it!! So the struggle was a "good thing" (as Martha Stewart says! lol).

  5. stacy - wonderful job on your pagerize contribution. everything from the layout to the title did Joni's LO justice!

  6. It's a fun page! I especially love the font on the title.

  7. Great lift, your title letters are so cool!

  8. Great layout! I love how you adapted it to make it your own!

  9. Nice layout - you did a great job of Pagerizing Joni's layout - yet making it your very own.