April 23, 2012

April SPRING FLING Challenge by Sarah

Design Team Member Sarah submitted this layout for the April SPRING FLING Challenge. She said:

For my 2nd project this month, I decided to go with more SPRING than FLING. 
I Scrapbooked our March 31st trip to The Log Farm Sugar Bush near us and the YUMMY Maple Candy. 
It got unusually warm, unusually early here this year... which was nice but unfortunately not good for Maple Syrup production. This year was more about the nice stroll in the sun at the farm and less about watching the Maple Syrup workings, because there was none to see, they were all done by then.  
For the FLING part I used some trash: 
The base is a corrugated cardboard backing that came with a pack of papers. Sprayed it down and dribbled (ahhh... more FLING!) Glimmer Mist on it, then peeled some of the top layer off in long strip and around all the edges. Then I sprayed it again, a LOT. 
The pictures are all sanded around the edges with the rougher side of an emery board. Did this quick and hard to get a really roughed up look. 
The strip down the middle is ripped Bazzill, edges inked in dirty yellow... As in a dirty ink pad I save for just this kinda thing. Waste-Not-Want-Not!
Then I finger painted Tan paint across the strip so the rub-on letters from Daisy D would *pop*. 
The FAMILY was a white outline only, I filled it in quickly with a fat Sharpie. 
SWEET tag is a leftover form a Me&My Big Ideas 'Baby Boy' embellishment kit.


Now it's your turn to take the April SPRING FLING Challenge. The April Challenge is anything to do with SPRING FLING. The possibilities are endless. Anything goes! So think SPRING FLING and take the challenge. To participate in the April SPRING FLING Challenge - just email a picture of your project along with a description to Scrappinpsycho@live.com

All submissions will be posted to The Scrap Our Stash blog and on April 30th a winner will be chosen, and given the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member for the month of June. This challenge ends at midnight central time on April 30th.


  1. Great layout Sarah, love all the flinging and the recycling, or should that be upcycling of stuff. We don't have maple syrup farms in Scotland but it does look like a delicious lot of fun to visit one.

  2. Love that you featured all the great photos of people enjoying the candy...which looks very yummy! Great techniques that you shared also!

  3. Very fun! Love the way you did the background!!

  4. I love how you distressed the photos. It looks awesome! Great job!

  5. Cute layout!! Love those photos.

  6. Such fun photos! I like how you did your title!

  7. What a fun trip - and I love the warmness of the layout. You put a lot into this layout - and it is great~