May 1, 2016

May Book Inspired Stash Challenge ~ Guest Designer Sharla Laursen

Welcome to's time to reveal our 
May  Book Inspired Stash 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 heart, the colors, beach, title, etc. must include FLOWERS 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: May 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Please join us in welcoming our 
Guest Designer
the very talented
Sharla Laursen
Today Sharla is sharing a little bit about herself and the fabulous layout she created 
inspired by the challenge:
"Hi! I'm Sharla from Southern Utah. I've been scrapbooking since the days of YES glue, clip art and only about 5 different colors of cardstock..if you don't know what I'm talking about, lets just say that I was there from the beginning of this hobby and it has been wonderful seeing it evolve over the years. I love playing with paper, making cards, coloring with my copics, reading, movies, diet coke, chocolate and traveling. I'm so happy to be a guest designer this month and am happy to have found such an amazing challenge blog specifically for scrapbooking. I love the inspiration and different sketches, & it's so fun to see how everyone is inspired a little differently with each challenge. I look forward to seeing all the creativity you will share! "

To check out more of Sharla awesome work visit her blog:

"Forever and Always Uniquely You"
Sharla shared this with us about her beautiful layout:
"The layers of color in the sunset inspired the background where I added paint and ink to tone down the light purple and leave streaks similar to the sunset. I used coral, pink, lavendar, yellow and a light teal for the colors. I found this picture of my daughter which was perfect to go with the flower requirement, and added a black and white daisy pattern paper that I tinted using my copic markers, and then I have hearts running down the right side of the paper, inspired by the big heart on the book cover. Such a fun book cover and I can't wait to see what you all create!"

Thank you so much Sharla for sharing your beautiful work with us! 

Inspired by Sharla'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 May 29th for a chance to win this month's prize:

 Check back tomorrow to see how SOS Designer Steffanie was inspired by this month's
book cover!