I can't remember the last time I completed THREE layouts in two days! I already posted the first one yesterday; but here are the other two.
I used the sketch and challenge -- to use hexagons -- by Heather Landry on the Scraptastic Club blog. The photo is from 1979; the story behind it is that I was the first girl in my dad's entire extended family (and perhaps my mother's, also) to earn a four-year college degree. My dad called graduation day "the proudest moment of his life." The papers are Lily Bee Memorandum. I also added three border strips for the challenge on the Burlap and Buttercups blog.
This layout is for display at Scrap That Moment, the local scrapbooking store. I used Sketch #196 from Creative Scrappers as inspiration. The papers are my current favorite line, Tropical Travelogue by Graphic 45.
Scraptastic Club blog. I also used paint on the blue flowers from Kaisercraft. I painted them with blue glitter paint; when they dry, the paint gives them some texture so you can scrunch and mold them. Some orange Stickles gives them a little "rust" color, too.
For a "make your own embellishment" challenge at Cookin' Up Creations, I created the green paper and net border. First, I used the bottom of a drinking glass to trace big circles, then cut out and sanded the borders. I spritzed the paper with a little water, scrunched it up and smoothed it back out, then adhered it with folds and wrinkles to the paper background. The netting is actually attached to the back of the photo, then dotted with Firefly Stickles for some extra bling. The photo is adhered to a piece of scrap corrugated cardboard, then adhered with foam tape.
I added more fussy cut flowers, some G45 tags, and of course, more Stickles.
Thanks for looking -- have a great week!