Sunday, October 12, 2008

Look at these fantastic L.O's! #10

I am so glad to be back in the swing of the challenges again. Being sick during Winter as much as I was...saw the momentum being lost I think....but do not fear I am back & I hope all of you out there who joined in with your amazing L.O's each week, will play along again soon.

Initially the stamping challenge....sounded so hard {especially for Moi!} but once I had resigned myself to getting a little wasn't hard at all. I have some ultra cool entries this week to show you.
{If you would like to learn a bit more about each designer & take a look at their blogs, click on their names & it'll take you right there.

This great take on the challenge was designed by Martha & is in the new 6x12 format. She used stamped twigs, a little bird on a branch, dots, date & journal blocks. The colours she used reflect the arrival of Fall where she lives in Ohio. Lovely work!!

The next page was designed by a South African scrappy buddy, Bee, who now lives with her family in the ever greener pastures of England. I love the yellow, charcoal & black colour combo she used & look at all the stamps too! Go Bee!! Blocks, diamond shapes, title, flower, sentiment badge & mock stitching. If you want to take a closer look at how she put together this great L.O did it all, take a look on her blog.

This gorgeous L.O was designed by my newest scrappy buddy & fellow Cocoa Daisy designer, Anna. She lives in Sweden & is a fantastic artist. For her L.O she used texture stamps to create her background papers behind the photo. Her style is simple but oh so cool!

This next creation was designed my sweet bloggy friend, Christina. She is a scrap-product manufacturer's dream her opinion one can never use too much stash on one page. She is one of the 'free'-est {if there is such a word} scrappers I know & her pages are eye candy for sure. I know she used a ton of stamps in her page but with all the layering I couldn't be sure where or how.To see more of her work, pop over to her blog :o)

This fun page was designed by my most faithful challenge participant, Marilyn. She is ridiculously productive at her scrap table & enters a ton of challenges each month, because of this she wins stuff all the time. Almost everyday she has a post on her blog of the newest haul of goodies she has won, so her hard work definitely pays off :o) Here she used her flourish stamps to create a multi-coloured back ground & matched the colours to the stamped flower embellishments. Great job!!

My good friend, Stef, created this great page! It has simple, masculine style & the colours are great. I love the hand stitched accents :o)

Another SUPER cute page by Anna. Aren't those piggy tales adorable???? She took a cross hatch stamp & stamped it 6 times across the page to create texture, & interest. The tulle is a wonderful touch...might have to try that myself some time :o)

This is my take on the challenge. Inspired by a fantastic designer,
Jennifer Johner, who's style I have admired for years. Her use of the doodle bug alphas, stitching, papers scraps & Autumn leaves stamps has solidified her style that is noticeable everywhere. I had a blast here...I used the entire page of frame stamps on this L.O, as well as a journal block. The flitting butterfly trail using zig-zag stitch, was inspired by a digi brush Joscie used on one of her latest L.O's. Most of the papers are from the Cocoa Daisy September kit, with an extra bit of Tinkering Ink thrown in.

Guys, you did SO great!!! Your takes on the challenge were creative & inspiring THANX a million!! A bit later I will post the random drawing RAK winner & the next challenge.

Have a super scrappy day!


  1. Hope your back is better! I couldn't really get into this stamping challenge...but I am going to take part in the next one so I will be watching for your next post.

  2. Oh your layout is fantastic! Love the stitching and all the stamping! I was very happy to see my layouts here! Thank you! :)

    Ps. I have been in Holland once, but I live in Sweden... =) Ds.

  3. The LO's are all stunning. Kim, I love the way you used the frame stamps, really really stunning ..

  4. Wow! I totally love all the layouts! Makes me want to pack up and go home to play with my stamps right now!!! Sorry I couldn't do this challenge.

  5. Hope you are feeling better? These layouts are superb - each and every one. I think I'll just stick to my beads and wire. It's what I know hehe!

  6. Hi Kim..tx for the bloggity-blog visit :)
    Vancouver ROCKS..hands down the best place to live in Canada..if you guys get a chance for another visit, def. see B.C..If Vancouver seems to big and bustling, try Victoria, which is a smaller version.Very nice for Durbanites and Cape-tonians ;)

    Feel free to drop me a line if you need any info. ..have a gr8 week..(it's Thanksgiving in Canada)

  7. Everyone did a beautiful job...Kim, your layout is stunning....those sky blue alphas are awesome, and the sewing, the frame stamps are SO cool, who manufactures them?

  8. Gorgeous Lo's, girls ... well done!!!

    Love, Tracy

  9. MAN!!! I'm sooo green with envy! I LOVE what you guys did with these stamps! I just couldn't pull it together, but this is giving me ideas... I'll let you now if I decide to finish mine!


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