Wednesday, August 10, 2011


It is so good to be back in the craft room to create my own projects. My granddaughters visited for 2 weeks and they love to "craft" and we did lots of projects.
Then I spent 2 weeks volunteering for a project at church.
Entering some challenges is just what I need to get my mojo going again.
Papertrey Paper Dolls  is posting a challenge to use some kind of "newsprint" as a background. I really admire those crafters who can pull off the vintage & shabby chic looks. I think mine always look messy. So here is a CAS take on the "news" background.

All of the papers are from my scrap file. I don't know the maker of this DP but I found it in a really cool store in Branson MO. The border punch is Fiskar. Labels 8 Nesties for the label with black background trimmed close.  I used an orange sharpie to trace around the embossed edge of the label. Sentiment is from TAC. And OOPS! I just noticed it is a little slanted. I should have used the Stamp-a-ma-jig instead of eyeballing it. Never pays to try saving a little time.  


  1. This is so good!! That "print" is really cool and I live the idea of tracing around the label!! (great tip :)!) thank you so much for playing along! :)

  2. Donna you did a wonderful job on this challenge! I love all those papers and the fact that they are from your scrap file. Great layout here too. Thanks for joining us Paper Dolls.