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Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh my gosh ... I'm excited!!

Hi everyone,

Today is a very exciting one for me, as I've been invited to join the 

This is a weekly challenge that begins each Friday. It is open to everyone and the only rule is that you follow the theme of the challenge. Up for grabs each week is a prize package of scrappy goodies, as well as a chance to guest design if you would like the opportunity.  How great is that!!!

My challenge's theme this week, is to make something that hi-lights a special "Place in Time" 
that you remember or that you have coming up in 2013!  
It can be a card, layout, tag, even an altered item .... whatever you choose!  

I chose to use the beautiful paper line from Graphic 45 called "Place in Time", as I wanted to make a mini-album to record the important events of 2013. (If you click on the hi-lighted links, you will be able to see these products at Scrapbooker's Paradise.
This album was inspired by Tonya Gibbs and if you would like to make one, 
her tutorial can be found here

I started my mini album by making and decorating a front and a back cover from chipboard. I used 4 pieces of 12"x 12" Place in Time paper to make these covers, as well as a piece of the coordinating Place in Time Chipboard #1. (That's where I got the beautiful picture of the birds.) The rest was all pieces from my stash. I stamped the crackle image behind the pictures and went over the swirls with Glossy Accents 
to hi-light them.

 Then it was just a matter of cutting the album pages from black card stock and decorating them. 

I made 12 pages and used the Place in Time 8"x8" paper pad to decorate them.  

Each page folds out to add photos to the back side, and then there are pockets with tags on the front side, to add additional photos or journaling notes.

Tip:  To make the chipboard covers, I used the wide Sookwang Tape.

It made gluing down the papers a piece of cake!!

So now what you need to do, is head on over to the Playing in Paradise challenge at Scrapbooker's Paradise, and check out the other pieces of inspiration 
from the rest of the team. 
Then join in and play along with us - you'll have a lot of fun!



  1. Congratulations Linda! I'm so happy for you and look forward to 'working' along with you on the team. Your album is stunning! Love the idea and you've decorated it beautifully.

    Hugs, Dawn

  2. Welcome to the team Linda, we are so happy to have you join us. Love your project, there are so many fantastic details.

  3. So happy to have you on our Challenge Team.
    What a gorgeous project to start with. Keep smiling and creating.

  4. Congratulations, beautiful work.

  5. Congrats Linda and your first project is beautiful!!!

  6. huge congrats weeeee :) amazing creation :)

  7. Who even knew they made the tape that wide? Ha! Not me! Such a fun creation...so interesting to see scrap creations from the parts of the store I just walk by (I am too scared to venture too far afield)! Welcome to the team!

  8. Woo hoo! So glad you're joining us, Linda! This album is stunning :)