Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop for August... Anything Goes with Scholastic

Welcome to the Paper Trail Blog Hop for August!

You should have arrived from Betsy's blog, but this is a circular hop, so it doesn't matter where you begin.  ;)

Each month we feature a new paper packet, but with August being a month for the release of the new 2012 CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book & Catalog, anything goes!  So that means that we get to choose which paper packet we want to use for the hop, whether it is a brand new one, or our choice of one that carried over from the last Idea Book.

This month I decided to play with the new  Scholastic paper packet, one of the paper packets that we don't have on the roster to showcase over the following 5 months.
{We have 8 new paper packets, and only 6 months before the next Idea Book.}

For my projects this month, I actually used the Scholastic Workshop on the Go Kit, which comes with an exclusive Scholastic WOTG stamp set - Everyday Life, new Noted Canvas Shapes, Durables Squares Studs, as well as an instruction booklet.

First off, let me start with a layout.

This layout is the bonus layout from the Scholastic Workshop on the Go Kit.
(please click on the photo to get a clearer view - not sure why it looks blurry - wondering if there's something up with Picmonkey???)

Now I just need to add photos to my layout (as usual lately, right?), and the journaling.

I want to do this layout about myself.
It might be a little misleading, because of the title.
I am actually not a big reader, never really have been.
But, I love books.
I buy books with good intention.
Every once in a while I actually will finish one.
And that is what I want to journal about.
The ones that I read, cover to cover.
And more so the feeling of accomplishment when I do.

Yeah, I'm goofy.
Many of you reading this probably read a book a week...  lol
I can probably count on both hands (and maybe a couple of toes) how many books I've read over my lifetime.
And that likely includes the ones we were forced to read in school... ha!
But, crazy as it sounds, I still love books!  :)


I wanted to make a card to share, too.

So I created a birthday card with a very masculine feel to it.

Perfect for one of Cole's school-aged friends.


And lastly, I made a bookmark.

It is a card-style bookmark.

The base measures 6" tall x 3 1/4" wide.

You just slide it over the page you were reading, and the top part will stick out of the top of the closed book.

And that top part is the only place you can add any bulkiness to, keeping the rest of it as flat as possible.


This is what the Scholastic papers in the packet look like:
(ignore the hole punch parts, these are just my 6x6 sample pieces)

And with a new month, there is a new Stamp of the Month:
Baroque Borders


I hope you enjoyed your stop on my blog.

Please continue along the Paper Trail Blog Hop for August, by hopping over to Amy's blog.

Happy creating!  :)

(Oh and have you entered for a chance to win my Blog Candy???... it's open until August 10th.)

Supplies used all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):

12x12 Layout:
Paper:  Scholastic WOTG kit; Colonial White CS
Stamps:  Scholastic WOTG - Everyday Life, Urban Alphabet, A Typeface
Inks:  Saddle, Outdoor Denim
Embellishments:  Noted Canvas Shapes - included in WOTG kit, Antique Gold Durables Squares Studs - included in WOTG kit
Other:  1 3/4" circle punch (EK), Corner Rounder, Magic - Card Trick, Sponge

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Card:
Paper:  Scholastic WOTG kit
Stamps:  Scholastic WOTG - Everyday Life, Just a Number
Inks:  Saddle, Outdoor Denim, Ruby
Embellishments:  Milepost Shapes Star, Antique Gold Durables Squares Studs - included in WOTG kit, Clear Sparkle, Mocha Opaque, Licorice Opaque
Other:  Micro-tip scissors, Sponge

Paper:  Scholastic WOTG kit; Saddle, Colonial White CS
Stamps:  Scholastic WOTG - Everyday Life, Urban Alphabet, A Typeface
Inks:  Saddle, Outdoor Denim
Embellishments:  Noted Canvas Shapes - included in WOTG kit, Antique Gold Durables Square Studs - included in WOTG kit, Dk. Chocolate Striped Grosgrain, Bronze and Red Glitz Glitter Gels
Other:  Circle Coluzzle - retired, Sponge


Jayma Malme said...

Vicki, I was cracking up at your comments about not being a reader but loving books. I'm the same way!! I got my degree in Literature & Writing (because I love writing) but hardly finished any books for school. I also buy books with the best of intentions but don't remember finishing a book since Harry Potter :) I've been reading The Help for 6+ months! LOL! Thanks for the chuckle...and your projects are awesome, too!

Amy Moore said...

These are all great projects!

Anonymous said...

Your work always leave me in awe! I especially love the bookmark!

Karen said...

Love all your projects, especially the bookmark!

Mary said...

I always love your work and always come for ideas and inspiration. No exceptions on this post. Love your layout and cards, especially as a teacher. Really, really love your layout and idea of scrapping yourself! I never think or have the courage to do that.

Connie said...

Gorgeous work! I love the way you use lots of embellishments but things dont' seem overdone.

Betsy Lewis Gully said...

Beautiful projects! I wish I saw the potential in things the way you do! Maybe I spend tooooo much time reading!


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