Sunday, September 11, 2011

Using those old eyelets!!!!!

A few weeks ago one of our design team mebers Kathy hosted this great challenge at Let's Scrap. Use those eyelets. But there was more to it than just using eyelets. These were the requirements for the challenge:

1.  Use a transparency.  It can be ready made, or you can design one yourself using a clear printer transparency.  
2.  Use some eyelets to hold your transparency in place. 
*As an extra twist, you will get an extra draw for every 20 eyelets you use.  You will also get an extra draw if you use more than one shape of eyelet on your pages.  If you use  5 or more different shapes, you will also get an extra draw!!!    How's THAT for something different!
*You must use traditional eyelets, the kind that have to be 'set'.  Brad eyelets, snaps, or conchos that look like eyelets will not count.
3.  Use big letters for your title.
4.  Use a Let's Scrap sketch to create your layout   (NO CARDS)!
5.  This challenge cannot be combined with any other challenge.

I have so many eyelets in my stash, I think I can cover a whole sheet of 12x12 with only eyelets and then you still won't see a dent in my stash. So this was the perfect challenge for me! 

This is what I came up with
I really like how this turned out, but not totally happy with my title. It should mean that DD is our second child and not that she is 2. Mmmmh, might add the # to the title.

I used 37 round eyelets (and there's 8 more behind the photo and embellies), 12 star ones (and four covered), 4 heart ones, 2 apple ones and 1 strawler one. A grand total of: 56 (and 12 hidden)

CS: Bazzill
PP: My Little Shoebox
Chipboard: Making Memories
Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints
Eyelets: Bazzill, Doodlebug

As administrator at Let's Scrap I don;t have al ot of chances to win something. For most drawings we are excluded. Which is okay, but sometimes those prizes are so cool and I really feel like joining and posting as a Jane Doe. But I guess they would recognize my kids by now. mmmh, got to find a different option.
But for the weekly challenges we are egible to join and this time I won! Thanks again Kathy!

For all of those who popped by: Thanks and have a great Sunday!


  1. Love your lo! And really like how you used those shaped eyelets on your journaling. I just fear eyelets, so I admire how creatively you've used them. I agree with you about adding the # on title, since I automatically thought two was her age :) Stitching is just the little something that makes this so cute.

  2. wow you were able to use so many eyelets...i like the overall look of this page...good job