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Scattergories and Calvinball

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We are playing Scattergories over at JBS Mercantile Forum!  Basically you get a letter and everything in your layout must begin with that letter.   The game runs until March 16th and there is a prize involved…yay!  Click here for more details and join in on the fun.  I created this layout, THE BIG RED BARN,  for the letter “R”.


Here is my Scattergories Supply List: 

  • RUBY Slipper Bazzill Basic cardstock
  • RED barn photo
  • RECTANGLES of  Modern Mercantile patterned paper
  • RED acrylic paint
  • RECORDED journal card including my own poetry!!
  • RED/black dotted labels
  • RED tissue paper trim
  • RED doily flower
  • ROOSTER flatback
  • RUB-ON Printer’s Block alphas
  • RED pearl flowers
  • RED chalk ink
  • RED markers
  • RED thread
  • RUSTY paper clip

Sometimes when I’m working on my layouts I take a few reference photos.   Usually I delete them, but these got uploaded to my computer so I decided to share them as a peak into my process.

DSCN1283Getting my compostion down and deciding where to put my stencil.


Arranging and positioning my fair ribbon before it is all glued together and put into place.  For details and instructions to make this fair ribbon click here to a previous post.DSCN1285

Placing my fair ribbon, rub-on alphas and poetry.  As you can see I work on a BasicGrey magnetic cutting mat.  It is the perfect work surface for me, as I am always arranging and rearraring before I glue anything down.   Also,  I usually work is small chunks of time and this way I know everything will stay in place until I get back to it.  Love those magnets!!! 

As you can tell, I really got into Scattergories and now yes…it’s time for Calvinball!!  This is another wonderful, but I have to say, wacky game going on for the entire month of March at JBS Mercantile Forum.  The main idea, I think, is to get as much scrapping done as possible, but you can earn points along the way for things like eating chocolate while you scrap, scheming in public, and scrappy shopping.  We only just started and it is loads of fun and as Doris say’s it will “confuse and delight.”  So click here for the official unofficial rules and join in on all the fun!!!  As of today I have 6 points…oh, plus 1.  You get a point for Calvinblogging!


About artfulscrapbooking

I love scrapbooking, working in collage, card making, etc.

8 responses »

  1. Such a fun challenge and a great layout! I love the big red ribbon and how you did your title work. 🙂

  2. Fun layout and challenge! 🙂

  3. awesome!! I love making the award badges too!!!

  4. whata great layout! i love the award badge!! very cute

    thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

  5. Great layout! Love the red award badge! Love the peaks into your process, too.

  6. Great layout, what a fun idea 🙂

  7. This looks great! I love the photo of the big red barn, and the rosette ribbon looks amazing!


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