28 September 2009

Some 8x8 layouts

I've been doing a few 8x8 layouts lately, and loving the smaller format.

This one was based on Leanne's challenge over at the Scrap Pile cybercrop:

# Midnight Madness ~ Sketch 20
# Simon Says ~ Stitch it Up
I stitched around the distressed edges of the patterned paper.

This one was for the September monthly challenge at Scrap Lounge ~ using fabric, polka dots and a journalling card:

And the last one is my entry for the September 123 Challenge Blog ~ using a book page, a non-scrapbooking item (broken butterfly brooch) and the word 'smile' (on the journalling card):


  1. Wow! These are all gorgeous layouts. I love the colors in all of them. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  2. Wow! I have never seen a layout done with one of our sketches. It is just fabulous. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at the MMSC this week. We love having you and hope that you will play again.


  3. Wow you do 8x8 brilliantly Karen!

  4. WoW..I love all your work, but I must say that layout looks so good. Reminds me of how behind I am on mine. Well done and btw WELCOME to our challenges. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. If you find the time, please stop back by and check the “BIG” give away announcement Monday.
    MMSC Hostess

  5. Wow this is a beautiful layout. What a great take on the sketch challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch challenge at MMSC this week!

  6. Fabulous scrapbooking Karen ! :-) The photo's and layouts are all lovely and the embellies, distressing and sewing all look just perfect together :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Just gorgeous Karen, love the last one, such a cutie photo!! The 8x8 looks great!

  8. Hello Karen, what a gorgous Blog and love your Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Layout (that was a mouthfull! LOL!) Great to have you joining us this week and I hope you come back for more during the week - there is so Madness happening!! Thanks for playing along!!
    Linda MMSC Guest DT

  9. I didn't realise that l/o was 8 x8 Karen - even more fabulous! (LOve different sized layouts xx)
    I love the 123 challenge too.....reminder to self: do this challenge moreoften!!
    Very inspiring!!

  10. Welcome to Midnight Madness. How exceptional our sketch looks done as a scrapbook layout. You have done an outstanding job. Love all your embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness. Be sure to keep checking Priscilla's blog for more fun happenings in the coming month!

    MMSC-Guest Designer

  11. I didn't even realise they were 8 x 8. I think they look fantastic xxx

  12. Big welcome to the Midnight Madness Challenge, Karen! What wonderful layouts you have here. The image is so clean and refreshing! Can't wait to see more of your work, see you at the next one, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

  13. So pretty! I like your combo of flowers and buttons!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  14. Wonderful layouts, each one is so beautiful.


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