Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forever Beautiful / 123 Challenge Blog GDT Layout

Hey there, friends :)  I hope your day is going well so far!  I was so excited when I read that I was selected by the amazing Design Team over at the 123 Challenge Blog to be a Guest Designer for October!  The challenge was to use the color apricot, the word "forever" and swirls.  I got all three of those in on this layout.  You can see the blog post where this layout was featured HERE.

I used some papers from Carta Bella and Chickaniddy, some embellishments from American Crafts, October Afternoon & Fancy Pants, and some stamps from Jillibean Soup.  I really just dug into my stash for anything apricot :)  I decided to scrap pictures with blue in them, so I added that in around the page, too.

I layered some paper underneath my photos with this cardstock die cut.  I actually layered two die cuts together to create more swirls.  I also mixed and matched my title.  I used a Heidi Swapp stamp and combined it with some Thickers and some Chickaniddy alphas.

I have this huge swirl rubber stamp that I finally put to work on this layout!  I also added my new favorite thing...machine stitching.  I added in several cardstock circles that I watercolored to add more blue around the page.

One more angle of the layers.  That "R" is a $1 rubber stamp from Michaels that I've had forever.  I just love layering up lots of things and creating depth and texture!

Thank you so much for having me as a Guest Designer, Alicia and crew!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. sooo gorgeous, love your colors, fun circles and watercolors!!!!

  2. Love all the colors and the stitching is great!!

  3. Love the Apricot color on your layout, Missy!! And the circles behind the photo is so fun!! Congrats on your guest spot!!

  4. So pretty, Missy! Gosh, I just love this soft palette and the yummy, stitched layers! Such beautiful pics, too! Congratulations!

  5. Such a fun layout and I LOVE that challenge blog ♥ Well done Missy xx

  6. All the little details are so great!! <3