Saturday, 7 May 2016


Today is National Scrapbook Day, but it's fast turning into a weekend or even longer. Scrap Our Stash and The ScrapRoom kicked off early with their combined challenges, so I've done my first NSD page already.

Scrap Our Stash asked us to used stash items from a list covering the letters S-T-A-S-H, and The ScrapRoom gave us a choice of five different sketches; I chose sketch 5 as the circle reminded me of a new cut file that I wanted to use.

My stash items are Staples, Tags, Arrows, Striped print and Hearts, and the choice of arrows satisfies Shimelle's latest weekly challenge too.   

I cut the 'Shattered Circle' background at just less than 8" wide which is all my Silhouette Portrait can manage, and backed each opening with patterned paper. Following the sketch exactly would have covered up too much of the circle so I used a single photo and reduced the size of the layers behind it. The photo is my dad, son and nephew many years ago. These boys are now adults, and my son voted for the first time this week.

Cardstcok - DCWV Neutral Stack
Paper - Fancy Pants Little Sport
Letters - American Crafts
Chipboard Tags - Woodware
Gems - Unknown
Ink & Mist - Docrafts

Silhouette Portrait
Big Shot & Little B's Arrows Die
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
Amy Tangerine Heart Stamp

Shattered Circle Cut File from Just Nick


  1. I don't blame you for not covering too much of the fab circle Amanda! Love your cluster at the top too. xx

  2. Wonderful layout and great job with the Stash and Sketch challenges! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash and The ScrapRoom! Happy NSD!!!

  3. Great page! Thanks for playing along with the NSD challenge at TSR and SOS! :)

  4. Wonderful take on both challenges. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash NSD Challenge.