Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Hot Hike

I created my layout tonight for the 52 Week Challenge at Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  We are having a year long contest to create a page a week.  If needed, each participant can use 5 passes throughout the year, but the page has to be made up the following week.  I participated in the challenge last year too.  I didn't use a pass last year, and haven't used one this year to this point.  So I have created a minimum of a layout a week for 84 weeks.  Wow!!

To create this page, I used this month's sketch for the Sketch Challenge at SnC.  Each month one of our members, Theresa, creates an awesome sketch for the Sketch Challenge.  Here is the wonderful sketch:

,And here's my page.

The photos are from this past weekend.  Stew's been so busy working at customers' houses during the spring and early summer that we really haven't spent any time together and have done nothing other than grocery shopping occasionally together.  So we decided to take a hike with the dogs on Saturday.  It really wasn't the best day to do it.  It was pretty hot.  Tessa had never been on a hike before, but she did very well.  They all did very well.  We went through a bunch of water along the 3 miles we hiked.  They are turning abandoned railroad tracks into nice, paved hiking trails all over around here.  In 2009 they revamped an old railroad bridge that goes across the Hudson River.  It's so awesome.  They just completed the trail from Highland, NY up to the bridge this year.  I had wanted to go on the bridge, but there is no shade up there, so we started the trail going the other way.  Good choice.  There was quite a bid of shade available all along the way. Still really hot though.  The dogs and I crashed for a couple hours when we got home.

For additional inspiration for this page, I followed this week's challenge at Lasting Memories.  The challenge this week is BINGO.  I love challenges like this, but this one was a little tough for me.  But I got it.

I used the 2nd row.  The frame and flowers are together are the left side of the photos.  The lace is at the bottom of the photos.  The frame, sunglasses and sun are all metal, as are the 4 brads I used.  The sewing is a little harder to see.  It's in the upper right of the layout, 2 stitched stars.  Here's a closer up look...

And this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs was a color challenge.  I loved the colors in the inspiration, but I wasn't sure I could find the perfect papers to match these colors quickly enough to get this page done.  But I did.  I was so excited and worked hard to get this page done tonight.  Here is the inspiration....

I used K&Company's Wild Saffron.  They are awesome papers.  It's the first time I've used them.  I have to find something else to use them for.

Here are other challenges that I am joining also:

Unique Crafters Challenge - Sparkle and Shine  (I used 2 kinds of glittery Thickers for the title)
Truly Madly Crafty - Summer Fun  (our hike)
ScrapFit Warm Up #30 - Doodling  (I doodled around the date box and yellow paper the photos are on)
Cricut Chirp - A Buzzing Bug Bow  (Bug - lady bugs around photos, Bow - On Tessa, Cut - Bottle and 
                       leash from Everyday Paperdoll)
Scraptastic Club - Subway Art Challenge  (3 different Thickers for title)
Creative Accents - Summer Sunshine - Yellow
The Crafty Pad Designs - Metal  (frame, sunglasses and sun charms and brads)

I am also using this layout as my entry into the Brad challenge at SnC for our monthly challenges.

Phew....  Thanks for looking.  Have a great rest of the week.


Michele said...

Woo hoo!! Sue...I think you nailed it! For all of the challenges. Way to go! :) Super cute! Love everything you did. And most importantly... LOVE that you played along this week!1 Yay!!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

cotnob said...

This is a fab layout, lovely photographs and great embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Eileen said...

Very fun! I love the story that it tells ... and love the doodling! Thanks for sharing with us at ScrapFit!

Julie said...

What an adorable layout!!! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous layout. I love the colors and your pups are so cute. Thanks for creating with us at Lasting Memories.

Haven_mom4 said...

I'm impressed with your long stretch of creativity. Keep up the good work and I hhope to see you again at lasting memories

glassgraffitix2 said...

Sue, your lo fantastic as usual! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories! (Love seeing your doggies!)

Dawn said...

Great layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Show Us Some Metal Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Ashley Horton said...

WOW! Awesome job combining so many challenges on your layout and I love the doodling you added to your page! Thanks for playing along with Warm-Up #30 at ScrapFIT!!

Missy Whidden said...

Love your page! Great job on the doodling, and I'm so impressed at how many challenges you worked into this one page! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT :)

Elizabeth Campau said...

Wow I am impressed that you covered that many challenges! It's been a challenge to get our dog out for a w walk too! Cute dog! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Elizabeth LMDT

Tina said...

wow awsome work here , fab use of colour and materials . thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week . Tina x

TeenaBugg38 said...

Sue you rocked this one!! I love that sketch too.....I gotta save it :) So happy you could join us this week at Lasting memories!!

Tina (LMDT)

Jenn said...

Your layout is amazing!! Thank you for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenges for "Sparkle and Shine".

~Jenn J~

Roxy said...

Wow, you've incorporated some great challenges here! I love the 52 layout idea, & I love your page and the sketch you used!

Sarah said...

Great take on the sketch! Lovin the splash of yellow too! Thanks for playing along with us @ SCC!