Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tic Tac Toe !! :)

Wahoo! It's time for one of my favorite challenges here at The Paper Variety - tic, tac, toe! You know how to play. Just create a paper project using 3 criteria either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally :)

~The Challenge~

The possibilities are endless!!  Please let us know the combo you picked in your entry.

~ Our Sponsor ~

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Freehand Scraps :: Inspired Scrapbooking

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Join us Friday when we share more about Freehand Scraps! :) 
We have some great projects to share to get your creativity flowing!

~ The Inspiration ~
First, we welcome this week's Guest Designer,
Wendy Crowe

My name is Wendy and I have been a happy scrapper for almost 13 years now. My main subjects are my 3 great kids and my understanding and patient hubby of 14 years. I am a full time administrative assistant and scrapping is my daily escape.
To me, everything in life is one big photo op, as long as we are having fun. I love reliving all those great moments with my family when I am working on new pages. 
I try to keep my style clean and simple, but I love trying new ideas and techniques.  I have to admit, I am addicted to sketches.  I am so glad to have lots of friends who are willing to share my passion for this hobby and I love sharing with everyone on my blog.  I am so excited to be part of The Paper Variety!  Thank you so much for a great opportunity! 
For my layout this week, I chose to work right down the middle of the tic tac toe board. 
multi photo layout, water theme, banner
Great layout! Thanks for joining us this week, Wendy!
Next, our fabulous Team B...

multi photo layout, water theme, banner
I was thrilled to have an excuse to scrap these pool pictures of Charlie and I in the pool!  I chose to go right down the middle- Multi-photo layout, Water theme, and using a banner.  I love this line by Echo Park- so bright and colorful!

card, water theme, buttons

Hannah said, "This tic-tac-toe board is full of brilliant combinations, I can't wait to see all of your fabby work this week. I have used the centre line and have created a simple card. This novelty button set is just super cool, and had to be used on this card, designed for a newborn baby. Isn't that little rubber duck just adorable? :)"
stitching, multi photo layout, journaling strips
I had a lot of fun with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! It was so hard to choose, but I wanted to attempt something I normally don't do which is stitching, so I went with the top row, stitching-multi photo and journaling strips! In the end I had a lot of fun doing the hand stitching! This recipe was perfect for this 11 month layout! Can't wait to see what you choose! 

 stitching, card, pink

Rachel said, "For this challenge, I chose to fussy cut some beautiful Bo Bunny paper in order to: make a card, use pink, and do some hand-stitching."

multi photo layout, water theme, banner

Sandi said, "I LOVE tic-tac-toe many choices.  But sometimes they can boggle my mind.  This time I decided on straight down the middle....multi-color photo layout, water theme and I included a banner.  I love living so close to the beach where I can enjoy beautiful beach days like this.  I used October Afternoon's Seaside collection (one of my all time faves) and included the darling little shore bird on the left that Suzanne recently made for me."

journal strips, buttons, one photo layout
I made a one photo layout, with buttons, and journaling strips :) These are the two lights of my life - my hubby Dave and our puppy Jax - on the historical battlefields in Gettysburg, PA. I used the July kit from Artful Delight! :)

There are so many possibilities for this challenge :) We can't wait to see  of the variety of projects you'll come up with!

Come join the fun for a chance to win our wonderful prize from Freehand Scraps!
Link up by Sunday evening for a chance to have your project/blog featured and before Tuesday at noon EST for a chance at the prize.  
One entry per person, please. 

Want to be a guest designer? 
Also add your project to our Facebook page!

Have a great week :)


  1. Fabulous inspiration from the dt! :D XXX

  2. Super challenge can't wait to get going on it.
    DIANA L.

  3. Great challenge this week ladies, was such fun to work with. :)

  4. Fun challenge! And GREAT LOs by the design team!!!

  5. This was such a fun challenge! Can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

  6. Love a TTT Challenge! Great work, DT!

  7. love this challenge! so much fun & very creative too! hugs!

  8. TT challenges are great!! Linked up my layout ;)

  9. This was fun... Thanks for letting me play!

  10. Just love the tic tac toe challenges when you have them- such a wide range of choices and makes you want to scrap a page or two. which I have done today.

  11. Hi I'm new to the challenge and I love tic tac toe boards... my daughters on the design team, hope I can still join in!
    Jenny x

  12. Love the tic tic toe boards andthanks so much for doing layout challenges. Helps me get my layouts done.

  13. YAY! YAY! YAY! I finally found time to play along!

    Thanks for all of your hard work putting together fun challenges for those of us out here in blogland. :)

  14. Oh these are my favorite types of challenges. I always love my layouts best when I layer lots of kinds of different embellishments and these push you to keep adding!!!


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