Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A New Challenge! :)

Welcome to week 47 at The Paper Variety!
Let's get started! :)

This week's challenge is to create a paper project that includes any type of threads.
Yarn, ribbon, twine, lace, floss, sewing thread etc.

 This prize package includes:
3 Cosmo Cricket Mini Decks (Social Club, Salt Air, Upcycle)
Social Club Ready-Set-Chip, Upcycle Ready-Set-Chip
and Salt Air buttons.


We welcome this week's Guest Designer..

My name is Keren Tamir and I'm 36 years old. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my scrapbooking hobby and a mother of two amazing kids; a 10 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. I've been scrapbooking for 7 years and I mainly scrapbook about our family. I love to create and experiment with many different mediums and techniques. I get inspiration everywhere I go. I’m constantly thinking about scrapbooking and I design my layouts in my head usually while driving. I mainly scrapbook at night when everyone is asleep because I love the inspiration you get when it’s quiet. I love my camera and I’m always taking many pictures everywhere I go. I like to read and paint in my spare time!!
What a lovely page, Keren!! Love all your threads, especially your peek-a-boo spot!
Thanks so much for joining our team this week :)

 Check out Team A's beautiful projects following our challenge!

I usually add more ribbon/threads/stitching to a page ... but this time felt that less was more!  I toyed around w/ more ribbon and things ... and in the end liked the simple design much better ... This was taken at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican ... I really love this photo and have a blown up version hanging in my office ..

I love using twine, and have been using it quite a bit lately. On this page I wrapped the white mat with twine and then created the journaling spot by gluing twine in a circle pattern onto another piece of white cardstock. Very fun to do.
I love making use of my scraps and lefovers.  That's what I used to make this card. A quick way to add to a little bit of cardboard.. Wrap it with twine.

I have used wool fibres and cotton doileys along with a satin flower strip. All these add so many textures to a layout...and give plenty of dimension.
Since stitching is one of my new favorite techniques to use (you'll find it on almost every single layout i make), i was very happy to incorporate it again in this fun challenge. I accented it with a nice polka-dot ribbon and some white and gold twine. If you look closely, you'll notice that i even made use of the word 'thread' in my journaling by using a very nice quote i found online.

I decided to create a fun holiday card with a floss sewn frame. I used my Hoot-n-Holler cricut cart for the owl and sentiment, and I embossed the brown background in woodgrain.

Now it's your turn! :)
Enter your paper project following this week's threads challenge before Tuesday noon EST for your chance at winning the yummy Cosmo Cricket prize!
 If you enter before Sunday evening, we might choose your project to be featured in our Sunday Spotlight!  

Want to become an upcoming guest designer?
Share your project on our Facebook wall (with GD in your comment) before Sunday 6pm EST and we may choose you to be our guest! :)

Just ONE entry per person, please! See our rules page here.

Have a great week!


  1. It's like you are in my mind! Every challenge is on the layout I am working at the

  2. Great projects by the DT. Thanks for a great challenge.

  3. Thanks for having me here!! I've posted this layout on my blog!! Good luck every one!!

  4. Thanks for the challenge and the lovely examples.

    Dorothy S

  5. Great challenge! I've linked up:
    I also enjoyed looking at the different interpretations by the DT

  6. Great samples! You might have to click on mine to enlarge it. The thread is in the middle of the button-a fine twine thread and a ribbon in another button.

  7. LOVE this challenge! it totally encourages my obsession with baker's! gonna make sure i post up on facebook too! hugs and gorgeous dt work!

  8. Lovely creations from the DT this week! I hope you like my card. Thanks for the fun challenge!

  9. I so heart all of things you ladies of the DT used. Twine, ribbon, floss...I'm in trim heaven with this challenge!!! :)

  10. great layouts and card ladies, beautiful.

    greetings karin

  11. Thanks for the wonderful dt projects and the super challenge! I had a great time.

    Cheryl @

  12. Such beautiful projects by the design team. I actually used twine for the first time on a project, so glad I could join in the challenge!

    scrappindhily at gmail dot com

  13. awesome projects design team!!!!

  14. My name is Keren Tamir and I'm 36 years old. I am a wife to a wonderful husband who is very supportive of my scrapbooking hobby and a mother of two amazing kids tailoring factory uniform , kurti stitching price ,


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