Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well, it is the new year, and I have agreed to participate in a LOAD (LayOut-A-Day) challenge for the month of January!  This idea is the brainchild of Cathy, one the current Let's Scrap Design Team members, and she now has quite a following.  I am going to do my best here, especially since Cathy is allowing two-page layouts to count as 2, and cards as 1.  I was thinking 31 cards!  ;-)  Here is the direct link to the directions, if you are thinking you are "man" enough for this challenge:

I want to share here my very first layout for 2012, which also will be submitted for the Let's Scrap DT challenge 126, posted by Jeaunes last Friday.  I will first post the Let's Scrap sketch I used, then my layout, then all the detail--up close and personal.  Enjoy!

Remember, we are at liberty to use the Let's Scrap sketches as a starting point, copying them *exactly* or allowing the sketch, as well as our photos and embellishments, to lead us where they may:

Here are the "bits'n'pieces" of the detail:

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  1. Great way to start off the new year with this absolutely stunning layout Kay. Great job on the challenge and way to go getting your first LOAD page done.

  2. What a gorgeous LO Kay, just beautiful. wishing you a HAPPY, HEALTHY and CREATIVE 2012 xoxoox

  3. What an amazing first layout for 2012! You should probably just stop right now, how will you ever top it? LOL! Love it!

  4. Hi! I wanted to pop over and thank you for the comment you left on my blog! I always appreciate positive reinforcement and I am happy to have a new follower! I haven't had a chance to really dig into the Let's Scrap site but plan to soon! This page you did is simply beautiful and those roses are amazing! I will have to find a tutorial for them! I look forward to seeing more from you!

  5. Another amazing layout.. wow.. what a challenge.. must have missed that one altogether.. think I am 7 days behind..although I have done 4 pages so far this year.. sure that can count.. LOL.. time to get scrapping.. Love your layout Kay, you are one of my favorite scrappers.. have signed up to your blog now too. Hugs, Mich

  6. This page is awesome!! I love the warm colors you used!! And I checked your counter! Good job so far! :)