Tuesday, June 18, 2013

LAYOUT WEEK 2013, DAY TWO: You Are So Wonderful, 12"x12"

Are you having fun with Layout Week 2013 so far?
I hope so, because I have a new layout and video to share with you today!
This one features goodies from the My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine papers and embellishment that can be found at Michael's.

Michael's only have the 6"x6" pads of this paper in the store, but you can still make a beautiful 12"x12" layout from these smaller pages. 

For today's layout, I created this sketch which is perfect for using a 6"x6" pad:

Here are some photos of the finished layout:

I love the vibrant combination of orange and turquoise with this high-energy photo. The softer shades of the colors in the papers keep them from overwhelming the pictures.

I used my Nestabilities Pinking Circles Large and Standard Circles Small dies to create this banner piece. Some Stardust gel ink from Sakura adds just the right amount of sparkle to these flowers.

The WRMK Envelope Punch Board can be used to make a great file folder. Here I clipped my journaling to it with a small paperclip to enhance the vintage office feel of the typewriter font (Typenoksidi).

I combined pre-made embellishments with embellishments I made myself from the papers to make this fun cluster around my supporting photo and subtitle. I love the layers of texture and shine here.

 I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: You Are So Wonderful.

Today's Day Two of our big Layout Week 2013 celebration, and there will be a new challenge every day! Today's challenge is to use the above sketch to create a new, never before seen layout. Once you've finished it, post it below in the linking system so we can all see and admire your work!
Challenge closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern USA time on Monday, June 24. Prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

This challenge's prize is offered by yours truly, and it is some of the My Mind's Eye "Tangerine" goodies I used in my layout and video above:

See you tomorrow with another super fun layout, sketch and prize!
Kathryn :D

Enter the challenge by posting your take on the above sketch either as a YouTube Video Response to the above video OR by posting a link below by 11:55 p.m. on Monday, June 24th, 2013. In order to be eligible for this challenge, you must use either the YouTube Video Response system or the linking system below.

To use the linking system below, post a photo of your project online in a PUBLIC site (on your blog, flickr, photobucket, my Ning site). Whatever site you choose must be visible to everyone who participates in the challenge.

The prize for this challenge is a bundle of My Mind's Eye "Tangerine" goodies.

To participate in this challenge, create a layout utilizing the above sketch. Layouts may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout. Layouts must be complete with photos and journaling. One entry per location, per person (i.e. one video response + one blog link entry). Maximum two entries per person. Projects must be new, never before seen and created just for this challenge. If you enter twice, you must use two different projects.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

~Kathryn :D

Please follow these directions CAREFULLY as it affects your eligibility to win a prize:

1. Click the blue "Add your link" button below.

2. Enter the link to your project in the URL field.

3. Enter your first name AND last name in the "Name" field. Be sure to enter BOTH your first AND last names.

4. Enter your email address and only your email address in the "Email" field. Double check to make sure your email address is spelled correctly.

Here is an example of correct submission:

Name: Kathryn E. Krieger

IMPORTANT: Please check back in 24 hours to ensure your name and project are still there. Entries that are not completed correctly will be deleted and you WILL NOT be notified if they are removed.

Link Party Entries:


  1. Thank you for spending the morning with me. I had fun. I have sooooo many 6x6 paper packs with leftover paper in them. This is a wonderful way to use them up. I too am on the orange and turquoise theme. I kinda lost my interest and this week has revitalized me! Thanks!

    1. You're so welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying Layout Week so much. :) Maybe we need to make it a summer tradition!

      Kathryn :D

  2. Beautiful layout i really like the colors! Is this open for internationals?

  3. Hi Kathryn,
    Please delete my first entry..... It's been one of those weekends....

  4. Sorry ive never done this before so i had to try a second time untill i finally figured out that you just click and it will take you to my picture. check the second one cropped pic :) thank you

  5. check the first one again sorry about this.

    1. I fixed it for you, Cassandra! Thanks so much for sharing your layout with us - it's gorgeous! :D

  6. Ok.. Last minute but I made it! These challanges helped me to get started and to use my supplies! Im in need of some orange paper.. So I hope im lucky this time! Thanks kathryn for the boost :D

    1. I'm so glad you made it in under the deadline! :D