Hello there stamping friends!! Well, it's finally Saturday and as you read this post, I am packing up and driving back home on the 5 hour drive from Jacksonville, FL to "home" in South Florida. It has been a lovely vacation! I didn't take a ton of pictures this time, but I do have enough for the memories of our trip. I also just noticed that I have just recently pass the 200,000 hit mark on my blog!! How very exciting. So make sure to stalk my blog for some upcoming Blog Candy!! However, I am going home to have friends come into town so I may not be able to get the blog candy posted right away...so much to do to get caught up and only a few days that I have to "work".
I am so grateful to my husband who has held down the fort while I was away. He got almost every order mailed out already!! He even tackled some orders with ribbon! I'm so proud of him. He did have a very busy day the past two days so there are few larger orders that haven't shipped out yet. But besides those, the rest are "in the mail"...so to speak.
Now it's time for this week's Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge! This week's challenge is: Paper Piecing. There is a tutorial on paper piecing on the challenge blog, so make sure to check it out if you have never tried paper piecing.
This week's challenge is also being sponsored by "me"!! Actually my stamps...
Here is my double layout...
The sketch is one from Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 209.
I used some retired Stampin' Up papers to create this layout. I love these papers and they are perfect for these pictures.
These are pictures of Ansley at "Horse Camp" from the other week. She was so excited to go to Horse Camp for the first time. It wasn't a sleep away camp, just a local camp that taught her about riding and caring for horses.
Here's the left side...
The girls in the camp participated in a "horse show" on the last day. Ansley was the 2nd youngest girl in the camp. Most of the girls were at least 10 years old and have participated in other camps or in riding lessons. This was Ansley's first time. They broke the 8 campers into 2 groups of 4 and Ansley won 3rd place in her group...which I think is awesome considering this was only her 2nd time actually riding a horse.
The right side...
Ansley was very "determined" and focused while riding. I almost didn't think she was having a good time since she looked so serious. But after I got the photos developed, I noticed that she has a little smirk on her face in almost all of the photos...she was having fun...but wanted to stay focused!!
The stamp on the layout is actually designed after Ansley by our artist Cris de Lara. The stamp is named Magical Friends. I embossed the image onto watercolor paper and colored all except her overalls with Twinkling H2Os. Then I stamped the image with black staz-on onto some MME glitter paper, cut it out, and glued it onto the image.
The title was die cut with some Sizzix/Stampin' Up alphabet dies using some SU Chocolate Chip DP.
The journaling was typed on the computer.
Here is a digital copy of one of the photos...
This is "Princess". Ansley was so excited when she was allowed to ride Princess. She that is the name of our dog, she really wanted to ride her. But since she is one of the largest horses on the ranch, she had to "earn" the chance to ride her. She did so well with her and I am so proud of Ansley!!
Ok, now it's your turn! Let's see your layouts! Remember, you must use at least one stamp on your layout. And for this challenge, you need to add at least some paper-piecing.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!