Thursday, August 26, 2010

Challenge # 56 Winner

After having such a hard time picking we decided we couldn't do it so I took matters into my own hands and put your name in a jar and had my 6 year old pull one out....

drumroll please:


You will be Queen of the Crap until the next winner is announce.. woot woot!!!

Send me your snail mail address to greta(dot)adams(at)
and i will put together a small something something for ya!!

We'll be back on the 1st with a new challenge!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Challenge #56: Measure me up

How many of you have succumbed to the new(ish) craze that is masking/washi/kawaii/artisan tape yet? You may even have some lying around from when it was just called bookbinding tape, offered by Making Memories and 7Gypsies...

Or you may be clever and just use your low priced, household masking tape and stamp it with your own images, or paint it to suit your project.

We would like to see you stick it all on - go wild with the tape, be inventive: if you don't have any decorative tape around, why not cut up a tape measure and use that? Everything goes and we want to see it.

Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. From all entries linked no later than 20th August 2010, 16:00hrs EST we will choose one overall winner, who will be crowned our Queen of the Crap no later than 25th August 2010.

*** If you link us to an online gallery, make sure that you only use one for which we do not need to register in order to view/comment ***



I am totally hooked on tapes - always have, always will. The humble masking tape appeared first on one of my cards by accident way back in 2004, when I used the tape to actually mask something off :)
Whenever I see some pretty tape, I buy it and I had oodles of fun with four different type of tapes on this layout


I love the pretty patterned tapes you can buy - but I don't have any yet! They've been on my wish list, but since Scrap Your Crap is about using what you have, I chose to use hockey tape on this page about my son. Hockey tape is a white, fabric tape that takes ink easily, so I inked it with blue and brown and used it to border the photos at the top and also on the bottom right corner.


Well, that was fortuitous! We are in the middle of moving so all my stuff was packed! No paper, no pictures, nothing. I literally had this one picture sitting out, and luckily I had pre-made this mini album a long time ago. I was able to stick this picture on, dig out my Heidi Swap tape (which I've had forever, but never used) and call it quits!


Oh I can't believe how versatile tape can be!! Firstly I recently bought some florist tape to make some sock roses and would you believe it wouldn't stick! So here I had a roll of $6 and nothing to do with it - bring on our challenge!! I used it as the border here. I simply pleated and sewed it to my layout! I also cut up some actual measuring tape cause the colour looked nice, and I also used some Heidi Swapp tape that has lived in my stash about as long as I've been scrapping and turned it into a flower! I pleated it into a circle and then embellished it up. Tape is so much fun!! By the way, the little critter in my photos is an Australian Brushtail Possum - this little cutie stopped in at work one morning (on pyjama day!) and I got to feed her some apple and banana.

Here is my take on using all these different tapes ...I used some old Heidi Swapp tape that I had and then some new Pink Paislee tape that I just bought ...I just love using this stuff ....on this page I cut my paper 10x10 and then cut little pieces to make a border around my page ...thanks for looking!!!


I bought some adhesive measure tape by 7 Gypsies almost two years ago... it's quite intact! This is the perfect occasion to use it, because I bought it for USE IT and not to keep it in a box. The same for the adhesive lace in black and white. I have it since forever! In this layout I used it to add a romantic touch.


I wanted something simple, to the point and I had these measuring tapes around for a long time. Perfect for what I wanted to do. I also love these adhesive circle tapes. Makes my heart smile.

Some of my very favorite layout ever have included regular old masking tape,
but this is my first time playing with the beautiful Tim Holtz tissue tapes.
I covered the bottom portion of the envelope with strips of one time and made the pleated floral centre with another.
Detail shots on my blog.


I was super excited how this layout came together.I just got this awesome tape by pink Paislee in the mail and was waiting for the right layout to use it on,and a week later(without this prompt in mind),I snapped this picture of My daughter,and it just all came together!

This month we are joined by two fabulous Guest DT's - we are so proud that we have such awesome scrappers donating their time and talent to share their layouts with us.

First up is the amazing VELVET who couldn't stop at one layout -she is such a fan of using tape on her layouts that she created two projects for this challenge.

Next up is KT who bought the tapes some time ago, waiting for the "right moment" to make use of them :)

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