Tuesday, March 29, 2011

12 Hour Scrap

Yes, you heard correctly!! Saturday 19March we had a 12 Hour scrap at The Scrapbook in Bellville - I know we can all scrap for 12 hours straight - even more if we want , but there was one catch - this scrap was from 8pm to 8am!!! 12 Hours through the night!! We were a brave total of 24 and - believe it or not!!- we ALL stayed awake for the whole event!! I went with two dear friends and we chatted for 12 Hours straight!! :) - oh yes, almost forgot, we ATE for 12 hours straight as well - we had a ROOM filled with food, cakes, even popcorn and all the drinks your heart desires (nooooo, soft drinks and coffee - naughty minds:)! . All through the night we had projects to complete and every hour on the hour we had prizes on a lucky draw basis! Tanya Clayton was the planner, organizer, teacher and "entertainment" fort he night and she did an amazing job. Her layouts are beautiful and you can imagine at 3 in the morning it is difficult to inspire people:) . The night started with cocktails (virgin cocktails, ladies!) and then the Red Bull girls arrived with ice cold Red Bull to keep us going - as well as a Red Bull energy shot drink if we needed it at 4 in the morning! . We started off with a cute tag set with cupcakes and yummys - added some Smooch paint and Voila!! Beautiful for any gift! . This was the first LO we completed. ***Keep in mind I have a reputation of not doing what I'm supposed to in any class :) - i like making the projects my own and thus they never look like the original design - the basic principles and ideas are still original but the end result is always different:). In Simple Joys I decided to add a brown mat for the photos and stamped the pink letters with a script stamps as I had a bit of male influence in the photos - didn't want it too pink:). The flowers were punched in class and the leaves hand-cut, I added the twirly flower in the centre with a pearl to round it off. Strips of paper is always an eye-catching design. I added another strip under my title and some ruffles to give the page some dimension.
We decorated a stunning tin and I added a bow and a beautiful border (borrowed my GF's punch!!) at the bottom. The lid was embossed to create a shimmery effect (I used different stamps to what they offered in the class - too lazy (of sleepy) to get up to use theirs!!)

On this LO Tanya made lots and lots of bows with the two ribbons - I decided to use them together and tie a "frame" around my photo! Isn't the photo too cute:) - still need to add a title and journalling to this LO:)
Then - at 4am!!- we had a challenge!! One brown cardstock - half a sheet of patterned paper - another 4" x 4" of patterned paper. No extra paper / cardstock / embellishments were allowed and we had some ribbon, titles and blossoms for our use..........and we had ONE hour!! This is a challenge at any time of the day but at 4am it was loads of fun - this is when the giggling started:)))


My take won me a lovely Cuttlebug Embossing folder and I love a challenge (as you know by now!!) I even had time to stitch around the LO and add little bits of paper behind the teared parts (to fake the matted look)! Not bad for 4am:) - The photo is a self-portrait my little one took with my cellphone!! We ended the night (SADLY!!) with a beautiful gift bag - decorated and embossed! (with a stunning tag - which I opted not to do - or didn't care to do at 7am :))))))

I even received a certificate for surviving the night!! It was loads of fun and we really had great laughs (it took me about a week to feel myself again!!). Thanks Tanya for a stunning event!!


Hope you enjoyed the projects and feel totally inspired to scrap 12 Hours throught he night!!


Happy scrappin'


  1. Love those kinds of fun times...great projects!

  2. seems like a cool event and nice projects you have!!!


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