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Scrapbooking challenge :: Mix and Match Stickers

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scrapbook page with American Crafts stickers
I’m curious: did you love stickers way before you became a scrapbooker? I spent many a hard-saved penny on Hello Kitty and Lisa Frank stickers as a girl, so maybe that’s why I love stickers on my pages!

More than that, I love mixing and matching stickers. Almost everything on this layout is from American Crafts (barring the Glimmer Mist and one small piece of yellow patterned paper, I think!) but the stickers come from both the Peachy Keen collection and the original spring Dear Lizzy line (if you scroll right to the bottom of the page, there are still some things from that line and they are now a great bargain). I love how these two collections have a different style but similar colour palettes that make them work together.

While I’m at it, if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, have you connected with American Crafts? You can like them here on Facebook and follow them here on Twitter. And you know just one reason you should like them? They have generously sponsored a fabulous prize pack full of American Crafts products for the lucky winner of this challenge! I definitely like them for that. It would be awesome if you did too. Just sayin’.

So here’s a new challenge for you: Create a project using stickers from more than one collection. (The stickers can be the same manufacturer or different manufacturers, but not the same paper collection – make sense?) You can follow my layout as inspiration if you like but it’s definitely not required!

To enter to win, you’ll need to upload your page to your blog or a page gallery (like Two Peas, UKScrappers or Flickr) and link to your entry using the widget below. Be sure to link directly to the relevant page and NOT to your main blog URL.

One entry will be randomly selected to win a prize pack from American Crafts! Entries close at midnight next Sunday (21st August 2011).

Feel free to use the comment section to chat about this challenge, as the entries should go in the linky widget!

PS: It’s getting late here, so this is our final challenge for Friday… but there are many tomorrow so I hope to see you for more cropping fun! So far you can find a sketch, a giveaway, a special discount code, the printable challenge and this sticker challenge!

12 August 2011

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86 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Mix and Match Stickers

  1. Peggy Says:

    Woah. Very weird being first. Anyway, I’m working on an album about taking my old dog on her first ever road-trip vacation. This is the page I finished this morning and, since I use stickers all the time, it was a natural for this challenge.

  2. AllisonLP Says:

    Ok, I’ve just gotten home from work. I’ve taken a few minutes to eat, and I’m ready to tackle these challenges. I’m locking my scraproom door…. NOW!

  3. Sarah S Says:

    I’ve done another LO for my Mum’s holiday album. Thanks for the challenge xx

  4. Jill Says:

    Thanks for the new challenge!! I am a big fan of AC. I love how many things they have to coordinate with their paper lines (esp Thickers!!). I am so excited to play!! Have a great night!

  5. dogmatix Says:

    I loved stickers as a kid….still do but funnily enough dont use them much on LOs even though I have loads of them!!

  6. lynn Says:

    Well I have far too many stickers, so biggest problem will be which ones to use!

  7. Kim Strother Says:

    You brought back great memories of being a kid and have a ton of stickers. I had a pen pal and I use to fill the envelope with stickers all over! I never put it together, but that must be why I love stickers on my pages!

  8. Jenny A Says:

    I loved stickers since I was a little girl too :) What a fun challenge!

  9. Jane Says:

    I use stickers an awful lot on my layouts, in fact I probably didn’t realise how much until I really thought about it but they do crop up on nearly every page. Guess that must mean I’m either addicted or like them a lot!!

  10. ConnieC Says:

    My sticker layout wasn’t groundbreaking stuff, but I did work with stickers I have trouble working with. Thanks for the challenge.

  11. wendy Says:

    I am not a sticker girl me- and I even had trouble finding 2 packs but finally I did and the page is done. Now I can wait for tomorrow

  12. Angie Gutshall Says:

    I remember as a child having sticker book. When my mom would go shopping I was excited to go because if I was good I got to go pick out stickers to put in my book. That just brought back happy memories! Thanks for the challenge!

  13. Trisha H Says:

    I have always been a sticker fiend, even when they ‘go out of style’. Love them!

  14. Kristin Says:

    Oh my was I ever a big Lisa Frank fan! Those stickers and all those mini erasers! My heart is beating a little bit faster just thinking about it! :) Although I do use stickers in my scrapbooking the most mixing and matching I’ve ever done between collections has been just doing a verse/word/letter sticker(s) from one line and then adding in decorative stickers from another. What a great challenge! I am definitely feeling challenged and am looking forward to see what everyone else does!

  15. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Love stickers but the only downside from a scrapbooking perspective is that you have to be sure you know where you’re sticking them before you stick them down. I use the clear plastic packet to lay over my LO to decide where my title is going before I commit to sticking the alphas down.

  16. abbeyviolet Says:

    I have always loved stickers and definitely had sticker books. I even gave sticker books out to the kids at my daughter’s birthday party last weekend as I still love them. I made my page and will link tomorrow. It appears that just now I really love October Afternoon stickers as at least four different lines of OA stickers ended up on my page!

  17. Carrie Says:

    LOVED Lisa Frank as well. I collected “Rainbow” stickers down the sides of my mirror in Middle & HS. lol Thanks for the challenge!

  18. Kim Strother Says:

    Great challenge, I had a lot of fun making my layout!

  19. Chipper Says:

    I was never really taken with stickers as a child, but once papercrafts jumped up and found me, I was hooked!!!!!!!

    I am looking forward to completing this challenge once I get home from work.

  20. meridy Says:

    LOL, it’s so funny you mentioned Lisa Frank, we used to live down the street from her. She even signed my sister’s cast one Halloween when we were trick or treating. Lisa Frank was DEFINATELY a “celebrity” in my little sister’s eyes back then!!! I think she still has that cast in my mom’s garage…gross huh? LOL

  21. Shannon H. Says:

    This was the perfect challenge for me. I have a huge sticker collection. There are so many cute stickers out there that I just had to have them. Unfortunately, most sit in a box waiting for just the right layout. Not today, I feel great knowing I used some of my collection up!

  22. Fay Says:

    I don’t recall being a great sticker collector, but I certainly had a love of stationery.

    Have plenty of stickers to choose from for this challenge though!

  23. Michelle Says:

    I have loved doing this challenge and am pretty pleased that i have used 7 sets of stickers!!! Wahoo

  24. monica Says:

    I love stickers, they´re my favorite embellishment.

  25. shire Says:

    As a child I was really in love with all my stickers..I had different sticker books and was a big collector :) This challenge is really great, cause everybody can use his/her own stash for it. I will do this challenge at a crop this afternoon :) greetings from germany,

  26. Ifa Says:

    I love stickers especially little label stickers.

  27. Georgia Says:

    What a great challenge, as I very rarely use stickers anymore, but still have a ton of them. Used ones from 4 different companies, so my stash is a little smaller now. Thanks, Shimelle!

  28. anneberit Says:

    Thanks for keeping me up all night scrapping ;) So glad for all the inspiration.

  29. Mandy Says:

    Great challenge, I’m a bit of a sticker addict if I’m honest, I thought this challenge would help and it did, atleast a pack of felt stickers are now on a page instead of in a packet

  30. marianne Says:

    Meridy…did Lisa Frank have a pet unicorn? ;)
    I have always been a sticker lover although since I’m older I had a collection of Snoopy ones. I also had a PSB (remember those?) filled with Mrs. Grossman, provo craft and Suzy’s Zoo when I first started scrapping. Thanks for the fun, Shimelle!

  31. georgina Says:

    This was a fun challenge and I got to use up all my odd sheets of stickers.

  32. Angie Says:

    Phew, that was tricky, first time I’ve used Flickr, hope it worked!

  33. Rebecca Says:

    I’ve been such a sticker nut all my life. I can remember walking into my first scrapbook store as a child, and just hanging my mouth open at the sight of all those stickers! My girls are the same – they love stickers. My 11 yr. old loves to make scenes with them. This will be a fun challenge!

  34. Carolyn Says:

    I love stickers asw well, and so far have used from 2 different companies on this LO, and will probably add a third with the title if not more! The other LO I’ve today for an earlier challenge also had stickers from several different companies on it!

  35. jessica c Says:

    Thanks for the fun challenge! I just linked up!

  36. Cynthia Says:

    This challenge was so much fun! I loved how the colors just came together for me—that never happens! ;-)

  37. Rebecca Says:

    Yay! I got my page done! For some reason I found this really hard – I think mostly because my head was just other places… :)

  38. Rachel Says:

    Just done one of my favourite ever layouts using some really old stickers I never thought I’d use ( plus a lot of stitching to make it mine) Thanks Shimelle.

  39. Heather R. Says:

    I used 4 different manufacturer’s of alphabet stickers on the layout of my kiddos.

  40. Immi Says:

    Just posted my layout! Thanks for the challenge to get out those stickers!

  41. Kristin Says:

    Yay! Another challenge done, but again I’ll wait until morning to take a pic to upload (it’s 11pm for me). I used five different lines and am super excited about the outcome. This was a page that I’ve been meaning to do for ages. The last page I’ve been wanting to do to finish up my first born’s first year scrapbook (she is now 5 1/2 – hee hee!). Hey, you know the saying…better late than never! I don’t think I would’ve thought to combine all these different stickers, but they work great together.

    I love seeing what all you other ladies are doing! Angie and Jessica…WOW!

  42. emma clark Says:

    absolutely loved this challenge…. I stupidly looked at it before going to bed, but didnt do it…then woke up at 2:30am with an idea for the page in my head so had to get up and sketch it on my ipad!!! dedication or stupidness??? lol I’ll let you decide xxx

  43. shire Says:

    There are so beautiful layouts…i loved the challenge…I use stickers from 3 different manufactors and 6 different collections. it was very funny.

  44. Debbie Wilby Says:

    OK well that was difficult – can’t remember the time I last used stickers BUT I thoroughly enjoyed myself and love the results. Might have fallen back in love with stickers again! Great idea Shim!

  45. Zahra Says:

    Well, I’ve managed it!! LOVE stickers, especially when I see other people use them, but generally unhappy when I use them! So I’ve cleared out my sticker cupboard – I think I must have mostly the ‘wrong’ stickers!! Will upload later and keep looking at the stickers you use, Shimelle!!!

  46. Lisa Says:

    I thought I had a ton of stickers but found this challenge really hard.

  47. Kristin Says:

    Just added the link to my layout!

  48. RellyAB Says:

    This was a nice incentive to use up some border stickers I had half-used and were hanging around looking for a home :)

  49. Catarina Says:

    This challenge was a little bit harder for me because I didn´t have so much stickers at home:)But finally I found some!

  50. Jill Says:

    I loved using lots of stickers! I used border stickers from Crate Paper and Echo Park, Alpha stickers from a different EP line, and more stickers from EP and Basic Grey as my embellishments. Fun fun fun!!!

  51. kate bucci Says:

    Stickers are kind of addictive…I used to buy sheets and then never use them. I’m getting better at that now, lol. I’ve uploaded but my picture is terrible, it’s really dark here. I’ll do another one tomorrow x

  52. Brenda B Says:

    I don’t use a lot of stickers, other than alphabets, so this one had me searching through my stash, but I found some!

  53. Kirsty Says:

    We are all such hoarders of stickers and I think sometimes we don’t use them as we are scared to ‘place’ them in case we change our minds, lol!

    Some really gorgeous LOs here and glad to see everyone getting into the spirit of things :)

  54. Jenny McGee Says:

    That was a fun challenge. I love using alpha stickers for borders or backgrounds for two reasons, one to use up some old, random letters and it looks cool. Thanks, this was fun.

  55. Cathy Green Says:

    A great challenge for using up some older stash – I found some lovely stickers I didn’t know I had!

  56. Laura Says:

    Brilliant challenge. Love stickers so much that I decided to use nothing but stickers! :)

  57. Carrie Says:

    I will admit that although I loved stickers as a child (my bedroom door was absolutely covered in them!) I don’t really use stickers other than alphas on my pages, so I decided to embrace this challenge and I ended up using all the sticker lines I could find in my stash! I have left a link to my blog post in the linky.

  58. AndreaSue Says:

    I love stickers I used American crafts and echo park stickers… super old photo ! I had alot of fun sorry for the bad lighting

  59. Jen M Says:

    This challenge got me digging out all the stickers I’ve got – I’d forgotten about some of them and it was like having new stash again – Result!

  60. Sinead Says:

    I have always loved stickers! I got some of the super-touristy ones with pictures of the London underground sign and the stations when we were on holidays, and they were perfect for this layout. I also used October Afternoon and Sassafras stickers.

  61. Bethan Says:

    I find I don’t use stickers often. But enjoyed the challenge of this.

  62. Lois M Says:

    Liked this challenge and I was pleased with the outcome

  63. rt in GA Says:

    I used Sassafras kelly green glitter alpha letters and MME Fly a Kite genuine alphabet for the title.

  64. rockchickhelen Says:

    This one was tough for me, the stickers I had are quite graphic and the paper’s are more distressed, oh well, it’s done.

  65. heather Says:

    had fun with this one, i love stickers but don’t use them on my layouts enough. added my link

  66. Steffi Says:

    This Challenge was so much fun! I love Stickers! They are an easy way to do accent on a Layout.

  67. Alison Says:

    Stickers are not something I use much or have a lot of, but I surprised myself with this one! The challenge was to use stickers from more than one supplier-

    The text is from the Children Stack – DCWV
    The flowers and title are from a We R Memorykeepers embossed sticker pack

    I actually thought – I ought to have more stickers – which is probably REALLY REALLY seriously bad news for my bank balance!!!!!!

  68. Jenny Says:

    Another great challenge, I have tonnes of stickers, I like stickers – so I may do this one over and over and over again.

  69. j.leija Says:

    woo hoo! another linked :)

  70. Gina Says:

    I used two sets of fishing stickers… I still have a little trouble with the “sticker sneeze” look though!

  71. So.Creative Says:

    Yay, my layout is linked! It was a bit hard for me, I have to buy more stickers because it’s not a thing that I have regularly in store lol! Thanx for that double challenge for me ;-)

  72. Carol Anne Says:

    Never thought that beer label sticker I got from the brewery would be so important in a layout. The flowers look out of place, but they fit with the other pages that go with this set of pages for the trip. Lots of lovely flowers on the grounds of the brewery. Good challenge!

  73. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Yay for stickers! I think I mixed at least 3 in the end here!

  74. Ginger Says:

    Love Stickers!! I used two different lines :)

  75. Nancylee Says:

    And here’s my stickery which is not much of a sticker…..

  76. Kim (toomuchstuff) Says:

    I’ve been enjoying looking at everyone’s layouts. I would like to leave comments, but I haven’t been able to leave comments on FLIKR postings for some reason. If you don’t have a Name/URL option for comments, I won’t be able to leave comments for you, but I’ve enjoyed seeing your LOs.

  77. nitasha Says:

    I’m so grateful for all of these challenges because I have been inspired and they have helped me to make some cards for a cause, back to school cards for my kiddos and not to mention just to unwind and have fun scrapbooking! Thanks so much!

  78. Rachel H Says:

    I enjoyed searching through my stash for stickers that complemented each other!

  79. Alyssa Says:

    Just posted my layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

  80. Janice D-P Says:

    Hi there! This was a good challenge. I used stickers from 5 different companies! Did I overdo? ;-)

  81. Sabine Says:

    Wow, I didn´t know how many different stickers I had :-) Thanks Shimelle

  82. kaatje Says:

    used only stickers as embelishments from 5 different lines. Great way to combine all your leftovers.

  83. Kirsteen Says:

    Loved this challenge. I think I managed stickers from 4 or 5 different companies x

  84. Natalie G Says:

    Quite a challenge and I took the ‘easy’ route doing a Halloween LO! I’ve used four different embellishment sets, but I guess it’s five, if I include the letters which came from Doodlebug?!

  85. Ann Says:

    My layout meets this challenge and the Bingo Card &7 Butterflies one and can be found on my blog here xx

  86. AndreaHB Says:

    Great challenge – I have tons of stickers, but as I’m doing the challenges digital I pass on this one :-)

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