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Scrapbooking challenge :: Your Signature Accent

scrapbooking challenge :: signature accent
scrapbook page by julie kirk
Remember this post wherein the lovely Julie shared her favourite techniques with Lily Bee papers and embellishments?

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Or how these letters from Lily Bee have become something I add to almost every layout recently?

Well, therein lies another challenge: create a page with a product or a technique you love so much you use it relatively often. Maybe it’s become your signature accent! Whatever it might be, put it on show and share it with us!

Many thanks to Lily Bee Design for sponsoring this challenge! You can find them on Facebook and Twitter, so you can find their updates on the site of your choice.

One entry will be selected to win a prize pack of scrapbooking supplies from Lily Bee Design. 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!

14 August 2011



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68 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Your Signature Accent

  1. Linda S Says:

    What should I choose to do? I just asked my daughter-in-law and she came up with serveral of my techniques that I love to do misting, making 3 D pictures, painting….many more. This will be hard or maybe I will include all my favorites on one page. Gotta get crackin…

  2. Lizzie Says:

    Ooh, this is a really nice challenge! I want to have a go at this. I have had such a busy weekend, but I did get a good start on one challenge today. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a few pages soon!
    Thanks Shimelle, this is (as always) a great weekend of scrapping!

  3. Trisha H Says:

    I almost always use brads, so I guess that could be my signature accent….or bling….or flowers….or….wow, this is hard!:)

  4. Julie Kirk Says:

    Ha! I saw your tweet and thought ‘Ooh LilyBee, I’ll hop over and have a look at that’! :-)

  5. Jenny A Says:

    I think I use butterflies or banners on every single layout. Lol! I’ve only had a chance to finish 2 layouts over the weekend by I’ll have more time to scrap during the week. Thanks for all the wonderful challenges!

  6. Kim Strother Says:

    I will really have to think about this one…I don’t think I have a signature accent. But I love a good challenge!

  7. Kristin Says:

    The wheels are turning. I’ll have to look through my scrapbooks, but off the top of my head I’m thinking my usual is lettered stickers for a title. That plus card stock, journaling and photos, and maybe some stickers for embellishment is my usual. I am a pretty bare bones scrapbooker…

  8. Mel Says:

    Like everyone else I’m finding this one a definite challenge. I love flowers, egde punches and crystals/pearls. Um…. more pondering needed. Maybe this one will have to wait till later in the week.

    On a seperate issue I have treid to work out how to link to a specific post on my blog with wordpress and can’t figure it out. I’m a bit of a newbie linker! I don’t suppose any of you techno wizards have any helpful pointers for me?

    Thanks.

    And wonderful weekend Shimelle, thanks again.

  9. Carolyn Says:

    Oh I will have to do a LO with buttons…or about buttons..or with and about buttons!

    Glad we have the whole week as there are loads of these I still want to do!

  10. Mary Buttons Says:

    Oh this will be easy for me. As my username suggest buttons are my favourite embellishment. But the page will have to wait till tomorrow now. too tired to give it justice

  11. Jennifer Says:

    My signature is pen details and I have it all over my 2 page birthday page. I edged many of the papers in black for added pop, and lines inside the blocks & 2 largest photos to make them stand out.

  12. Fay Says:

    Mini alphas and butterflies for me!

  13. marianne Says:

    I do like to add a butterfly to everything lately…or buttons…or ribbon. I love them all!

    Mel If you click on a specific blog post of yours, then THAT link shows up in the top address bar…copy and paste that URL into mr linky. Does that make sense?

  14. Sarah S Says:

    This was such a tough one until I started looking at the LOs I’ve done recently and flowers featured quite a bit.

    Thanks for making me use my brain somewhat x

  15. Peggy Says:

    If I have to choose just one, it’s gotta be paw prints. They’re certainly the most used accent in my stash.

  16. Chipper Says:

    Like most of you so far, I too have found this to be a tough one. As I am trying to use up my stash, I keep using different supplies each time, which seems to lead to using different techniques. But after looking back at all the pages I have done this year I found one thing that featured in ALMOST ALL of them … mists! Various brands, ones I made myelf, sparkly, non sparkley … you name it and it seems to have been used! LOL So I guess I have found my signature :-)

  17. Kimberly K. Says:

    This just might be my favorite challenge of the weekend. Gonna scrap tonight!

  18. Jamie Long Says:

    I love to mask and mist! Thanks for the challenge.

  19. Jill Says:

    Hmmm. I have one thing that comes to mind but its BORING!! I’ll have to think on this one!! LOL!

  20. Nathalie Says:

    Oh, I know exactly what to do for this one!!! I could scrap for a whole month with all those challenges!!!!!!!!

  21. Kim Strother Says:

    Jennifer, I couldn’t comment on your photo, so I will do it here. I love the 2 pages with the banners. Great color combo too!

  22. ConnieC Says:

    I’m so sad to see the challenges come to an end. Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess.

  23. Shannon H. Says:

    Just finished my layout. My signature accent would be My Little Shoebox’s mini abc stickers. I tend to use these on almost every page. I love all the different colors and they come with so many letters. What an amazing weekend of scrapbooking!

  24. Marie Says:

    Loved working on this challenge!

  25. Natalie Elphinstone Says:

    Great challenge. I often try to work out what my style is, or what my signature accents are. It seems as though they are (currently) handwritten journaling, sewing everything in site and splashes of paint/ink. Really hoping to give this challenge a go!

  26. Angie Gutshall Says:

    What a fun challenge! Love this idea since we all have one :)

  27. AllisonLP Says:

    I didn’t have to think too hard about this one. I love border punches, so that’s what my layout features.

  28. Georgia Says:

    I always reach for my border punches, even the older ones. Thanks Shimelle for helping me get 11 scrapbook pages and an anniversary card done this weekend. Very productive!

  29. Beki Norman Says:

    This was a great challenge, really made me consider what my ‘thing’ was! xx

  30. monica Says:

    This was so easy! Lots of photos and journaling “things”.

  31. Emma Says:

    When I read this challene it made me realise how easy it is to use the same thing over & over if you like the results it gives you! For me it is definitely bunting at the moment – stickers or hand cut they seem to have appeared on almost every LO I’ve done over recent weeks!
    Emma x

  32. Sabine Says:

    Well, I think I still have not found out what my style and personal signature is… but I often use punches for things like butterflies, little flowers and circles… so I used them for this layout as well!

  33. Cynthia Says:

    This was my favorite of all the challenges! I had so much fun making this page—I love the way it turned out! Thanks for a great weekend of challenges!

  34. Jill S Says:

    Great challenge! I’ve found myself loving butterflies these days.

  35. Jenny McGee Says:

    This was a good one. I love my buttons and pattern paper. Thanks.

  36. nitasha Says:

    I am getting so much accomplished that I normally would have procrastinated on- like making my hub an anniversary card based on this challenge, a birthday card for another one of the challenges, and scrapping some fun photos that have been sitting idle for too long! Having a great time and love seeing what everyone else is up to! Thanks so much Shimelle!

  37. Bethan Says:

    This got me thinking. Thank you.

  38. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I hope its okay to enter my little boy for this, he was so excited to enter a challenge and “show” Shimelle what he had done (not that I mention you at all…) This is all his own work.

  39. ann Says:

    yay! another one in the books! thanks shimelle!

  40. carrie Says:

    I am pretty much addicted to butterflies at the moment (although perhaps not quite in the same league as you, Shimelle!) so I guess that is my Signature accent!

  41. Sylvie H Says:

    I couldn’t decide what to use as my signature accent, so I used them all. LOL! Every one of my pages either has a butterfly, flower, gems or glitter. So I used them all!

  42. Alison Says:

    I tried to incorporate all the things I love doing, I realised that a lot of the time I make my own embellishments (which is probably why a page takes me forever to complete sometimes)

    I love layering stamps and inks and decorating with glossy accents – so I made some tags, which I also love and added some of my layered ink paper. I love my electronic cutter – so the title was made using that. I love metal embellishments – so there is a key and the dragonflies there. My Martha Stewart punches – yep they are there too! Ribbon, Flowers, die cut borders, and lots of layers ……….and sparkles – think I got them all on there!!! Thanks for the challenge Shimelle!

  43. Lizzie Says:

    So I did manage a page! It’s up there, in the Linkie!
    Thanks for the great weekend/week of scrapping, Shimelle – it’s been fun!

  44. Mary Anne Says:

    Well, I look thru my pages and there isn’t much that I seem to repeat to the point it is identifiable as my “signature” – flowers a lot, but usually only on girlie pages, big titles, often, and once I would have said lots of journaling and only computer journaling but you converted me. So my layout for this uses some things that are perhaps becoming a signature – printable elements, word strips, either stickers or cut from printed paper, HANDWRITTEN journaling {thud, as I faint myself at that} and circles.

    I loved making this page – thanks for the push to think about this sort of thing.

    MA

  45. April W Says:

    I entered this one for sure! I just made a page using butterflies, which I almost always use, so it’s definitely a signature accent for me. ;) Thanks for the chance to win! – April W

  46. Angie Says:

    I’m not entirely sure that I really have a signature accent but as I said on the description of the LO, I do use quite a bit of ribbon, brads and journalling spots, so it’s a close contest…

  47. Karen Says:

    I had great fun with this challenge as I have made alcohol inks and ‘ring-pulls’ a bit of a signature on quite a few layouts :)
    Sorry I pressed enter on the linky without changing the URL :(

  48. Jill Says:

    Yeesh! This is the last one for now! I have two los on my desk for the Story challenge. I also have supplies laid out for the first of the new challenges. Hope I get some more time to scrap before the end…happy scrapping all!

  49. emma clark Says:

    oooh I got to use my fave alpha again!!! yum yum thanks Shimelle fabby challenge xxxx

  50. Ann Says:

    Great challenge, I think TICKETS are my thing, oh and STAPLES – they are on most every layouts I do!

  51. Janice Says:

    I just added a layout that uses a few of my “signature” techniques: crocheting on the edge of an element, writing the journaling in my own handwriting and incorporating border punched edges. Thanks for these great challenges, Shimelle!

  52. Jenny Says:

    I have just uploaded this challenge, I have used staples for mine, seem to use them alot to stick items down (instead of finding glue!)

  53. Clair Says:

    Catching up on these wonderful challenges. Where on earth do you find all this inspiration?

  54. Michelle Easters Says:

    Another lovely challenge and there are so many more I want to do but I doubt I will get them all done in time lol

  55. marianne Says:

    Finally done..it started out life as bingo card and butterfly challenge =)

  56. Nancylee Says:

    Just wanted to post even I already disqualify for the challenge. Just to let you know that I’ve been scrappin away but in between here and there at work….

  57. Immi Says:

    For this layout, I used my favorite paper, Basic Grey, my favorite embellishment, a scallop punch, and my favorite technique, inking. Fun!

  58. So.Creative Says:

    For my layout I used my favorite stuff: black mist, white gesso, dymo letters and masking tape. my favorite technique is to spray and paint under the set of papers, and my fav papers are MME! So much fun, thank you for this challenge, so so happy for I could make all your challenges yay!!!!

  59. luluuk Says:

    I’m starting to really enjoy glimmer mist – although its hard to photograph! I love this picture of son #3 so I didn’t need an excuse to scrap it!

  60. georgina Says:

    I really enjoyed this one. I’ve dropped my camera though and I can’t seem to get it to focus properly! I’m devestated! LOL Looks like I need to go shopping.

  61. ninarsku Says:

    This one was so fun! Thanks!

  62. Virginia Says:

    My signature element is hand stitching, hadn’t realised it until a few blog followers pointed it out and I realised that when a page isn’t quite ‘done’ I usually start stabbing holes in it and choosing from my extensive collection of cross stitch threads from when I did loads of cross stitch.

  63. Natalie G Says:

    Another LO submitted under Little Nat – this was a fun challenge – I didn’t even know I had a signature accent until I thought about it!

  64. kaatje Says:

    hoera I finished all the challenges until today. Only the startingpoint has left. There’s no date for admitting so I hope that will be a week. But I have to stop. Even tough i have two ours to go,(it’s 23.oo here now in the Netherlands) but my arm and neck aren’t very pleased with me right now so I have to stop. It was a great 10 days with a lot of challenges. I learned a lot and tryed a lot of new things. So thanks for now and sleep well.

  65. TrĂ­ona Says:

    This was a special challenge for me. I was away when Shimelle was running her weekend crop, so I had to play catch up when I returned. I didn’t have time to do all the challenges, so I had to pick and choose. And I choose this one because of the prize. Sure, I would love to win the prize, but that’s not the reason. It was more specifically because it is Lilly Bee who are sponsoring it. Because my daughter, the subject of this layout, is called Lily Bea! Though I have been scrapbooking for about four years now I hadn’t come across this company before a month or so ago when I started following Shimelle’s blog more closely. I was absolutely tickled to discover I’d accidentally named her after a scrapbooking range. And I took it as a sign of my scrapbooking devotion :) I’m looking forward to when I get a chance to scrap my pretty Lily Bea with the pretty Lily Bee papers :)

  66. Patty Says:

    My signature thing would be to add water color, especially splatters!!!

  67. Jen Clark Says:

    I decided on brads, since every one of the last 10 layouts I’ve done has one (with the exception of one!) :) ~Jen

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