Tic-tac-toe Challenge

Remember tic-tac-toe? You drew a pound sign — these days it’s called a hashtag — and you take turns with an opponent drawing X’s and O’s in empty boxes until there are 3 X’s or O’s in a row, determining a winner. At Heart 2 Heart Challenges we’re playing tic-tac-toe with a twist. Choose three techniques in a row and use them in your project.

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I chose to work diagonally from the top left; I made a scrapbook page by following a sketch and I put some ribbon on it.

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This photo doesn’t do my page justice. The colors are much more vibrant. I had a lot of fun mixing and matching Close To My Heart products for this one.

I followed this sketch from the Reflections Scrapbooking Program. It’s called Sidebar — Triple.

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I started with the Chalk it Up paper pack. Flaxen cardstock is my base. The colors in Chalk it Up are flaxen, black, lagoon, sorbet and white daisy.

The ABC/123 photo mats, the number strip and title were cut from the Exclusive Cricut Artbooking Cartridge. That cartridge is special because you can cut all the elements you need for a complete coordinated layout by setting the dial size at 11 and using 1 key (in combination with the function keys to get different cuts.) I wanted the mats to be smaller than they cut at that setting so I used Real Dial Size and set the size to 3 3/4 inches. To get even more space between the mats, you could even go 3 1/2 if you didn’t mind cropping in tighter on your photos.

The journaling spot is a 4 x 6 card that came in the Wanderful Picture My Life A la Carte set — these are many of the same cards in the Wanderful Picture My Life pocket scrapbooking system but there are fewer of them. I cut the card for my journaling spot on one of the notebook paper lines to get it to use just enough to get the idea and have room to write without overwhelming my page. The dominant colors in Wanderful — Gypsy, Colonial White, Flaxen and Crystal Blue — complement Chalk It Up and the print on this card looked like Sorbet to me, which is the color cardstock in the title.

Embellishments include Aqua Dots and a piece of Black Striped Twill Ribbon.

The sunglasses, sneaker and equation stickers are from the Base & Bling Wearable Crafts collection. I cut them out of the Free Thinker Style Sheet so I could move them around the page before I peeled off their backing and committed to their placement. The chalkboard letter A is from the Base & Bling Signature Style Sheet and stands for my daughter’s name, Arabella. The “This is Seriously My Life” and “Awesome Right Here Right Now” tabs are from the My Crush Wildwood Sticky Tabs. There are several tabs of each of the 6 styles and you peel them off like Post-It Notes.

Thanks for stopping by. All of the products you see here and more are available at my shopping site. I hope you’ll go over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges for even more inspiration and to enter the challenge!

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7 responses to “Tic-tac-toe Challenge

    • Thanks! I find a little busyness can be offset by using solid cardstock. I admire people who can mix patterns and create lovely things. Maybe I’ll be bolder to try it after a few more challenges.

    • Thanks for the nice note! I love it when I’m picking out supplies and I see one thing and then another that just seems to fit and it all comes together. That’s the creative process I’m enjoying more now since I organized my scrap room and became a Heart 2 Heart Design Team member.

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