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March 10, 2013


The page that illustrates my challenge for you is not what you might expect from me—it is not a usual “stacy julian” layout. In a very playful effort to truly celebrate what we do, I am issuing the …

10 + 10 + 10 challenge

I would like you to scrapbook a photo of someone you love with TEN products, TEN techniques and TEN words. 

TEN products

For some of you this will be easy. For others, not so much – either way, begin with your cardstock and count up ten consumable products and incorporate them into your design. 

Here are my products: cardstock (Coredinations) + dimensional stickers (Pebbles/American Crafts) + fabRips fabric tear strip (Studio Calico) + Color-Ready kraft borders (Close To My Heart) + paper ticket and rhinestone bow (Jenni Bowlin) + Teeny Alpha stickers (Glitz Design) + decorative tape + paper flower (Prima) + ribbon (Scarlet Lime kit)

TEN techniques

My recommendation is just START and anytime you think of something to try or do, do or try it—the big Daddy technique in my book is intentional imperfection, so if you haven’t tried that, now is the time!

Here are my techniques: sanding + tearing + sewing/stitching + punching (Fiskars Scallop Heart) + painting + stamping (flower stamp from Close To My Heart) + embossing + stapling (I think using staples totally counts!) + clustering + intentional IMPERFECTION (make this not perfect on purpose!)

TEN words
As we build relationships in our families and with our friends, we discover characteristics in these loved ones that are also characteristics in us. Sometimes these traits have gone completely unnoticed; other times they are simply under-developed and being with this person strengthens them. And sometimes, these traits are obvious and mature, but we don’t fully appreciate them until we encounter them in our loved one and draw a personal connection. It wasn’t until I adopted Addie and began raising a daughter that I fully recognized and appreciated many of my feminine traits. Addie has taught me (and showed my husband and boys) that I am NOT crazy—I am simply a girl! I have wanted to create a page dedicated to the female characteristics Addie and I share for a long time. Note: I think I’ll go back and add the word “CLUB” just above “PRINCESS” – because we are both members!


Chris Purviance

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Posted by stacy julian  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)

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Just wondering why drawing was held early before everybody posted links?
Posted By Sandi Dailey  |  April 03, 2013 at 09:22 AM

Oops, Thought we had until April 2 to post. See a winner already picked. Congrats Chris!!
Posted By Sandi Dailey  |  April 01, 2013 at 09:44 AM

Sorry for the double post, but my first link does not have the 10+10+10 information added -- didn't know I had to do this until I saw other postings. My upload (#19) to Big Picture lists information.
Posted By Sandi Dailey  |  April 01, 2013 at 09:24 AM

Looking to start this by end of the week. I'm ready for some fun!
Posted By carolmina  |  March 12, 2013 at 06:23 PM

Wow - this was a great challenge! Posted my link.
Posted By Jean Marmo  |  March 12, 2013 at 12:31 PM

What a great challenge! Get's the gray matter sparking............. I am already thinking of the picture I am going to use for this challenge but have to take care of babies first..............card making club tonight.........so tomorrow bright and early I will be scrapping! Thanks!
Posted By K B  |  March 12, 2013 at 09:33 AM

Love this challenge, and a challenge it will be!! I'm up for it though... should be fun
Posted By diana vanderleest  |  March 11, 2013 at 06:10 PM

this is a great challenge...it will be hard for me, but maybe i can do it with a little guidance from your steps!
Posted By allicroppinmama  |  March 11, 2013 at 02:19 PM

so so cute. thanks for the inspo as always
Posted By glee  |  March 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM

It's a challenge for sure since I'm more of a minimalist. The ten techniques are almost more than are in my scrap arsenal. But I feel challenged! Love Addie's photo!
Posted By MissOtis  |  March 11, 2013 at 08:15 AM

Love this so much!!! thanks for the inspiration, hope to get this one done.
Posted By ava g  |  March 11, 2013 at 05:15 AM

fun challenge, and a great layout!
Posted By Keitha  |  March 11, 2013 at 04:59 AM

Love this challenge and this adorable LO!
Posted By tyfb  |  March 10, 2013 at 01:13 PM


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