Reader Challenge From the Files December 2010

Team member Tara here with this month’s From the Files challenge. I have to be honest, pulling together the items for a “From the Files” challenge is a lot harder than you would think. When I scrap I either “kit scrap” or mostly “DIY scrap” where I pull element from all my digital product. So I thought piece of cake! Well, I was wrong, two attempts and about 6 hours later I finally picked my elements. I’ll be honest when the last element was chosen I could imagine my layout in my head, how I could work these together. None of the items I chose originally are in the final selection either. So here are my choices for December’s From the Files Challenge, I challenge you to join in on the fun with me. Here are the ingredients to use with this month’s challenge:

template is optional

If you’d like to play along, just create a layout of your own using only the items you see below (one item from each of the December Digi Files contributions.) Feel free to recolor or otherwise alter the items, but your page should only include these files. You can also add any fonts you need and small fasteners like staples.


For my layout, I had in mind a photo free layout in mind, and once I had all my final items selected I worked with the temple flipping it and creating a separate background layer to make the red border. I journaled about a few things I remember about my Dad.


Lauren’s layout is wonderful, I love her style and it amazes me how each of us put the elements to different uses. Here I love the cut outs she uses on her page and how it pop’s the bold patterned paper without overwhelming the layout.


Katie’s layout was another fantastic way to use a template in another way, I also love that she used the grid patterned paper as her background. Sometimes I tend to shy away from bold papers for background but it looks wonderful in her layout and I will have to play with that option myself a little more.

fonts are traveling typewriter and DJB Tracy Script


We’d love to see what you can do with this challenge! Be sure to leave a link to your layout or project in the comments section of THIS post to be eligible for the gift card drawing. Don’t forget that you can also link to our flickr group if you want to upload your page there. Deadline for entries is 10 P.M. EST on Saturday December 18, 2010. Winners will be announced on Sunday morning.


P.S. Ana is the random winner chosen from the comments in yesterday’s post about Miss Kim! She won $10 in product from Kim!