Thank you for stopping by for Day 2 of our September challenge week aka “let’s get back in our crafty space and start creating again after the summer!” Today’s challenge is a recipe challenge and it goes like this:

Designer Recipe:

mix together at high or low speed:

      • 4 patterned papers
      • 3 photos
      • 2 different types of embellishments
      • 1 stamp

Let’s see what Meghann and Virginia created with their recipe!

“Hello SCT friends, Meghann here! I am so excited to be here with you today to kick off a fall season of scrapbooking and creating with inspiration from our talented team members! I love a good challenge, especially when it helps me to create a layout quickly, and the recipe challenge that we’re sharing with you today is perfect for creating a layout in less than 30 minutes! Take a look at what I created using 4 patterned papers, 3 photos, 2 embellishments, and one stamp set:


I started off my page by grabbing the beautiful, new Every Little Thing collection from Close to My Heart, as I knew the cool colors and watercolored florals would fit perfectly with my three photos, sized at 4″ squared and 2.5″ squared, from a beautiful English picnic and walk. This collection had the perfect patterns to choose from, and I selected 4 different designs to create my layout background.


For my two embellishments, I decided to grab the Every Little Thing sticker sheet and vellum die cuts. These 12″ x 12″ sheets had plenty of flowers, banners, borders, and butterflies to choose from, plus a perfect title: “The best of days.” I love when an embellishment does the title work for me!


For my one stamp, I decided to use a bit of creative license and counted the Every Little Thing stamp set as one stamp. I used two designs from the stamp: stitched “x’s” that I placed on the border between my background patterned paper and cardstock, and a small heart. I stamped both of these using Sapphire ink.


Even though I had added all of the recipe ingredients, I thought that my layout needed a different texture and a bit of shine, so I grabbed the beautiful gold Close to My Heart sequins. I simply scattered them around the floral arrangements on the page.

Using a layout recipe is such a great way to create quickly, and as you can see, it can produce some beautiful results, too! Grab your favorite new collection and get inspired to use this recipe to create today!”

~ Meghann Andrew


“Happy September! Hope you had a great Summer and made many wonderful memories to scrapbook. With the scrapbooking ‘recipe’ (4 patterned papers, 3 photos, 2 kinds of embellishment and 1 stamp) in mind here is my layout scrapbooking a travel memory.

I like to create subtle page backgrounds so that my travel pictures pop off the page and the latest Close To My Heart Mix-In patterned paper collection fit the bill perfectly!


I chose sequins and the CTMH vellum die cuts as my two embellishments types.  The vellum die cuts are fantastic to use clear or they can be coloured easily with Copic markers.


The stamped ring and quote are from the CTMH Some Kind of Wonderful set.


Thanks for dropping by the blog, hope you have a wonderful crafty day!”

~ Virginia Nebel


Thank you to both Meghann and Virginia for showing us what they “whipped up” for our recipe challenge. We want you to get creating so here’s how you can take part in today’s challenge:

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout, card or project based on this recipe challenge;
  2. Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at
  3. Put “Sept Recipe Challenge” in your reference line;
  4. Submit your entry by September 30, 2019, at midnight ET.

Want to know what you’re playing for?

SCT Delivered Kits - Woodland Grove Scrapbook Kit

Summer is quickly making way to fall, and there’s no better place to experience the splendor of the season than the great outdoors. The rich colors and textures of autumn are captured in our autumn scrapbook kit, Woodland Grove!  It features seasonal selections from Echo Park Paper, Jillibean Soup and Pink Paislee, along with a large assortment of exclusives and embellishments will help you create beautifully unique pages you’ll treasure. Come experience the glory of fall in Woodland Grove!

Be sure to also visit yesterday’s colour challenge HERE. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!