Today is the day! Kim and I have finished our challenges for this month and I wanted to share. As a little reminder, we decided a few months ago to become challenge buddies in order to encourage each other to scrap more and in ways we may not have considered. We have been taking turns choosing the challenges and this time it was my turn. Here is the challenge I came up with:
Create a layout of your choice using a minimum of 3 patterned papers. Also include at least one handmade embellishment and incorporate some "cut work" into the layout. You have until the 15th of September to complete the layout.
I want to share Kim's layout first. Her layout is gorgeous.
I totally must try her hand-made embellishment. The purple hearts are hand-made...she used wet toilet paper over a stamp, let it dry and added glimmer mist. Is that not THE coolest idea! She hand cut the flower and actually used five patterned papers instead of three. I was so impressed with this one!
Now for mine. I took a completely different approach. While Kim's is elegant and beautiful, I went for a fun, cute approach.
I came across this photo of Taylor from many years ago. I couldn't believe I hadn't scrapped it yet.
My kiddos have always been extremely active...AND extremely accident prone. As you can see, Taylor is sporting a cast in this photo. Sadly enough, I can't remember why...there could have been a multitude of reasons as he had several casts over the years. Anyway, I have no idea what possessed him to cover himself in band-aids...who can ever guess why kids do the things they do...but this is how I found him one afternoon. He stayed like this for hours. LOL! The journaling reads: "funny how a cast can bring about the need to bandage EVERYTHING!"
Like Kim, I used 5 patterned papers. (Great minds must truly think alike. Ha!) I cut out the little dinosaurs/monsters and my accordion embellishment accounts for the hand-made item.
I look so forward to my challenges with Kim. No pressure...just pure scrapping fun. Can't wait to see what she has for us this month!!!
Before I go, I want to mention a lovely little award I received from a new blog pal, Brenda. I am not only honored, but humbled that she would think of me.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and here's hoping your Monday is a good one!