Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Layout #68 - Bird is the Word and Scrap-it-Lah



Two challenges I've never played along with before! Fun, fun, I love a good challenge, and the one this month from Scrap-it-Lah had me really stumped for a bit, but once I got into it - well, I love the result so I'm glad I played along. The challenge was to use at least 6 layers, stamping or embossing, and journaling tags or cards on your layout. It was tough, but I do have 6 layers (what do you think of that book paper? Torn right out of a book printed in 1958!) I had some little journaling tags already stamped and left over from last year's December Daily. Then I had some journaling cards my mom gave me last year for Christmas, never used, but I used one for an accent ("daily delight), cut out the flowers and glued them elsewhere, and used another for the journaling, cut up into strips. I've also got half a misted doily and some oooooooold tags tucked into various places, some cool tortoiseshell buttons, and a ribbon bow I tied myself and stuck on there. I had a lot of fun playing with the embellishments on this layout, a little more haphazard than I would normally do!

I'm also entering this layout over at Bird is the Word. The word prompt for this challenge is "Adore", and seeing that word is prominent on this gorgeous MME paper, it totally fits. Scrapbooker's Paradise has a challenge this week to use something normally not in your stash - I've never used book paper before, so I think that fits as well!

Supplies: My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny patterned paper, Colorbok journaling cards, Creative Memories pen, date stamp, Memento ink, Close to My Heart hemp, stamp, and ink, Twinery twine, Maya Road doily, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, found buttons, tags, ribbon and book paper, Lifestyle Crafts border die

P.S. Isn't Brenna adorable here? I just can't get over her pudgy arms!!!
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10 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job with a tougch challenge! Layering does not come that easily to me but you rocked it. Love all the tucked in tags!

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  2. Wow! I love the layering, especially using a book pages as an accent. Love it!

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  3. Love it! Especially the pudgy arms!!
    Great papers ... you ripped up a book?!?!?! Shock! Horror! :) Just kidding. It looks great!

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  4. How cute is this! Love the movement you created through the placement of the pictures and the whole design. Really neat use of those book pages!

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  5. Aaaw this is adorable! Thanks so much for sticking the challenge out & creating a beautiful page for us at Scrap-it-Lah! And thanks for playing along at Bird is the Word too!!

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  6. Beautiful little one and very inventive
    Keep smiling and creating

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  7. She is so cute! Thanks for playing with SIL.

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  8. Beautiful layout! Love the pictures, especially Brenna's chubby little arms - sooooo cute! Bless her.

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  9. Such a sweet layout! Love the pictures! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

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  10. Gorgeous!!! I love this layout!! You did a fabulous job with the layers (: and YES!! Brenna is so Adorable!!
    You've been busy over the last few days!!! I promise I will be back over the weekend to leave a few more comments for you (:

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