Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Amazing Challenge

Here's a layout I completed using my October Counterfeit Kit, and it looks as if I'm going to be on time for a few challenges this time!  First up is this sketch from Creative Scrappers:

I'm also entering at Frosted Designs (this week's challenge is to use mist and/or paint - I misted the rosettes and "Amazing" title piece with Dylusions Lemon Zest and painted the page border with a toothpick dipped in white acrylic paint) and  Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #31 at The Pink Elephant: 3 photos, buttons, and flowers (rosettes count as flowers, don't they?)

Here's a close-up of the journaling and some homemade washi tape:
 and another of the title block:
Oops, just realized I didn't put the date on this page, I believe it was June 2, 2012.  We had such a blast, driving all over the area and completing crazy challenges like memorizing poems, a wilderness walk, stacking wood and bowling bingo.  I plan to do a SMASH page spread with some of the clues and memorabilia I have put away, but just wanted to get these three photos featuring my friend Andrea scrapped before too late - I miss that girl sooooooo much, and I only knew her for a year, sniff!  Thank goodness for Facebook and phones!!!

Oh, before I sign off, have to tell you about the crazy weather her this past weekend.  First of all, it snowed like crazy, and I bet we have a foot of the white stuff out there right now.  Second, the mercury dipped to -21 degrees celsius this morning, and stayed there most of the day - BBRRRRR!  And third, and this was the craziest of all, I was sitting on the couch Saturday night, talking to Jason, when I felt the couch moving - I thought I was getting a mad case of vertigo, which I have had before, when Jason said, "You're wigging out right now, aren't you?"  I didn't say anything for a moment, then said, "I don't know, it felt like the couch was moving!"  I probably would have dismissed it altogether, when Jason said, "I felt it too!"  Then we looked up and saw the ceiling fan moving and heard the dog barking like mad, and realized it must have been an earthquake.  Sure enough, found out via Facebook that there was an earthquake off the coast.  So strange, I have never felt anything like that before!  Anyway, it was a very big earthquake, but no tsunami resulted, and I don't think there was any damage or injuries, phew!



  1. What a fun, bright layout!! Love the rosettes ~ I can see the sparkle!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  2. Such a cheerful layout! love your rosettes. Thank you for playing with us at CKC.

  3. I too love the rosettes! I would have freaked right out about the earthquake!! Scary! It's snowing here today and will probably stick this time...at least Halloween was nice.

  4. Wow, so fun and bright and happy. You are rising to all the challenges, aren't you. So glad the quake effects stayed off shore and that it didn't present a challenge as well.

  5. Wonderful layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TPE Scrapbook Challenge Saturday!!

  6. So cute! Love the toothpick painted border!! Clever girl.
    We did not feel the earthquake down here. bummer... kind of, I guess. :)