Thursday, July 21, 2011

Do Over layout

This one went right outside my comfort zone and box.  It has pink on it.  It has flowers on it.  It's about me.  What the !#*% is THAT all about?!  :)

So.  The first July challenge over at Better Living Through Scrapbooking is
“When I Grow Up”
Make a layout or project about what you want to do – what’s your dream job or what career goal are you working toward? If you’re already doing that job, show why you love it.

I could write a novel about all of the jobs I've considered, planned on, and/or worked towards.  Did I mention the long list of ones I've done?  I worked all of that into this because I think where I'm coming from is as important as where I'm going sometimes... or maybe not and that's just one of those hangups I need to get over... I'll get back to you.

Paper: Pink, Kraft, Vellum: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Botanicals. Antique Background: Stampin' Up
Ink: Pretty in Pink: Stampin' Up, Versa Mark
Misc: Chipboard letters: Heidi Grace, Flowers: Marcella K, Embossing folder

Better Living Through Scrapbooking: July #1
1. Use one of the following combinations as your main color scheme: -Pink and brown, -Blue and white, -Yellow and green, -Red and black
2. Use paper lace on your project. (Buy it or try making it yourself with a paper punch or die cutter)
3. Use rhinestones (gems, bling, whatever you want to call ‘em)  They're in some of the flowers
4. Include a fabric flower on your project.

Apron Strings: Old with the Old, In with the New #13
Today's challenge is use your oldest kit with the scariest (to you) embellishment in it and combine it with a new embellishment or paper that has no "scare factor."

GAB #24: Use something you have never or rarely use.  Pink.  Flowers.  Those flowers in particular (my aunt gave them to me 3yrs ago at Christmas I believe.)  Chipboard letters.  This layout SCREAMS of things I don't usually use.  :)

Well, that's a funny thing.  The scariest was the flowers- I don't do flowers.  I just don't.  At least not on layouts since I typically just do ones for my son.  The newer, no scare one was SUPPOSED to be the chipboard letters.  However, they were dull.  I stamped on them.  It didn't show.  I inked them.  They were the wrong color.  I embossed them.  It didn't show.  I ran them through 2 more times.  The ink almost vanished.  I sanded them for contrast.  They started to fall apart.  I stopped there though they're still rather dull.  Now I think chipboard letters are scary.  *sigh*


  1. Great job with the flower cluster! My sons don't seem to mind the flowers on their LOs, but then they are still in preschool ;)

  2. Love the LO and the flowers are awesome. Thanks for joining us at GAB Challenges.

  3. I had to chuckle about your obstinate letters. LOL
    Nice layout I like your color scheme. Glad you could join GAB challenge this past week

  4. Way to work in so many things into just one layout. You aren't the only person I know "scared" by flowers - way to over come the fear by fearing something else. LOL.

  5. I don't work much with chipboard either, I think too, that I need to alter it so much I have the same problem that you do! In any regards, the pink layout is pretty, and its nice to get away from the masculine colors every now and then, isn't it?