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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Apron Strings Week 3 Challenges

Okay, so I've been trying to participate in the Apron Strings Birthday Party Challenges for the past few weeks and did a couple in week 1 (see this post) but life has been interfering with challenge entry a bit since then. Darn kids, husband, 'real life' committments!! LOL!
Yesterday I decided enough was enough and sat down to answer the week 3 challenges. This is what I came up with ...

Added March 28th - YAY!!! Blogger is finally working properly. All the pictures are now on this post.
The challenges this week were:
Day #14 - Do something new to you on your layout. I misted with my brand new Tattered Angels Glimmer mists (Forest Green on the base and Pearl on the title letters, if you're interested). I've done a tiny bit of misting before but just recently found a scrapbooking store that sells mists so bought a few and this was my first time trying them out. I am VERY happy with the results!

Day #15- Use at least 3 different patterned papers. Check!

Day #16 - Balloons = round items; use at least 2 round items that are at least 3" in size. I kind of went literal with this prompt. Since I knew I wanted to scrap the pictures from LC's birthday balloons seemed appropriate. I have 3 on my layout and they are larger than 3".


Day #17 - Incorprate a box or block onto your layout. I create a pseudo present box using 4 pictures mounted on a square of cardstock. I then tucked a tag behind it with my journalling. If you squint, the ribbon kind of looks like a bow, no?


Day #18 - Use a recycled item on your layout. This was a toughie until I remember a cream ribbon I'd kept from a pair of pajama's I'd purchased around Christmas time. Voila! Both a recycled item and it became the ribbon/bow on my "present".

 

Here's a close up of my title with the Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Oh, and I had some fun with my Cricut and made these cute banners. Not a required element but a fun accent for my birthday layout.


Last, but certainly not least, I actually based my layout on this sketch which was the prompt for Day #13!

All right. That's it. Thanks for looking!

3 comments:

  1. Great work! I love how you incorporated all the challenges in a single Lo!

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  2. Holy Moly! I'm not sure I've seen anyone incorporate some many challenges on one layout; a challenge itself! And, note, adding a banner was a previous Birthday Challenge ;)

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  3. Wow, very cool, love the present, balloons, hidden tag, and misting! Mmmmm, misting I've never tried the pearl stuff, looks great! Are you enjoying your spring break? We're visiting the fam right now, and Friday I'm headed for Kamloops for Femsport, going to get my butt kicked but I don't care because I am going by MYSELF!!! Can't wait!

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