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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Challenge layout

I haven't been showing you too many of my LOAD212 layouts but as this one is for several different challenges I figured I'd do a post on it.

Lain's prompt today was "So You Say it's Your Birthday" (and it really is Lain's birthday - hope it's a good one!!) which for some reason made me think of some of the cakes I've made for the girls over the years. I used this sketch from Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday challenge ...

... and came up with this.

This also has components on it for a couple of the Apron Strings Birthday month challenges - namely Day #9 (create a layout in less than an hour - this took me 53 minutes) and Day #11 (create a floral embellishment.)

Here is a close up of some of those floral embellishments. I used my Big Shot and the Fun Flowers die from Stampin' Up! The title was a last minute "aha!" moment. I was looking for a large 6 in all my letter stickers. When I saw the @ symbol the title just came together!

All the patterned papers are from American Crafts Celebration line and I love how this one has this embossed pattern of fabric swags or bunting. Seemed perfect for a party layout but a little goes a long way! To finish the grouping I added some more scraps and another flower.

Here's the third layered flower that I made.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Super cute, Alison, love the stuff up in the top corner there, and your cake is incredible! Where were you when I needed your skills for my cupcakes? Oh yeah, lower mainland, riiiight! Love the flowers and title too! Hugs, Rox.

  2. Love it!! Nice combination of challenges. I never think to do that when I've got multiple deadlines on my plate.