Monday, April 4

HAVING A BLAST @ Paper Secrets Birthday Bash

I am totally cruising through some challenges finally....nothing like waiting to the last minute.  he he he :O)

In my defense, the kids have had horrible colds and have needed my undivided attention.  I have been washing outrageous amounts of laundry and spraying the house for several days now, but Lance finally got home from work early today and I completed some of the challenges.  I am having so much fun and really feel like being creative allows me to enhance my inner peace.
I absolutely love connecting with other talented people and learning new techniques.
I just wanted to share some of the creations I have completed thus far....

 This challenge was the P-A-R-T-Y stash challenge.

P - Potted Plant

A - Altered tags

R - Rhinestones

T - Twins (me and my sissy)

Y - Yin-Yang

There is one blank rectangle awaiting the picture still.  I have to hunt for the very one I want to place in that spot....

This challenge was a BINGO challenge.  Vickie gave us a bingo card full of scrappy supplies and techniques that had to be used.  I chose the O column and had to use..... Bling, Chipboard, 3 or more papers, Tearing, and Blue.

Thank goodness McKenzie enjoys taking pics of herself (on a regular basis and always snaps about 50 at a time - - - -must be a teenager thing) LOL  :O)!  I was able to pic my favorites for this LO.

This challenge was a Shabby Chic challenge.

I saw this term many times throughout the time that I have been blogging, but never knew exactly what it was.  Guess I can't say that now.  I think this is definitely one of my favorite techniques, thus far.

The picture is circa 1940s and is my maternal grandmother and step-grandfather.  My maternal gf passed when my mom was very young and grandpa Danny is the gf I grew up knowing as a child.  My gm and gp were the nicest people on earth....really!!  So, I thoroughly enjoyed honoring them and preserving this memory.

The terms of this challenge were to use the following elements:
  • A vintage photo pre 50's must be used.
  • Paint
  • Stitching
  • Distressing
  • Pastel Tones

The next challenge that I finished was my friend Luisa's Wonderful Birthday challenge.  After all, it was a Birthday Bash.  I had the opportunity to highlight Haylee's first BD.
 The requirements for this challenge
2 different alpha stickers, hand cut something from
patterned paper, raise the fussy-cut item on pop dots, and add stickles or glitter

I had found some paper that matched the banner I made for her Birthday, so the pics and paper coordinate quite well.
 I just wish these moments could last forever.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge.  We were given a picture of cupcakes and candy that we could use for inspiration.

The paper in the photo at left, matched the cupcakes and candy colors PERFECTLY!

I am so glad I was able to get a picture of Pablo and make a page.

The last challenge I completed was an altered tissue box.  We have plenty of those laying around this week.  I chose to make it into a Reward Box for the kids.  I still need to make some reward slips so that when they are being well behaved, they can reach in, and pull out a special surprise.  Who doesn't love surprises?

Well, what a long weekend.  I had fun.  I am so looking forward to the next event in the upcoming weeks.

Hope you enjoyed!   Thanks for stopping by today!!!!!  :O)


  1. Well I am glad that Challege as one of your favorites and you gave it a go, you did such a great job on first attempt and I hope this inspires you to keep scrapping those older photos. Thanks also for dropping in on my blog and leaving a comment.

  2. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!!! Love your reward box idea!! Might need to give that a go for my boys!! :) Love your layouts too!! Haven't tried Scrapbooking yet!! Iam now your follower!! look forward toseeing more of your creations! Hugs xx

  3. I love your results from using a challenge. Where did you find those at? Do you typically do one page layouts or two?


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