So the first challenge I did was Dina's about me challenge. I started out misting then I put it on charcoal and nothing was making me happy. Too many muted colors. I didn't like it until I decided to add the washi tape and touches of deep pink - that made it come to life I thought. And since it needed a little more funky I tried to make the journaling a cool-ish design element.
So it says, not in this order (and I'm thinking about adding, "I don't watch TV"):
I am a Christian. I am left handed. I was raised on a farm.
I have a degree in merchandising. I love to decorate, especially seasonally.
I lost 53 pounds between Sept. ’08 and June ’10 by learning to eat properly, walking, and doing pilates.
I am a mom. I have a son, Zane. I have a daughter, Ava. I am a homemaker.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Adam, for 10 wonderful years.
I love to scrapbook.
I love to read. I’ve read 29 books in 9 months. My fave book is The Pillars of the Earth.
I collect many vintage things: mirrors, plates, costume jewelry, ephemera. Old stuff is the best stuff.
I drive an H3 that I love.
I always have my camera in my handbag. My handbag is always Coach.
I don’t care much for cell phones.
I love floral patterned paper.
I will be 31 on March 21, ’11.
I think these are probably the best years of my life.
I want to be a more spontaneously creative parent.
I want to spend time with my grandparents while I still can.
I went to Hawaii for my 10th anniversary and it was the best trip of my life. I love old movies.
I blog at www.mypaperlust.blogspot.com
The second challenge I did was Lisa Dickinson's turquoise, brown, and ivory color combo challenge. This was indeed a challenge for me for some strange reason. In Lisa's example she had all turquoise and brown but her daughter was wearing pink and the photos just really popped that way so I decided to use these pics of Ava wearing a pink coat in the snow. I used my Cricut for the damask element inside the JBS die cut. I thought it might be overwhelming but I ended up really liking it.
She did not like her first snow. She didn't like it touching her shoes. She lasted about 5 minutes then we went in and watched Adam and Zane build a snowman from the window.
The next challenge I participated in was Rangini's bingo card challenge. You had to use at least one bingo card and a punch. I don't know how I ended up with Christmas but I did. I guess that was just where my vintage elements led me. But I like it! I've seen Rangini and Keisha both take a circle punch and just punch out the edge of a piece of paper so that's where I got my circle punch idea.
And finally I squeezed this one in at the last (Keisha's garland challenge) and it only took me a little over an hour!
So there you have it. I'm glad I participated in the challenges (wish I had time to do more). I just can't believe I made all these in two days. Yeah, I admit, we had take out a few times over the last two days : ) And thank goodness for the crock pot.