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Friday, March 11, 2011

Scraplift Challenge


The other day I was blog hopping and came upon The XOXO Challenge Blog. Every month their talented design team puts up layouts and the challenge is to scraplift one---or all---of them! The sponsor for this month is Candy Shoppe Designs. I have never participated before but when I saw the first inspiration layout by Lipstick Chick Emma Fronda I knew right away that I wanted to play!! I loved the bright colors of Emma's layout but I went a different direction and scrapped the photos (BAD AS THEY ARE) I took of Matt on his 14th Birthday this past Tuesday. He thought he was being funny by not smiling but I didn't care...NOBODY and NOTHING is stopping me from taking the annual birthday pictures! And yes, they will be scrapbooked!! I used papers and elements from an older Fancy Pants line "Like Father, Like Son". I wet the blue strip, crinkled it up and distressed and inked it a little bit then dried it with my heat gun, layered on a few more paper strips and stickers, embellished with Stickles, LilyBee rubons, screw and swirl brads, a flash card from Elle Studios, some ric rac, a K&Co journaling square and puffy letters from Recollections. I misted the background paper with a blue and a green (I put them away already so don't have the exact colors) Glimmer Mist before I began layering the page together. I like it!

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6 comments:

Bev

fabulous job with the scraplift and so fast too. Love the elements on the great guy page.. thanks for playing along... hugs Bev xoxoDT

KateB

it's always wonderful when folks find us and start playing right away! LOVE your take on it; i always love seeing our boys in layouts and yup, if they try to be cool and not smile, I agree to scrap it anyway!!! Hope you'll play with us every month from now on!

Katherine (Lipstick chick XOXO) and Team Sugar at Candy Shoppe Designs :):)

Khristen

Love the subtle misting and the manliness of this page :) Thanks for joining in at XOXO

Daisie

I love this boy page! The misting and the pp you used are great!

darkpoetess

great page - and oh boy do i LOVE the heart! so glad you found us x

Miss Jaster

Great LO! I always have trouble with the manly ones, but you NAILED IT! So glad you played along!

XOXO Kimmy

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