I was soooo proud of myself. I tell you, it was just one of those things, you know the kind.....everything works perfectly...no issues.....no problems.....just smooth sailing all the way. Yeah...okay!!! Not this time!
If you read my last post, then you know that Lynnette Davis is now the Official Challenge Host at Snobby Walrus, and she has issued her first challenge....
Love those colors together!! Well challenge #2 is now up at SW with Tracy Cave the "Walrus Overlord", that's DT Co-ordinator to you, taking on the lead. Here's the stipulations.....
a handmade embellishment
polka dot patterned paper
Doesn't sound too difficult, now does it? No, I didn't think so either. And I had such grand plans, all I had to do was morph the two challenges together, and enter my LO into both challenges!!! As a DT, I can't win, so I'm really playing for the fun of it, and to enable my challenge hostesses!! I figured with Ashley & Mason coming next Tuesday (YEAH!!), and all of the preparations I have to do, that I only had time to make one LO. This way, I could still play! Easy peasy, right?! NOT. Before I even try to explain....let me just show you.....
I have all of the right colors, light pink, pale yellow, white & grey. Right? Yep, check!
I have the buttons. Yep...that big old yellow thing in the top right corner...that's my button, which I covered with a Prima flower center. Check!
I have a handmade embellishment. The big polka dot flower, which I edged in TH distress inks 'worn lipstick', and sprayed with Tattered Angels 'tattered rose' Glimmer Mist. Check!
I have polka dot patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The big old flower, and the bottom petals on the Prima Belle Arte 'poetry' flowers. Check!
I have journaling. Yep, right next to the pic of Ashley...something I probably don't do enough of. Check!
I have color photo(s). Check! Wait, that's a black & white pic.....ooops, this is where it all went wrong. And do you know when this happened. No it wasn't while I was choosing the papers, embellies & pic. It wasn't even when I was working on the LO. And not even when I was taking the pic of the LO. So when did it happen......when I decided to just double check & make sure I had everything I needed to have on there, before I put up this post & linked it back to the challenges!! Ugh!! Tooooooo late!!
So, if I go ahead and link this LO to both challenges, do you think anyone will notice? After all it doesn't matter, since I can't win anyways, right? Who's going to notice? And are they going to tell the Challenge Police? And what will they do, force me to make individual LOs for each challenge? Or worse, ban me from entering any challenges? OMG, you don't think that they would......NO!! Tell me it's not true, they really can't force me to use 'no name brand papers, & embellies', right? Argh!!!! Shoot me now!!
LOL........gotta laugh.....yep, I'm having toooo much fun with this! Anyways, let me show you some closeups.......
Love those Prima flowers!! Don't forget to check them out, and be entered for your chance to win a prize pack!! All I did was to add a medium sized petal to the bottoms of each, to make them stand out just a bit more. Everything was layered over Prima & Webster's Pages papers. I used 7 Gypsies paper for the leaves. And my picture is matted with glittery SEI paper.
Diecuts are from K&Co. Dew Drops, unknown, but courtesy of my good friend Charlene from POSH. Thank you Charlene!! Here's another closeup......
Bling & brads are from Prima & Michaels. Rubons from Kaiser, Pink Paislee, and Me & My Big Ideas. The resin flower (white) and the elephant are by Jolees. Alphas by Making Memories. Button, ribbon & lace are from my stash.
So what do you think? Should I or shouldn't I? My inner voice is telling me, go ahead and do it....but that could be just cause that's what I want to do!!! LOL ~~~~~ whatever!
Okay, so did I tell you that this was going to be a long post? No? Well....it is! So get a cup, and have a sit......you're in for a while longer.......
I totally forgot to put up the pics from my last POSH blog post. Def not good!! Sorry Nini!!!
I chose to name this post, 'Bling It On!' And you guessed it, it's all about adding some glimmer, and glitter, to your projects. Which I did, but I had one special way to 'bling' up your projects..... with Sharpie or Copic markers!! Hey, you gotta read the post, to find out how!!! Here's the LO.......
So, can you spot where I used the Sharpie......I have a few Copics, not the right colors, and they are mucho $$$$$, so I am making do with what I have!!! Wow, I can't believe I just said that. Cause normally I am def OCD when it comes to scrap stuff. Actually, I am OCD when ever I get into something new......I just have to have everything!!!
Got a little side-tracked there, sorry about that. And please keep the OCD stuff to yourself.....I don't want anyone to know!!! Especially the scrap stores!! LOL Here's a few closeups.....
I actually bought the title from the dollar bins, at Michaels. Of course, it didn't look like that!!! I used some Martha Stewart glitter to cover it....it was bare chipboard. I think it turned out pretty good. Actually, I'm a bit impressed, cause I really haven't had good luck with using glitter!! Somehow, I just get it everywhere except where it really needs to go. Wish I had taken the time to write down, excatly what I did, and which glue I used!!!
Oh yeah....before I forget......if you shop at Michaels, (if you don't, either there isn't one close by, or you must be the only one that doesn't go in there...they're always busy!!).....make sure you check out the $ bins....they always have some great items that you can use for scrapping!
Okay.......paper by Marks Paper, K&Co and 7 Gypsies. Vintage book page from Snobby Walrus. Flower center & large purple flower by Prima. Die cuts by Graphic 45 (love). Journal tag by K& Co. Brad by My Mind's Eye. Tim Holtz Distress Ink & Distress Stickles. Rhinestone Flourish by Michaels. StazOn Ink. Lace is from stash.
So are you ready for this to end? Yeah, me too!!! I've gotta take pics of my RAK, so I can post tomorrow! Plus pay the bills, and then get some sleep before I have to go to Mom's for dinner, and then go work a 12 hour shift! So, I will leave you with the thought for the day........
"Read the title to this post!"