Okay, so I’ve been trying to participate in the Apron Strings Birthday Party Challenges for the past few weeks and did a couple in week 1 (see this post) but life has been interfering with challenge entry a bit since then. Darn kids, husband, ‘real life’ committments!! LOL!
Yesterday I decided enough was enough and sat down to answer the week 3 challenges. This is what I came up with …
Added March 28th – YAY!!! Blogger is finally working properly. All the pictures are now on this post.
The challenges this week were:
Day #14 – Do something new to you on your layout. I misted with my brand new Tattered Angels Glimmer mists (Forest Green on the base and Pearl on the title letters, if you’re interested). I’ve done a tiny bit of misting before but just recently found a scrapbooking store that sells mists so bought a few and this was my first time trying them out. I am VERY happy with the results!
Day #15- Use at least 3 different patterned papers. Check!
Day #16 – Balloons = round items; use at least 2 round items that are at least 3″ in size. I kind of went literal with this prompt. Since I knew I wanted to scrap the pictures from LC’s birthday balloons seemed appropriate. I have 3 on my layout and they are larger than 3″.
Day #17 – Incorprate a box or block onto your layout. I create a pseudo present box using 4 pictures mounted on a square of cardstock. I then tucked a tag behind it with my journalling. If you squint, the ribbon kind of looks like a bow, no?
Day #18 – Use a recycled item on your layout. This was a toughie until I remember a cream ribbon I’d kept from a pair of pajama’s I’d purchased around Christmas time. Voila! Both a recycled item and it became the ribbon/bow on my “present”.
Here’s a close up of my title with the Pearl Glimmer Mist.
Oh, and I had some fun with my Cricut and made these cute banners. Not a required element but a fun accent for my birthday layout.
Last, but certainly not least, I actually based my layout on this sketch which was the prompt for Day #13!
All right. That’s it. Thanks for looking!
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