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...I AM CELEBRATING MY FIRST YEAR AS A BLOGGER!!!!
There are so many wonderful challenge blogs these days that when you do make something...it is bound to belong somewhere, in some challenge! Right?
Well I knew how much I have been dying to play along with a couple challenge blogs so I decided today was the day!
Okay so it happens that a few of my wonderful bloggy friends participate in these challenges as part of their DT so I wanted to show my support by playing along as well!
This LO is being submitted for the following 3 challenge blogs:
Sketches in Thyme~ for the sketch (or my version of it!)
Practical Scrappers~ Summer themed
Frosted Designs~ Celebrate Life...hence my title!!!! (I think they were thinking birthday or celebrations of that nature but I took it literally!)
I also got to use some of my new papers I had gotten last week when shopping at J's. The Neutral stack from DCWV. Though I don't love how it cuts in my Cricut, I DO love me some reasonabley priced paper! And also a value stack of Kraft cardstock (50 sheets on sale for $2.50!!!) Okay way off topic...
For the Summer themed challenge at PS, I came up with this big beach ball as the center point of my LO and also following the large circle piece in the sketch (sketch can be found at the Sketches in Thyme link above). I cut this from Lifes a Beach and embossed the layering and added orange faux stitching.
My grass layers, cut twice, same size but one flipped on the same Kraft cardstock as the background. I added some doodling. Quite a lot around the page with the white gel pen. Also my brand new butterfly punch from Fiskars.
My clouds are from Zooballoo and embossed with the Notebook folder from Tim Holtz, Alterations Texture Fades. First time using it and I LOVE it!!!! Also my hand made kite.
And my literal take on the challenge at Frosted Designs. I thought this was a great title for these sweet photos of my baby at the park! Was really wanting to scrap these and am so happy to have finally done so! I also brought the kite string down into the title.
For the title to stand out, I cut and layered over cereal box for some dimension. You have GOT to try this if you haven't already! I chose the orange paper for the small amount of orange in my son's outfit in the photo. All the color inspiration came from that darling little jumper!
Thanks so much for looking!!!
And if you are new to my blog....please check out Stuck on U Sketches...another wonderful spot with sketch ideas....we're now going to 2 week challenges so hopefully that will give you time to play!!!!!!! And there is an original sketch this week, by yours truely!!! =o)