I could be getting ahead of myself....after all I have only completed one project. But I am so inspired and so looking forward to finishing some CT layouts and challenges tomorrow....I have a bazillion ideas in my head. I may not even sleep....lol. Do any of ya'll get like that? I actually found myself dreaming about a craft project last night. What the heck??? LOL......time for a 12 step program huh?
Well as I mentioned I have only put together one challenge layout tonight.....but it fits a few challenges so my credits may wind up being a little lengthy. Bare with me!!
Ok, there is a blog hop challenge going on this weekend called Getting Sassy with the Dirty Fit Girls. LOL....sounds like a porn flick huh? Nope! Just good clean scrappin fun I promise!!! Is a blog hop featuring this sketch from over at Sassy Lil Sketches. Now, just the sketch was enough to reel me in, just look at it :)
Love, love, love it!!!!
From there we "hop" over to Dirty Scraps and they challenged us to use the above sketch AND journal or "reflect" upon something......I choose a subject I know a little something about.....my kids....LOL. And from there the hop ends at Scrap Fit and we take the sketch, and the journaling and add to it something silver (symbolic for "reflection") and use ribbon.
Ok....toss it all in and stir it up a bit and what do ya get?
TADA!!! A lil something I call "So Different" (pardon the crappy glare on the LO)
"It never ceases to amaze me that 5 brothers can be so very different. Each of you have your own unique personality. If I hadn't given birth to you personally I don't think I would ever suspect you guys are even related.
Matt: I wish sometimes I could crawl inside your head and know what you feel and what you think or even what you would say to us if you could.
Jacob: You are so much like me when I was 15! Scary and exciting at the same time for me. I hope you can do the things I was never able to accomplish because I KNOW you have the ability!
Steven: It's hard being the middle child. Don't let things get to you and remember that it's OK to be different! Who wants to be normal anyway??
Brandon: I hope you never lose the sweetness you have
Jesse: No matter how old you are, you will ALWAYS be my baby!!!!"
Ok....all together now......AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! (sniff, sniff) Yeah I cried while journaling this. There. I admitted it!
I didn't like this LO at first. But when I added the journaling it all clicked for me :) I'm really glad I did this challenge because journaling emotions is really hard for me. So I stepped wayyyyyy out of my comfort zone here.
Now the boring part....credits....lol. Used KI , DCWV , and Paper Studio papers and alpha. The ribbon is jsut something from my stach. I used silver brads to attach the ribbon in a half circle, the tag is just something I stole from Bob....it came off of a gun he bought.....lol. And I stapled it to the LO for good measure..also silver.....lol. Its subtle but its there I promise!
I mentioned this was for more than a couple of challenges. Other than the blog hop listed it is also entered at Frosted Designs handwriting challenge, as well as Scrappy Frogs where the challenge was merely to "challenge yourself" and do something different or difficult for you. This journaling was quite the challenge for me. But once I started it just flooded out. Also entered into Sketches By Tamara's journaling challenge. BTW....she is holding a March DT call if anyone is interested, Deadline is Tuesday I think!!! Check her blog or facebook fan page to be sure :)
Ok....nuff rambling. I have taken up entirely too much of your friday :) Be back tomorrow with LOTS more!!!!