Hello crafty ones!!
It's Sunday and of course that means we have a brand new challenge up and ready for you to tackle at Lasting Memories!! And let me take a moment to say I really LOVED the entries I saw last week for Dancing with the paws!! I seen sheep, pigs, iguanas, fish and I can't even remember what else! You guys are so creative!! All of you really deserved to win! I hope you still have those creative juices flowing cuz this week we are Digging For Gold!!
We want you to dig thru your stash and goodies and pull out your gold accessories, charms, brads, ribbon, paper....whatever!!!
Lucky for me, I have been doing a lot of cleaning lately and came across a bunch of stuff that I wouldn't normally use that fit this challenge just perfectly!!! And I used this awesome sketch posted over at Delightful Inspiration this month for her sketch challenge........I didn't do it justice so I am gonna hang onto it and save it for future use :) If you aren't a follower Of LeAnne's, check out her blog, challenges and kit club!!! She is such a sweety pie!!
Here is her July Challenge Sketch....
And here is my feeble attempt at greatness.....lol.
I probably should explain my title, "Twas the month before Christmas" it's a tradition in our house to kick off our Christmas decorating and tree trimming on Thanksgiving. Altho if it were up to me I'd keep the tree up all year long and decorate it accordingly for each month....lol. Yeah, my guy doesn't much like that idea! I'll be so happy when I get my craft room ready and can decorate how I want too!!!
In my digging and cleaning I came across these papers from Jenni Bowlin's Haven collection. I absolutely love her stuff but they can be so difficult to scrap with for me. So I just went with it and hoped for the best....lol. This layout actually looks so much prettier in person! And the colors are kinda Christmas-y :) My gold touches are the strip of paper, its gold and white swirly doo paisley kinda stuff (yes, that is the technical term for this design!!) I matted the photos on gold leaf paper, and found these gold glitter letters from an older GCD Studios collection. The small letters are MLS.
I think adding some stitching would go a long way in helping this layout "pop". But it is what it is!!!
So.......you ready to do some digging for gold????? As always you have til 9 pm Saturday to link em up so we can check out your awesome creations!!
In the meantime I am also playing along with the following challenges....check em out and maybe play along!!
ABC Christmas Challenge- "N" for Not a card
Creatalicious Challenges Christmas In July
Delightful Inspiration July Sketch Challenge
The Squirrel and The Fox Kids or babies (Jesse and Jacob are featured in this layout)