Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Courage

Howdy Folks!

I hope you had a great weekend & Monday.  Mine was great, but I started feeling icky.  Probably due to all the junk food this weekend.  I have eaten more junk food these past few days than I have eaten in several MONTHS combined.  Time to head back to the fruit and veggies. :)

Well, I'm popping in to share a- no, not a card, a...layout. :)  I will be entering this layout into the Scrap Challenge Yourself blog.  The point of this blog is to include pictures of yourself in the layouts.  Let me tell you, there's slim pickings here. :D  I don't like to be in front of the lens.  Especially since my illnesses have turned me into Olive Oil- you know, Popeye's girlfriend. ;)

Anyhoo, the theme for this challenge is One Little Word, which was created by Ali Edwards.  The concept of "One Little Word" is to "adopt" a word for the year and use it.  My word?  COURAGE.  Lord knows I need some of that. :D
Let's begin with a few detail pictures.


To create these butterflies, I used the negative portion of a die-cut, sponge, & ink and then sponged the shape on the base.  Then I used the die-cut again to trace the butterflies & fussy-cut them.

I added sequins to each butterfly to represent their "colorful" spots.  It's hard to see, but each butterfly has a name: Courage, Valor, & Brave.
 
(Supplies: cardstock, journal cards- Echo Park, pattern paper, butterfly die-cut, washi tape, sequins, letter & flower stickers, medal brad, type writer, machine stitching)

So what will be your word this year? 

Well, time for me to bid you a good day. Thank you for coming over to visit. :D

Happy Crafting,
Angie

P.S. Just a reminder: Challenge #9 (Name - Color - Plus One Color) for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges Blog is due Feb. 6 at 11:55 pm (European time)  Go link your project. :D

15 comments:

  1. I love your OLW so much! And your page is absolutely beautiful! I just love your butterflies, so much! I want to thank you for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself! Your participation is greatly appreciated!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon!!! I appreciate your words of encouragement. :D

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  2. Well done Angie! Great OLW... I need some courage once in a while too ;) It was nice reading your blog! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for your kind words. :D

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    2. By the way, I really like the concept of this blog. Even though I don't like to be in pictures, it's kind of nice to include myself once in a while. :D

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  3. Angie great layout and word. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself

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  4. Very peaceful and bold layout. Love that you've used both writing style, handwrite and with machine on your layout. Nice detail :)
    Love your word and your work!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing layout with us at Challenge YOUrself <3

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    1. Thank you so, so much for encouraging me with your kind words. :D

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  5. Great OLW layout! Love the sequins added to your butterflies, its the perfect touch. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge Yourself!

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  6. Hi Angie, I adore your sweet page and gorgeous details. Thanks for sharing your pretty layout and your great OLW with us at Challenge Yourself. Perhaps among your 'slim pickings' there will be another beautiful photo of you to use in our next challenge, I promise it's a lovely one! xx

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    1. Thank you, Kerry! I'm not a fan of being in pictures, but I think I might have to take some for this challenge blog. :D

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  7. Angie I loved this layout! It is so clean and elegant, I love the typewritter text and you look fabulous on the pic!! So glad you are playing along with us in this challenge at Challenge Yourself!

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    1. Thank you very much, Caroli!! I enjoyed this challenge. :D

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