Sunday, 2 October 2011

LOAD, Counterfeit and Whimsical Musings all rolled into one

I had a very busy September for some reason and wasn't as productive as usual for my various challenges (hangs head in shame). I was so thrilled at being the GD over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge and had wanted to get more done than I managed which disappointed me. And in the run up to my trip to the UK, I didn't complete Whimsical Musings #7 which Pam had set and then we decided to leave out the week when I was there - and I really missed that too!

So today, I am making amends by trying to combine all three challenges: LOAD day 2, Whimsical Musings #7 and Counterfeit Kit Challenge layout #6. And I think I might have managed it!

Pam had set me the prompt of using a previous Stacy J challenge from National Scrapbooking Day where she had used 10 words + 10 products + 10 techniques to make a layout about someone she loves. Pam's all about the odd numbers so she changed it to 9 of everything.

LOAD day 2's prompt was to chose stash that you have WAY too much of and find a way of using up a whole lot of it at once. Well, I think this applies to all of us really, doesn't it? I can't think of any crafter who doesn't have too much of one or many items (hangs head in shame yet again!).

And I wanted to make layout #6 using Departing Summer as that is my usual layout target each month. And I wanted to get it done before the new month's kit gets published... just a few days now!

So three big challenges and a goal to get them all done today...

LOAD #2, Counterfeit Kit Challenge #6, Whimsical Musings #7


  • For the LOAD prompt, rather than picking out one item that I have too much of (a pretty tough decision anyway!), I just used a lot of product on one layout. 
  • Then I only used my Departing Summer kit for the Counterfeit challenge (just adding in the alphas). 
  • And finally, for my 9 products, I decided to have 9 different embellishments: buttons, twine, flower, pin, alpha, paper trim, recycled doily, cut-out paper element decoration and a kraft calender spot
  • And my 9 techniques were: inking, layering, distressing, sanding, clustering, tying, strip journalling, fussy cutting and recycling.

Do you think that I have a challenge problem?


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9 comments:

  1. Good timing on combining all the challenges. I can't believe September is gone, either - only a few more days until the new Counterfeit Kit.

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  2. Excellent use of challenges!

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  3. Brilliant combinations there - well done!

    Beautiful page :)

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  4. This is beautiful, I love the cluster of embellishments

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  5. Gorgeous LO, love the cluster of buttons with the flower. Thanks for joining in the tag, loved reading what you put and learning a bit more about you.xxxx

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  6. Really gorgeous LO! Love the colors and all the different embellies. Hope you aren't feeling too bothered by your alleged lack of completion! You already get more done in a day than most of us do in a month! :)

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  7. you are just too productive. I love all the challenges you took on and mastered!

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  8. I love your pretties here - and that flower is lovely. Your photos here are stunning too! Makes me want to go there ...

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  9. Oooh how pretty! I love the flower/button cluster!

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