Tuesday, March 29, 2016

03/29/16 - March "Ugly Paper" Challenge

I wasn't planning on making this a regular feature, but then I realized that this is one of my favorite challenges over at Scrapbook.com, one that I participate in every month, and since this (blog) is where I share my creations... I might as well share my layout for this challenge here too!
A reminder of how the challenge works:
1. After signing up, the host gives your name and address to another participant
2. The other participant sends you 2 "ugly" papers and at least one ugly embellishment
3. You MUST use both papers; the embellishment(s) is optional
4. You are allowed to use other items as well, as long as the 2 "ugly" papers are included in the layout
5. You are allowed to alter the papers and, if used, the embellishment(s) but they must still be recognizable
Here are my March "ugly" papers (and embellishment) and what I created w/ them:

"...the Recipe for a Good Time"
Journaling: "You and me that's the recipe for a good time.
-Justin Timberlake 'Strawberry Bubblegum'"
Sub-journaling :"David and I at our home away from home: Vegas.
.a quick getaway
Spring Break"

As you can see I used the "baking themed" PP in it's entirety as my BG.

First, I must admit, I was a bit panicked when I saw the 'baking' PP... I do not bake, like EVER!
So as I put the paper aside for later use, I thought that would most likely be the paper I was going to butcher in the process of making the layout.

Fast forward to "Spring Break" week and the Vegas trip that my husband and I took together.
I wasn't thinking about scrapbooking at all but when I posted some photos to Instagram, I used the lyrics to one of my favorite Justin Timberlake songs,  "Strawberry Bubblegum",  as my caption... and unknowingly also came up w/ the concept of my layout!

The BG paper and my lyric-inspired photo caption had something in common and so I made sure to include it as my main journaling.
Cutting the typewriter paper into hearts just made sense, considering it was for photos of  me and "my love", and luckily the colors of the paper matched our photos!
Fitting the house into the layout became my next hurdle...
Then I realized, that Vegas really is our "home away from home" and decided to include that saying as my sub-journaling.

I am in love w/ this layout, not only just because I love it in general, but because I used "out-of-the-box" thinking to create it!

Oh, and thanks to the lyrics, I was able to enter it into the SB.com "March Music Challenge - Category #1: Song Lyrics".


  1. I loveeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the hearts and the photos!! And looks like you were there the week after me! HA!!!!

  2. So creative! You did a great job with making these ugly papers completely fit.

  3. Wow this is amazing and what a great challenge - I love it.

  4. Great way to use those!!! I would have been totally lost with those papers :) Love the "recipe" quote...so fitting

  5. Well this page is adroable with "ugly" papers!!!


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