Tuesday, April 26, 2016

04/26/16 - April "Ugly Paper" Challenge

 It's "Ugly Paper Time"!
 (A Scrapbook.com Monthly Challenge)
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 April "ugly" papers (and embellishments) and what I created w/ them:  
 "My Monkey Man"

The Monkey Paper (BG) and Blue/Multi-color Paper the photos are on are the ugly papers.
I also used 2 of the stickers from the "ugly" sticker sheet I was sent:
The black and white circle behind the wood button (it was originally a speedometer but I covered it w/ the button to hide that)
The "Non Stop" sticker on the right-hand side.

Funny story about this layout.
The day before I received the papers my husband sent me some "selfies" he took at work.
He was hot and bored which is why he took the "selfies" (and why he's frowning in one of them).

Then next day I received my papers and I chuckled to myself.
When my husband got home I told him how the photos he had just sent me the day before were perfect for the papers I received: his monkey face and the blue/graffiti style paint in the BG of his photos were the PERFECT match!
And despite the fact that it really is a very simple layout, I love the way it looks!
As I expected the combo was perfect and throwing in a few "manly" embellishments rounded it out nicely!


Also included in the following SB.com April challenges:
>"Sticker" - I used 24
-Letter stickers (17)
-Word stickers (4) *
-(Covered) speedometer
-Heart *
-Pointing hand *
*Includes twist of using 4 stickers from the same package

>"Use Your Scraps" - The black circle is from my scrap stash
>"Hoarders" challenge - All the "Dapper Dan" Products are Hoarded items:


  1. That is soooooooooo funny (and IRONIC!!!) that he took those photos and then you got the monkey paper!! HA!! I love it!!! This is soooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I love how you can always embrace "ugly" papers and put them to great use!!!!!

    Fun layout. :)

  3. I cannot believe you made those ugly supplies totally work! You are SO good at that.


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