Tuesday, July 26, 2016

07/26/16 - July "Ugly Paper" Challenge (and MIM #66)

It's "Ugly Paper Time" again!
(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 July "ugly" papers and embellishment:

My layout:
"7.21.16 - Stop, Drop, and Selfie"
Journaling: 7.21.16 - Challenged to "Stop, Drop, and Selfie" on Instagram - B&W Edition.
Included the B&W and colored version here."

The flowers were punched out of the 2 "ugly" papers.
The "ugly" embellishment, which is a fishing rod w/ a fish attached, was cut in half and used as a border: part of it in between the photos and the other part under the right hand photo w/ the journaling strips covering the fish.

I was "afraid" of the papers, and embellishment, when I first got them (YIKES!)...but once I thought of making flowers out of the papers, the layout came together really quick!
I didn't think I would use the embellishment but played around w/ it until I found a way to make it work; cutting it apart and covering some of it up definitely made it easier!


And since I have no smooth segue for this...
I'll just get right to the point:

As I mentioned before ( post ), there are 4 sketches to play w/ this month over at the "The Memory Nest Blog".
The Design Team was divided into 2 teams and each team is responsible for 2 sketches.
I mentioned I would try to complete all 4 sketches but if I couldn't I would at least share the ones I didn't complete w/ you.
Here is Team #2's Second "Make It Monday" sketch for July (which I wasn't responsible for and didn't complete a layout for):
 "MIM Sketch #66"
It's a great sketch and I really wish I had, had time to create something for it.
To see the Design Team creations click here: MIM #66
You have until July 31st to submit your entry.


My layout was also included in the following July SB.com Challenges:

18 hoarded items:
-buttons (17)
-flower punch

3 total:
-fishing pole
-journaling strips (2)


  1. Loveeee what you did with those papers! Your lo is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This is officially the most amazing use of ugly papers that I have ever seen. I would have been terrified of those papers and embellishment. What you did is genius!

  3. OMG that is the most hideous embellishment ever! But as always you make it work! Love the flowers and the black is a great way to take away from the boldness of those patterns! You are awesome!


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