Thursday, May 18, 2017

05/18/17 - May "Ugly Paper" Challenge

Hi, it's "Ugly Paper" time again!
First a reminder of the rules (you can skip this part if you already know them):
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 
"May Uglies"
"Lump In A Rug"
"A couple of years ago, when we redecorated part of our house, we got rid of a giant throw rug. We put it on our back patio until trash day. Well, Hamlet decided he liked it, made it his own, and it's been sitting on our patio, for him, ever since."

I used both papers:
One as the BG and one cut up in strips and staggered behind the photos.
I did not use the embellishment(s) this time.
I do believe this is the first time I've not used my embellishment(s).
But I just couldn't make them work w/ my layout.

BTW - I did my layout w/in a few days of receiving my papers...
Another first!
Usually it takes me the entire month, but I had that first photo of Hamlet already printed out for a future project and the green grass in the BG of the photo so perfectly matched the green PP that I instantly knew it was made for this layout... not to mention the colors and busy pattern of the 2nd PP were a pretty good match for the pattern on the rug in the photos.
What clinched it was my daughter just recently uploaded the second photo on Instagram making it the perfect pairing for the first photo!

For those of you who see "it" and are wondering...

Yes, that is a duck that you see in the BG of one of the photos!
(for those who didn't see it, I'll wait while you look, LOL)

Our neighbors have a duck that seems to like our backyard better than his own! He spends like 90% of his time in our yard.
We kinda think of him as ours now, though he isn't...
And him and Hamlet seem to be great pals.
The duck follows him around and likes to lay by him when they're resting.  
We don't know the duck's name or even if it's a girl or boy, but we call him "Howard" as in "Howard the duck".

Also included in the following May Challenges:

>National _______Day
For May 3rd; National "Lumpy Rug Day"

>Hoarders Challenge
14 Hoarded items
-Alphas (10)
-Triangle Stickers - Top right (3 sets)
-Sticker I wrote the dates on
*INCLUDES TWIST* of scrapping something I am passionate about... I'm very passionate about animals!

>Sticker Challenge
19 Stickers
-Alphas (10)
-Pigs (2)
-Triangles (3)
-Hearts (2)
-Sticker I wrote the dates on


  1. You have a pig in a rug and a random duck in your backyard?!? That is the coolest thing, ever. Seriously!

  2. the duck! It is like that cartoon with the duck that wore a floaty around his waist and the pig!!! are the queen of making those ugly papers work!

  3. hehehehe!!! I love that they are bff's!!!! This is AWESOME!!! You did those papers PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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