Tuesday, January 17, 2017

01/17/17 - January "Ugly Paper" Challenge

For the January Ugly Paper Challenge.

Reminder of the rules:

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

January "Uglies" 
Before I show you what I created I want to mention two things:
1. I'm not a huge fan of flowers on my layouts
2. I hate bulky embellishments
The embellishment I was given is BOTH of those things; flowers and bulky
My layout:
"Alice Through the Looking Glass"
Journaling: "Saturday May 28th, 2016
Had a "date" with Joseph, "Alice", and "The Mad Hatter".
I used both "uglies": the yellow pp as my BG and the green PP as the BG to my journaling card.
I also used part of the ugly embellishment.
I cut the ribbon into two small pieces and removed all but 1 of the flowers off of each of those pieces. I then glued a third flower (only) amongst the cluster I created w/ the embellishment pieces and some flower and butterfly stickers.
The gold in the poster of the photo was what grabbed my attention and made me think it would work well with the gold/yellow PP I was given. Then because it was an "Alice in Wonderland" themed page I thought that flowers would actually work well...so even though I'm not a huge fan of flowers I wound up using quite a few to create a fun cluster!
BTW - I need to mention, that Alice In Wonderland PP and cut out is approximately 18 years old!
It is from Paper Pizazz and it is one of the first "book" of PPs I bought when I first started scrapping.
Also, the flowers and butterflies are over 10 years old.
So of course I had to enter this page in the SB.com "Hoarders" challenge!

Also included in the following January SB.com Challenges:
>Music Challenge
Category #2 - Song Title
I used the song title "Mad Hatter" by Melanie Martinez

>National _________ Day
January 15th - National Hat Day

>Sticker Challenge
I used 4 stickers
- Flowers (2)
- Butterflies (2)

>Hoarders (as mentioned above)
9 items
-The Alice PP and cutout (2)
...which are approximately 18 years old...
- The Flower and Butterfly Stickers (4)
...which are over 10 years old...
- buttons (2)
...at least 2 years old...
- Project Life Card (1)
...approximately 5 years old...



  1. Love the papers! YAY to using old stuff!! Awesome job!

  2. I say this every month, but you have a real talent for making ugly stuff look good! I don't mind flowers on my layouts, but I hate HUGE prints, which is what would make that paper particularly challenging for me. I hate bulky embellishments, too.

  3. You rocked these!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!


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