Saturday, February 24, 2018

02/24/18 - February 2018 "Ugly Paper" Challenge

Today I'm bringing you my latest "Ugly Paper Challenge" layout.

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 
February 2018 "UGLIES":

That glitter paper is the UGLIEST ugly I have EVER received.
I hate gets everywhere and the BG paper was thick, like cardboard so I had  A LOT of trouble cutting into it!
Anyway, this is what I came up with:
"Bird Whisperer"
"Never a dull moment around here!
Found this little guy, with a slightly injured wing, on my front porch this morning.
At first he was frightened of me and then, when I went to give him some food, he just jumped into my hand!
He was attached to me pretty much all morning which made it difficult to get ready for work, LOL
He has a new home now though... after I left, David took him to our neighbors, who have birds, and they took him in.
I'm glad he's safe but I miss him already!
June 20th, 2017"
As I said the glitter paper was a b**ch to work with...
so I punch a few half-circles out w/ a small punch (which was VERY difficult) and glued a few random pieces of glitter in a few places on the layout.
I added tape over the punched circles to prevent the glitter from falling off.
I also used the full piece of the flower patterned paper, as my BG, and the huge feather embellishment.
I found a 12x12 bird patterned paper in my stash and used some of it as accent pieces (one being a very large accent piece!)
Overall I'm happy.

BTW -  I usually keep the leftovers of my uglies and put them in my scrap stash, but the rest of that glitter paper is going straight in the trash!
Good Riddance!


  1. hehehehe ... i hate glitter too!!! Everyone who knows I am crafty at work will ask me if they can borrow some for such and such project at work that needs to be done, and I am like ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm no ... there is no glitter in my life!! Hate that stuff!!!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this though!! Glad he has a good home with your neighbor now!!!

  2. That is so neat! I'm very glad the bird found a happy home. Good job with the ugly papers - what a challenge.

  3. ah cute bird! such a funny post! I like the concept of glitter, but I hate the mess I usually end up making :D with the right glitter paper, it works--that is some ugly glitter paper though! RIP glitter paper...ok...did I meet the quota of using glitter in this comment ahahahaha!


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