Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Sunday, June 28, 2009

PILE IT ON! - Challenge #4 - BUTTON UP!

This week the new challenge for PILE IT ON is....

USE FOUR OR MORE BUTTONS in your project...and as usual - AT LEAST one other challenge!

  • Pile It On! - Button it up!
  • Stamps and Smiles Tuesday Sketch - since I turned the sketch into a layout - this is obviously a VERY loose interpretation, but I just wanted to show you how versatile sketches are and that even if it doesn't look exactly like the sketch, it was inspirational!
  • 365 Cards - Day 118 - You've Been Framed - now I might be cheating on this one because as we all know that 365 is about cards and this is a layout, but.....who cares? lol (My friend Gloria cheats on her 365 challenges all the time, so.....LOL - she's going to love reading that!!!)
  • Charisma Cardz stated to create ANYTHING you wanted this week, no theme, no restrictions,'s mine!
  • Scrap, Inspire, Create asked us to celebrate PARENTHOOD. The funny story behind this layout is that my daughter and her boyfriend Jimmy were gathering all the kids - mine and Jimmy's mother's to go have pictures taken for Mother's Day. Unfortunately, they had a bank account issue and were unable to have them taken. Since they were pretty much dressed and ready to go, I grabbed my camera and did the photos myself!! These are the three separate photos I took of each of my three children.
  • Use It - I am going to claim this one! They asked for something inspired by nature - which would be the flowers, polka dots - which I have, favorite embellishment - I have used several different "embellishments" and to mail it to someone special (I am just wondering if email counts here??)
There's one more thing I have to tell you about my creation today - which could break many rules for some challenge blogs - It's DIGITAL! I have been playing in the digital world and LOVING IT!!! I have always been a scrapbooker and if you had told me a year ago that I would be make 5-10 cards every week instead of scrapbook pages, I would have told you that you were LOONEY! But here I am, making card after card (except this week - I was a very bad, lazy crafter! LOL) and NOT pages to go into my albums! Well, I had been thinking of trying digital for quite a while and since I had a program on my computer, I thought - HECK, why not?? So I started into the digital world!

So be on the look out for more digital and non-digital creations - and ANNOUNCEMENTS!


raindropecho said...

This is fantastic Vickilyn! You're a wonderful photographer and those smiles are to die for. I've left a blog award for you over at my blog here. Please accept it :D

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love it Vicki!!! Love the layout and the adorable pics!!

I must start scrapbookin!! Congrats on your awards and the new DT news!! WOWZA!!

Lesley :)

rae said...

AMAZZZZZING creation Vickilyn!!! Fabulous take on this week's Use It! challenge!!

Kay Sibley said...

Fabulous layout! Your digital work is amazing!! I'm so impressed. These photos are adorable, too!!!!
♥♥ Kay

Sally said...

Fantastic layout. Great subjects to scrap too. Thanks for joining us at Charisma.

Jasmin said...

Great digi work, Vickilyn! Thanks so much for playing with us at Scrap Inspire Create!
Such precious pics I must say!

~ Jasmin ~

yyam said...

Love the pics and the many challenges you've managed to roll into one!

Thanks for joining us at Scrap Inspire Create!

JanJ said...

Fab layout & love the colours you've used, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Joanne said...

Great job and what a beautiful family!

Yatie said...

Love that LO, Vicki. Thanks for playing along with SIC.