It is time for our February Challenge at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
This month, we challenge you to not only include a photo of yourself, but also to chose "One Little Word" - as inspired by Ali Edwards. You can find all the Challenge Rules HERE!
This year, I am choosing the word "Believe." The end of 2015, and beginning of 2016 have been a bit of a challenge for our family and we are hoping and BELIEVING that everything will work out as it should be, so BELIEVE is my "one little word" for 2016.
I checked my stash - and found a wooden "Believe" chipboard element from the Simple Stories Say Cheese Collection, and decided to build a layout from there. I chose a photo from our January 2014 Disney Fantasy cruise, and just "had at it!!"
|I decided to really make my word "stand out" and covered it with Gold Stickles |
- I really like the way it looks!
|I LOVE layering papers and embellishments - the FUN Photo frames with this collection are awesome for doing just that! I inked the edges - you can see the gold on the black one in this close up. The shiny/bling Mickey Head is from my favorite On-line Scrapbook store www.shopthedoo.com as are all the components in this layout!|
|I made some banners out of various paper scraps - a large single photo leaves little room to embellishing, and I think this layer of banners adds so much!|
|There was a lot of dark, empty space in the upper right corner of this photo, so I thought it was the perfect place to add some Simple Stories goodies!!|
|I pop-dotted many of the embellishments to add dimension to the layout. Behind this grouping was a wine cabinet, so I think they covered up that area perfectly! This photo also shows how I double matted BOTH the photo, and the base paper with Red and Yellow Cardstock. I think it makes the whole layout POP!|
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please take a minute to think of your "ONE Little Word" for 2016 - and I would love to have you play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
~ ((HUGS)) - Sherri!
Items Used: ( all purchased at www.shopthedoo.com )
Simple Stories - Say Cheese 1 & 2:
Bits & Pieces
Self Adhesive Brads
Ranger Distress Stains:
Ranger Distress Ink:
Ranger Gold Stickles