Time for the 1st April 2012 scrapbooking challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge … ! April Fool’s day and surprise are the themes. I hope you didn’t get suckered yesterday !! But if you did, I hope you took photos and had a good laugh, because this scrapbook challenge we are challenging you to follow the prompt below:
This is April Fool’s day – scrap about a trick or prank that was either pulled on you, a friend, or that you pulled on someone else!! If you have difficulty with this, you could alternatively scrap about a surprise you experienced or that you prepared for someone else (surprise birthday party??)
Please come and join us and play along. The ladies there are a lot of fun and are very encouraging!!
For my layout I used My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart “Be Happy” Songbird paper and some embellishments from the same line, as well as some embellishments from the Pink Paislee London Market Rare Finds and Curiosities Ephemera line:
design by Anne Pennington
Today is the launch of the first sketch for another Freaking scrappy challenge … I hope you pop over there to play – we are having a blast!!!
My dear little granddaughter Brynn Zwanenburg loves to goof around and can cross her eyes at will for a laugh. She and her brother Kieran Zwanenburg are such a joy to be around! Here is a layout of Brynn that I did based on the sketch and using a lovely Pink Paislee paper and a tissue paper flower that my friend Lee Schertzing made:
Here’s the instructions I received for July’s challenge from Scrapbookers Anonymous: “What’s your hard to use color? Well pull out those sheets of card stock and pattern paper in your stash and force yourself to use them in a LO! Make it pretty monochramatic except for maybe some little accent colors” – yikes what a great challenge once again from Scrapbookers Anonymous!!! Terri Gillman and Lea Patterson are always encouraging their followers to use up their scrapbooking stash in interesting ways with their unique challenges.
Well, there are several colours that I find hard to use, so my choice was difficult for this challenge. Finally I settled on the colour brown. The paper I used with the photographer’s advertising also features some awesome roses that I could not resist using in spite of their colour. Well, I am using my stash, aren’t I, and we were allowed to use some accent colours, weren’t we? So it makes no sense to leave half the paper behind. Lol, so I didn’t. Paper is from Pink Paislee – Love Letters and Picture Perfect.
The girls at Scrapbooker’s Anonymous also challenge us to make a card with our leftover supplies from our layout. Well – I had no leftover scraps from this layout. I used two complete pieces of paper for this layout!!!!
My photo is of my daughter Mary Pennington, taken on the Go Train on our way to Toronto one fine day. Beautiful Dreamer …
by Anne Pennington
Little late getting this up today, as we have just come back from our favourite cabin, and now we are dashing off to Canada Day celebrations in Trenton. Hubby’s band is playing at 5 – yikes – need to jump in the shower and go!!!!
Sad to hear too that Julie Tucker-Wolek is finishing with These are a Few of my Favorite Things after a terrific two-year run of it. One of my favourite places to go for sure. She is a sweetheart. I’ll still see her around, but I will miss her challenge. There is time to participate in the last challenge if you go to her challenge website!!!! Please drop over to participate and leave her a comment letting her know how much you’ ve appreciated her challenges!! If you click on Julie’s name above, you can keep tabs on her and her adventures at her personal blog. That girl has a LOT going on!!!!