Happy Friday everyone!
I'm always saying I love a challenge.. .but when the girls from The Little Blue House asked me if I wanted to play along in their "Finished in a Flash" Friday challenge, I have to admit... I was WAY nervous ( Insert photo of me biting my nail) lol First of all.... creating anything FAST isn't me at all, and then to top it off, make this challenge a "layout". Yikes! Double Trouble. The only other thing was to use a die cut of some sort and or a Stamp. No problem there. I can do that part. I accepted the challenge, as not to have to hang my head in shame. (snicker)
30 minutes... ready...set...go!
Trying to go easy on myself ( I thought) I chose a paper with a somewhat set decorative background to get me started. That should have made things easier right? lol I chose this photo of my mom and dad. Again, saving myself, because if I dislike the layout in the end... I'll always love the photo, so it will be a keeper, ugly layout or not :)
The stamps I used are from Magnetic Poetry. I used some Mists on the background, as well as a few sequins. A epoxy piece from Epiphany Crafts and some different washi tapes.
The dies I used are ( the frame piece) from my AccuCut Portrait Die and both the border dies on this AccuCut die Borders #4
I have to say, as nervous as I was, it was really fun to challenge myself. Pop over to The Little Blue House Blog to see what the rest of the girls created for their 30 minute layouts. Give it a whirl, you might surprise yourself!
AND.... while I was feeling all proud of myself about actually completing a layout in 30 minutes, I challenged myself in another way. I've been really trying to use up some of scraps. And I've noticed that right after I've created a layout or a project is a great time to make a card or two , because I already have coordinating papers and embellishments laid out right here on my desk. So.... after creating this layout, I used the things I already had out, to create three simple cards. I'll share those with you in my next post.
Sometimes a little creative challenge can be a good thing.
Remember to check out the other layouts the girls created here at
The Little Blue House Blog "Finished in a Flash"