No! I haven’t taken up Horse Riding!! (OMGosh!! the very thought of torturing some poor Equine Creature so!!) I mean that after an absence of more than two weeks I finally got to spend some serious time at my scrap desk this week!!!
Sadly, my ‘Explore’ playbook remains uncompleted (go on…you’re not surprised are you?!!) & with September looming I may even get a chance to complete the ‘Learn Something New Every Day’ project I started last year!!!
But this week I have been working on meeting deadlines for my September DT submissions, which of course I can’t share with you until the first…& my entries for the ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ 2nd Birthday Celebration challenges, which of course I can!!!
So…First up is the ‘Children On Their Birthdays’ challenge…to include 1) Blue & White background 2) Photo of a child celebrating their birthday & 3) an Umbrella!!
Next was the ‘13 going on 30’ challenge, with the criteria to 1) Use Polka dot PP 2) Use numbers in the title & 3) Make it girly…Pink, Frills, Bling!! That last bit was a real challenge…I’m not really a pink & frilly person, but I stepped out of my comfort zone & did my best!!!
I did indeed have some pink polka dot PP!! I also found pink blooms, pink gems, pink ribbon bows, pink foam alpha’s (I really didn’t know I had those!!!!) & a pearl swirl!! I even printed off the photo in a pink tint!!! I think that’s pretty girly don’t you?!!!
Lastly was the ‘Marie Antoinette’ challenge. This required 1) A cluster of flowers 2) A close-up photo & 3) A title including the name of the person in the photo.
I knew straight away the photo I wanted to use…& that Cosmo Cricket word spinner has been in my stash forever!! I set the arrow at ‘Smart’, even though all the words actually apply to Nathan! I think it’s still quite masculine, even with a cluster of flowers!!
So that’s it! There have been some awesome entries over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’ for these challenges, not to mention those for the fourth ‘For Gillian on her 37th Birthday’ challenge & also the standard August Challenge using ‘Holiday Inn’ for inspiration!
Do drop by & check them out & it’s not to late to play along…the deadline is the 28th August & there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs with great odds!!!
May I take time to say that I know some of my US visitors are going through challenging times as a result of some extreme weather conditions at the moment. I’m reading about extreme heat & humidity, Earthquakes & Hurricanes, to name but a few. My thoughts & prayers are with you…stay safe!
To my UK visitors…enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend & let’s not complain if it rains or it’s cold…it could be SO much worse!! Wishing you a good one whatever you have planned!!
Thanks for stopping by…I’ll be back soon to tell you all about our recent few days in London! :)