Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No Designer Paper Challenge!

Good morning! This week's challenge over at the Noel Mignon Challenge blog, is no use of Designer paper.....of any kind! Rub ons,vellum, and Hambly are OK........but no patterned paper!
It definitely was a challenge, since usually I love layers and layers.....but that's why they call it a challenge right? I used the Sun-Kissed and Lemonade Stand kits. The background is a Hambly transparency, the butterfly is a Jenni Bowlin rub on, and I added a few, stickers and buttons. The little fence was from Hobby Lobby in their wooden crafty section....and knew I could use it somehow on a future LO! I added several Thickers to spell out my niece's name...since several of my letters were missing!
The letters were outlined in black Sharpie to give them a bit of pop!
I love the look of this great big butterfly! I am a bit butterfly obsessed these days anyway!

Head on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous LO's! We hope you can join us in the, "No Designer Paper's Challenge!" (You can win a prize!) Don't forget to pick up the newest kit, "Office Party." There are only 8 left! : )
And just a quickie update......my air conditioning in my hunk of junk van was fixed. Apparently, it was low on Freon and was checked for leaks. There were none......so they filled it back up and so far......so good! My bathroom tub is out and the new handicapped accessible shower is in! I've cleaned and put everything back and Cortney tried it out for the first time yesterday......ding, ding! I think we have a winner! : ) And a lot less stress on my back! The family and I went away for 3 days last week to French Lick, Indiana for a mini vacation and had a really good time. There is something about going away that helps us to reconnect. We swam, played golf, went horseback riding, took a historical train ride, ate out a lot, and took nature walks on their beautiful garden paths. So needless to say.....life has been busy! But it's all good!


Jocelyn said...

You did a Fabulous Job on this Challenge...I LOVE THE LO!!!!

So glad to hear that the air conditioning is fixed on the van and yay for the shower tub!!!!!

It is so good to take some time and spend it with the family making wonderful memories...We just got back from the beach and it was great...spending quality time with the boys!!!

katemade designs said...

Love this. The round pages are so cool and the little fence rocks. TFS

Crystal said...

super gorgeous layout! i love how sweet and feminine it looks...so beautiful! hugs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I knew you would rock this challenge!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this ... that little fence is AWESOME!!! And yayyyyyyyyyyyy for the fixed air and Cort's new shower!!! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Michele,this is so beautiful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Allison Rankin said...

That is one super-fun layout! Love the pics! Happy for you and your shower and family time vay-cay!

Rose Ann said...

This is fabulous, Michele!! So happy you were able to get your air fixed, shower installed, and have time away with the family!!

yyam said...

Your niece is sooo sweet-looking! I love that giant butterfly! It's so striking...love the fence too! It is such a beautiful creation! :)

P/s: I love my sharpies too...I like buying plain white chipboard letters and just coloring them with my sharpies ;)

theneon said...

French Lick -- I've been there andit is a great place to relax! Your layout and project is so sweet -- so is that cutie little niece of yours.

Tejal said...

Fabulous layout. Love the fence, the butterfly (sigh) me too love them..
so glad to hear you all had a good time..sounds like it was fun for all!

Spardha said...

love it!!.. its beautiful.. i love this transparency! :)