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Friday, June 14, 2013


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Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
This week's Challenge:
Anything Goes!!!!
Starts: Friday, June 14th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, June 21st 6:00PM
(central time)
 Here is what I created this week for the challenge

This is the first layout that I've created in some time. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. I started off with a piece of chocolate CS from Bazzill as my background paper. I added a piece of 8" by 8" piece of chevron paper from the 3 Birds Foundations Stack that was showcased on HSN. The photo is of my daughter and I from back in 2008. I matted my photo onto two different layers of some gorgeous papers from Basic Grey. I used some washi tapes to pull out colors from my photo and arranged an embellishment cluster up in the upper left corner. I also did the same for under my photo but cut the ends into banners. Another piece of washi tape accents the bottom right of the photo. The accent CS sticker in the lower left hand corner(red/white/brown border) that says, "The family that plays together, stays together" is from Adorn It's, "Family Moments" stickers. 
The yellow border and brown polka dot scalloped border are cardstock element stickers from Carta Bella's "Happy Little Moments" collection. I love this collection! The colors are all soft shades of yellow, blue, brown and neutrals. Most of the elements on my layout are from this sticker elements sheet. The 3"x4" journal tag is from the Jillibean Soup's Coconut Lime "Bite sized bits" collection. I chose this because of the title "A beautiful day" as the photo was taken at my daughter's birthday party and it was indeed a beautiful day. I also liked how it tied up all the colors in the layout.
I decided to add some faux stitching around some of the elements and chevron paper. I thought about using my sewing machine but everything was stuck down already and I did not want to mess with it so I just did the faux stitching instead.  My layout title, "My Mini Me" was created using some of the CS stickers from the Carta Bella element sticker collection. I used my ebosser and die cut some chevron arrow bits and some Rosebud Flowers to use for around the page. Overall, I like how this layout turned out. Thanks for looking!

 Now let's have a look at what our talented design team has created for you!

Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. You may enter the challenge as many times as you want as long as you post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until June 21st by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, June 24th .
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I do not see the Linky or announcement of winners for last challenge, FFC#3. I'll ck back later.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Melissa the linky tool is there. Try refreshing your page. Also the winners for the previous challenge are always announced on the following Monday from when the challenge ends. So last week's winners will be announced this upcoming Monday.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

    2. Thanks for response.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Love this Challenge!!Fun!!
    As always DT ladies...AWESOME projects!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  3. What a gorgeous layout!! I love the design and embellishments you used!! The picture is beautiful!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This layout is soooo pretty. Love all your special details. Lots of fabulous things to look at. Love the picture, too.

  5. Fabulous layout!! Love all the details:) The DT did a wonderful job on their creations to! Thanks for a fun challenge-this is my first time playing in your challenge!
    Sherrie K

  6. Wow Jo I am loving your layout! The washi tape looks amazing and I am glad to see it used, I have some but don't always think to use it! I so love the picture of you and your daughter, so sweet of the two of you! Love the title, and the "family that...)-perfect for this layout! Hugs!

  7. Jo, this is a beautiful layout. What a lovely picture of your sweet daughter & you. Will be a treasure in years to come for sure, and I'm sure you get delight from seeing it 5 years later. Thanks for explaining how you did the elements. (I'm not a scrapper but it was interesting to read your thought process of the assembly). Love those pen stitches...so very neat & even. I aspire to that occasionally, never got one I thought was very good yet!!! Happy weekend, TFS

  8. What a sweet layout! Awesome creations by the DT!

  9. Great elements for the layout...I like that color scheme!

  10. Hi Jo! I love your layout! What a beautiful photo of you and your mini-me! :) I love all of the elements you used, especially the washi tape and the arrows with stitching. I had to smile at seeing the chevron paper. My card submission is using yellow chevron paper from a giveaway I won and it's a happy coincidence! ;)

    Thanks for another fun challenge! The "Anything Goes" Challenge fit my busy weekend since we just had a big family celebration for my parents' 46th anniversary, my husband's birthday, and Father's Day! :) Have a great rest of the week! ~Vanessa D.


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