Making Gifts for Life

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Lucky Charms

My Lucky Charms
Paper Mixing Bowl Recipe Challenge

There are times I make a layout, and when I am done, I am not in love with it. This is one of those times. I just wasn't feeling the challenge, I had a vision of what I wanted but it didn't turn out. This was for the Paper Mixing Bowls March Recipe Challenge.

Anyway, here is how to make this layout. 
I took a piece of paper that already had the edging I wanted, then I traced it onto the green patterned paper and cut it out. Then I inked the edges with dark brown ink.

I adhered it to the chocolate polka dot paper, then added lace. The lace is by Recollections, and it's self adhesive, which makes life easy.

I happened to have scrabble tiles that were the maroon color of corned beef. My husband got them for me from a garage sale box, while he was at work.

The pictures I chose were from St. Patty's Day last year. We took the kids to the parade and they got all dressed up for the occasion.

For the flowers, all I had was red flowers, but the red didn't match, so I found a stain marker, and darkened the red so that it would match the scrabble tiles.

Fairly simple layout, but it caused me a couple sleepless nights and I still ended up, not loving it. 
I am servely disappointed by this layout, but what can you do. Sometimes, that is what happens, hopefully someday soon I will think of something to fix it and make it better.

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Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  1. Sorry you weren't feeling the challenge! You did a great job though! Awesome titlework and fun pics!

  2. Thank you, but that is why they are challenges, it's suppose to challenge us to do something different, it just didn't turn out like I wanted.