Monday, July 12, 2010

HMITM Challenge # 137 - It's My Party!! Kat Glossop

My first challenge!! I'm very excited to be a part of this team, my stash is completely overflowing (and lets be honest, whose isn't??!), so hope you'll join me in digging through some of those boxes and using things that perhaps you've forgotton about.

It's my 29th birthday tomorrow, yep, my final year in my 20's! About time I think too, always felt more like a 30-something-year-old....even at 18 laugh.gif

Soooooo, I'd like to see layouts with...

1 - flower

3 - photos

7 - pieces of ribbon (for my presents of course wink.gif )

8 - words (including title)

1 - journal spot

I thought I'd be clever and challenge myself to use some of the 3 jars of ribbons I have, lol, I love to buy it but never seem to use enough of it to make it look like I've made a dent! I'm also guilty of mainly using just the one photo on my pages, so it was fun to figure out how I was going to fit three on...

Janet M : It was nice getting invited to Kat's birthday party. What a fun challenge this was, I included my 8 words with the title and the journal spot, The three photos was an easy one for me with the stash I have.These are some pictures at our lodge from a few years ago.

Elizabeth: What a fun challenge, and it certainly WAS a challenge for me because even though I have lots of ribbon, I rarely use it on a layout. I used my ribbon to frame the pictures, as well as, decorate the journaling tag. These pictures were taken when I was 7-8 months pregnant and all my neighbours thought I was trying to have the baby early with all the gardening I was doing. I was just trying to stay ahead of the game so I could take some time off when the baby was born. :P

Georgia: Happy Birthday Kat!! I found this challenge REALLY hard.. I have a mountain of ribbon which I do actually use but 7 pieces on one layout was a stretch. The hardest part for me though was restricting myself to 8 words - I am a chatterbox and put a fair bit of journalling on most of my layouts so I really struggled. I finally managed to get around it by making my title part of my journalling, i could still have used another 20 words though lol! This is an older photo of my middle chile Eliza, as I was flicking through my photos looking for inspiration these really jumped out at me, they were taken just at the point Eliza started to lose her little girl face... they really made me stop and think about just how quickly my children are growing up..

Anna-Karin: Happy Birthday Kat! This was such a fun challenge. The 8 words was a bit hard for me since I tend to write quite a lot on my layouts, but I thought using few words actually worked really well with these photos. If you count the words included in the ribbon and the patterned paper, I actually used a bit more. It was fun to dig through my box of ribbon and I used some ribbons I hadn’t used in a long time. The words on my layout translate: ‘Here I come. Give me milk now!’ And ‘the thinker’ (on the top small photo, it is one word in Swedish though).

Debbi T: Thanks for inviting me to your party, Kat! I must say, this was a CHALLENGE for me (but that's what a challenge is all about, right?)! Three pics plus all that other stuff on an 8 x 8 page? Actually, I found the ribbon part to be the biggest challenge, but I had a lot of fun figuring out how to cram all this stuff on my page! Sorry for the harsh shadows--we're going out for the day, and I wanted to get this photographed before I left. The shadows obscure part of my journaling, which says: "Usually conservative pink. Not this time." (Oh, yeah--that part about limiting my journaling + title to 8 words?--that was a challenge, too!). Kat, you are a tricky girl! So here, in honor of your party, is a wild, wacky, whimsical page about my toes:

Remember that at the end of the week one lucky participant will be featured as our "How Awesome is Too Awesome - Weekly Wow" and will be in the running to win a RAK at the end of the month!!

Looking forward to seeing your takes! Pop a comment in here or a link to your page on 2peas over on this thread :)


ashjoy said...

Great lo's ladies, and awesome challenge!

Janet M said...

This collection of layouts from everyone is wonderful.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday! that is exactly how i feel i am also in my last year of 20's ...bring on the 30's

Marie (aka Mazz) said...

hey Kathleen, I love your (yes its a biggie for me)challenge but I'm gonna give this one a go. 8 words is hard :)

Marie (aka Mazz) said...

hi again, yep I finished yey :) have popped a thread on 2 peas..never used it before (even tho i've been registered there for AGES LOL) and on my blog here:
thanks for this challenge & TFL all :)

Marianne said...

Oh my... This one was a hard one - but you can se my layout here:
Have a nice day - Marianne :o)

Liz said...

Mine is a little late but here is the link to my blog with my layout, thanks for the challenge: