I am definitley not off to a very good Sunday morning! Last night I inadvertantly spilled soda on my laptop. I didn't think it was much and everything seemed to be working properly. A couple hours later the whole system shut down and refused to reboot. When I lifted it up, I realized there was a puddle of soda under the laptop. After many unsucessful attempts at rebooting, it finally gave me an error message that said there was an error and Windows was unable to load and then shut down. I hoped it just needed to "dry out" but this morning it won't turn on at all. :( This is not good considering it is my work computer, but I also keep all of my personal stuff on it including my pictures. Thankfully I backup to a hard drive often, but haven't done that since the beginning of the year. If the information is unrecoverable, I will have lost all of my pictures since January. :(
I also failed miserably with the January LOAD over at Let's Scrap. I only completed 22 traditional layouts. With the digital I completed 53, which isn't bad but I was really hoping to complete the LOAD traditionally.
Oh well, life sometimes gets in the way. Moving on to SYTYCS (So You Think You Can Scrap) #5 over at Colourful Creations. I am still hanging in there, this is week #5. Here is my layout:
Here is the sketch we were to use. We were also required to use distressing, a recycled item, & tearing.
I used tearing at the top and bottom of the patterned papers, I used ink distressing on the orange paper at the bottom as well as distressing the edges of my photos with a distressing tool. For the recycled item, I used a Prima flower cardboard packaging and punched out hearts that I used around the stitched circle. Here is the flower packaging I used:
I'm also playing along with Lessology and their Challenge #21- You are my sweetheart. This challenge is to Upcycle a heart-shaped box OR punch out some hearts...incorporate a heart in your creation. Remember, you can create anything you like as long as it includes at least one upcycled item. I used the heart shape punches from the recycled Prima product packaging (seen above).
Finally, I decided to play along with Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday challenge - Love + Heart (Use the word "love" and at least one heart on your layout. I used the word Love in spanish "Amore" on my layout and the little punched hearts around the stitched circle.
Here are a few closeups of my layout:
Materials Used: Paper - LYB; Decorative edge circle - LYB; Mobile sticker - EK Success Jolee's by You; quickutz - tabs; buttons - CTMH; distresser - CTMH; 3D stickers - LYB; stitching - Bazzill; punches - EK Success; Marvy Uchida, and Creative Imaginations; ink - CTMH; rub-on - Making Memories; border strip - Queen&Company.
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