I missed the blog hop today since we went with Ellie and her family to the candy factory in Denver but got the first two challenges completed.
First we had to create a layout based on the theme, "Keepin it real" and this is is what I did. We had to do a self-portrait, and I had no idea what to do...I really sincerely dislike taking pictures of myself but I guess I will have to get over that since there's a good chance we'll have to do another "all about me" page during this contest. Anyway, we had to have that pic of ourselves and base our layout on the theme...and then I got to thinking about this suitcase of scrapbook supplies that I brought on my 4-day trip to see my sister and thought this would make a fun page idea. The papers are from October Afternoon (Cherry Hill line- birdie paper and yellow one used for the scallop edge), Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday (stripe and pink polka dot) and the green scalloped paper is from Archiver's. Yep...we made a trip there yesterday!! The letters are, of course, American Crafts Thickers, the rub-ons are from October Afternoon, the journal spots from Jillibean Soup, the ribbon from Michael's and the buttons and flowers are from Sassafras Lass and the black bling swirlie from Zva Creative.
Second, we had to use two or more pics, at least 3 patterned papers, flowers and the color yellow. The papers I used are from the new Cherry Hill collection from October Afternoon, the journal spot from Jillibean Soup, the buttons and flowers are from Sassafras Lass and the foam letters are from American Crafts.
There you go! I may have some more to share with you if I get something done tonight.