Sunday, August 8, 2010

My2Angels Scrapping Relay...

Ok, I did it - I put my name forward for yet ANOTHER challenge!!! One day I know I'll look back and say I put too much pressure on myself - no idea how far away that day is so until then I'll keep going hahaha There's only one way to learn and see where your niche is, and I believe that's with practice, practice and more practice (oh and a little encouragement along the way is good too ;))

So the new challenge was to join the birthday celebrations at My2Angels. It's a shop/forum that I was introduced to via SBT50.

So the challenge - as copy and pasted from the SBT50 forum....
Teams of 5 will be picked from the entrants - register by leaving a comment
(if there is a day YOU CAN NOT participate in please let me know when you register)

Everyone will be advised ahead of time what day they are scheduled to complete their layout on Sunday morning
Sunday night, 8th August, at midnight I will upload the first criteria eg cupcakes on a layout or could it be a banner or perhaps presents on your layout! You will have to wait and see at midnight on your day of allocation.

The member from each team who are allocated Monday will be required to complete a birthday layout with the criteria incorporated on it.

And then every midnight after that for 4 more nights a new criteria for the team member chosen for that day will be uploaded (ending Friday)
They are to be Birthday layouts and to be completed within a 24 hour period, uploaded to your blog & our gallery BEFORE midnight and a comment left on the my2angels blog so we know you have completed the task

As luck of the draw would go I got to be first cab off the rank with the theme of PRESENTS!!!

My baby boy is my present :) The quote that is on my LO is "Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world" - anonymous

And here is my layout...

It's completed with items mostly purchasable from my2angels :) the list is as follows...

Core-dinations Cardstock

Pritt Power Gel (my new 'must have'!!)

Kaiser Patterned Paper (the link is to the full range) Thrill Seeker and Lone Ranger are the two ranges I used

Glimmer Mist
- coffee shop

Buzz and Bloom Chipboard Alpha's - that 70's alphabet - covered with
core-dinations cardstock

Double Sided Tape

Foam Mounting Tape

"forever" brass tag from the 4 tag charm pack

incidentals from my stash...

train brad, kaiser 'Lush' and 'Mumma Bushka' brads, thread and sewing machine, ribbon, black DMC thread, Glimmer Mist - Oriental Poppy, Carolees Creations - Tiny teal alpha's (although you can find some more of these Carolee's Creations tiny alpha's HERE and HERE and there are more tiny alpha's to spy in store as well) and tiny gold brads.

all done then - right???? pffftttttt this is me we're talking about!!!

I misunderstood that it wasn't just a THEME of presents, the LO had to INCLUDE presents!!! My original idea was to have a painted present background and do the LO on top of that, I have the painted background, but didn't like it in the end thinking it was too 'obvious' LOL maybe I should have gone that way and saved myself this last minute headache!!! Anyhoos, presents are now added! I wrapped some Kaisercraft brads with ribbon and thread to tie them as presents and fitted them on - just!! I'm not sure I like the new additions, but hey, I had to meet the challenge!!! Go team 3!!!


  1. Fantastic description and I just love this layout you have done the 3d balloons are so effective. Hey if we don't enter challenges we are challenging outselves ah? Just adding stress though LOL

  2. This is just gorgeous and I love your super cool present on your layout, I love the way you did the balloons, very clever and the photos are too cute also. Great job. Melxx

  3. Gunky stitching, Katrina. Very cool layout! Glad you signed up for the challenge. It's so much fun already.

  4. Ooops. I meant funky stitching. sorry, having issues tonight. Lol.

  5. GO Katrina!!! Go team 3!!! I think your presents are really cute!! Love the stitching and the balloons!! Great work ... well done!! :)