…recycling…

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So I planned on entering this for the Kraft + November challenge, which was to be inspired by P!nk, the musician, not the color ūüėõ

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Now using kraft is a challenge for me, but I’ve seen some awesome interpretations, and I love P!nk, so I thought I’d give it a go. ¬†Loving mixed media the way that I do, I had to art up my kraft background.

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I also tried to do a die-cut background, which forced me to cut my kraft paper in half to run them through my Cuttlebug.

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Unfortunately, with the holiday, and me trying to do too many things at once, I missed the deadline.

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However, I combined that challenge with the Off the Rails November moodboard.

I really liked the color scheme, and the recycling aspect, as I’ve always been into being green (I was super excited when they finally introduced paper recycling in my hometown :P)

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So my recycling on this layout comes from a clothing tag that I arted up. ¬†I kept the word in keeping with the P!nk song “So What?”

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The main point of the layout is the number.  I started doing a local walk(Sounds of Silence, hence: SOS) to raise money and awareness about postpartum mood disorders (which I dealt with and in some senses, still do).

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When you register, the computer generates a random race number for you to wear. ¬†You get your race number the day of the walk. ¬†Now some people would probably get upset at the number that I ended up getting. ¬†However, I’m not of that persuasion and simply found it hilarious (I’m weird like that). ¬†And so thus the title of my layout, hee hee.

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…looking fabulous…

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I was trying to work out my background a few different times. ¬†I’m pretty happy with how this turned out.

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I used the main November kit from Citrus Twist along with some thing from my stash.  My mother-in-law gets her nails done regularly.  I can imagine so many people saying that being around girls makes my son girly.

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Well, for one, I’m not girly. ¬†For two, the boys outnumber the girls in our house. ¬†So Grandma came back wth her nails done and little guy decided he needed his nails done. ¬†Fingers and toes. ¬†Oh yes.

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I used gesso through a stencil that is all about being who you are, regardless of what anyone else thinks.

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I also used some orange paint through a Dylusions number jumble stencil, as well as the “BORN TO STAND OUT” stamp from the kit.

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All the stamp and ink is Tim Holtz (distress stain, distress ink, archival ink) except the red, which is Liquitex liquid red ink.

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I used my TCW Cloud stencil and a Dylusions stencil to cut clouds and the number “10” from some of the patterned paper.

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I grabbed some journal cards from my stash, along with a manila tag sprayed with Dylusions through Dina Wakley’s dot stencil, and a planner divider from BoBunny’s Zip-a-Dee-Doodle collection (LOVE that¬†collection).

Entering his for Citrus Twist’s Nov. 8th sketch.

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!

…saying hello to kitty…

…Hello Kitty that is.

I love October, and Halloween.¬† Seeing the Gauche Alchemy moodboard this month was awesome, and so many thing I could do.¬† When I saw the dark lips, I immediately thought of Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror.¬† And in a weird twist, my son got the girl’s toy with his meal, which happened to be a Hello Kitty metal container with stickers.¬† Now I’ve always been kinda neutral on Hello Kitty, who apparently is a cat “shaped” girl or something.¬† Not a girl, but not a cat.¬† Aaanyway, in my head, the Hello Kitty as said by Dr. Frank-N-Furter sounds like “hello kittay.”

So I altered the Hello Kitty tin.  Hee hee.

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Happy scrapping!