Monday, July 23, 2012

PGC #12 - Mesh Bags

Now here is a challenge - use a mesh bag you get from things like fruit at Costco and use it in a creation.  Charity at The Paper Girls Challenge really threw one at us.  Not an easy challenge, but one that I was excited to try - and what a great way to upcycle.

I had some green mesh from some watermelons and yellow mesh from the packaging of some sand toys (that I had to save from hubby throwing out!) and I thought it would be perfect with the Ted Drews cup.  I went through a few incarnations of this yellow and green combo - from a braid to a twist - until I finally settled on the layered look.  I also think My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday's muted colors also played off the bright colors of the cup and mesh. 

And a huge thanks to for a great Pearl 2 MWM sketch!  I couldn't do these pages without you.


After I sent the picture to Charity for The Paper Girls Challenge's blog, I repositioned the journaling and outlined a few things.  Here is the new and "improved" LO.

Congrats to Beth D. for winning Challenge #11.  I will send out your prize this week.  Remember to follow The Paper Girls Challenge's blog for a chance to win some extra prizes!
Also keep recommending this blog to your friends.  I'll send out more blog candy when I hit 100 followers on Mama's Sanity!


Monday, July 9, 2012

PGCB Challenge #11 + a PRIZE

Today's Challenge on The Paper Girls Challenge was hosted by yours truly.  I'm sure I'm not the only one to have a huge drawer full of rub-ons.  I love how they can add a little pop to your layout, but it seems I always forget to grab them.  So I decided to challenge myself, and you, to dig them out and use them.

When I saw the border on Scrapbook Steal's MWM Turquoise 8 sketch, I thought it would be a great place to add some rub-ons.  And I thought these reminded me of Hailey's curls... 

Here are a couple close up pictures of the rub-ons.  I think the turquoise ones may be one of my faves.  It had a metallic sheen to them and overlayed quite well over the American Crafts Garden Cafe Collection.

These were some Basic Grey rub-ons that included the "bling".  I mean, what girl layout isn't complete without a little bling.  ;-)

I also wanted to include a couple previous MWM layouts I did with rub-ons.  The entire left side of the "this is my mommy" layout is made with rub-ons. 

 On the "just smile" layout, I used white rub-ons to add a little pop...

And as promised, a little blog candy for reaching more than 50 followers.  I used to pick a winner. 

Congrats Karen Weingartner! 

Please send me an email to with your address so I can get a prize out to you.  Keep spreading the word and I'll do another drawing when I read 100 followers.