Sunday, April 15, 2012

the Mint - Challenge 2

Challenge 2 at Shimelle's this weekend is to use 3 or more paper collections on one layout.  Using 3 or more paper collections as a challenge feels almost like cheating.  When do I not use 3 collections, even manufacturers? Once in a while I stick to one or two lines but mostly I'm pulling paper from all over the place especially as I just can't seem to throw anything away!  Picking and matching papers is one of my favorite parts of the process.

So to make this a tad more challenging, I chose this background paper I think is from Little Yellow Bicycle's Laundry Line collection.  I must have planned to use it at some point because I'd cut off the branding strip.  This paper has great colors but as a ledger it is downright busy and with the fashion theme, limiting.  However, the theme was perfect for our outing to the Mint Museum in Charlotte to see the Chanel collection in February.  My aunt had a doctor's appointment, I had a sore shoulder and it would have been challenge to push her around.  My husband offered to go and we went to the museum after her appointment.  I take her to this doctor's office 3 or 4 times a year but this is the first time my husband has accompanied us.  It was a lovely day out.  I've hidden quite a bit more journaling on the day.

With such a busy background, I kept the embellishment to a few flowers stamped and punched with the Boho Blossoms punch from Stampin' Up! A few flowers were also cut on the Cricut along with the very shiny gold letters.  I'd had that gold paper at least 10 years.  I keep weird papers in one of those clear storage envelopes.  You never know when you'll want something like that.  The Mint was originally a US Mint thus the name.  Now it is an art museum with an extensive permanent collection of paintings, NC pottery, clothing and all kinds of things.

I'm glad this paper finally found a home and the day with my aunt was captured.  Lenny may accompany us again. As much as she hates it, it is getting harder and harder for her to help herself in and out of the chair so more lifting is needed. She is a joy in my life and while I hate she has to go to the doctor, I look forward to our outings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Clothesline collection LYB; Peppermint Collection Crate Paper; For the Record by Echo Park; 6x6 paper pad from MME; Daily Grind by Fancy Pants
Glittery Ribbon:  Making Memories
Stickers:  October Afternoon
Stamps:  One of a Kind by Stampin' Up; Basic gray ink by SU!
Ticket:  Saturdays by LYB
Rhinestones:  Funday by MME


  1. Lisa,
    Beautiful layout and fantastic challenge!

  2. Beautiful layout.
    I remember when you shared this day with us on your blog.
    I too never just use one paper line.


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