Monday, August 26, 2013

All Together Finally - LMCB 154 "Try Something New"

Hello!!  I can tell I have been HOME for a few days and getting back to routines...for I will have THREE crafty posts for you over the next 3 days.  Go me!!  
First up is the newest challenge over at Lasting Memories that started today!!
We want you to...
"Try Something New"
Well believe it or not... I have never used WASHI TAPE on my layouts.  I have 2 rolls to my name and finally dove for them in my bottom desk drawer and gave it a whirl.  I have to say... I WANT more. 
 (But stay tuned at the end of my post as to why I can't buy any... maybe you will join my adventure??)
So as you can see... my chevron Christmas colored washi tape found it's way holding down the corners of my photo, randomly placed on the bottom layout left corner... and my favorite was using it as an entire strip down the whole page along my other strips of paper.  Easy!! 
I am also entering my layout over at Sketches in Thyme #119 using their first August sketch.
And... here is a potential little challenge for you??
"The 50 Layout / No buy challenge"
Some of us over from the Lasting Memories Design Team have started a behind the scenes challenge to ourselves.  We all have to make 50 layouts without buying anything NEW!!  
We all have our own rules and regulations... for example, I can buy adhesive and black/white paper as needed and meet a Stamp Club obligation as it comes up.  But no going to ANY craft stores and purchasing anything new.  So we will all be shopping our own stash for the next 50 layouts.  Ugh!!  This is my FIRST layout of the challenge.  The faster we get done, the faster we can shop.  
If you want to join us... stop by here or over at Lasting Memories and tell us how you are doing.  As I told my fellow DT member Claire... it's like a diet and we are here to help eachother. 
Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon with my next creation to share.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I Loveeeeee how you used the washi tape and LOVING the gingerbread man!!

wendipooh13 said...

way to go and don't ya love washi!!!! sooo fun.. and great job on the challenge!! I need to do something like that too.

Haven_mom4 said...

Nice washi tape. Glad you took the plunge too.

Claire R said...

Welcome to the washi tape world of 'you can never have enough.' May you have the willpower to use what you have :) because the washi gremlins will be calling your name... LOL!!!
Anyway back to the LO! Awesome job with the washi tape. Lovin the LO!

Karen Wilson said...

I have a few rolls that I bought and haven't touched yet to! That was my plan, but time just isn't on my side these days. I love your LO and fun to be doing this challenge with you too! I just have to get in gear!

TantiK Creation said...

Awesome LO Michele. Great use on that Washi Tape. I absolutely love this LO. Great take on this challenge.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Michele, love your LO! Love how you used the washi tape, haven't tried it yet, infact I don't have any. I need to get with the program! LOL!

Sura said...

Great layout! Thank you for joining us at Sketches in Thyme.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great idea and a fabulous way to use up that stash! Totally love your use of Washi here, and those glittery letters are delish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!