Sunday, May 31, 2009

Are you up for a challenge?

Before I get to the challenge, I wanted to quickly share a layout that I created today of my daughter, Taylor. She has really had a tough time in school, but finally this year, she's getting the hang of it and got all A's and B's. We are so proud of her. It hasn't come easy for her because of her ADHD. It was a blessing to find the right medicine for her to help her concentrate on school and now to finally see her being successful and more confident! I can't believe she's going to be in 4th grade next year!
I used a variety of Melissa Frances products on here. I cut the middle of the scalloped paper out and added another patterned paper behind it. Then I added a little bit of yellow paint around the edges before I stitched with red thread to brighten it up a bit. The chipboard stars were white before I added a coat of red paint.


Supplies:
Background paper and scalloped paper: Attic Treasures line by Melissa Frances
Blue die cut paper: Fresh Twist line by Melissa Frances
Chipboard stars: Melissa Frances (painted them red)
Foam number: Close to My Heart
Black letters: Pink Paislee - Fashion Script
Pin: Fancy Pants
Rub ons and resin photo corner: Melissa Frances

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So, here's the challenge for May over at Label Tulip...

Rather than focusing on products or techniques, this month's challenge is more about the content of your page. Scrap something that nobody knows about you. It doesn't have to be some earth-shattering secret. It could be a funny story from when you were little, a hobby that nobody knows you're interested in, a page about how you still collect Beanie Babies. Don't worry, your secret is safe with us!

Uploaded HERE in the Label Tulip forum by June 18th for the chance to win a RAK put together by Label Tulip! Here's a peek of what you will be playing for:

Hope you can play along!

17 comments:

Babydoll said...

Great challenge. Maybe I'll get a chance to do this one. I love your page...so cute. Congrats to your daughter on moving up to the next grade. :)

Anabelle said...

Way to go, Taylor!!! You must be so proud of her. I love the page. The stars just make it!! Beautiful!

Sherry Wright said...

Such a beautiful lo, love the colors. And wtg Taylor, what a great feeling. :)

ellen s. said...

that is an awesome accomplishment! i can you are so proud of her and A's&B's is fabulous!

Cathrines-creative said...

I love this LO....colors and decoration...

'''''''''cathrine

Liz said...

Beautiful

Jennifer said...

congrats to your daughter! She is beautiful and your layout is awesome! Fun challenge, too!

Amy said...

congratulations to you and your daughter! I have never left a comment before but wanted to because you shared with us about your daughter's adhd. My son was diagnosed with it in 3rd grade, and of course, it's been a struggle trying to help him succeed in school. BUT, I am happy to report he is about to GRADUATE this week! Yes, there's hope for these kids if you get them on the right plan and if you are there for them every step of the way! I am so proud for him because it hasn't come easily. I can't wait to see him cross the podium--woo-hoo!

Lisa T. Howard said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for Taylor! A's & B's...Woohoo! And this is a wonderful layout, Danielle! Hoping to find some time to play along with the challenge!

Melonie said...

YAY Taylor! Love this design Dani! You're stitching is always the best.
Oh and we go to LG at least twice a year so I will be sure to let you know:)

roree said...

Beautiful layout, Dani! Love all of the fun techniques you used!

Melissa said...

Wow! This is FABULOUS!

Many Blessings,
M.

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

super BIG congrats to miss taylor -that is just so awesome! & omg i am so lovin this layout with the stars, awesome idea girly. ooo & great challenge too at LT - thx for the all the great inspo & have a fab day! :) smiles, m-

TraceyT said...

That page is just gorgeous!

Amanda Winchester said...

I love your LO...really striking!

Britt said...

Beautiful layout. I was got my medicine for ADHD/ADD in seventh grade. That is so great that she got it very soon. It will truly help her. I totally understand. What a great accomplishment!

Shirley said...

Beautiful photo of Taylor and you have every right to be so proud of her! What a sweetie she is!