Sunday, October 18, 2009

Anything But a Holiday

Anything but a Holiday....that's our new challenge going on over at Lil' Lambs Boutique. The challenge is to create a layout or altered item that is non-Holiday yet using Holiday themed paper. I had a lot of fun creating mine even though it gave me the "willies" while thinking about the journaling.

This paper is from the Fancy Pants Trick or Treat line. Very whimsical on one side and more subdued on the flip side. Watch in the next week or two when I pick up this line again and use the flip sides to capture my daughter's Halloween costume pics. I grabbed several of the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology masks to add to the creep factor of my layout. And doodled borders around the journaling cards to fill out some of the empty space.

This layout is for my Book of Me and here is a short list of some things that tend to lead me to panic. Please tell me someone else thought they would fall through the open back part of the stairs. Big fear of mine ever since I was a kid. Of course, we just got back from vacation and look what I had to climb up and down 3 or 4 times a day. I got very good at climbing the stairs looking at the sky.

Ferris Wheels - hoo boy, there's one fear I thought I was over. This past August I managed to not be able to escape riding on one with my youngest daughter. There's a reason they put a sign at the bottom that says "do not force someone to ride this ride." As I was sure our seat was going to drop all it's bolts and go plummeting down to earth, I had a death grip on my daughter and wouldn't let her move one inch. Poor thing. I think dear Husband will have to stand in line twice now to take one daughter at a time. It's just not in me.

And really, the GRAND CANYON is not the place to take someone who is afraid of cliff edges. Swoooon!! My husband even wanted to ride the donkeys down to the bottom. No Freaking Way!!! You think I'm going to trust my life to a jackass....ha ha ha...not referring to my husband by the way. ;) Albeit, I must conclude that the Grand Canyon was incredibly breathtaking and beautiful....10 feet back from the edge.

Someday, I may conquer these fears but fortunately the served me well in the Anything but a Holdiay challenge. Be sure and enter your layout or altered item for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Lil' Lambs Boutique. And just for fun, leave a comment and let me know if you have any unusual fears.

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