How great is it when a harmless challenge turns into a *friendly* rivalry?!? I felt the need to ensure I posted this layout tonight since my wonderful friend (who shall remain nameless!) decided to compete head on with me for the Scrapbook City Card Blog Challenge... (Of course, since it's a random draw, I actually have a shot at winning!)
So here's my BLING layout:
This one can also be used for this month's A2Z Scraplets - AND I ACTUALLY INCLUDED A SCRAPLET THIS TIME!!! =D Without realizing it, I could have also entered it in the Artastic Challenge Blog, but missed the cut off... Funny how I managed to meet those criteria without even trying - must have been on my brain.
As for the criteria for THIS challenge - needed to use bling - and did I ever? Kaisercraft bling Pearl strands on the ribbon, Glimmer Mist on the background pages, Distress Stickles and Smooches on the flowers (a little tough to see in the photo), Gold Smooch on the Scraplet, and of course, a bling arrow from Kaisercraft. The best part? I got to use my COPIC markers to COLOUR MY BLING! I didn't have any brown bling flourishes, so I pulled out some clear Prima Say it in Crystals and my brown COPIC marker and coloured it in. Voila!
I also really love this photo. It was an impromptu shot of my boy saying goodbye to his cat the day before we came back to AUS after a brief visit home. The look on his face breaks my heart. The kids miss their furry babies so much when we are overseas. We are all looking forward to reuniting with them when we move back to Canuckia...