Friday, October 7, 2016

October Challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog "Miami Sail Away!"

It's time for October's Challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!   This month it is all about a beautiful color combination, and of course, be sure to include a photo with YOU in it!  I hope you join us and play along!  Check out all the rules and find lots more inspiration from our DT at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

Here is my take on the challenge - Our "Miami Sail Away!"

This was the beginning of our 14 night Disney Wonder Panama Canal Cruise back in May of this year.  We were very late departing, as the CDC had to come on board and make sure the ship was cleaned properly, as there had been a Noro-virus outbreak on the previous cruise!  Disney really handled it well and no one on our cruise became ill.  Since we departed late, we were treated to a beautiful Miami sunset while sailing away!

As you can see in the photos below, I used lots of "stuff" from my stash.  I love the colors of the Pink Paisley "Prairie Hill" collections.  I've had these papers for quite some time  - and I am happy I was able to use them on this layout, for this challenge.

The title is wooden veneer from Heidi Swapp.  I used Ranger Distress Embossing Powder - Spiced Marmalade, and Ranger Ancient Gold - Goddess Gold embossing powder to change it up just a bit!  I am happy with how it came out.

I created a pocket behind the photo to add a journaling card.

I love this big flower and the cluster of embellies in this corner!

Flair is my new favorite embellishment!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to create along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!!

Items used:
Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer Title
My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose- Hattie "Happy" Polka dots
Pink Paislee Prairie Lane - "Flight Pattern" "Spool" "Kite Strings"
Petal Premier - Spring Darjeeling Minin Mix -Tea stained green            - Penny Lane Garden collection Mini Daisy -Antique Beige
Prima Flowers - Aria D
Kaiser craft - Mr. Fox Die Cut Shapes
Fancy Pants - Making Waves Flair
Dandelion Essentials - Travel Stickers
Prima -Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets
Ranger Distress Stain - Fossilized Amber, Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge, Antiqued Bronze