Saturday, July 27, 2013

Celebrate Good Times. Come On.... Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

So I always look at the challenges every week over at SSS through
Ashli's blog, and even participate sometimes, BUT it seems that
I never get my pics of said completed challenge project done,
and before I know it is Monday again, and my project didn't 
make it up on their blog.

SO, I am challenging myself to doing these challenges every Monday,
AND get them up on the SSS blog.....starting THIS week.

So here we go.....
The challenge this week is "Celebrate".  
When I make a page about a celebration,
I rarely like to do a page LOADED with the overall topic 
of celebration, like say a birthday.  

I might go with the color scheme of the party,
or the style of something like that, but RARELY will you 
see a very overt celebration page from me. 
It stems from my early days of scrapbooking 
where EVERYTHING I did seemed to be very themed.
BUT I made an exception, sort of, for this page and 
this topic.

I did a VERY themed 4th of July page as far as product
is concerned, but what you will find missing, are the very
themed 4th of July photos of fireworks, cookouts
and sparkler pics.

You see this 4th, my man and I ventured out on an 
adventure in the wild.  Complete with backpacks and
tent, we decided to go on a little trip in the woods to the
lake.  Now the plan was to find fireworks at the lake of
course, but we never found the lake.
We're cool like that.
Instead, we took a wrong turn and ended DEEP in
snake and tick country.  Luckily we saw no snakes,
but the ticks nearly carried us off!!!


We saw no fireworks, ate peanut butter (for him), 
almond butter (for me) and crackers for supper,
and turned in early and listened to the fireworks
just across the hill from us, that we couldn't seem to find.
Again with the coolness.
I know.  =)

So when I saw the topic this week, I pulled out my
CKC July Kit and used just a couple embellies from it,
pulled out my Twopeas July Printables, some Pink Paislee paper
that I got on clearance at my LSS, because it  was last
years line, a crackle tag I made in Claudine Hellmuth's
Technique Toolbox class, and the inside of Sir Cuteness'
poppers, and went to town.
Oh yes and three pics from our very unorthodox 4th of July.
Yes, it is the way we roll.

I fussy cut pinwheel like goodness.....
Added a "celebrate" sticker from my kit.....
Added that printable.....
Made me a banner.....
And mists.....
Oh sweet fireworks those mists.....

Some Simple Stories Title Goodness.....
with a little improvisation on the "B".....

There's that lovely popper goodness.....
and that tag.....
Oh that tag.....

Some more fussy cutting of the chevron....
Some bling.....
And called her good.

This page was SO much fun to do!!!!!
I'm so glad I preserved these memories and got to
use some lovely 4th of July papers.

Celebrate Good times y'all =)     Come on!!
And play along at SSS.  It is so much fun!!!

I hope you have a Blessed and Beautiful, Krafty Kind of Day ~~


  1. Almost as much fun to read your post as seeing the page! Adore the fringed embelli top left & the popper streamers - how perfect!

  2. Great page, so much fun there. A party on a page :)

  3. A bright happy layout. Looks super.

  4. What a lovely celebration layout! Love that you used the 4th of july for your celebration! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.