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June 13, 2010 Monthly Challenge Entry

For the Monthly Challenge, Mary and Leo chose a scrapbook layout to work with, and the theme is "All About Me".
Now..............this is truly a challenge for me for many reasons: first, I have very few recent photos of myself, as I am normally the person behind the camera! Second, I do not like talking about myself - it's not my favorite subject. And last, because "All" about me can't possibly be summed up in just two photos and a small journaling area.
With that said, this is my entry. I spun it so it is more "All about me, in love". This made things a bit simpler to put on paper, and to keep it looking "cohesive". A page that entailed more "about me" would have ended up one big jumbled mess, and I would have had to pull my hair out at the result - jumbled, messy scrapping is not my style! (It's a control-thing, just nod and go "uh-huh, uh-huh....okay".)
Material List

CTMH That's Amore Designer Paper
Stampin' Up Buckaroo Blue Card Stock
Pastel Pebbles Brads
Prima Flowers
Sure Cuts A Lot
Cricut Expression
Stampin' Up Marker - Chocolate Chip
Distressed Stickles -  Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed DigiCarts - Breezy Meadow Butterflies,  Little Sweet Peas, Lovers Lace Freebie, Spring Flourish Square Freebie, Strawberry Lane
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots, Butterflies
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up Ink - Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft Ink
Gel Pen

I made the square "Me Collage" and "in Love" title box using SCAL and some fonts (sorry - I forgot to write down the ones I used for the "me"'s). The "in Love" is a welded "Ballpark Wiener" font.  The top layer is embossed with my Cuttlebug using a folder called "Butterflies" and the "in Love" is embossed with the "Swiss Dots" folder. I then used a white gel pen to add the faux stitches, and I sponged the edges and raised images with Whisper White Craft ink to help them stand out.
I used "Label 2" bottom from the Strawberry Fields DigiCart to create the background layers, which also has some gel pen "stitching" on the top layer.  The Heart Frame is from the Little Sweet Peas DigiCart for the frame around the top right photo, This is embellished with the Stickles Mustard Seed glitter glue. The Butterfly is #9 from the Breezy Meadows DigiCart. This is sponged with the Soft Suede ink on the edges of the top layer. I used pop-dots to add dimension to the wings.
The Lovers Lave cut-outs have Stickles embellishment in them, and the simple rectangle frame around the photo on the left bottom has more white gel pen "stitching".
The Spring Flourish was layered on top of some designer paper, and I added Prima flowers, Pastel Pebbles and the butterfly to dress it up.
The journal heart is something I made in SCAL using the Basic Shapes file (circles and heart).
Thanks for checking this out! It was definitely a challenge for me, and win or lose, it was great fun to put together!

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