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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Better Scrap Reaval 4....

Good Morning,
Today is Challenge #4 at Betterscrap....

Search your stash for sheets or scraps of paper that aren’t your favorites and that you might not reach for first, and use them on a layout!

Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use a 12×12 sheet of “ugly” paper as your layout background.
2. Use at least 3 scraps of “ugly” paper somewhere on the page where they can be seen.
3. Use 2 4×6 photos, any orientation.
4. Use “stitching” somewhere on the page. It can be actual sewn stitches, or your stitches can be hand drawn, created with a template, or stamped.
5. Use color mist (such as Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, or a homemade ink or paint mist) anywhere on your page

Here is my ugly paper layout.

The ugly paper challenge inspired me to create this layout for my oldest niece, Megan. I would have never used this background paper if not for this challenge. When I went through my scrap stash and put it all together, I love the way this turned out!

I used #1 to find a piece of “ugly” 12 x 12 background cardstock, #2 to use 3 scraps of “ugly” paper, and #3 use two 4X6 photos.

Supplies: papers are Making Memories, Colorbok, and Fancy Pants. Crate Paper chipboard, Close to My Heart inks, bling from Recollections, and flowers from Prima

Don’t forget – anyone who participates in all four of this month’s challenges is eligible to win the grand prize from Piggy Tales. However, be sure to keep your eyes open throughout the month, because we will also be giving away some RAKs and goodies to everyone that participates in any of our weekly challenges.
Please hop over and visit my incredibly talented Betterscrap sitters to be inspired by their "ugly" paper projects!
Have a great day!!!!


  1. For the fact that you had to use "ugly" paper, your layout turned out beautiful! Love all the colors and the bling. Great pictures of your niece. Always enjoy looking at pictures shot at the beach.

  2. Once again, I have to say these papers aren't "ugly" at all... Way to rock the challenge and make them pretty! And those are some gorgeous beach photos!

  3. It may have started out as "ugly" paper, but it sure didn't end up that way at all. I am just totally loving this layout! Great job Kim!

  4. This is so pretty Kim. And I love the "ugly" paper.

  5. I think this turned out beautiful!!! Probably because you have a pretty subject in the pictures helped a whole lot.
    I really like the colors of these papers and of course the bling.

  6. Beautiful!! It's such a pleasure to be working with you on this team!! Megan's pictures are wonderful, too!!

  7. You did a fantastic job, with your "ugly" paper.
    And I wanted to thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Thank-you It meant a lot to me.

  8. Lovely job, girlie! I love all the purple flowers & bling - so wonderful! I hope your week is divine!

  9. Everything turned out great and it all fits in well together. You have a good eye for design Kim. :)

  10. Stunning! What a fantastic layout. I just love the new blog template too.
    Big Hugs,

  11. Kim, I really do love the way this layout turned out... Its beautiful!!! I think I might have had the same problem with this paper, but seeing this beauty just goes to show you that you need to give it a try and you just might like the results... I know I sure do!!! Have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs!!!


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