Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #61 Celebrate Naturally!!!

Hey Everyone!

It's new challenge time over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!  I can't believe how fast 2 weeks flies by! I truly loved seeing all your creations!  Keep 'em coming!

This fortnight the challenge is (as always) fun and sure to get the creative juices flowing: "Celebrate Naturally"!
The Challenge: Use a Celebration theme
The Twist: Use a natural element (i.e. wood, raffia, twine, hemp, hay etc)

The first weekend of this month I ran my first 5km run for CIBC Run for the Cure.  It supports breast cancer research.  I had just recently taken up running.  Primarily to lose some weight and to moreso to improve my fitness.  Endurance sports was never my forte!  When I participated in track and field events my specialty was anything that required throwing: ball throw, shot put, javelin.  Although I tended to excel in many sports, running was definitely not my strong suit!  Anyways, I figured signing up for this race with a friend of mine on a team her mom had put together (her mom is a breast cancer survivor) would be a great motivation for me to get better at this running thing and support a great cause as well!

As it turned out it was harder than I anticipated but my team members were great motivators.  Especially at the end when I was about 100 meters from the finish line (and in DIRE need for a washroom) and I almost gave up and walked across the finish line, they pushed me that last few meters and I completed it running!  Yay!  A milestone for me!  Definitely a reason to celebrate for me!  Moreover, our team of 5 people raised a total of $1205 for breast cancer research!  Another reason to celebrate!

As a result, my layout this week is based on this experience!
patterned paper: various unknown, DCWV, MME;stamps: CTMH, Recollections, Flourishes, MFT;wooden flowers: Dollar Store; pennant punch: Fiskars (Jenni Bowlin)

The pennant was a great stash buster using scrap bits from my scrap drawer.  Not to mention the banners are all strips of paper from the same scrap drawer.

I hope to see your creations for this weeks Twisted Tuesday Challenge linkied up over there!

I'd also like to submit this to the following blogs:
Use it Tuesday: Scraps, Pieces, Odds and Ends
Boy Meets Girl: About A Girl: Use Texture

Thanks so much for dropping by!


  1. awesome job with the challenge, love the texture you used. thanks for joining us at Boy Meets Girl!

  2. Great job Lizzie! You rock the double page layouts!!! Lots of textural details! Love it! So glad you joined us over at Boy Meets Girl!!

  3. what a lovey lay out thanks for taking the time to share with use it Tuesday
    Rachel DT

  4. Sweet LO! And congrats all around to finishing your race your race and raising money! Your scrap details are great. I like the interest and layers around your title. Thanks for joining us t Bmg

  5. Love your 2 pager. Great details. Congrats on your accomplishments. Thanks for playing at BMG.

  6. love the double page. thanks for playing along with us at BMG

  7. Really great double page layout...I love all the details and layering and the idea for the dress with the ribbons supporting awareness...ingenious!!! Thank you for participating at Boy Meets Girl!!!

  8. Love this double page layout. Fantastic use of the ribbon on your dress form and the detailing is amazing. Well done Lizzie, it's gorgeous and a fantastic cause. Thanks for joining us at BMG.

  9. Congrats and good for you. a great reason and cause. Beautiful LO and story. I love all the details on the pages. Thanks for joining us at Bot Meets Girl

  10. Very nice layout! What a great way to capture the memory of this event!!! Thanks for playing along at BMG!


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