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!