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Friday, April 1, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous April Challenge

Happy April!!!  This months challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous is to use eyelets!  I know what you're thinking, why did they pick eyelets, who is going to want to participate and set a bunch of eyelets?  Personally I don't buy these things at all anymore because I don't exactly enjoy the whole eyelet setting process.  But I have a whole lotta them from my early scrappin' years and we wanted to challenge ourselves to actually use them.  The challenge is to use 23 eyelets on your layout.  Here's mine...
I set some eyelets in the upper right corner but down at the bottom left I strung them together on some scrappers floss.  I really like how it turned out!  I don't know how many eyelets I used but I'd guess it's near100.  The paper on this layout is Cosmo Cricket and some Bella Blvd.  I added some paint chips, and above the picture I have a tab for hidden journaling.  This is a picture of my old Walkman that I bought in 1987 at age 11!  It was awesome!  Why was it awesome?  First of all as you can see, it's yellow, it has a little graphic equalizer on the side (this made very little difference to sound quality but I thought it was so cool) and best of all it has both a rewind and fast forward button.  So I didn't have to flip over my Debbie Gibson tape, fast forward it, and flip it back if I wanted to hear a song again!  I know you know what I'm talking about!!!  Anyway, I recently came across this in a drawer and now it's sitting on a shelf in my scrap room, so of course I had to take a picture of it!
Now head on over to Scrapbookers Anonymous and check out what the rest of the DT did!  Oh and play along!  I want to see what you come up with to use those eyelets!!!

16 comments:

scrappylikethat said...

ok Lea, I love this LO! Is that a scantron background? ha! The pp is perfect and the "necklace" is a clever idea for the eyelets. I also like how you incorporated the paint chips in this colorful LO. Job well done. Confession: I was also hooked to my walkman and my fave song on that tape was "foolish beat".

Deb Hickman said...

What a fun LO,Lea and what a great use of eyelets, I would never have thought of threading them,genius !!!!

Karen Williams said...

Hi Lea- I'm gonna apologise first- I am hopeless at commenting on the Design Teams blog- I find it hard enough to keep up with the people who join in the challenge - so I apologise for never commenting but I do visit

Love this LO was so excited to see it after that teaser in the e-mail- such a clever idea- watch out for it on my blog! LOL

Keshet said...

This is so cute, love this!

Yara said...

Love your design! and the clever idea of putting the eyelets on that way! Great way to use the stash too! Love the title work too! Thanks so much for always visiting me and commenting! I appreciate it so much!

Sarah said...

I love the eyelets on the floss- so smart, Lea! :) And love the Walkman, too!

Kim said...

I really Love your LO!!
~Kim

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I soooooooooooo love love love this! I can't play along this month.. I have never owned an eyelet....ever! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Ahhh bring back memories...!! I used to carry them to school!!..HAHA.... I really love your layout...its really FUN and Fab....How clever is that!!! those eyelets against the floss... !!! Woohoo Lea... You go gurl!!!...Hugs..xoxo

iza said...

hi lea,i like how u use the eyelets especially at the bottom.love ur fun bright lo...happy weekend...hugs..

Theresa said...

This is so cool... always thinking outside the box. it is so darn cute. i think you need a tape to play in it so the next time we crop we can relive our youth.. lol.. =)

chickadee3357 said...

Love this LO! The eyelets strung together are cool and I love that base paper!

Missy Whidden said...

Like, that layout is totally rad! LOL! LOVE what you did with the eyelets...I never would have thought of threading them! Love the rainbow paint chips, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy and fun, love how you used those eyelets, so creative, I sure want to find some time to play along this month!
Thanks for the good news!! : ) That makes my day!!!

Anne said...

What a fun lay out. I actually like eyelets but to use so many of them would be a real challenge !! I might have to give this a try !!

Andrew said...

I soooooooooooo love love love this! I can't play along this month.. I have never owned an eyelet....ever! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)