Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fashion Disaster over at Better Living Through Scrapbooking

It's a new challenge over at Better Living Through Scrapbooking and you are not going to believe what is in store for you!  You've just got to join in this week and of course, once you are finished here, make sure you go take a look at all the inspiration our Design Team has crafted up for you to get you going on this week's challenge! 

“Fashion disaster challenge”
Create a layout about a fashion disaster, hair disaster, or social faux pas that happened to you.
1. Use an old school photo of yourself on your layout.
2. Use fabric or canvas on your page(s).
3. Use one larger and two smaller photo on your page.
4. Use ribbon in a fun and/or unusual way on your page.
5. Use the following as a page title, or the beginning of your journaling: “Quick, Call the Fashion Police!”

To tell the truth, when I learned about this challenge, I knew exactly what photo I was going to use, (trust me, though I may have plenty of fashion disaster photos, nothing tops this one) anyhow, after I dug the photo out of the dust, I quickly learned that it is no easy task to match up the beautiful patterned papers from Graphic 45 with a fashion disaster like this one. Where are the people from the television show, "What not to Wear" when you need them anyhow?

At any rate, I'm not even going to attempt to explain this outfit (or the HAIR for that matter). I'll simply say that besides using the sponsor products from Discount Cardstock and Graphic 45, I also chose to use the additional items 4., to use ribbon in a fun and/or unusual way and and 3., to use one larger and two smaller photos on the page (as if I actually needed to have more than one photo to prove this was a true fashion blunder, even for that decade). It's scary really! Perhaps I should have used the ribbon to cover the photos! LOL.

This "Note to Self" reads simply, "No one should be caught dead in an outfit like this, no matter how pregnant they might be. Unless maybe it is Halloween."

I think maybe I should get some kind of (crazy) award for actually putting a scrapbook layout up for the whole world to see with a photo like THIS of me on it!  Don't you?  So, just so I don't feel all alone... go ahead and dig out some of those old fashion disaster photos (you know you got 'em) and get scrappin'!

P.S. I realized after I finished this layout that I actually put the wrong date down for when this photo was taken... it was actually 1989... not 1990 (does that make a difference...maybe?).

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Hallowe'en in Wonderland (Graphic 45)
Cardstock: Midnight Black #80, Natural Smooth (Discount Cardstock)
Fiber: True Black Twill Ribbon, Rustic Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Hallowe'en in Wonderland Die Cuts (Graphic 45)
Other Tools: Cricut Expression, Don Juan Font cartridge (ProvoCraft)

5 Scrappy Comments:

"Soleil@mayotte" said...

Thank you to stopping by my factory and invite me for PaperCraft Star challenge. I 'll participate to the next one and will try to follow you weeks after weeks.

Audrey Pettit said...

OHMYGoodness, you make me laugh. Your commentary always gets me chuckling. You are being too hard on yourself. We looked GOOD in the 80's, girlfriend! I was just showing my daughter some YouTube videos of some of my favorite groups from back then and she just couldn't understand how I could have like these people. I think she just doesn't have the vision. ;)
Love the Graphic 45 Halloween goodies on here. Adorable blocked design, too. Love the large title work.

yyam said...

Hahaha...I actually love the colors on your outfit but not the horizontal lines! ;)

Love that you used a grid format for your layout! And those Graphic 45 papers!!! :)

Brenda said...

Your beautiful pregnant belly would good in anything! I still think my outfit was worse, Beth! I really like how you incorporated The Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper on this - very creative!

Kristina H said...

Oh dear gawd, you weren't kidding on the phone!!!! Too freaking funny.
I for one loved the 80's and still do...I still like a little pouf in my hair!

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