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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pile it On! guest designer - BEARY fun challenge! (photo heavy post)

good evening, fellow craft enthusiasts! :)

i have something a little special to share today - a couple of months ago i won a challenge at Pile it On!, and i was invited to be a guest designer, so TODAY, i make my Pile it On! debut!

so you know the way the Pile it On! challenges work, right? the idea is to combine current challenges (no backlinking) - using the Pile it On! challenge and at least one other... well some of their designers have it down to a fine art, and they are able to combine DOZENS of challenges to make one fantastic project! for this one, i actually combined NINE! that may be a record for me!

the challenge?

we want to see a BEAR in your creations. RAWR! :)
my bear is Koala digi from

lots and lots of options for this one, so here's what i did....

what the heck is it? it's a photo booth flip album. each page has a pocket, in which a couple of photo booth pics can fit, so i've left space on the fronts of the pockets to document the dates and places. :) the top flap folds up to reveal the full pages and to allow me to add pages or switch 'em out just by untying the ribbon:

here are the rest of the pages...

and the back cover:

and check out the challenge list! i'm shocked!

BasicGrey Challenges - Mix and Match - mix and match (used papers from Life of the Party, Green at Heart, Sugar Rush, Marrakech, Origins, Sugared, Urban Prairie. embellies from Hello Luscious, Life of The Party, Green at Heart. alphas from Eerie and Kioshi.) everything was from BasicGrey except the image (Some Odd Girl), the cardstock and border trim (Bazzill) and the ribbon (stash)

CES Challenge - embellish it! with 3 or more different types of embellies - i have a border strip, BG Pops, BG Woolies and ribbon, plus alphas)

Craft Us Crazy - something new and/or favorite embellishment (BG's Hello Luscious and Life of The Party collections, BG's Woolies)

Crafts and Me Challenges - anything goes, optional kraft (used kraft border strip)

Crafty Calendar Challenges - teddy bears

ABC Challenge - U for Unusual Folds (top flap folds up, papers are scored to flip)

Crafty Creations - May flowers

Paper Pretties - flowers

Polka Doodles - anything but a card (flip photo booth album)

i wasn't sure how much dimension i'd have on each page, but my intention was to make it full enough that the album would stand up by itself, and act as a little desktop decoration for my work station. :)

so there you have it! a little something different! hope you've all had a fantastic weekend, and come and play along at Pile it On!


  1. FANTASTIC Leah!!!
    This is such a brilliant idea and so beautifully done!! now I know what I SHOULD do with all those little photo's that clutter up the place.
    Fabulous use of so many different papers - I think you've certainly got the record!!!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Basic Grey,
    Heather xx

  2. This is simply gorgeous!! Thank for joining us over at Craft us Crazy!

  3. Gorgeous album, so creative! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  4. Super cool project! (Except you do know that koalas aren't really bears don't you? But I won't tell anyone.)

  5. What an adorable album. Very Clever. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  6. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for playing along with this weeks ABC challenge.
    Hugs Sue x

  7. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our May Flowers challenge - what a lovely project! Cheers Claire x

  8. wowzer!! this is just amazing!! Hugs Juls

  9. Wow this is fab! Love the design of the album!
    Love your Koala cute is he!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

    Lynne x

  10. Fab project, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

  11. Really lovely project Leah.
    Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles Anything But A Card challenge and good luck!
    Fliss x


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