this lo was for the august scrappack challenge, where we are sent items and we have to only use those items, plus our papers, pic and adhesive. we were sent: a coke tab, a navy ribbon with beige stitching, a piece of primary colors striped ribbon, 6 brightly colored hearts, a seashell, 2 lavende paper clips, 1 beige and brown photo corner, and one lime green photo corner. we are allowed to alter any of items with paint, pens, chalk, etc. i obviously chose to change the colors of mine. the flower is made from the primary colors striped ribbon. i painted the hearts and the coke tab, and the paper clips too. then i twisted the paper clips into a spiral and used in the center of my flower, surrounded by the sea shell, which i smashed into little pieces with a hammer! this challenge really makes you think and try to come up with something different. there are two categories that we vote on; the best use of the pack, and the best overall lo. i won the best over all this month, so i was really happy! i am going to add some hidden journaling to this, it is a poem that my mother wrote about our family, and i just can't seem to find my copy right now. as soon as i do i willl add it.