Challenge #29

Posted by The Design Experiment on 9:18 PM
Hi there Experimenters!

I'll admit it. I'm a huge fan of Disney movies. Especially the movie "Aladdin". I mean, come on..who wouldn't want their own personal genie? Someone to give you whatever you wanted with just a wish?! So we ask you this week...

If you bumped into a genie and she offered to grant you three wishes. What would your wishes be and why?
Our Guest Designer this week is the beautiful and talented Danielle Flanders!

A Bit about Danielle: What an honor it is to be asked to be a guest designer, thank you for having me! I am a former elementary teacher turned stay-at-home mom with 2 daughters, Taylor is almost 9 and Kati is 3. I love to create anything and everything....cards, mini albums and scrapbook pages, you name it! Currently, I am designing for Melissa Frances and Pink Paislee. Please stop by my blog sometime: www.danielleflanders.blogspot.com.

Thank you so much for Guest Designing for us this week Danielle! We are so excited to have you!

If I Had Three Wishes
By Danielle Flanders

Danielle Says:

When I think of wishes, stars come to my mind! I decided to use the negative of the star chipboard, painted it and machine stitched around the outside and then tucked the pictures of my two girls and husband underneath! I loved how the ribbon added some much needed color, so I wrapped it around the chipboard to frame it a bit.


I'd wish for my family: health, happiness and love!

My Three Wishes
By Sasha


My journaling this week is sweet and simple, 3 wishes, 3 lines .. and 2 boys that I hope and pray these wishes come true for them. I wish for you prosperity, I wish for you success and I wish for you eternal love.

3 Wishes For You
By Emily

Emily Says:

I decided to flip this one up a bit..I wanted to let my daughter know the three wishes I had for her as a woman. Thing I wish someone had told me growing up...


Love Yourself-
Every last inch, always. Without exception.
Know Yourself-
Learn something new about yourself everyday, be spontaneous. Try new things.
Be Yourself-
Never change for ANYONE. Only you have the power to be you.

Three Wishes
By Amy


If I was granted three wishes, I would wish to live closer to my fam-I miss them like crazy. I would wish for my kids to have wonderful lives because that is my goal in life. My last wish would be all mine-I would wish to always be in shape because it's something I am always worried about.

3 Wishes
By Divian

Divian Says:

I really thought about this layout and what I would really wish for given the chance. Life as a single mom is not easy, but I seriously could not bring myself to ask for money. I believe hard work eventually pays off and all will be right by God sooner or later, at His time. So I would ask for really only one thing...that my children go through life happy and enjoying every moment of it and using any pain to learn from and become stronger people.


If I had three wishes, it would be so easy to wish for riches, fame and good health. But those are far too easy and being more sentimental at heart, I would clearly use my wishes on the happiness and well being of my children. It is my wish that they grow and live a life full of joy. I know that they will experience pain but it is another wish that through that pain, they learn to appreciate life and become stronger and better people. I know money is easy to wish for, but I would gladly use all three wishes on my children and their gaurantee of joy in life.

I Wish...
By Leslie

Leslie Says:

A typical reaction to a genie popping up and asking to grant 3 wishes would be for something trivial (but exciting nonetheless!) like new cars, bigger house, lots of cashola..
I knew from the second I got this challenge what I really wanted to wish for. My children come first - so this is how I came up with my journaling....


I wish....
1. that you both stay true to your faith & love in Jesus Christ
2. that you will ALWAYS adore each other
(on the next one - I was hoping the "genie" would let me get a "3-for-1" all in one so...)
3. for you to alwys stay healthy, well loved & live life to the fullest.

((Leslie's layout will return shortly!! It's out for publication))
If I Had Three Wishes
By Kimberly


1. To live long enough to watch ALL my children grow and pursue their dreams and goals...and experience the joys of parenthood.
2. ALL of my children to outlive me.
3. ...and to grow old with Todd in Montana

One more thing:

Hi guys, I just wanted to take a moment and share something with you all.
When my dear friend Patti and I dreamed up the idea of our challenge blog here at TDX, we were beyond excited. We imagined a place where we would create and inspire and BE inspired. And it has happened. Every week I, we ALL, come here and are blown away by YOUR talent, your thoughts and heartfelt layouts.
BUT. Yes, I hate the proverbial BUT...but. The truth is, When Patti and I imagined this home for our challenges; prizes and RAK's for each challenge never entered the picture. I wish I could afford to give away a prize to every person who plays along each week. Hell, I wish I could give a prize to everyone who comments! We truly appreciate your love and support as our readers, and I guess what I'm trying to say is that, we just can't afford to continue with RAK's.
We know we will probably lose some people who play along. But that's okay, we understand. We will continue to be here every week, hoping to inspire, ready to be inspired, and we hope you will come back too.

PHEW. Now that that's off my chest...

If you still love us... ;-) You know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment in this post with a link to your layout! We can't wait to see YOUR takes on the challenge! We hope that if you've never joined us for a challenge here at The Design Experiment, that you are inspired to do so today!

Oh, and...we DO have some upcoming annoucements....so stay tuned....I promise you won't be dissapointed!


THUD! You ladies rocked it out, and ladies if you have not noticed we have a digi queen on our team, so get those digi LO's in too .. WOW I cannot wait to see what you all come up with..

Rawk it out

Love all your work! I am always inspired! Well, no worries about the RAK... rak is a bonus... without it, we are still inspired!

WOAH DUDE LOVE LOVE LOVE your challenge creations! As far as the rak goes... Im easy. I will play anyway lol
Would be cool though if could get some donations or something though..
regardless I will still play along as much as I can :)
I LOVE the challenges and the inspiration!! NOW Off to think on my 3 thangs!!

I'm mad i forgot to post my challenge for last week, but I will do a 2 for 1. As far as the RAKs no worries! The prizeis the fact that we are all here together creating. Your challnges are amzing. So thanks and I wuill be posting my 2 creations in the next 2 days *~fingers crossed~*

Great projects ladies! Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...you're doing MAR-velous!

Gorgeous work EVERYONE!!!!!

This site is amazing, and I have given you all the "Brilliant Blog" award... if you want to see the details... check out my own blog!

I cant understand how I have never come across this blog before. I have been lurking for about 2 weeks now but today decided to take the plunge and take part in your challenge.

I have uploaded to my blog.

Claire (UK)

Thanks Ladies for a great challenge. I'm so glad I got this one into my albums for the future!!!
You can take a peak at mine here:

simply WOW!
amazing job!!!!

well, we all scrapped b4 there were such things as RAKs right? I'm just grateful for the inspiration; sometimes we need somebody else's ideas to get our mojo back...no worries :) Now I'm off to think about this since I've lurked around for a month myself and haven't submitted anything!

WOW girls...you all RAWKED this! LOVE seeing all the AWESOME inspirations! xoxo

I love all your work here! And the challenge is great. I was very inspired to create my own version, you can find it here:

It's in Danish, so I don't think you understand much of it! :-)
I loved creating this layout. Thanks for a great challenge!

I love this blog - it is very inspiring - and that is what matters!! I have posted my version on my blog.

Keep up the great work!!!!