Good afternoon everyone!
This week has flown by again, more strikes, and thankfully my lovely boss provided a ride home on two occasions …
From Thursday onwards I started to feel a bit ill, and this weekend I’ve cancelled everything and just stayed home, rested, ate healthily, and had a chance to play a bit!
I’ve signed up with Shimelle’s new Pretty Paper Party Class and I totally agree with her philosophy of using our pretty paper while we love them!
I’ve been enjoying her prompts while drinking my hot tea with honey, and have even incorporated a new of her tips in the following layout!
So here is the layout that I have to share with you:
My Our Story Together
I’m entering this layout in the Bird is the Word challenge: Together!
I have used the 10.13 Sketchy Thursday sketch … a bit late with the layout for the challenge but since I had started it with that sketch I wanted to finish it!🙂 So thanks girls for the great sketches and inspiration!
I had started this layout on Tuesday, I had taken along my Webster About me kit which I had picked up at the Craft fair the previous weekend from Lena of Enjoy Scrapbooking, my first 12×12 papers from Webster! I usually just buy the 6×6 paper packs … but having seen the kit up close I couldn’t resist it, and as Shimelle says, I’m using it while I love it!!!
BTW I had so much fun at that Craft fair, I was the lucky winner of something scrapbooking, I won a free entry to Cherry Nest’s new online class, Every day is Christmas!!!!
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Back to the layout … so I started with this paper:
Once Zeffy & Irini saw the paper and the sketch they both said it would look great if I could print my journalling directly on the paper … well as I don’t have a 12×12 printer, I thought I would do the next best thing and that was to cut it up!🙂
Using the rear side as well …
I was able to add more coordination to balance the layout!!
Some close ups:
Top corner title
I’ve used the sew easy banner to stitch the banner and inspired by Shimelle’s video extra I used red paint to accent it, to give it a bit more red pattern!
I’ve raised only part of the paper with 3D foam pads a little trick that I picked up in a Miss Art’s Papercrafting class! It’s lovely when I learn new tricks & I start using them without even thinking! I’ve used stickles to give it a little extra ummmphhh!
Journalling and bottom corner
More stitching!!!! some bling, and the journaling using different fonts and highlighting words is another trick that I’ve picked up from a Miss Art’s class!!
Added a bit of red paint again to tie with the whole effect …
and finally a side view:
Things that make me happy,
Things I can’t live without!