Thursday, June 9, 2011
You ever have a moment where you sit back and think about how thankful you are? This will be one of those posts! I seriously am thankful for all the people that spend their time posting cool ideas and layouts. Seriously! So, I threw this page tonight with a lack of planning. Meaning that it was around 8:30 and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to get my hands on some paper and glue...So, I started poking around the blogs. I knew I had read recently that the Kraft It Up Blog challenge was to create a time line with a minimum of three photos. I was pretty sure I didn't have anything recent that worked for that although it sounded super cool. I started looking through photos and DID have three that would work. You know, I never would have used all three on one page...so I am super thankful for a challenge that pushes me to try something new. I had also spotted this cute layout challenge at Sketchy Thursday and wanted to play along. Amazingly, their layout needed THREE photos...see how well this is all working?
With a minimum of effort I got a good ground work. Basically I pulled out a really old stash of red, white, and blue paper (this was an event supporting Wounded Warrior and I had to use our colors!) from Close to My Heart. It did my heart good to use some stuff up. Then I stared at my page for a bit. I had just purchased these really cool banner stamps from Close to My Heart and hadn't used them yet. So, I MADE myself stamp a banner...and use these itty bitty seed beads that happened to still be sitting on my crating table. I haven't seen anyone use them on a banner yet...hope someone scraplifts that from me, 'cause that was lots of fun! Next, the flower. I had a great base in the blue pom pom flower from Webster's Pages, but I needed something else special. I had spotted this great flower tutorial a bit back and I have been DYING to try it. Needless to say I had not been successful finding this punch that Vicky recommends. Her flowers looked so cool though so I hadn't give it up. Well, found it this weekend by fluke at Michals so I was determined to give it a try. Hers are much different than mine...since I used newspaper print. Check out her tutorial, it's super easy to follow by clicking here.
So, viola! So, to three different blogs and countless girls I don't know who spend their free time helping others with their passion, I say thanks!