I just love productive weekends!
I had an unexpected day off Friday -- I was scheduled to substitute for a vacationing teacher at the local child care center, but there were so many families starting their Fourth of July weekend a day early that the attendance was down and I wasn't needed. I used my time very wisely, I may say .....
I created two layouts for Scrap That Moment, the new scrapbooking store here in town, featuring Karen Foster's Wedding Day Collage paper and Together Forever stickers and Worldwin cardstocks. The first one includes some of Worldwin's gorgeous Petalicious shimmery cardstock. The photo is from my older daughter's wedding in 2001. I added some rhinestones to the "Love" letters on the paper; to the sticker and the flourish, which I cut with a Quickutz die.
The border on both pages is an EK Success punch -- which, unfortunately, "died" shortly after I finished. It's one of my favorites, so I think it requires a trip to JoAnn's today ....
I also had some time to indulge in a few challenges (which I love!) The Birthday Bash Celebration 2.0 at Cookin' Up Creations comes to an end today, and I'm happy that I finished a total of 16 challenges over the past month. These two layouts were created for that celebration, as well as for Scrapdango's L.O.A.D. (layout a day) Challenge -- which goes on through the end of the month.
I used my decorative scissors on the bottom of photo mat for this one. Then I partially covered it up, but you can still see it in the close up. Using the scissors was an idea from a challenge at Scraptastic Kit Club's blog.
I used a sketch posted at Scrapdango for this one. I love the way it allowed me to use this lovely paper plus some scraps of trim I had been hoarding. I used a color palette posted in a challenge by Angie Gutshall on the Inspired 2 Scrap forum -- the BG paper fit it perfectly:
Both layouts feature patterned papers from Basic Grey's Hello Luscious line and some other goodies from Burlap and Buttercups' June kit, as well as from my stash. The photos are all from youngest granddaughter Anna's recent stay with us.
I have the entire day off today also. Do I have things I should do? Why yes, I do. And I will ... but first, since I'm here in the scrap room surrounded by kits, tools and photos .... well, the dishes and dust bunnies can just wait awhile.
Have a fantastic day!