What a fabulously unique idea this is! If you head over to Izzy's blog, you can read all about it. I think I've got paper clips lying around- this is something I am definitely going to try out on a project one day! IN.LOVE!!!
And, while you're there, check out the simple, beautiful ribbon flower tutorial she shared! Another neato technique I'll have to try! You can find that post HERE.
The May sketch challenge sketch was the inspiration behind this layout. I almost scrapped using it, because I wasn't feeling the design, but eventually it grew on me. I love the final result! You can find the May sketch at Canadian Scrapbooker HERE.
I wanted to carry dots, or 'balls' throughout my layout, so naturally, the first thing I thought of was the giant doily. The next thing I thought of was the CS sketch. The circles and flower embellishment further highlight the ball aspect of my story. And, as for my title, I thought the whimsy of using the number '0' and an upside down '3' would add a fun element to the word 'popper'. (I, as you can see, am running out of vowels, so I'm getting creative!!) The heart in 'ball' works perfectly to illustrate their love of this toy!
Jillibean Soup: alphas
Recollections: purple chevron patterned paper
Misc: doily, and all other papers
Adhesive: herma vario, 3D Dots
I am on the road to recovery, but its a long way yet from being over. As I go along, new things keep popping up. Its tiresome, and I hope to one day become a normally functioning (at least feel like it!!) human being again; moreover, I hope, with all my heart, that my children don't suffer the same way I have. But, its a very real possibility, so I wanted to let them know that I've been there, and I know. I understand.
Point to ponder: ever thought to use the punched circles from your hole punch as an embellishment on a layout? Or, some sort of variation of it?
I knew I had this little vellum envelope kicking around, and wanted to use it on this layout. I punched out half inch hearts using my Creative Memories heart punch, and filled the envelope with them, then adhered it to my page. I also knew that I wanted a lot of space for journalling, so kept the vertical strip of patterned paper free to add my journalling to. I used up some scraps on this page--the white scallop punched border is two separate pieces of scrap paper adhered together, and the heart strip at the top of the page, is leftover from what I punched of the black hearts in the little envelope. The piece along the bottom is another portion of it. I mimicked the colors in the girls' clothes, too: black, brown, pink and white. Aside from the deep, personal message in this layout, I'm IN.LOVE with this one, too!
Carta Bella: black polka dot patterned paper (Paris Girl collection)
Recollections: pink lattice patterned paper, pink, black and kraft card stock
Adhesive: herma vario, glue dots, 3D dots
Misc: Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook cart and Potpourri Basket cart) for the title work, vellum envelope, Creative Memories heart punch