This particular layout sat on my desk since last week. I got the main part of my layout completed, but the strip on the left felt naked to me, and needed something to fill up the space, slightly. I thought about it over the next four (or so) days, and finally decided that a half circle with the rest of the punch work (that had been cut off of the vertical strip) would suffice. I love that it creates some movement around the page. It feels more 'done' now.
Addison asks frequently if I am a good baker. Usually when I'm in the kitchen whipping something up for supper or to munch on (such as cookies or other goodies). I don't really know if I'm a good baker...I've come across some really great recipes, but I don't think that makes me a good baker. Per se. I don't think I'm an awful baker, just not chef level.
So now, if you're wondering, I'm going to start including a list of the supplies I used. If you've been wondering (or want the same supplies!!)
-Autumn leaves (orange and grey card stocks)
-K&Company (both polka dotted papers--Itsy Bitsy and Sweet Nectar collections)
-Jillibean Soup (Where's the Pie sticker, and circular journalling spot, both from the Country Pumpkin collection)
-SU (Stampin' Up) circle in the bottom left corner
-Punches (Martha Stewart double loop, cherish, Creative Memories corner rounder
-Carta Bella (title stickers- Alphabet Junction and Paris Girl collections; tab sticker is also from the Alphabet Junction collection)
-Misc (pink and yellow card stocks) **I think they are Recollections, but I'm not 100% sure
In a quick side note, I've come across an idea that I think we'd all benefit from. I haven't gotten the specifics figured out yet, but I thought it would be a good idea to keep the collection names that come in each of the paper packs I buy so that I can reference them in the future. I'm thinking I'm going to stick them in a binder or duo tang, but I'm not sure yet. Keep your eyes peeled for that! Also, tomorrow I want to share my card stock storage with you! Lots of good things coming up!
I don't know if the sale is still on or not, but if you're in the Edmonton area, and you're near Michaels, you should drop what you're doing now, and check out the sales! I had only meant to go into the store to find and purchase my trimmer blades, but I came out with nine (Yes 9) packs of patterned paper and card stock, as well as two mini packages of purple rhinestones. All for under $40. That's right, folks. Those packs of paper were $2.50 EACH! Thinking back, I should have looked a little more closely to see if they had any 8.5x11 binder-style albums! I desperately need a few more of those. Maybe next time I'm in the city.
I made a few boo-boo's while I was working on this layout, so I needed to find creative ways to cover them up. The butterfly stamp sticker is covering up a torn corner of the picture in the top left from taking it off and (eventually) replacing it. Oops! Also, I had some sticker letters placed above the small circle on the upper right side of my project, but when I took them off (due to not liking how it looked), it tore the patterned paper underneath. That's where the even smaller circle comes in! Of course, you'd never have known that if I hadn't told you. But sometimes, mistakes turn into happy mistakes.
I chose to use purple on this page, because its one of the colors in the shirt Addison is wearing in the pictures I chose to scrapbook. Its also a great color to use to make the black and white pictures pop off the page. I'm loving it! I've done so much pink and yellow recently (which are also colors in her shirt), I decided that going in a different direction was in order. The accent colors on this project are pink and yellow (and some green and orange).
-Punches: Martha Stewart cherish, Fiskars butterfly (most, if not all, Martha Stewart products can be found at Michaels, and Fiskars products can be found at both Michaels and Walmart. I bought my butterfly punch from Walmart)
-Embellishments: doily (from the Dollar Store), Martha Stewart butterfly stamp sticker, Fun and Games sticker (Carta Bella, Alphabet Junction collection). This particular product I bought from Scrapbook.com, but you may be able to find it at another online retailer, or local scrapbook store
-Paper: White card stock (Recollections), both plain purple card stocks are unknown, purple patterned paper (Lattice, Recollections), yellow patterned paper (K&Company), green patterned paper is unknown
-Adhesives: Herma Vario tape (I buy mine from Walmart, but it is also available at scrapbook.com and Michaels, though its now becoming Recollections brand); 3D pop dots (also from Walmart, but can also be found online) **If you're wondering, the butterfly that I punched out of the green patterned paper is pop dotted for a little more dimension**
I sincerely hope you find the addition of the supplies I used helpful. If you have any comments or suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
I've got one more picture printed out, but I'm not going to tackle that one until tomorrow, possibly. Thanks for dropping by, and love you all!