So May. I haven’t posted anything since May. I promise you I have been crafting. I have not felt any inclination to blog though. Such is life. I’m here now and offering some crafty goodness.
A friend had a baby not too long ago and I had fun making this layout for a gift when we get to visit for the first time. I placed it in a 12×12 frame so that they can hang it on their wall with the other lovely family photos. I hope they appreciates this little piece of art to add to their collection.
For this project I actually went to the craft store and specifically shopped for product. I never (okay, ALMOST never) go shopping for a specific project. I try to keep a bunch of interesting supplies on hand and just create with what I have in stock. But this time I wanted to shop. And how fun it was.
Baby themed kit (6×6 paper pad, die cuts, tiny text, words): Authentique (on sale for $5! What a score)
pattern paper: Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye
inks: Studio Calico (Mr. Huey), Ranger (distress for inking edges)
washi tape: My Mind’s Eye
wood die cuts: Studio Calico
die cut machine: Provo Craft (Nursery Rhyme cartridge for title lettering, Heritage for banner, Gypsy for resizing elements)
date stamp: K&Co. (Smash stamp)
punches: Stampin’ Up
journaling pocket: Simple Stories
journaling cards: Project Life elements
This qualifies for 2 challenge blogs, both of which I have never entered anything in before:
- The Paper Girls: Get Messy challenge (http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-14-get-messy.html). I played with ink splattering which I have never done before.
- Simon Says Stamps: No Rules challenge (http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/08/challenge-no-rules.html). Well, anything goes and this certainly qualifies.
I look forward to more challenges with these sites and a few other new ones as well as an old time favorite. I may even get blog posts done about them and actually enter them! He he.