Hello out in cyberspace! I hope this finds you well!
After a crazy weekend and a long day, I decided the perfect "gift" to myself was to take a little time out for creating and jumped on the chance to participate in this week's Practical Scrappers challenge. (This was my week off, so I got to do mine totally for fun!)
PS Design Team B had a challenge to create a layout using scraps. This was a great challenge for me - after being a demonstrator and doing tons of workshops and create & takes over the last 5 years, I have tons and tons of scraps.
I pulled supplies from one of my all-time favorite scrap sets - the Life Delights collection from Close To My Heart. These particular papers and stickers were leftovers from a mini-album workshop I did a year ago. I had some great pictures of my daughter and my niece being their typical silly selves and the pinks and browns were great for their pics. I also used some scalloped-circle card bases I bought from Stampin' Up a few years ago. All of the papers were lightly ink distressed to tie in the worn-down siding Sophia & Kaelee are standing against.
I also used my left over Doodlebug Design rub-ons (letters) which are great because since the letters are so whimsical, a lot of them can be used as different letters. All of the "e"s in the title are actually upside down numbers - a 3 in make and a 2 in Me. I used a flower as the o in You. Don't you just love that versatility?
Laugh was stamped with Close To My Heart's Friendship alphabet set and the swirly rub-on is also from Close To My Heart.
The felt flowers are from Stampin' Up and the brads are from Bazzil (I think).
I had some extra scraps left over in my bag of goodies, including little 1" strips that fit perfectly onto the mini card bases I had scored for a different project and forgotten about. I even had the cute little piggy already stamped on a scrap piece of card stock - so half of my work was done for me. Woohoo!
I distressed the edges of the card and strips lightly in Chocolate ink. I trimmed my piggy down to one little guy (the original image is this guy standing piggy backed onto another pig, ha ha ha). I used my Watercolor Wonder crayons from Stampin' Up, added a little flower and bling, and a left over strip of wide ribbon that fit the width of this card like it was meant to be. All that was left was room for a little saying I made with my Doodlebug rub-ons (of course!)