Extra Info: sewing project
Unity had a scrapbook sketch challenge this week and I decided to play along. However, my first try was...well...not good. Here's my first attempt.
There was just too much blank space left at the top, but it seemed too busy whenever I tried to add something. So I cut the main part out and put it on some different paper and added a little bit...I still don't love it, but I like it a lot better then the first.
So, what do you think? Should I have stuck with the first layout? Or given up and started all over? Or just quit scrapbooking altogether? (Ha! Don't answer that!)
Ohhhh yeah, look at this beauty that is now mine! My birthday is coming up in a little bit and my husband's mom asked him what I wanted. He said the only thing he knew of is a sewing machine. So she went to Sears and bought this for me. Apparently they were on sale this weekend and so I got an early birthday present. Now, my mother-in-law does not buy me big extravagant gifts...but apparently you say sewing machine and she gets excited! (For example: one year for Christmas I received a hand blender -- she couldn't put it together and then couldn't get it back in the box, so she didn't want it. The clearance sticker said $5. I'm not complaining about my Christmas gift, just telling you that this is NOT normal.) My first project on my "big" machine is to make the letters that I showed you a few posts down (that my friend Rachel made). I can't wait to show them to you when they are done.
Happy early birthday to ME!!
Happy early birthday to ME!!
Supplies Used: Basic Grey Blush fabric, Basic Grey Sugared chipboard, SU Warm Words, SU Word Window Punch
Supplies Used: Basic Grey Blush fabric, Jillibean Soup journaling sprout, May Arts Felt ribbon, Taylored Expressions Faith & Hope, Making Memories and Spare Parts brads
Close-Up of Card
Pretty much everything on this blog inspires me, but particularly loving her Spring Is in the Air card. Oh I am ready for spring!
Ryann made a heart full of buttons that I just love!
Jennifer Buck is nothing short of amazing, and her Unity post today is no exception. Check out her adorable scrapbook page if you haven't already.
And last, I have been bitten by a sewing bug. Although I am not so good at it, I am enjoying playing around with my sewing machine. My friend Rachel is very good with her machine and she made this adorable set of Rag Quilt Letters. I so wish I had a little one to make these for!
That's all for today. Hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I did!
Supplies Used: Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety and Material Girl collections, SU Verry Vanilla cardstock, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch and SU Word Window punch, Scalloped Circle Nestabilitie, Hero Arts Birds and Owl and Unity Stamp Co. Everyday Adorable stamp sets, May Arts ribbon
I'm not a fan of actual Minestrone soup or zucchini (the kind of you eat!)... However, I love the Thin Zucchini paper from the Minestrone collection from Jillibean Soup -- that's something I can say YUM to! I played along with the sketch over at their blog. I haven't made a scrapbook page in forever. I was a little rusty, but I really liked the end result! Sorry the picture isn't the greatest, I haven't gotten the hang of photographing scrapbook pages yet!
Supplies Used: Core'dinations, Jillibean Soup, Ippity, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Shimmerz, bradsPin It Now!
Have you been wondering where I'm at??? I just looked at my blog and I can't believe I haven't posted since March 1st! I don't have anything crafty of my own to share with you today (can you believe I haven't even made anything since March 1st? Yikes), so I thought instead I would show you some of my favorite things I've seen.
These mini cards from Tanis are so super cute and use some of my favorite Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
A card from Alex that is so sparkly
I don't own any perfect pearls, but after seeing this card by Lucy, I want some
I only wish I could make something as cute as this baby gift set that Kryssi made
So is there anything out there I need to look at that I'm missing? I need inspiration!
Sorry this is blurry. It says, "See you made it through another year without croaking!"
Frog Card: Jillibean Soup (White Bean: Cold Water), Unity Stamp Co. (Sweet Affections), Swiss Dots embossing folder, Core'dinations and Gina K. cardstock, May Arts ribbon
Frog Card Inside: Scalloped and Regular Nestabilities, Penny Black Stamp
Owl Card: DCWV (The Green Stack), Gina K Cardstock, Corrugated Kraft Alphas (Jillibean Soup), jute twine, Scor-Pal (to emboss lines on PP)