Making Gifts for Life

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Good Times

Good Times

So I had today off, I had one more "sick" day to use up and I took it. Seeing as how we don't get paid for any left over and we don't get to roll them over, I figured what the heck why not?

So I spend the day cleaning, shopping, and cooking.
I went to AC Moore, Party City, JcPenny's, and Wegmans. I made this week's menu, seeing as how I am crazy and need my life to be more organized. I am slowly losing my sanity as the graduation party for my son gets closer and the thought of him leaving shortly after threatens the horizon.

So I was looking through old photos of the kids and I came across this one. Both of my kids are making the photo session more painful then it has to be. They are both trying real hard not to let me have a good picture.

So this is a quick layout I made the other day, with the photo.

I used papers are from The Paper Loft®. I love their papers, they look vintage and weathered. 
Recollections® has these new embellishments out that are street lights and hot air balloons. On this layout I used the hot air balloon. I really like them, they are made of metal and are very eye catching.
The flowers are Prima®. And the stamp I used in the lower left corner is by Inkadinkado®. 
I did use another stamp of a compass, they are really old, like the very fist acrylic stamps that came out by Inkadinkado®. The chain of hearts, is made from some random piece of raspberry colored paper and they are cut out with the dies that you hammer! If you can believe that. I never got rid of this one specifically because I love the size and shape of it. I have used it many times, on several of my projects. I stapled the hearts together with a mini stapler, then backed every other one with a pop dot. I torn a piece of scrap paper that looked like old newspaper. Then added chicken wire, which is made by Dusty Attic®. I love the chicken wire, I have two sheets and still have a ton left of the first sheet and I have used it on at least 4 projects if not more. The pretty butterfly is off a scrap piece of paper, I just fussy cut it out and then added matte glaze to it. The finishing touch is the cranberry/raspberry colored Stickles® that I used on the tail of the title, I felt like that color needed to be carried to one more spot on the page to create a visual triangle. The page becomes more appealing that way.

I hope you like my layout. It didn't take me very long to make, it was a simple layout to do on a weeknight when I didn't have hours to give up.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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