Saturday, March 24, 2012

Scraptastic Challenge - Banners & Staples Layout

Happy Day  (click on image to enlarge)

Oh my gosh.  This is the second layout in a week that I have made and I am so happy to be getting my crafty zen on!  After moving, and trying to setup my new home, it was hard to let go of my old craft room and embrace my new space in my smaller house (aka bedroom and corner office area).  I moved in October, and here we are, in March!  Five months.... it took five months to finally click.  I mean, even taking photos of layouts and cards in new spots is a big adjustment!

So.. let's get on with this project, shall we?

About the Challenge and Technique(s):
I created this layout for the third March 2012 Scraptastic Challenge which is to use banners and staples.  By the way, I started getting kits from Scraptastic back in October - I love the colors and mixes and matches from one month to another... and for April?  Stamps!
Anyway, the banner was created using the Silhouette Cameo (happy happy dance!).  I downloaded a banner
file from Silhouette for 99 cents, ungrouped the images, and cut the ones I wanted at various sizes and shapes using cardstock and papers from the March 'Be Amazing' Scraptastic Kit - 'and Kraft cs from the October 'Blissful Sunshine' kit.   Then, I just started adding embellishments from both kits.  I also used some Stampin' Up brads.  Oh.. and there are SEVEN staples on this page. 

The photo?  That's me.. two weeks ago after Sami and I and one of her friends got make-overs.  Me.. with all my wrinkles squinting into the sunshine.  The glorious sunshine!  A rare day indeed. and it was windy....

I can't wait for spring.  It's been dreary around here - cloudy, rainy or snowy!

Thanks for looking!


Elise said...

YOU are ABSOLUTELY stunning, GF! And DON'T YOU FORGET IT! Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh DEAR is it fan-TAS-tic to see your crafty self - IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! You are graceful, talented and oh, so beautiful, inside and OUT! Yeah, you. DIRECT SCORE! Do a dance, you are BACK!!!!!

adele holcomb said...

I've never seen such a large and interesting banner! Lots of little tidbits to make it special. Great job!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I love banners and the way you've embellished yours. What a sunny and happy page! Hope spring brings you all the best:)