Good Afternoon Bloggers!! It's a gorgeous day today and I should totally be out raking my leaves, but I decided I'd rather show you what I've been working on! I'm taking a class right now over at Studio Calico called This is Me. I am totally loving it so far! I really think it's important to take time to scrap book about ourselves as well as our children. When our kids grow up, I'm sure they will like to see layouts of themselves as kids, but I think they will really appreciate learning about what Mom is all about :) It's also really easy to lose yourself when you have kids, so I'm finding this is a great opportunity to find myself again and I'm really enjoying this experience!
I'm using a SNAP album from Simple Stories for this and I've done a little bit of alterations to it :) I mostly just used some washi and vellum and a bit of mist, but I also used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole in it and thread that fun chevron ribbon through it :)
My first layout is just kind of a title page layout (without a title I might add lol) I used a fab Studio Calico mask that has these circles, but it also has repositionable circles within the circles that have different shapes too! This is not an original idea...I actually got the inspiration for this layout from Lisa Truesdell. She does a fabulous tutorial on this mask. You can check it out HERE.
I finally got my sewing machine back from my mom's house too so I was able to do some machine stitching on this layout. I just love the look of stitching! It adds so much interest!!
The second page I made was kind of a list about what's currently going on in my life as far as music, style, diet, and my thoughts and feelings. It will be fun to look back on this one in a few years from now to see how my tastes have changed :)
I'm loving the multi-hued pink Thickers!! I embossed some wood veneer arrows with some turquoise ZING! embossing powder and I'm really liking the outcome :)
I'm going to enter these into the challenge over at Show us Your Stuff where they want you to use a smaller format. This is definitely smaller than my usual 12x12 scrapping!
Well, that's all for now! Stay tuned for some more of my This is Me album!