This weekend I was able to get a couple more layouts done. I'm working through my stash and trying to keep a flow going so I keep familiar with what I have. I'm diligently working through my "scrap stash hoarding tendency." I do pretty well unless the product is so yummy that I want to keep it for the "right" project. Then I talk myself down and remind myself that the layout I'm working on is the "right" project!
Product Used: Patterned Paper & Brads: My Mind's Eye - Circle & Scallop Punch: Fiskars - Distress Ink & Paper Distresser: Tim Holtz - Die Cut Machine: Craft Robo - Adhesives: Duck Adhesive & Pop Dots - Frame: Unknown.
For this layout I wanted to use the new sketch #305 from Sketch Inspirations, so I looked through my storage binders for three photos that could be used for the sketch.
Once I came across three photos that I loved, and they had a small story behind them, I thought I would try to find product that would also work for the newest challenge at C.S.I., Case #4. Combining challenges isn't usually something I set out to do, but sometimes it can work out that way. Here's the color combo for Case #4:
It didn't take me long at all to come across the Lost & Found Two patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The color scheme was a great match for this color challenge. But there was a part of me, for a brief moment that wanted to keep looking because of the hoarding tendency. I knew I had brads to match the paper, and that even made the feeling stronger. I hate when this happens, but I'm happy to say that it's getting easier to push through and go for it! It's the dumbest thing ever, but knowing that and realizing that does not keep those feelings from surfacing every once in awhile.
Now for this next layout, the funny thing is, I actually purchased the background paper for the B side of the paper. I ended up using the A side, which isn't a design I would normally gravitate to. And the green rectangle of patterned paper is the B side, and I purchased it for the A side. It's funny how things work out. You just have to be open to it all.
Product Used: Cardstock: The Paper Co. - Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Press & Fancy Pants Designs - Border Punch: EK Sucess - Circle Punch: Fiskars - Brads: Recollections - Number Stickers: American Crafts Thickers - Paint: Apple Barrel - Die Cut Machine: Craft Robo - Distress Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink - Pen: Zig Writer - Adhesive: Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Duck Adhesive & Glossy Accents - Tag & Ribbon: Unknown.
The moral of the story is use it or lose it! Don't save it for the perfect project. Assess all the choices in front of you. And most importantly, have fun!
LOAD starts in less that 48 hours. I'm getting nervous. Why, I'm not sure. But I'm also excited! Bring it on!