My girls went back to school this week, so that means we are all back to our regular routines. On the positive side, I have more time to take care of the things at work and around the house, and of course I have more time to scrapbook (yay!). On the other hand, I really enjoy hangin' out with my girls everyday, so I was a little sad to see them go back to school. I estimated that during the 3 weeks they were home I: took them to the park 8 times, wiped away 21 tears, heard the question "I'm bored, what should I do?" 8 times, mediated 27 sibling fights, answered 892 questions about everything under the sun, gave 475 kisses (and got just as many in return), and I loved every minute of it!!
Here's a layout I just finished using Melissa Frances' Ambiente papers (one of my favorite lines). Most of the products came from a kit from A Million Memories.
I painted the edges of the photos and paper with white paint. I also coated a piece of corrugated cardboard white, then I embossed the edges with silver embossing powder:
THE FLOWERS: Some of the flowers were white Prima flowers that I sprayed with different colors of Glimmer Mist. THE LEAVES: I used my Cricut to cut the leaves (hurray, I'm finally getting some use out of it!). I then inked the edges of the leaves, dry embossed the veins, highlighted the veins with a silver Sakura Stardust pen, and then folded each leaf for dimension. As a final touch, I coated the leaves with Diamond glaze to give them a little shine and to help maintain the fold.
And my little tip for the day: to keep the ends of my ribbon from fraying, I like to put a little Stickles on the cut edges. Not only does it prevent fraying, but it gives the ribbon some pretty sparkle!
And here's a little card I made for a sketch challenge on Scrapperie:
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