Friday, September 10, 2010

3 Classes - am I crazy?? and a layout

Happy Friday all!!! I have a busy weekend ahead with a quick trip to Phoenix. My scrapping stuff is coming with me though, and I plan to make some cute Halloween tags. I'll share my creations with you next week. As you all have seen from my posts, I'm enrolled in a couple classes - Shimelle's Learn Something New class, and May's Use your Stash class. Well, crazy me decided to enroll in another class, but I just couldn't resist. It's with Stacey over at Inspired to Scrap, and is called the 15/15 - 15 Days of Inspiration class. The class starts on 16 September, but you can enter to win a spot in this class. Check it out here, but you must enter to win today. I can't wait for the class to start (and I can't wait to get my really cute kit I ordered from her yesterday as well...hopefully it will arrive before my big scrapping weekend next weekend). By the end of class I'll hopefully have 15 really great pages completed.

Ok, on to my layout I made last night. This page is based on the Sketchabilities Sketch Challenge #24. I've submitted it for their fantastic blog sponsor giveaway. You should check it out and submit your own work - the give away is some really great product, and you have until 14 September to submit your work - all weekend to come up with some great layouts. Sketch Challenge #25 just went up today, and that's on my list of things to do after I get back from a weekend away. Now for the layout:

I had purchased this paisley paper a few years ago, and totally forgotten about it. I found that along with a ton of other paper that I am still as in love with now as I was when I bought it. that was my inspiration. The polka dots on my nieces jacket just screamed out to me, and the layout began taking shape. I looked on my 'need to use my stash' board, and found these flowers that matched perfectly. I cut out the leaves and stitched by hand with embroidery floss, and added in some SU cardstock (Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Sahara Sand). I of course used one of my current favorite things - rick rack. The top of the layout looked a bit empty so I pulled out my rub ons, and added a bit of that, and also cut out on of the paisley images from the paper to complete the page. Here is a close up of the leaves with the flowers:

Have a great weekend!!


  1. kelly, super great layout! love the colors!

  2. Yup 3 classes your crazy LOL.
    Your layout is beautiful. Love it!! Nice to see you are using up your stash, I so have to do that LOL

  3. Hi Kelly,

    Great layout! Could you please e-mail me back?



  4. Love the hand stitching! Great take on the sketch.

  5. What a cute layout. I love it when you find old scrappy goodness that you are still in love with! Good Luck.


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