Hello everyone! I can't believe January is almost over! Time flies when you are in the midst of "scrapbooking season". I'm sure you are wondering what that is, so let me tell you. But first I'll back up a bit.
Toward the end of last year, I decided to take a class with Stacy Julian at Big Picture Classes called Inspired Scrapbooking. I felt it would be just the pace to encourage me to be crafty since it's one layout a month, and I'm purposely going out of my 2-page layout comfort zone -- I'm going to stick with one-page layouts for the class. Well, this first month's topic is "Seasons" and we can interpret that any way we wanted to. Which brings me back to scrapbooking season. My husband has been a deer-hunter since he was a boy, and he's had a lease for many years. Which leaves me with the kids for almost every weekend between Nov. and the first weekend in January alone with the kids. I do enjoy my time with them, but I always joke that January and February are scrapbook season because I itch to get back to craftiness!
I was so inspired by the Scrapbook Circle sketch for January, that I did a layout last week about my Cutie Pie, and I opted to use it again on this layout.
I used the January kit from Scrapbook Circle "This Life". Isn't this fun? I have always loved hearts, so this worked well for the love of my hobby. I didn't have many photos of me scrapbooking, so I asked a friend to take a few snapshots during our 2-day Scrap Mania a couple of weeks ago. I started by choosing my papers and how I wanted to lay them out on a piece of CTMH Colonial White cardstock. I distressed the brown heart paper rectangle and inked the edges of the green and pink papers as well as my photos.
I cut the title and large heart out using my Cameo, and I did a little sewing along the edges and over part of the title. I finished the page off by fussy-cutting the "I love to make" tag, and I adhered wood die cut hearts, Basic Grey pink and red candy buttons, and fussy-cut hearts from paper in the kit to the top left and bottom right. I punched a few pieces of paper confetti to mix in, and I topped the right photo with the Maya Road heart paper clip.
I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you have a scrapbook season, too...with chocolate, of course!