Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wide Open Spaces STMC

Most of you who have scrapbooked with me or have seen my layouts know that I am a very 'shabby' scrapbooker. I get made fun of for my love of ink, razor blades, tearing and even singeing my paper. Because I love the details of distressing it takes me a long time to create one page. Recently I hosted a Close to My Heart workshop at my store. Being unfamiliar with their products, I wanted to try everything! The free stuff is a bonus as well. With the hostess credit I was able to get a new paper pack called Wings. I fell in love with it the moment that my friend Jennifer showed it to me. She knew with the butterflies, the colors and the already distressed look to this line that I would want it. I also was able to get CTMH's StickEase stickers to go with the paper.

Scrappin The Music Challenge is "Wide Open Spaces" this time around. And, two weeks ago my daughter roller skated for the very first time. Receiving this new paper, having a great picture and a song to go along with everything made me HAVE to enter this challenge. It took me 3 hours to create this page partially because at our PJ Crop last night we were out of power for the first hour. While the candles helped, I kept misplacing things. Trying to find everything with little light was frustrating but all 7 of us made the best of the situation and ended up having a blast. Makenna saw this layout this morning and gasped as her eyes lit up. She loved it.

The products used in this layout are:
CTMH Wings Paper Pack
CTMH StickEase Wings
CTMH Paper Piercer
Stampin Up Butterfly Punch, Scalloped Punch, & Flower Punch (retired)
Stampin Up ink; Pear Pizzazz & Bravo Burgandy
Cricut Machine
Random supplies purchased at a yard sale.

Wish me luck!