Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Scrapbook Page and CPS 223

This layout has a little journaling tag which slides out. It looks like there are a ton of different papers here, and while there are five or six, a lot of it is just the pattered paper. It's old HOTP paper, and is designed to look layered.
 This is the first challenge I have done in over a year, I think. My job of the past two years required 10-14 hour days of me for six months of the school year, and pretty much my whole life has been my job and recovering from my job. I resigned as Drama Director and next year, I will just be a regular old overworked teacher, not an insanely overworked teacher.
I want to get back to my blog and my stamping friends and all the silly little things we do for pleasure. CPS was the first challenge outside of SCS challenges that I ever did. I loved it way back when, and I love it now. I used A Muse Studio's Birthday Builder on this card. It's such a fun and clever little set. It is part of a|s's Clearly Creative line, which makes it an absolute cinch to line up and stamp perfectly every time! That gray grosgrain ribbon is part of what's left from a ribbon swap I did with TexasJodyLynn about five years ago. I guess I don't use a lot of gray! The crown is a leftover from a large custom order on Etsy. They were tags for school treat bags for three brothers. Each boy had his own color combo using two of these three: black, gray and red.

Toodles, girlfriends! I'm off to continue to try to get my house in order. I need to CLEAN, do some remodeling finishing touches, and rearrange the living room. What are you doing this summer?


Noelle Reese said...

How about you rearrange my living room? I am super sick of it and never ever go in it!

Carisa said...

Ooh, I love your layout - that paper is so yummy! And love how you used scraps to pull your card together. I love your style and am glad to have found your blog and am officially a stalker, ahem, I mean follower. ;D