Scrapbook Steals has started a new series of 10 (the Rose series closed out, but I still need to catch up on three sketches...there is still time to enter for the big drawing and I hope to make the deadline) called Daisy. If you are interested in joining, please click here to be directed to the Scrapbook Steals blog. I hope you join in!
I've had this Jillibean Soup placemat for a while in one of my Cocoa Daisy kits (most of this layout is made using that kit...I believe it is from December 2013) and decided to dive in and use it. At first, I tested the navy mist on the mat and planned on using the misted space but it was just too much blue. So I went ahead and used the mat itself and adhered it to a piece of kraft cardstock from the kit. I really like how it came out and the sparkle adds a lot of interest to the background. I will admit that I suffered a tragedy while misting. I use an old box that my CD kits come in and stupidly turned the spray too far sideways and ended up getting it ALL OVER my mat. I tested a teensy bit of staz on cleaner and managed to get the ink to come up really well with that. So, I went ahead and went to the other area and used another spritz of the staz on cleaner...this time, it smeared all of the number printed on my mat. I ended up having to rush out and buy a new one (that I'll be putting down as soon as I clean up the rest of the stuff from this layout) because it is just heartbreaking to look at my mat look like that. The cool part about the mat I picked up was that it's double sided. One side is blue and one side is purple (those are the two accessory colors in my space) whereas this one only has markings on one side with the other side being a bunch of decorative flowers. I scored it for $7.50 during the holidays last year (and even picked up a second one for my niece) and the new one was twice that price after a coupon, but I know me. I'll be bothered by the smudge on mat if it stays. Don't worry, though, it's not going in the trash, I'll hold onto it for other projects down the line. :)
This layout is a bit embellishment heavy by my standards. A few days ago, I was clearing out a bunch of things to donate or share with a friend in order to gain some real estate back. The glasses I used here were one of the few pieces that I kept from a Basic Grey pack that I had yet to use. I've had this photo out on my desk waiting to scrap it for some time now, so knowing that I wanted to scrap it and having it out and visible was the only reason I even held onto that piece. The navy pieces are all inked in the same Navy color from Heidi Swapp that I used on the background (that was Navy Color Shine) but I didn't really want the sparkle, so I used the ink instead. Most of the papers used are from Family Stories by Teresa Collins but there are a few exceptions. The white paper with the teal blocks is one example, but I got rid of the manufacturer's strip before thinking to check the maker. The paper matting the photo is from Lily Bee.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Since this is using some older products, I didn't do much keeping track of where the items came from or what collection I used. I may also be a bit on the sleepy side so if this post isn't as coherent as it usually is, that's what I'm blaming it on. At any rate, thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out that link above if you want to join in on the sketch challenges from Scrapbook Steals.