I got these Fancy Pants die cuts from the February Gossamer Blue kit and didn't think I'd use them. I forced myself to find a few pieces to use since the next time I'll go searching for these kinds of pieces will probably be next Valentine's day and I like how they look. The off white background on the tickets I used helped to tie in with some of the cards that didn't have a white base. To top it off, I added a heart from Chickaniddy Crafts.
I usually keep my layouts about my kids or family activities, so it's nice to toss in things that are going on with me or my husband as well. Add that in for reasons why I like PL. The only downside is that I wish this was a happier memory to document. I also realized after doing the journaling on this card first that the bolder tip of the pen I was using was making it hard for the words to be legible. I did this card first and didn't want to change it, so I switched to the 01 AC precision pen for the rest of the layout. It definitely stands out a bit more, but since this is the only non happy memory, it is almost fitting that the journaling looks different than everything else.
I'm pleased that I'm still making progress and that my next layout will push me into March. I'll even get to document something about me which is something that I don't usually do. I think the only layout about me was scrapping my 25th birthday right when I started this hobby.
Let me ask you guys this: Am I the only person who finds themselves looking mostly through kit subs, cut aparts, and mini kits before anything else? I have 10 full core kits (many I've split) as well as partials that I've purchased and I don't find myself using very many of those cards, at all. I think I'm a bit overwhelmed with all of the options!
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