Of course, with school ending soon, I have relished my remaining time at home alone by completing a whopping 4 layouts from 2011. Some great, some not-so-great, but DONE :)
|The Fourth, 2011...K & Co "Americana" paper pad, Sizzix star die, October Afternoon letter stickers|
special edition made it to the keeper list in my recent destash, and it is my go-to resource for single-page sketches. It can be hard to find those sometimes, and every design in this edition is easy to adapt.
|Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type & Pink Paislee Captivating letter stickers, American Crafts pleated flowers with button centers, October Afternoon label sticker, Basic Grey scalloped border sticker, LOTS of washi tape (Gauche Alchemy, Queen & Co., etc.)|
I learned the washi tape chevron trick in Lain Ehmann's free webinar with Monica Bradford of Scrap Inspired. It reminds me of a homey quilt pattern, perfect for the subject matter.
This past Thursday I went with my mom to a fabric store in South Lyon called Lake Street Merchantile. Every quilt shop features their own favorite fabric lines, and this one specialized in two of my favorites, 1930s feedsack reproductions and modern lines from Moda (she also carries Civil War repos and lots of wool felt "primitives" projects).
I brought along fabrics that I needed to match up with solids and other patterns, perhaps fat quarters, and I was not disappointed! The solids I purchased were all from a company I'm more familiar with for scrapbooking papers -- Basic Grey. They have a line of "grunge" solids that add great texture to any project. Craft crossover! Love it. I will share photos when I take some, preferably in the daylight ;) as it is evening now and I'm not going to get true colors indoors ;)