Saturday, June 1, 2013

Purging high

Wow, it feels good to have so much scrap stuff OUT of my scrap room, and money in my bank account! I ever-so-slightly exceeded my goal of $200 in sales, combining my garage sale a couple of weekends ago with a community garage sale (with 5 other scrappers' stashes!) at a friend's house this weekend.

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
I wanted to put a shirt on my sister's boyfriend, but figured it would only draw more attention to him. Look away! Seriously, though, he is such a sweetheart, and they were both a big part of our Fourth that year. I couldn't not include him.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2; K & Co "Urban" paper and epoxies, Studio Calico paper and chevron stencil, Maya Mist spray ink, Jenni Bowlin journaling label, Tim Holtz film strip embellishment, Creative Imaginations HP epoxies, 7Gypsies triangle labels, crown washi tape from Gauche Alchemy, blue pearls from Queen & Co.
 I'll admit, this is not my favorite LO. I should have printed out the photos on the left in a smaller format, as they are from inside the dark movie theater, taken with my iPod, so...not the best quality. Certainly not 4" x 4" quality. I was going to line up the patterned paper horizontally, but when I turned it along the side, the whole layout clicked better for me. Especially since my feature photo is a tall, narrow one (Tess in the theater lobby with Bellatrix). I could have left off the photo on the bottom right, as it is from day camp (not movie night). But what's done is done. Sometimes you just have to call it a day and move on!

Stampin Up! hearts punch, Krylon silver pen, Ali Edwards arrow stamp, My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side" chevron paper, CTMH heart stamps, SU white craft ink, Studio Calico "Anthologie" and Thickers "Nutmeg" letter stickers, Sakura white paint pen, polka dot washi tape.
This is my favorite of the four. BH &G's Scrapbooks Etc. "Page Planner" 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 ;)

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