We all have the list of things we’d like to do or try in our lives. And for whatever reasons (fear of failure, lack of finances, etc), we don’t put the effort or energy into learning how to do it. Then when we finally do, we find great reward in it.
One of the challenges last weekend at Big Picture Classes was to use the concept “reflection” with either a reflection photograph or an element showing reflection. I had recently taken this photo for my blog of a shirt I sewed for myself and knew it was exactly what I wanted to do for the page. I reflected on the regret I have for not taking the time, energy and investment to learn to sew. A whole new world has opened up to me since I learned.
Supplies: Advantus Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, stickers), American Crafts Thickers, decorative stitching on Brother machine.
Design Tip: Rule of Thirds I applied the rule of thirds in keeping my vertical paper strips on the left third of the page, leaving white space on the right 2/3s.
Price Per Page: $ (Under $2) This page was created completely out of scraps, but the relative “cost” of the page was still less than $2.
For a little fun, since I didn’t plan well for the blog hop last weekend being on National Scrapbook Day, I thought I’d do a little giveaway today. And it revolves around my delight from my trip to Walmart yesterday (okay, that wasn’t so delighful, but I did find one thing that made me very happy in the baking aisle). Ghirardelli mini chocolate chips! Recently I’ve eliminated corn from my diet (and it’s made a HUGE difference in how I’ve felt). But a sacrifice of that is chocolate, you see there are very few chocolate chips that don’t have corn syrup in them. Ghirardelli is one that is only sugar (I’ve already been a fan of Ghirardelli, so I was happy when I realized this). Well, they now sell mini chips at Walmart! It made me so happy (although I don’t know why because I really don’t use that many mini chips). It’s the silly things in life that bring us delight.
So, to celebrate my fun find (because aren’t most things just cute in mini form?), I’m going to do a little prize. And test to see how well my blog readers know me……
All you have to do is comment to guess what the first thing I did with them was…… (I will pull a random winner from the correct guesses. Ends Thursday). Come on, guess, I just know you want these super cute Amy Tangerine embellishments!!