Leap Day! A day that comes only once every 4 years. I remember when I was a kid, my bus driver, Mary Annes’, birthday was on Leap Day. I remember being so enamored by that. A birthday only once every 4 years? Of course, that doesn’t stop you from turning a year older. I always thought it was pretty special. And was kinda jealous because I had a summer birthday. Summer birthdays stink, especially if they’re in August! The worst of all! But it is Feb 29, and this year because our cabinet shop schedule is so full, we’re thankful for the extra day. Now if only (as my husband said this morning) we could figure a way to fit a few extra days into March, we’d be good!
Another special day in February is Valentine’s Day. I always love Valentine’s Day products, I mean, they’re pink! And I really like pink. But I’ll admit, I’m not a good “theme” scrapbooker. I rarely use products in a theme context. However, I was drooling over this Crate Paper Paper Heart Collection. I was fortunate enough to get it at my local(ish) Craft Warehouse over the weekend. And on sale no less since it was after Valentines Day. I love shopping like that! The colors and patterns are so pretty, but I knew I’d have to take it out of context. I don’t think I have any Valentines photos this year. But I did have these photos of A dressed as a ballerina, just waiting for the right papers.
Because the page was going in a flat direction, I used some foam tape to add dimension to the page. In multiple layers so I had a lot of dimension. Much better! Oh, and that strip of grey chevron with the pink scallop, that was the SKU strip of the paper that I cut off. That’s another favorite thing of mine to do to stretch the paper/budget. I often use the flip side of the paper to get extra contrast. And the scalloped piece of chevron is a piece of the 6x6 paper from the coordinating pad. Even though it’s the 25% scale, it still works perfectly with the 12x12 papers!
Supplies: Crate Paper (paper, die cuts, title), The Twinery, Bo Bunny (bling)