Wednesday, February 1, 2012

So Much Silliness

Scrapbooking everyday events are fun. It's where you can see the most personality come out. This page is about dinner at Steak and Shake a couple weeks ago. I carry my small camera with me everywhere I go so it's nice being able to capture random moments. It also opens up a whole world of paper possibilities. Since there's no real theme to the pictures, I can use whichever paper inspires me. This layout uses Crate Paper's Valentines line "Paper Heart". I chose to use the blue and yellow papers instead of the pink ones.

The title is a mix of October Afternoon letters and American Crafts Thickers. I love how the Thickers already have the stitch lines on them. I also had fun making the paper flowers with my Martha Stewart starburst punch. It's made up of six punched circles where two of the sides are folded up and arranged in a circle. Then I stitched them down to a flat circle to keep it all together. To finish it off, I got into my button stash and stitched it to the center with white embroidery floss.

Here's a close up of the paper flowers. I first saw them on a page by Amy Heller for October Afternoon. You can see the original page where I learned how to make these flowers here.