Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Little Bit of Punky with a Side of Soup

Jilllibean,  that is :). Do you know that Jillibean Soup makes my heart swoon?? Well, it totally and completely does! So much, in fact, that it got me over a serious case of scrapper's block. Man, I haven't had the block this bad in, well, I'm not sure how long... The last page I made was the Authentique layout back in November. I started a layout (with said favorite JBS) over winter break, but I just wasn't feeling it. So, it sat.... and sat.... and sat... Finally the deadline for my latest Punky Sprouts project came up, and I sat on it... and sat on it... and, well, you get the picture. I've come to realize that I scrap pics first and foremost. If I don't have pics, it totally doesn't matter what amazing new product I have. Those pics have got to come first. And I just didn't have the pics to inspire an entire album. So, I finally decided to make a cute little banner. Once I had a plan (and was able to not worry about the pictures to put with an album) everything else came super easily:). Thanks God, 'cause I was worried I may NEVER scrap again. Like, was making plans for how to get rid of my stuff and convert the scrap studio back into a guest room!
So, here is my adorable little banner...

This one is made from a Teenie Beanie album. I used the canvas page to make some extra embellies so I could keep with a symmetrical look.

and a couple of close-ups of some of the flowers....
Lil' Paper Blossom folded and misted on top of a machine stitched Lil' Stem

Lil' Stem hand stitched into a flower

and the cork banner...
Punky Cork

The main picture didn't turn out very spectacularly (is that a real word?). It was dark by  the time I had everything all wrapped up and ready to get any pics. Even in Photoshop, I still couldn't get the color to come out very well.

I also finally finished up the layout I started almost a month ago. I still need to grab a pic of it and post it up here soon. I realized that I did that one because of a Scrapbook Trends call for beach layouts. Funny that it didn't even end up being one I submitted (fingers crossed, 'cause I sent it about 6 others!)

Thanks for stopping by my little ole' blog. It's been 3 years now. I always have good intentions of being around here more, but life sometimes gets in the way of documenting life, I suppose:).

<3 c