I love it when I sit down to scrap, head to my blog to see if there are any new challenges posted on the blogs that I follow and find an awesome sketch just posted! That's what happened with this one. I wasted about an hour searching for a photo that has been on my desk for a month while I searched for the other photo to go with it. Well yesterday I found the missing photo so I grabbed it, the papers that I bought specifically for that layout and now the picture I've HAD is missing! UGH! SO I still can't do that layout and I SOOO want to do it....if it comes out how I have it in my head, its going to be adorable!!
Anyway, since I couldn't do that, I started looking at papers. I don't usually scrap that way....I almost always have the photos first and them look for papers to match. But I found these papers from Basic Grey Ambrosia line and thought it would be a good time to use them being the challenge at Frosted Design this week is butterflies. Plus I just think this paper line is SOOOO pretty! I'm not always a fan of Basic Grey....usually only pick 2-3 sheets from a collection. As a matter of fact, the three patterns here are all that I bought from this line too!
I used the new sketch #117 just posted by Liz at the Scrappiest! I really love her sketches and look forward to the new posts! They are always versatile although I followed this one pretty much spot on except where it showed two smaller photos I used one 4x6 that I snagged from my daughters Facebook page!! Love that! Oh, an I used an OLD tool! My paper crimper! I don't think I have used it in 6 or 7 years! Seriously! It was one of the first tools I bought when I started scrapping in 1998 and I had to dig through a couple storage bins before I found it. And then once I used it I wondered why I STOPPED using it! I think the texture is great and you don't have to deal with a machine and embossing folders, etc. to get some texture.
That's it for me today! Off to watch some hockey!!