So, the past few days have been really nice. I've been off from work and I've been able to chill out a little bit and create some stuff. The really nice part is that I was able to create some things just for me. I made 3 layouts, 1 of which is for the next Scrap Mojo challenge and I can't show you yet, and this Vintage Valentine mini banner from Jenni Bowlin Studio. I had felt like I really hadn't scrapped a lo for myself or made anything for myself and only for myself in a while. Probably due in part to Christmas crafting and being busy and whatnot.
The really neat part was making the Valentine banner. I don't have a picture of mine, but it's almost exactly like the one Jenni had created. I thought it was so cute and had bought the kit and in the midst of waiting for it to arrive, I thought of it and thought of some things I could do to make it a little more me and after I got the package yesterday, I realized that I loved it as it was and that I didn't need to try to stress over what else to do to it because it was already perfect enough. So, I created it almost exactly from the picture. The only difference being I added a button to the middle frame. And that was because I messed up and had to cover it was something and the button fit, lol.
As far as the 2 layouts I made for me go, I was really happy with the way they turned out. I especially love the "Snow Punk" one. I love the picture I used of me and my cousin, Tyler, from when we were little and at first it was a bit of a challenge because the colors are a bit different (I drew inspo from our snowsuits) and I thought of changing the pic to black and white, but I decided I liked the pic being in color and I just had to try to work with it. So, I went through my stash and the Love, Elsie Lola and Riley papers worked perfectly! After that it was smooth sailing. I really love Elsie's products. They're so fun and versatile...although, sometimes I have a hard time using them because I love them so much I don't want to tear into them, haha...I think every scrapper/crafter has a product they feel that way about though, don't they?
The "10 Minutes" layout is one I'm really proud of as well, unfortunately for my boyfriend, because that means I have to share it with the world, lol. The story goes Tim literally fell asleep 10 minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve. I was starting to get really tired around 11PM and he kept saying "Come on! You can't fall asleep on New Year's before the ball drops!", so I tried my best to stay awake and it worked. Then, I went into the other room for a minute and I came back to find this, lol. I shared this pic in a previous post and this is the scrapped version.
Before I go try to create some more, I want to share the new goodies in my Etsy shop. I added some vintage inspired Valentine's tags and these 2 little mini tins that I altered for Valentine's day as well (I've got the fever! haha). The 2 mini tins are stuffed with little love-related items from my stash as an added bonus! Here they are...
Hope everyone has a good weekend!! :)