Well, what a horrible couple of days it's been. What's left of Hurricane Bertha has been doing it's best to flatten the garden, so no 'In a Vase on Monday' this week ...I'm not sure there is going to be anything worth picking after this. Then aches and pains interrupted sleep last night so I finally gave in and got up in the wee small hours just in time to hear the sad news that Robin Williams had died. Such a wonderfully funny man and a fine actor, he will be much missed. And then, as if I wasn't miserable enough by then, Sky went down this afternoon leaving me without an Internet connection and no TV! It can only get better, surely. Thank goodness the craft room wasn't closed too.
Enough of whinging, here's a scrap page I made recently.
SJ Crafts challenged scrappers to copy her 'start' layout and then finish it in whatever way we liked, I thought it was a good idea. One that I could use to create a page for a lovely photo I had of my middle granddaughter, Jolene. Needless to say, I missed a couple of vital steps ... first, I forgot to take a photo of my layout in the 'start' phase, second, I completely missed the deadline for submission ... but at least it did inspire me to complete another page :)
The papers used are not from a particular kit but just a few I selected from my stash as ones that went well together and with the photo. Some, unfortunately, I don't have details for ... the local craft shop sells lucky bag selections of patterned paper for a song - some have details, others don't. However, I can tell you that the pale pink butterfly patterned paper and the lace and rose one used for the larger photo mat are from Ciao Bella, the multi-coloured hearts on a black background is Ka-Zoo from K & Company, and the smaller mat, pink with white hearts is Blossom Boulevard from American Craft's Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic. What I can be sure of is that they are all from old collections.
One thing I forgot to mention is that all the papers, etc., are edged with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink and the stamping is in Archival black.
I used up a fair amount of snippets on this page so I'm submitting it to Pixie's Snippets Playground.
It's been a long day so I'm off to bed - and hoping for a really good night's sleep too.
Wishing you all a great day tomorrow.