**Post #2 for me! Scroll down to check out my C'est Magnifique May kit reveal!**
Hey there! I've got a few things to share with you today :). I've really gotten back into the creative spirit, despite struggling with being sick- but today I do feel *slightly* better than yesterday, so hopefully things are looking up!
First off, I have a layout I created using sketch #69 from Sketchabilities. I'm glad I was able to get the chance to show my support to Kelly (who just recently had her reveal there with this sketch), and to be able to use a really great sketch!! I also drew my inspiration from the "Look/See" challenge over at Bird is the Word, to use either the word "look" or "see" somewhere in your title or journaling.
I've used the gorgeous "For Mother" collection by Pion Design out of Sweden, which I purchased through the C'est Magnifique store here. I just love the soft, romantic colors and patterns...
I've used some beautiful Scrap FX chippies throughout my layout, dressed up with gesso and some sand-colored ink...
My hidden journaling (I love how you can see the leftover gesso on my thumbnail, lol!):
"Just look at you, sweet baby girl! You are just too cute for words! Here you are just a few days past your 7 month mark, celebrating your very 1st Easter. Check out those ears! Did there ever live a sweeter little bunny?
Your smile just lights up a room- and melts my heart every time. At times I wish you would stay just as you are now, when you give me that smile so effortlessly- whenever I want it- and often without even asking for it.
I love that.
I love you!
Stay sweet, baby girl.
Love, Mom xx "
Now, I have a couple more things to share with you, that I created "just for fun" (as I like to call it)- not that everything else I make isn't "fun"...just that I made them without a challenge or deadline in mind :)...just creating, exploring, learning...
Halfway through making my layout I put it aside, grabbed some more of the "For Mother" collection, and put together this tag for my mom for upcoming Mother's Day...
I cannot believe I've actually been slightly addicted to these little crafts lately. Before I started dabbling in cards & tags I truly didn't think they would be something I would enjoy. And now...well, I must admit I've been bitten by the bug! I really think it has to do with the amount of time they take as opposed to layouts- and that I can get my creative need sated in a fast little project like this, even with the kids running all around me! :)
Secondly, I have a card to show you. I actually didn't create this one with a specific event in mind, I was actually just sorting through my Webster's Pages scraps and was inspired by these particular scraps and wanted to get them all together on one piece- aren't the colors just beautiful? I'm sure this will be one for my husband one of these days...
Phew! I'm impressed you've made it this far in this extra-lengthy post...thanks for hanging in there! I'll let you go now though- thanks for taking the time to check these projects out, and for your continued support....AND for keeping up with the number of posts we've had lately!! I know Kelly's been on a creative spree too- she'll have something to share with you tomorrow, so check back in.
Have an amazing weekend and take care!!