Monday, October 22, 2007

Can You Resist?

I did this 12 x 12 layout with the October kit from Cool Blue. This was a great kit to work with - full of October Afternoon and Scenic Route papers! The pictures are from our recent trip to Italy when we stopped and shared gelato every afternoon. I loved how the gelato was piled into mountains in the cooler - like it was daring you to walk by without conquering them! It was such a simple thing that we did while on our trip, but one that I had to record!

One thing that I love to do when I have a little extra time is make a general purpose card. I always like to have one or two on hand for the occasions that always pop up! This is one that I did with Nestabilities dies (a classic oval and classic square) from Spellbinders. These dies have become an indispensible part of my card making process. As you can see in the close-up picture, the embossed square is actually underneath the flower, so the corners peek out for a gorgeous added detail. The stamps are from PaperTrey Ink (from the Borders & Corners Ovals set and the Faux Ribbon set). I find it easiest to stamp my image before die cutting, that way I can place the die in the correct place. I haven't picked up the new Magnetic plate from Spellbinders (yet!) so I am using masking tape to hold my die in place. (You may remember the old trick of placing your tape on your clothes a time or two to remove the bulk of the stickiness and essentially make your tape repositionable. This is what I've been doing. I tried using repositionable adhesive directly on the dies, but I didn't care for it. This method works best for me, so far.)

I'm off to figure out what to do with Wally and the Beav today, as we are now on Strike Day 6. Unfortunately for them, this cast is making driving a real pain (sorry for the pun), and since I have to take it off to drive, I'm limited to how much I can do it. Luckily, I have the greatest, most understanding 10 and 11 year olds out there, and they're finding a lot to do right here in the neighborhood. We have been very lucky with the weather, though, so that is making things much easier. It should actually be around 80 today, which is just unbelievable for this time of year!

I hope your day is filled with warmth and sunshine, too!
Be well! ~ Jenn


Julia said...

Hey toots! Awesome layout! Love the foot cast! HA

And BTW you've been tagged. Peek on my blog when you have time!


Felicia said...

Very pretty page :)