So the ladies at the Craft Nook have done it again......put out a great challenge for us! Check them out at The Craft Nook. This is my local craft store....it's two towns south of me but worth the drive!
Anyhow, this challenge was to include five elements.....colour scheme to be black, white and a colour of your choice and you must include bling and stitching. I did just purchase a new (well, new to me) sewing machine for my scrapbooking at a yard sale on Saturday for $7.50. It's like new and as soon as I figure out how to thread it, I'll be using it lots....in the meantime, I pulled out the good ol' needle and floss and went to work.
I used the new cricut cartridge "Sophisticated" for all of the design elements on the page and some i-rock gems for added bling. I've chosen not to put a title in the banner as I'm not sure what I'll use this layout for yet but I am so pleased with the outcome....hope you enjoy!
I also wanted to add that I was reading some forum questions on scrapbook.com and came across someone that I thought had a fantastic idea. In order to use up her old stock of supplies she "pays herself" when she completes projects using only old items and not having to purchase new products all the time. I jumped all over this as, like with many of us papercrafters, I am totally addicted to purchasing new products and forgetting what I already have. So going forward, I am putting aside $1 for every layout I create, $2 for a two page layout and 50 cents for every card. This will not only encourage me to craft more, but when my jar is full, I'll have lots of money to buy new products guilt free!