Hello! Thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing the layout I created based on my April challenge. This month I used the How Much is Too Much challenge #168, in addition to creating my own kit of new products to use.
Supplies: Pattern Paper – Basic Grey Hello Luscious collection, Bo Bunny Double Dot Buttercup flourish. Cardstock – Bazzill Cream Puff. Embellishments – Hello Luscious die cut, Cosmo Cricket yellow tiny type stickers, American Crafts raspberry Bumble thickers, Doodlebug limeade buttons. pink crochet thread. Tools – Martha Stewart daisy fan, butterfly and medallion punches. EK Success medium flower, heart and sunburst punches, Marshmallow glimmer mist, Bic Ultra Fine Marker.
First off, to satisfy the How Much is Too Much challenge, I used the following:
- T = Tartlet BG pattern paper
- A = Alphabet stickers
- M = Martha Stewart punches
- M = Marshmallow glimmer mist
- Y = yellow paper
My title includes more than 3 words and there are 28 punch embellishments.
The design of my layout was instantly inspired by a layout Becky shared on her blog last Friday. I loved her row of punched embellishments and it was the perfect starting point for me as I needed 28 of something on my layout.
Challenge Lessons Learned:
- When I start off with strong inspiration, my layouts come together much quicker. No troubles with this one.
- Glimmer mist travels much farther than you think it does. I liberally sprayed my yellow punches sitting on top of my Ranger craft mat. But I still got Marshmallow glimmer on my magnetic mat and my table and my journaling block and the die cut. I should have sprayed in a box like I usually do.
- Lysol sanitizing wipes are great for cleaning up glimmer mist!
- I don’t use my handwriting often and I’m rusty. I’m not exactly happy with it, but I think handwriting is important on a layout like this. When I do hand write my journaling, I usually “print” rather than use handwriting. But like anything else, if you want it to be better, you have to work on it and practice. I should write stuff more often, so that my handwriting will look better when I do use it.
- I loved using a baby photo! I think working on my Random Memories project has encouraged me to find and use more older photos. This is the first time I’ve used one of my own baby portraits.