This week at The Studio, Amanda asked us to make a page about our passion. I've got a few, but decided I'd focus (no pun intended!) on this:
and here's a close up of the stitching, which is kind of hard to see:
materials: patterned paper: October Afternoon, MME; letter stickers: Making Memories; frames: K & Co.; sticker: Webster's Pages; inks: Jenni Bowlin, Studio Calico; stamps: Studio Calico, Picture Show; washi tape; date stamp
I can't seem to stop using those white Making Memories letters from last month's Studio Calico kit. I wonder if they have such non-sticky adhesive on purpose? I thought maybe I had a bad batch but I have them in red, too, from the month before, and they don't stick either. I don't really mind, because I like the subtle texture from the curled edges when I stitch them down. If I didn't sew everything, however, I have no idea how I'd get them to stick down.
So now it's your turn - we'd love to see your pages! Stop by The Studio for some gorgeous inspiration from the design team.
Today I'll be working on some 2-page layouts. It's been a long time since I worked on any 2-pagers. It feels so strange to make something so big but that is all I ever used to make. I also need to catch up on my art journal. It was the last crafty thing I was working on before I got that nasty stomach virus last week. I hate to admit that I kind of associate the whole thing with that violent illness and I've been avoiding it as a result. I need to get over that asap!! Speaking of art journals - my pal Jan is doing hers on individual tags. You can check them out here. (They are gorgeous!) I think this is the coolest idea.
Unrelated to all the above...I don't know fellow crafter Katie Renz. I'm not even a regular reader of her blog - but I found it this weekend via this post at Craft Critique, and the story I read there brought me to tears. I can not stop thinking about it. I think of the challenges I will face today, this week, this month - and they can't even compare to the work that this girl has ahead of her. I am officially putting things in perspective and refocusing on the stuff that really, truly matters.