Hello everyone. This week is hopefully going to be a BIG WEEK in our family: Bethany and John's baby is due this Saturday! We keep hoping that she will decide she wants to come early, but so far no such luck! Aside from awaiting Avaleigh's arrival, we also celebrated Bethany's 27th birthday. We celebrated yesterday though her birthday is actually tomorrow. And in the midst of all of this expectation, we are having chilly wet weather.
This week at Bitten By the Bug 2 our very talented DT sister, Michelle (who creates amazing layouts) selected our Cricut Challenge Cut. Michelle challenged the design team, and you, to use Cricut cut SNOWFLAKES on a project this week. As wet as South Carolina is, I think I should be using raindrops, but I do love snowflakes - that Michigan girl inside me still enjoys the snow. With Avaleigh due any time now, and with our cold, wet weather there is always the hope of a bit of snow, I decided to make a first page for Avaleigh's first scrapbook. The page is titled "Snow Sweet."
I used two cartridges to create this layout: Lacy Labels and Everyday Fonts. I used a selection of pink card stock, along with a shimmery piece of card stock for some of the snowflakes. I had a VERY difficult time photographing the page true to color. Normally I use my Ott lights to illuminate whatever I choose to photograph and the colors look wonderful. Not so much with this layout. The papers are so pretty, but I feel like the photos do not due justice to the actual project. I tried four different photo shoots before I finally gave up.
After cutting and assembling my page elements, I matted the large snowflake trimmed label on an 11.5 inch square of floral card stock. I glued that to a shimmery 12 inch square of SEI card stock. I used my sewing machine and ran a straight stitch around the edge of the polka dot label, and a zigzag stitch around the edge of the floral print.
I am going to apologize again for the unflattering photos. I hope that if you should decide to join us in the Snowflake Challenge this week at Bitten By The Bug 2 that your project photographs better than mine!
I do promise to keep you posted on Bethany and Baby Avaleigh's progress this week. Bethany has not been happy when I have reminded her that SHE was NINE DAYS LATE! Let's hope her daughter is not quite so pokey!!