Saturday, March 13, 2010

Patterned Paper Border - Class Prompt/Assignment

Oooh! I'm having so much fun taking Shimelle's class "Something from {Almost} Nothing." I love being pointed in the right direction and then turned loose to create something from stuff I already have on hand!


Last Friday's prompt was to create a page using silly/happy pictures of yourself and creating a border or frame using patterned paper.

In the spirit of using what I already had on hand, I picked up some scraps (Cosmo Cricket, "Material Girl") left over from the little book I made last weekend, still lingering on my work table.

Hands down, my favorite punch right now is this butterfly (from Martha Stewart). And I finally used the polka dot border punch I've had in my drawer forever (I think its EK Success brand?) along the edge of the red cardstock.

My journaling strips are made with strips of paper I cut and ran through my label maker. Then I use an emery board or sandpaper to bring out the white letters.

Goofy pictures of me courtesy of Carrie - taken last November in our backyard.

I can't wait to see what our next assignment will be!

xo

15 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job with the punches! I think the patterned paper class was actually a use-your-punch class in disguise!
Oh, I love the layout - I commented at Shimelle's forum on that already.
Rinda

debs14 said...

Great layout! One thing I have learnt from this class already is how much 'stuff' I don't have that I need! Like butterfly punches and patterned edge punches ;-) I've never seen an edge punch like this, I've only seen frilly, fancy ones, yours looks quirky and fun!

Heather said...

great layout! love that butterfly punch :)

Rhona said...

What a fun layout and I love the photos of you - I hate having my photo taken and then don't like any that are taken. I love that yours have a playful feel to them and the border accentuates that. I really like it!! :)

Karen said...

Wow Deb what a beautiful page and those little butterflys are so cute.

humel said...

lol! I'm so enjoying this class too :-) This is such a great layout with fab photos - and now I need a butterfly punch too....

Ruth said...

Another great page. I love how you have arranged everything to one side. And I might just have to find a butterfly punch ...

melissa kaye said...

Oh yay! I finally get to see a couple silly faces from you! =) Super cute layout! I look forward to seeing more.

furrypig said...

Those pictures make me smile so really capture the essence of the prompt and celebrating life. Great use of punches and scraps too!

Clair said...

Oh wow! Deb I am so happy that I found your blog through this class. I am absolutely LOVING your layouts - this is such a stunner!

Michelle Fiori said...

Love your layout and the use of the butterflies and paper scraps. I bought the butterfly punch this am. You are an enabler, LOL

Sarah G. said...

This is a really cute layout!

Sian said...

Gorgeous page..I just love those photos of you!

traci said...

I LOVE THIS PAGE!!!!

sharyncarlson said...

Wonderful layout! I love the colors and the use of punches. I've never seen that polka dot punch before and it is ADORABLE!

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