Today I squeezed in some fun time with my Flair Buttons in between freaking out over my failing "organizing" efforts and taking care of Lola who is going bananas with cabin fever.
Here's the page:
|This is a photo of the hubster and I in 2005. Look at my awesome short hair! I think I'm gonna do that again!|
Materials: A Flair For Buttons PhotoBooth and Smash Phrases flair badges, Stencil1.com "Brooklyn" stencil, stamp from Cocoa Daisy, papers from Crate, American Crafts and Basic Grey.
I was recently watching a bunch of videos from Nat Kalbach's "Creative Jump Start" and some of the techniques really caught my eye.
Namely scratching on photos and using stencils.
I have so many stencils but I hate how paint gets under the stencil and messes the design up most of the time so I tend to avoid them.
The great thing about the Creative Jump Start series is that it pushes you beyond your limits and preconceptions- you go from hating a mistake to figuring out how to make it lemonade.
The series is over now but the videos are still up so sign up and watch as many as you have time for- it's all free.
I gave myself permission to play and I'm so glad I did- elements from this page will make the final page for the hop.
I hope you tune in- the Flair For Buttons team is about as diverse as it gets- from clean and simple to cute and colorful to messy and experimental (me).
I'm going out with my best buds from high school tonight.
We are all turning 39/40 this year at around the same time so February is gonna be ROCKIN'!!!
Tomorrow I get to teach 9 years olds how to use stamps and heat embossing on their valentine's day cards.
Pray for me.
Large groups of giggly girls and tools that go up to 500 degrees don't really mix but I'm bringing my eagle Mommy eye- I'm READY!