Do you ever get to the end of a day and say...I made it! ? It was all you could do to just get through it? I tell ya, I just don't stop all day! Crazy! I blame Winn Dixie personally. I was busy enough, but then, I stopped to innocently buy bread, which I never do cause I make my own, and they were having a sale on meat again. Yes, you guessed it. I canned again today. Meat really is the easiest. I did 13 quarts of it today. I love looking at my shelves and seeing them filled up! It is awesome!
Anyway, on to stamping! Here is a page I demoed at my workshop last night. I finished it today. I got the basic layout idea off of the workshop wizard on the SU demo site. They used different colors, stamps and of course, picture, but the basic idea was from there. I loved the easy idea of the color block! This is an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of chocolate chip as the base. The pink is pretty in pink that was also 8-1/2 x 11. I turned the pink on it's long side and cut it to 7 x 8-1/2. One cut! I stamped the doodle this set in white onto the pink and then stuck it on the left side of the chocolate chip. I used the paper piercer and template from the crafter's kit to do my faux stitching along the edges. I didn't go all the way around...I think it adds a bit of interest...like...your eyes are trying to connect the dots or something. (busy work for eyes...) The polka dots are a strip cut from one of the Au Chocolate papers...retiring this month! I mounted them onto a rectangle of whisper white that I cut to 5 x 7 or so. I think this page would look good without the white mat, but I had already put that down. My picture didn't quite fill it up so I added some chocolate chip dots with my markers to fill in the white space. The flowers are stamped with basic brown onto whisper white and then chalked in with various pinks. The doodles in the corners are stamped with craft white and enhanced with my awesome white gel pen. I stamped the "friends" with the basic brown and added a bit of gel pen to that too. It is a pretty simple page that can easily be made to a 12 x 12 size or even modified a bit with more pictures. If you are wondering, that is my daughter on the right. Isn't she a beauty?