My wonderful husband hosted a poker game here last night. Usually, I hide out in my office all night playing on the computer after getting the kiddos to bed. But, this time I got the bright idea to invite a couple friends to come scrapbook in my (rather small) basement craft room. That inspired me to do a bit of rearranging and reorganizing to make more usable space for tables. And I also nagged my husband to finally hang my MM magnet boards (discontinued ages ago but they still work for me :P )
Unfortunately, a few peeps had last minute issues; but, one friend did make it over and we had a great time. At some point, I decided I would much rather scrap her photos than my own so she gave me a few pics of her and her adorable newborn daughter. It was so fun to SB girl photos and I ended up with 2 layouts I really, really like.
This first LO was done with several papers from Echo Park's 'Be Mine' collection. I am not really into V-day that much and normally don't care about themed papers for the holiday; but I love this collection and I think a lot of the papers are very versatile. Plus, it was my chocolatier February challenge layout for CropChocolate.com (the theme was love)
I cut/ripped and inked several patterns (including using the manufacturer label edge from the bottom which has about 6 inches worth of the pattern) and then arranged the photo on the papers. I then punched a ticket shape (McGill punch) out of a scrap of the paper and layered one of the stickers on it. I de-stickied another ticket shaped sticker and then popped both up on pop dots in the upper corner of the photo. Finally, I added a few Prima roses (snagged from the same friend) to the bottom after first spraying them with pearl and sugar plum glimmer mists. The 2 random brown half circles on the very bottom are actually my easel :P
Anyway, this LO is now hanging on one of my magnet boards. I have decided to start rotating through some of my most recent LOs instead of immediately shoving them in an iris box to await getting put into an album. I have a couple 12x12 frames somewhere too and think I want to put those to the same use - should make for a fun way to "decorate" my scrap space :)