Time for a little weekend recap. On second thought, it wasn't all that interesting... lol. I came down with a virus last week so I spent the weekend resting up so I'll be ready to play when my mom comes out next weekend for my birthday. I can't wait! In the meantime... here's a snapshot of my weekend. The fall weather is perfect for cuddling up with my favorite blanket and a hot glass of apple tea to go with my studying (my last accounting class is tomorrow... can't wait to be done!)
And of course I had to play in the attic a bit... it's getting to be the time of year where I start to work on a lot of projects to give as gifts (I love that my family actually wants and requests scrapbooky presents!) Our family has 3 November birthdays and then Christmas right afterward so I figured with my schedule I'd better jump on it! Here's a little sneaky peak of a project that's in the works (I'll share the whole thing after it's been opened by the intended recipient):
As you can see, this is where the glitter came in. I painted some chipboard flowers with crackle paint and then coated the edges in glitter. Then I misted a white paper flower with Glimmer Mist and added some glitter and layered it on top. I also made some more fun jeweled leaves. I think I'm addicted. Exhibit B: the layout I did tonight:
(Sorry for the blur... scanning anything lumpy sucks but the lighting is too bad for photos.) I knew as soon as I saw these pictures that Erin posted earlier today that they had to become a layout and they were just perfect for this fun contest from Ella Publishing. I downloaded their latest book last week (20 Simple Secrets of Happy Scrapbookers) and it's really inspiring - I love flipping through it!
So, since I've posted about the jeweled leaves a few times, I thought I'd throw together a quick little tutorial for anyone interested. I used to do these all the time when I was teaching but I've gotten out of the habit... hopefully this is helpful to someone :) (It's in an image so you can right-click and save if you want to).
Whew! Long post tonight. So that's it... time to hit the sack so I don't get sick again from too little sleep.