Hey there my Crafty Peeps!! I know what you're thinking...two posts in a row?! Holy! Maybe Sarah's back?! lol I sure hope so anyway! I've been so busy lately, but in a good way! I just haven't had a lot of time for scrapbooking, but I am making time these days because it's something I love to do and I think it's important to take time for you, so here I am! lol
I really wanted to scrapbook this picture from the Friday before Mother's Day. The boys' school did this amazing Photo Scavenger Hunt for Mother's Day! We had a list of 30 things and we had to do at least 21 of them. Now I didn't get all 21 done, but to be fair, I tried to take a pic of each of the boys and I doing each thing, so I think we took about 50 pics! It was such a great day, and I got my first sunburn of the year too! lol I didn't think it was time for sunscreen, but clearly it was!
I've had this cut file from The Cut Shoppe for a long time now, and I have been dying to use it, so last week, I finally cut it out and I'm so happy with the results!
I knew I wanted to back each of my circles with patterned paper, so after I cut out the original, I found a cut file that had a circle in it, ungrouped it and made my circle just under 2 inches. Then I duplicated it 36 times so I had a full cutting mat full of circles in my Silhouette Studio. Then I cut out 36 2 inch squares from the Shimelle paper pad and placed them all on my cutting mat. You need to make sure that you're using a sticky mat for this because the smaller the paper, the easier they seem to want to come off while cutting.
Once it was all cut out, I backed my cut file with them with some foam adhesive to give it some more dimension! It was definitely a labor of love, but totally worth it!
I also had this 'hello" that I had cut out a long time ago from another Cut Shoppe file and I thought it went perfectly with this layout.
I added some cute puffy stickers from Evalicious and one of the exclusive flair badges from a past Clique Kit's kit :)
I'm not sure where I got this arrow acetate paper from, but it's been sitting in my stash taunting me to use it for a while now, so I'm happy to report that it's sitting nicely under my photo here for another fun layer!
I have so many awesome pictures from this day and I can't wait to get them scrapped!
I'm going to enter this into the Cut Shoppe's May Cut it Out Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!!