Today I set a challenge for myself and whoever else wanted to try it as well. My goal was to use 5 cartridges that I had never used before. I am trying very hard to use all my cartridges more so that I can justify the fact that I seem to be buying them left and right. I made a list of the carts that I had never used and than began the process of picking out the pictures for layouts and gathering of ideas for cards and other projects. I am happy to report....
I DID IT! I used 5 cartridges that I have never used before today! I hope you enjoy what I have done and get inspired to try ones of these cartridges yourself or try using a cartridge that has been sitting on your shelf waiting to be used for the first time. Have a wonderful week.
The first thing I completed was a layout for daughter's dance recital (last May!). When we first got the costume I wasn't so sure about the colors: pink & brown, but they all looked so cute up on the stage dancing so it was hard not to love in the end and I decided I would use those colors on the page as well. I used Quarter Note for the fun music note letters at the top and Twinkle Toes to make the spotlights on either side of the page.
Next it was onto something a little more current: FOOTBALL. We are always playing outside with our neighbor and this fall we did a lot of playing catch with the football. I never thought that one of my favorite pages would involve football but sure enough it does. I really love this page. I used Boys Will Be Boys for everything on the page: letters and footballs in circles. I decided that I better make these footballs a little ore authentic so i used my Cuttlebug to emboss dots all over them and the letters. I also used some adhesive dot to make the balls stick out a little more. I ended up with a page I know I will always enjoy. (I am adding this one to the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge: No pattern paper!!)
Finally, I made a card for one of my daughter's teachers who is leaving this week to have her baby. This is her second child and tomorrow will be her last day at work. I made the card using the envelope cut from Walk in My Garden and added the scalloped square from Lacy Labels. Then I cut the letters with Jubilee and the little pregnant lady and circle with Going Places.
I ended up using 5 new cartridges and made 3 special projects that I really like. Have a great week everyone. Please leave me some of your thoughts as they make me smile even more.