OK - I have to warn you. This post got really long. If you want to skip the shopping tips, go down about halfway and check out the layout.
You may remember that my husband spent an afternoon shopping withme last month and shared lots of great tips that helped me get the supplies I wanted for way less money - always a good thing. Well on Thursday evening we went to buy wood for a new scrapping work station (my birthday present) and he struck again. I want to share those tips with you -- and the layout I made with some of my new supplies.
The Woodworking Store
One of my favorite trends is wood veneer. I love the way it looks, the way it can be used "as is" or with mists, and all the fun pieces. But it gets expensive and everytime I get a new package, I hear "You paid how much for that?" Kind of takes the fun out of it.
But here's what I found at the woodworking store:
The sheet of dots are self adhesive wood dots (they call them nail head covers) and present a wealth of possibilities. The long piece of small squares is flexible trim. The squares can be peeled off individually for a fun embellishment or the trim can be cut easily to create a strip of wood squares for use in a border.
The big sheets of wood veneer came in a variety pack - I got oak, cherry, maple and walnut. I'm hoping I can cut simple shapes with my cricut and deep blade housing, but haven't gotten that to work yet. But check out this layout using a large piece of wood veneer.
This layout is based on sketches from My Scraps and More and Purple Pumpkin.
It is also my first submission for a CSI challenge. Case File No. 35 had a color scheme of teal, yellow, green, white and sand. I used hearts (see the button from Purple Pumpkin; butterflies are from purple pumpkin also), wood and paint (ok - spray ink). I journaled about my relationship with my son this summer and you'll find some words and phrases about that relationship scattered through the layout.
Check out the wide strip of wood veneer at the bottom of the layout - I love the way it anchors the layout!
The journaling is in the glassine bag so that you can see the handwriting but the message is at least somewhat private.
And the title block is the first time I've ever achieved a look I like when trying to splatter spray ink.
I'm also entering this layout at Bird Is The Word where the current word is spirit.
And best of all, putting this layout was really cathartic for me as I continue loving and worrying about my son.
Sorry this got so long. Hope you have a great Sunday!