Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I should have been cleaning, instead I was scrapping. I'll pay for it later. I love the sketch this week over at Stuck On You Sketches, and wanted to enter their sketch challenge. It is by Amee Gandy, aka as Southernbellescrapper. I knew I soon as I saw the sketch what I wanted to do.
I knew that I wanted to do a family layout. I had a lot of scraps and thought the idea of a patchwork quilt would be cute. I also wanted to enter the layout in the current written challenge over at Butterfly Crafts, where you had to use polka dots, orange, gingham ribbon, butterfly, scalloped edge, turquoise, cherries, pins, felt and bling. You don't have to use them all, but you have to use at least one. I used polka dots, gingham ribbon and felt. I also wanted to enter it over at Practical Scrappers where you are challenged to use something old. Most of the paper is old, and I've had the rubons for at least a few years.
The background paper is new and by Prima. I did some machine stitching on the little squares and had a terrible time with the tension on my sewing machine. I used two of my new Cricut cartridges, Songbird for the title and the fence with the little bird, and Straight From The Nest for the tree.
The cute little felt flowers are by Jillibean soup. The rubons are by Three Bugs In A Rug, and the frames I found at Michaels yesterday. They come in a little pad and are by K and Company.
The pictures were taken on Thanksgiving day, 2006. I'm sure you can tell by the expression on daughter's face that she wasn't very happy. The beginning of that week she had her four wisdom teeth extracted.
Thanks for stopping by! -Debbie