When I signed up for Leadership last fall, I quickly signed up for a shoebox swap (more about that another time). But, I gave no thought to individual swapping. As I’m sure you’re all familiar, as the Fall wore on and turned into the Holiday season things got busier and busier. I took on a couple of custom design projects right before Christmas and as far as I was concerned, that sealed the deal.
Come the first of the year it was time to get my ducks in a row for Leadership. I began making my packing list, checking my shoebox swap and putting together a roommate gift. Well, I just couldn’t stand it. I had to make something but I was down to just a couple of days before leaving. So here’s what I did — Looking around I spied all of the bits and pieces I had left from the custom projects. There just had to be something I could make out of them. And this is what I came up with:
I used a Basic Gray base. Then, I pulled out a new stamp set – Perfect Pennants. I couldn’t wait to put some ink on it. On the Pear Pizzazz, I stamped “Make a Wish” with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. Next I picked up one of the half oval pieces of Marina Mist I had lying there. But it needed some texture. So, I ran it through the Big Shot in the Alphabet Press embossing folder. I spied strips of Soft Sky in a pile and added one of those to the layout and thought things looked pretty good. Then, I remembered I had bits and pieces of Epic Day designer paper left from the Epic Day mini album and used those to create a banner under the focal image. I really thought I would be done but, the space in the upper right looked too empty. After wandering back and forth for a while, I decided to break out my new Word Bubble framelits. The unique shape was just what I needed. Inserting a Daffodil Delight star from Perfect Pennants seemed like the ideal “comment” to go in the word bubble to coordinate with the “Make a Wish” sentiment. Ahh done! I made thirty of these and had fun swapping them out for thirty other creations. Wish I had started sooner. I’m sure I had enough scraps to have made fifty.
If you’re hording scraps, give this one a try. No scraps on hand? Good for you! Just go to my website to order your supplies.