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Sunday, February 28, 2021
This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff that is collaborating with Double Trouble this month where we were asked to create a project using tartan plaid. I love all things plaid, so I was THRILLED when I saw this challenge! And as fate would have it, my daughter and her BFF's got matching green tartan plaid pajama bottoms for Christmas that they decided to wear for a photo shoot. I thought they would be the perfect subject matter for a tartan plaid project. Even though this picture was taken a few days before Christmas, I thought the Photo Play "Lucky Charm" collection with all its assortment of green plaid papers would be perfect to showcase a picture of my daughter who is beyond lucky to have such a great group of friends.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
And finally...these are my projects for Cooking Up Creations for the month of February. This month's challenge was to create projects using a "Scooby Doo Where are you?" theme. I immediately thought of travel and these were my creations.
PROJECT 1: This project features my younger daughter playing in her first soccer tournament of 2021 post broken leg in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Rather than use traditional soccer paper to create this project, I used a variety of papers from Echo Park's "Little Lumberjack" collection because I loved the mountain vibe. (As you can see in the picture, my daughter's team played on a field high up in the Smoky Mountains for one of their games). But I did make sure to use soccer ball cut outs to pull the theme of the project together. As an added twist, I also asked participants using my design as inspiration to feature a group picture somewhere on their project like I did of the team picture at the bottom of the layout.
PROJECT 2: For my second project, I was asked to feature a sketch layout along with the travel theme. Being in the height of an Ohio winter, I decided to dip into my archives of pictures of my daughter soaking up all the beauty of Costa Rica. In both of these pics, she had no clue I was taking her picture. After a very stressful high school experience, it was so wonderful to watch her relax and enjoy all the new experiences around her in Costa Rica. To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Pink Paislee's "5th & Monaco" collection along with the below sketch.
This project is for the newest design team I joined in January called "Let's Get Sketchy." This DT is a sketch team where we create a project based on a monthly sketch. (Sketch found below for February). There is nothing I like more than a good sketch to create from, and this is what I came up with for my February project. My daughter and her BFF went to a ski resort in Indiana for the day. They had so much fun tubing. And of course my daredevil daughter came home saying, "I want to ski next time I'm there..." 😳 To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Echo Park's "Winter Magic" collection. I thought the blues in the paper were the perfect accent for the blue sky behind the girls.