Here were are with scrapbook process video #13! It's funny how things evolve; the learning curves, the change in views and the lessons learned. I was NOT a fan of process videos. I hate the sound of my voice, I said um an awful lot and I rambled a million miles an minutes. I'm beginning to enjoy the videos more. It's almost weird to create a layout and not be filming these days. There is excitement in each thumbs up and new subscriber, I appreciate each and every person who watches my creative process and appreciates the time and effort put into each video, thank you!
Today's layout and YouTube process video share was created using the March Cocoa Daisy kits and the March Cocoa Daisy Designers Challenge. You can find more about the challenge HERE.
Creating the border of this layout was a much more time consuming process than I thought it would be. It could be much simpler if you didn't care about balance of color and weight and just stuck down pieces of paper, mind you! I found that using double sided sticky tape was really helpful too. Be sure to watch the video to see how I was able to stick all the layers down before sewing on the top layer with my sewing machine that isn't right next door to my craft desk.
There was an awful lot of fussy cutting involved in this layout. A process that one does not need to watch on video. It's long and tedious. Yet very rewarding. Back in the early days of my scrapbooking creations, I was a big fussy cutter. I liked making things from things and was always one to cut the pattern out of patterned paper rather than just use it as is. I have always been a fussy cutting fool. What are your thoughts on fussy cutting? Do you love or loathe it? It really is something that is black or white for most people.
It was only fitting to use the pennant sticker from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper in place of the "O" for these riding friends! These 3 gals were the same 3 that Mia did her first higher class Hunter show with too. This particular day, they were celebrating Olivia's birthday, which happens to be on boxing day. While they are all different ages and attend different schools, the bond that they have formed through riding has been special.
Spiegel Mom Scraps sequins!! Love me my sequins and love the mixes that Jody creates! Every once in a while our Cocoa Daisy kits have a lovely baggie of sequins that Jody has created and it just makes a great kit even greater!
I used a fair number of pieces from the March print and cut sheet that is available to Cocoa Daisy kit subscribers. I don't know what I do without these perks! The best part is that you can print them over and over again and use them on multiple projects. The labels that are in this month's set are fantastic and will definitely be well used on many more pages to come!
We would love for you to join us this month and participate in the Designers Challenge! It's an easy one; making your title the feature of your page! Multiple fonts, fussy cutting fonts, using a die cut machine, either hand cranked or machine, for letters, there are so many great ways to approach this challenge!