Hey scrappy peeps!
Do you remember ages ago, like, a long, long time ago, some of my scrappy friends and I would get together and do a stash bash hop? Who ever was available that month would participate and we would share our projects that "busted" our stash? It's been a while since I have participated for one reason or another. Since I last participated, we changed things up a bit. The emphasis is now on an Instagram peek on the 15th and a YouTube video on the 20th. Today is the day that I am participating for the first time in the YouTube revision of the Stash Bash!
This month's theme is enamel dots or gems. We are each striving to bust out those enamel dots that you know you have amassed a million of and/or the gems that have been gathering dust in your stash and put them to good use!!
Mia recently swam her first (and second) 200 breaststroke and did a PHENOMENAL job! That momentous occasion needed a special page and what better way to remember it than with a picture of her swimming and the MeetMobile results? The background paper from Studio Calico and the piece that I cut the waves from, from American Crafts are a special part of my stash, reserved for water themed layouts. Y'all know I have swimmers so y'all know there is a fairly sizable collection of water'ish scrappy goodness and red/blue, our team colors.
For those of you that are YouTube inclined, I will share my layout and close ups. The cut I used is from Just Nick. It's the wavelength background that I offset and overlapped in order to create a "fuller" look on the page. I share in the video how this was first cut out with the same glittered paper with the stripes going up and down. It was ALL wrong! Thank goodness for that "I need two of those" need.... Back ups to the rescue!
I used a lot of different manufacturers' enamel dots and gems on this layout. I went heavier on the enamel dots than the gems. The enamel dots made me think of bubbles, perfect for my water scene. The largest of the enamel dots with the "M" (for Mia, of course) makes me think of an M&M! LOL! I guess I could have used a capital M but I kind of like it the way it is. Honestly, it didn't dawn on me the resemblance until I was editing these close ups.
My original plan had been to journal along the lines of the cut file. Then the story got really long and lengthy. So that tag is an after thought and contains my proud Mum moments. Mia is 10 and it's a rare opportunity for 10 and unders to swim the longer events. She swam so well that she and her friend Anna, another 10 year old, made it back to finals that evening. Where Mia proceeded to shave off another 2 seconds! A time that is 4 seconds from her 14 year old brother's 200 breaststroke time (admittedly, he is a terrible breaststroker!) and puts her #2 on the all time 10 and under 200 breaststroke list for our club! I told you; proud Mum moments!
That's it from me today! I hope you are inspired to break out your enamel dots and do something fun with them. If you are hopping along with us, be sure to visit Laura at her YouTube channel HERE and hop on along with us! If you don't already subscribe, I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel! Thanks for joining me today!