So I started this page several weeks ago and after a few hours put it away. For some reason, as of late I am just getting stuck, stuck, stuck on these scrapbook pages. What is going on with me lately? I have a stack of them in a cubby and it keeps getting bigger! When I was deciding what to work on today I figured one of these pages was as good an idea as any. I pulled it out and made a promise to myself to finish it. Today. No more excuses. I have too many halfway completed scrapbook pages sitting in my pile and I'm trying to get that pile down to a manageable level. So walla! Mission accomplished for a change! I am entering this page in the DCWV monthly stack/sketch challenge. They always use sketches by Susan Stringfellow which works well for me because I LOVE Susan's sketches. Once I got working on it I had a hard time remembering why I got stuck in the first place! I really only had to add the embellishments, banner and title. Weird, weird times in the life of this scrapbooker. Here is the sketch, and here is my page.
As you see, there are several print and cut images on here. I am rockin' the Print and Cut on the Silhouette! Here's the deal. One of the things I didn't like about my Cricut system was the need to cut out like 50 gazillion tiny different pieces for some of the designs. And then of course I had to make sure the design wasn't too small or the chances of those pieces cutting cleanly went down tremendously. I could have definitely cut out all of the little pieces of this scooter with my Silhouette because it performs much better in that regard, but why when I can flood fill it with the colors I want, print it and then still give it some dimension? It saves a ton of time and I still love the way it looks. Color me happy! A bit of stitching, a few embellishments and it's done. I really love the way this page turned out. Now we've decided to send this to my Father - in - law. I have to pick up a 12 x 12 shadowbox and then it will be on it's way to Florida as an impromptu gift.
Paper: DCWV Plaids, Dots, and Stripes
Silhouette: Print & Cut Scooter, brackets, banner, title (font - Ferro Rosso), biker symbol & "winner"
Spellbinders: Crown Circles
Stamps: Waltzmingmouse Scallop Flourishes
Brads: My Mind's Eye
Punch: EK Success
Star & clipboard paperclip - Amy Tangerine
October Afternoon: Rub-ons and Adventures Tab
Twine: The Twinery
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