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Monday, February 6, 2012

Multiple Sources of Inspiration

Did everyone have a good weekend?  I did!  It was productive and busy yet still fun.  The DH and I actually got out for dinner and a movie without the kids.  I got some painting done (wall painting not artsy painting). The kids each had a friend over.  I participated in a bowling tournament for work and did not get the lowest score (woohoo!).  Took Marin to dance class.  Went to a parenting small group at church.  Started reorganizing some scrap stash.  (BTW, I have a recommendation; if you want to try to show some self restraint when all the new lines from CHA are at your LSS, reorganize your scrap stash.  Then you'll see all those once new lines that you had to have that you've barely touched.)  And one night this weekend I just lounged on the couch and watched Black Swan, which I've been wanting to see for ages.  But I didn't blog one bit so I hope to stop by and see you soon :).

I do however have one layout to share with you.  This layout has 3 sources of inspiration.  The first one being a scraplifting challenge at Cocoa Daisy last month that used the circles. The challenge of course involved using the Cocoa Daisy kit but I'm in the process of scavenging old kits.  If I've already created a few layouts or cards with it and haven't done anything with that kit in awhile I'm making one more creation with the bits of it and separating everything out and putting it in with the rest of my stash.  The second and third sources of inspiration are Scrap Fit and Yvonne at Do More with Less.  The work out #61 Scrap Fit is to start with a white card stock base.  Well this worked out great as I wanted to try Yvonne's tutorial to use molding paste.  The Scrap Fit Work Out #61 can be found here and Yvonne's tutorial can be found here.


BTW, using the molding paste was SUPER EASY.  I used the light molding paste by Golden that can be found at Michael's.  The stencil is one of the Balzer designs at Crafters Workshop.  The bits and scraps of paper are scavenged from a couple of kits as I said, as are the bingo pieces and the chip board frame.  And the picture is of Gavin sitting at the counter while playing chess with his dad.  Gavin is only 6 so he's just learning chess, but he's a thinker hence the DH wanted to teach him.  I cannot play chess.  I can move the pieces but that's the extent of it.  But I choose not to think outside of the office if I can help it.  Thinking a minimum of 8 hours a day 5 days a week is enough for me.

Okay enough rambling already!  Thanks for looking!!!

22 comments:

Missy Whidden said...

Oh, wow! This is amazing! I absolutely LOVE the molding paste look! I've been to scared to try it...you made it look amazing. Love the colors of all the circles, and the playing cards are awesome! This is one of my favorite layouts of yours :) And YAY for playing at ScrapFIT!!

Jessie said...

You had a busy weekend! Glad you got to have some fun too :) Love how you used the molding paste and I love all the fab embellishments!

Deb Hickman said...

You have been a busy bee, love your fun LO, all those circles look fab.xxx

alexa said...

Love that swathe of circles, pulling your eye through the page - and you've been very creative with that paste!

Debbie said...

Love all of those circles, misting and molding paste!!! Such a creative layout!!! Isn't it fun using up stash!!!! Great layout!

Julie J said...

Wow you did pack a lot in. Love your colourful LO. DD had a chess set for Christmas - with Doctor Who characters for the pieces. We've played once and she stropped because she didn't win LOL!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this!! LOVING that cute photo and all the circles!! And did you and Theresa get my email?? :) Have a great week love! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!! Which is Awesome... I love when I'm having busy but fun weekend... Totally loving your layout!! love how you composition the photo and those circles and bingo numbers are fabulously ..this is a stunning layout!! love this in every way!! Hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Goodness! This turned out awesome! Love how you used the paste to create a nice mat for the photo! Glad you were inspired to give it a go! :)

Anne said...

First of all I love that page. I have never tried the paste but you make it sound quite easy so I might have to try too ! My little boy loves playing chess as well. he is 7 now but has been playing for a while. He plays at school now as we can't compete, well I never could anyway ! And lastly, we also watched black swan this weekend !! But both my husband and I found it too disturbing and had to stop watching !!! You don't say what you thought about it? XXX

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Love the flow on this!!!

Anita Scroggins said...

Love the LO - great use of the modeling paste - love, love, love it!!!

lisa said...

Lea, this is just perfect!!
I just love circles and adore this LO. So clever : )
Great title too. x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun to have date night with you DH!!
And what a fabulous layout, love those circles!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Talk about pack a lot into your time - this molding paste is really, really interesting. Love how you're using your scraps up! I've awarded you a Liebster Award...love how you give lots of 'things' a go. The link is here:
http://lizzyhill12.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/liebster-awardread-on.html
Hope you enjoy:):)

Sue Althouse said...

This is great! I love how you took multiple sources of inspiration to make your layout! That took some thinking!

sandi said...

Very nice! Love the circles!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is so great Lea! And I am so sorry it has taken me so long to see it!! My computer has been playing up as far as browsing goes & has been very time-consuming!! I love that blue misting and those bright circles. I can play chess but as you say, I spend enough of my day thinking too!!

Angi Barrs said...

This is so fun! Love the circles. :)

Izzyb said...

So cute and creative. Love the way you used the molding paste.

Izzyb said...

Lovely!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a cool page! Love that effect in the background, and all those circles are so perfect here!