Hello, everyone! Well. I arrived earlier today from a weekend trip to Toronto where I was singing in three Christmas recitals over the weekend with my brother, Bruno. Phew! Rough flight on the way back with the "storm" and all. TONS of turbulence. I am tired... BUT, totally had a great time and so glad to be back (I actually let out a sigh of relief when I walked into my scraproom to find new homes for some new scrappy goodies!). PLUS, I can talk to you about the latest at Creative Scrappers. This week, the CS girls had an another awesome Juliana Michaels sketch to work with:
I have always wanted to do a sunburst pattern like that, especially since I've seen them popping up everywhere in scrappy magazines, galleries and blogs for a few months now. This is where the inspiration lead me:
Isn't that teddy bear the cutest? Babette is her name (after a quirky character on Gilmore Girls) and it's actually a gift I received from Mathieu way back when. It's now one of our son's go-to bears for bedtime.
I've been drawn to pastels lately... weird for me, eh? I know! But I really love this Echo Park Sweet Day collection and thought that it would just be so perfect to honour the sweetness of Babette. Hee!Hee! After fussy cutting those balloons you see, I also opted for some American Crafts brads, Basic Grey alphas, Close to My Heart cardstock (yes, I do use cardstock from time to time!), Studio Calico wood veneers, Stampin' Up ribbon, Tim Holtz staples, and, of course, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.
As always, there is a prize package up for grabs for your participation at Creative Scrappers. To win such a prize from the CS December sponsor Deena Ziegler, complete at least one layout from the CS sketches #237-238-239-240 and upload it(them) to the CS inLinkz at the bottom of the CS reveals. You have until January 1, 2013, to upload your layout(s).