Life has been crazy busy around our home with end of school things going on, a parking lot garage sale/fund raiser at Bryn's school, and a certain big boy's 8th birthday party this past Saturday. Thirteen 7 and 8 year olds racing around our back yard for 2 hours! Wow!..... There has been NO time for this mama to play... Well, yesterday, I told the kids that I needed some time to myself -- that they needed to find some things to do, as Mama was going to STAMP!!! and, they mostly entertained themselves, only interrupting me for important things like food and potty help for the almost three year old.
SOOO, this is what I made. It is a scrap layout for my scrapping class this coming Friday night, and it features some beautiful, unique, hot-off-the-press new SU treasures, such as: the Modern Medley Designer series paper, the mosaic punch, the matching Mosaic Madness stamp set, the Modern Mosaic embossing folder, the new, awesome! candy dots, and the Deco Label framelits (used for the journaling). These are photos that a photographer friend, Celeste Wyrick of Wyrick Photography, took when she did a photo shoot for our family shortly after we moved into our new (to us) house 2 years ago. I have never made a black and white layout before, and whenever I teach a scrap booking class, I always try to do something I haven't done before, to try and keep it interesting and fresh.
The inspiration for this layout, came from a super cute hexagon layout I saw in the CTMH catalog. There are so many places to find inspiration, and when I saw what they had done with the hexagons, I was thinking, "Hey! I am going to do this idea with a black and white layout with my new mosaic punch and stamp set". I have to say, I really do like the way it came out. If you live near me, come to my class this Friday at 6:30 and make it for yourself! :)
Oh, and if you haven't checked out the brand new catalog, click on the link in the upper right corner, OR if you're one of my customers and haven't gotten your very own, gorgeous copy, email me for your free copy today! :)
Happy Monday to each of you!