Just checking in to see what everyone is up to tonite! I'm in heaven because I've got an entire weekend to myself! I don't have to be anywhere, do anything, work anywhere, I'm FREE as a bird! I'm coming off of a 12 day stretch of working with NO days off, so I'm not really feeling the need to do anything but sit in my stamp room and create. I love days like this. The only thing that could make it better is stamping with friends, and yakking up a storm. I'm still doing a little speedstamping, using quick layouts with minimal layers and cranking out multiples.
The layout I used was based on an awesome card made by Kittie at Splitcoast. You can see her blog and the card HERE. I LOVE how she framed the card by cutting out a scalloped oval from the Nestabilities dies, and then cut a smaller oval in the center of the scallop to form a frame! I turned mine the other way so it's horizontal to fit the bug images from the new Crafty Secrets "Bugs Life" set. I am dying over this set. I swear I cannot stop using it.
I'm trying to use up old paper in my stash, because it's overflowing the top of my patterned paper bin. It feels good to use stuff up, and I'm always surprised that I can come back to paper I've already used before and it always has a fresh, different look to it. The bugs were colored in using Copic markers.
Patterned paper: Crate Zoom "Stoplight" & Cowgirl Stripe.