There is a fabulous sketch up over at Sketchy Thursdays, as well as Creative Scrappers, that you must check out! When I looked at them, I pretty much knew what I wanted to do in combining them...which is one reason I love these sites so much. Not only do they provide amazing sketches, but they also give me great motivation & inspiration for my LO's! My favorite thing about the Sketchy Thursdays sketch were the patterned strips...which got me thinking that I wanted to use the same paper, but pop some of the strips up for dimension & a little variety. I loved the effect! It is definitely something I will do again for another LO because it looks great & is super easy to do.
And speaking of dimension, it was definitely a challenge to get the swirls to lay across those popped up paper strips. I did my best, but it still looks a little off to me even after spending quite a bit of time making them fit. Oh well, overall I really like the LO - especially since the photo features two of my besties & myself at a graduation party a few months ago. I picked the title because we all used to work together. Now, that I am no longer there we don't get to see each other as much, but when we do its just like old times! I always count a true friend as someone whom you can be away from for a long time, but always pick up right where you left off...like you never missed a beat. And that's how it is with them...we just instantly start sharing and laughing, and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world! Not to mention they are both scrappers! Love ya girlies!
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Thickers - American Craft
Flowers - Reminisce, Offray, Prima
Swirls - Prima
Perfect Pearls - Ranger
Doilie - Wilton
Journaling Tag - Shabby Chic Crafts
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Stash - Ribbon w/Buckle
Thanks so much for joining me again today! Your comments always mean a lot to me & I appreciate every single one of them. I don't always get around to everyone's blogs as much as I'd love to, but know that I still think of you & your fabulous crafty abilities! And in case I'm not back before then, make sure to check back Saturday for my next Fresh Brewed Designs GDT post. Until then, Big Hugs & Happy Craftin'!
I'm also entering my LO into the following fab challenges!
ScrapFIT - Paper Strips
Basic Grey Challenges - Celebrations (celebrating friendship & a graduation!)
Inspire Me Fridays - Inspiration Link Party
Creative Inspirations - Ribbon
True XoXo - Inspired by a Blog (inspired by kimmy's awesome LO w/a doilie!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Pearls
Tuesday Throwdown - Pearls