Having a Ball~

You know how you get the most fabulous, brilliant idea.

You’re SO excited to work on it.

But, when you finally get going everything goes WRONG.

And I’m talking horribly wrong!

Like three sheets of cardstock and two hours wasted, computer and die cutting machine failures and bits of paper all over that rival the Hanging Chad incident from a certain Presidential election.

Well, that describes my night last night.

And why this layout is NOTHING like it was meant to look. Sigh!

But, I do think this one is cute.

And bright!

My layout~

I’m taking Studio Calico’s Trendspotting class and loving all the wonderful tips and information.

Our first homework assignment was to use one of the exclusive class files on our project.

Since my first choice is laying on the floor where misbehaving items usually reside, I used the XOXO banner which perfectly reflects my heart theme.

I trimmed it and attached it to some Peppermint twine strung from heart brads.

A close up~

Our first trend is triangles, so I used several green ones as a border and to tie in the color of Hartly’s ball.

Now onto the task of dealing with all those chads and then I’m on to something fun… ombre.

I used~
Bella Blvd Sweet Celebrations Stardust, Flirty Heart Throb, Sunshine & Happiness Cute Cuts and Alpha & Bits, Sophisticates Sprinkles & Lace Punch, Spring Flings & Easter Things Alpha & Bits and various other Bella Blvd scraps
Peppermint Divine Twine, JoAnn Heart Brads, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp
Studio Calico Trendspotting XO Cut File

2 thoughts on “Having a Ball~

  1. It’s wonderful and looks as if you designed it that way from the beginning! My crafty space probably resembles yours today – chad everywhere! And more than one sheet of mis-cut paper on the floor!

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