And Then Something Cool Happened~

It’s hard to believe that the kids and hubby have been out of school for over a month.

And Hartly even longer.

But, what’s harder to believe is that school starts again in less than a month.


My layout~


My picture is of Hartly and her friends during their year-end class picnic.

I used Sketch 3 from Kelly Purkey’s Sketchbook Class.

A close-up~


In case you were wondering something cool did happen after I took this picture.

All the mom’s had a hula hoop contest.

Okay, maybe funny would be the more appropriate description. He he.

I used~

Studio Calico Kit Contents: Kesi’art Oh Boy Paper, October Afternoon Guide Book and Subway Token Paper, Label Stickers, Junebug Thickers, Pebbles ABC’s, Tag, Studio Calico Speech Bubble Stickers and Kelly Purkey Stamps

Remember This Day Always~

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Circleville NSD Challenge~ The Itsy Bitsy Stencil

The challenge is to use your Cricut to make a stencil and put it use on your project.

My stencil~


I altered a Cricut Make It Now Bookshelf Backing project to make my stencil.

I simply used a Prima Dark Bark Inker to ink my paper.

I love the pattern it created and that it reminds me of the fencing in the background of Hartly’s Nursery School picture.

My layout~


Then I added layers of paper and embellishments following Sketch One from Kelly Purkey’s Sketchbook class to finish my layout.

Of course I ended up covering up much of my stenciled paper.

But, that’s okay.

A close-up~


I love the mixture of gold and vellum found in Maggie Holmes Flea Market and Styleboard collection.

I used~

Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard Paper, Vellum Shapes, Ephemera, Accent Phrases, Flea Market Ephemera Pack, Kraft Paper, Vellum and Teresa Collins Sequins
Cricut Explore, Make It Now Bookshelf Backing Project and Dark Bark Inker