I took a little break from blogging yesterday to attend a family gathering. We've recently had an influx of babies born into the family (one of them being mine, who is 9 months old) so it was sort of a "meet and greet" of the babies. But I guess it was kind of ironic that I didn't get to do much scrapping on National Scrapbook Day!
I DID, however, get a card made for a giveaway contest on Above Rubies Studio. The challenge was to create a card (or scrapbook layout) to "make someone's day", so really no specific meaning, just something that might brighten the receiver's day. Megan, the founder of ARS, also had a request to include the colors yellow and grey (or at least one of those colors). I don't really have much in the way of greys, but I was able to include quite a bit of yellow).
Here's what I came up with:
I saw this "pinwheel" technique on YouTube (I can't remember who I got it from off the top of my head, but I can look it up and update that later) and have been dying to try it ever since. As it looked, it WAS super easy and I think it came out really cute. I got the patterned paper from JoAnn's and it's one of my favorites. I just think it's so cute.
To make the sentiment mat I used a rub-on from a Making Memories sticker/rub-on pack that says "You are my sunshine". I wanted to dress it up a little bit (and I didn't have thin red ribbon, or I would have used that) so I hand cut one of the bees and ladybugs from a scrap of the paper. Then I hand drew in the little "bee trail". I think it came out pretty cute. Here's a close up of the sentiment:
Clearly I need to set up some sort of "photo studio" to have a better place to take photos, but this is what I've got for now!
This is a really simple card, so I'm doubting that I will win the challenge, but it was definitely fun to make it. I envision many more pinwheels to come as they are quite versatile and you can change the mood, theme, and use just by changing the colors.
What do you think?