I wanted to share with you that I am a Guest Designer at The Paper Variety in March!
They had the COOLEST challenge---you had to choose three in a row on their tic-tac-toe board...each square is something you need to do on your project:
I chose: complete a layout, include stitching, include a diecut.
Here is my layout:
The die cut is my circle, and the stitching is in the upper right hand corner on the green paper. I also used a punch on the lime-leaved transparency, which is neat---it actually worked!
There's sort of a story behind this layout though...
I was reading a magazine from 1948 (the same magazine that I used to make my post-it holder, here) that my mother gave me when I saw an article entitled “How’s your social security?” I honestly thought it was about retirement, so I thought it would be interesting to look a little closer---then I discovered it was talking about one’s social status in junior high! It was a quiz! Since my daughter is in junior high, I had her take the quiz, and I made a little booklet that explained the quiz, interpreted her results, and included two of the questions. The results proved she was “just about normal”. I just thought the whole thing was soooo funny I had to use it. I used an acid free spray on all the elements from 1948 and hid some journaling explaining the quiz.
I love anything vintage, especially from the 1940's thru the 1960's...
If you haven't been to check out The Paper Variety, you MUST! They have excellent challenges and a very talented design team. Abby is just about one of the sweetest folks I have ever emailed with! I'm so honored that Abby and Suzanne asked me to be a guest designer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!