So sorry for the lack of blogging again. I seem to go in spurts and it just is what it is. :)
About two weeks ago I went to a crop in the 'burbs with my Chicagoland scrapping friends and got a few projects done. At first, I thought to work on some assignments but I decided that I just wanted to create for fun. It's been my mood lately. Especially when I go through, yet again, a round of rejections. I'm learning to bounce back a little quicker and shake it off because each time I just remind myself why I do this. I never want to get into the mindset of being competitive. Even though I am... only when it comes to board games. Haha! It's just like applying for a job. When I've been turned down, it's an opportunity to reevaluate why I wanted to work there, is it worth it to try again and, if not, what's the next step and what am I passionate about. This past occurrence warranted me the opportunity to purge a lot of scrap supplies. There was product I was hanging onto for the wrong reasons. Was I really keeping it because I loved it or was it sitting there because I was hoping for something my heart wasn't even really into? Very cleansing! Literally!
All that say...
I'm sharing a layout I created at the crop. If you've been following my Chicago story, you knew it would be coming - my "one year later" layout. :)
I used all my favorites with this layout. I still DROOL over Allison Krefts designs and I especially continue to drool over her Everyday Eclectic collection for Echo Park. I. Can't. Get. Enough. I also did something I haven't done in awhile and that's mix up the alpha for my title. I LOVE doing this!
This layout also contains some beautiful product from a newer company called Ginas Designs Lasercuts. I was recently sent some chipboard and lasercut doilies to work with and I LOVE them! Such gorgeous designs and with so much detail. I really like the "smudges" on the doily, as a result of the laser cutting. I strongly encourage you to go check out Ginas Designs! I'll be creating some more and sharing the product with you too.
Thanks for swinging by today!
Don't forget I'm having mega giveaways on my blog. My crap is your treasure. Just click on the image below to go to the latest giveaway post and get yourself entered. :)