I am a firm believer that inanimate objects do not operate on their own. There is someone who has to make it function. With that said, I also want to respect others opinions and viewpoint because there is usually a very valid reason.
All that to say, I'm not apologizing for offending. But, I will make it clear that I'm learning how to use a gun. By going through the proper classes and such, my end goal is to conceal and carry. As a grown woman, living on her own, it's something that I want to do. :)
Now... for the fun part... because I had a lot of fun learning, how to hold a gun, for the first time. It was powerful. It was a little scary. It's was empowering and, in a way, confirmed how I felt about firearms.
Naturally, I have to document with a scrapbooking page.
While visiting my Aunt and Uncle, in California, my Uncle was willing to give me a quick lesson. It involved holding the guns and understanding how powerful and violent they can be. (Violent was used in describing the power they put off when fired. NOT in regards to violence in general.)
It was a great lesson that helped me understand what kind of gun I would want to get and, also, to confirm how I felt already.
But... let's stop talking about the subject of the page and start talking about the pretty stuff used!!! I LOVE the DIY Home collection by Jen Hadfield (Tater Tots and Jello), for Pebbles, Inc. Such a fun collection and, I knew I wanted to use that animal print for this page. So bold and... heck I'll say it... a lil bit sexy.
Trees are strong and deep rooted. I loved using this wood embellishment from American Crafts (by Amy Tangerine). Great symbolism and I loved adding the pretty, and feminine, flower on top.
And... HELLO... cork bows??? CORK BOWS!!! These are from Dear Lizzy for American Crafts. I wasn't sure how I would like them in person but... I love!
I had a tough time finding a good alpha sticker, in my stash, to use with the 'yes'. The light blue went well but got lost in the pink. No worries! A black pen and some tracing helped solve that problem.
You can find just about every item, on this page, in the Paper Issues store! (Gosh I miss being on that team!) Have you shopped there yet? There is always a discount! Each team member has a code you can use and Cassie has some killer sales every once in awhile. Plus, shipping is cray cray fast and carefully packed.
*I am not getting paid for this endorsement. HA!
Thanks for swinging by today!