I did get a layout started yesterday and just finished it! I chose to do one of the NSD challenges over at Frosted Designs. Ashley posted a recipe challenge yesterday: use 4 of the following: handmade embellishment, yellow, stripes or polka dots, at least 3 buttons, twine, and a punch. Well, I managed to use all 6!
Shawn at Nuts About Sketches posted 4 bonus sketches this week and I decided to use this one.
I didn't actually use any hexagons as the sketch suggested, but I used those areas for embellishments. For the bird and nest and "Welcome" I used my Cricut and the "Zooballoo" cartridge. The papers were all from the My Mind's Eye "On the Bright Side" collection. For the background, I took the yellow chevron paper and ripped it along one of the white lines. On the left side of the cardstock, I used some Distress Stain and stamped with some bubble wrap.
Patterned Paper and Tag- My Mind's Eye
Buttons- Fancy Pants Designs and Jesse James and Co.
Die Cutter- Cricut
Software- Sure Cuts A Lot
Font- Joint by Pizza Dude
Pens- Sakura, Tsukeniko, Creative Memories
Ink- Ranger- Clearsnap
Twine- Pink Paislee