I love that May is National Scrapbooking Month! I often say that I am mainly a scrapper and just make cards to justify my stash. Now that is not entirely true as I really do like creating cards, but scrapping may be my first love. May also means we have a new catalog at Close to My Heart. It is called Seasonal Expressions 2 and is filled with wonderful products and ideas for your paper crafting. I will give you the link to the book at the end of this post.
But for now, here is the layout I created for you. I was inspired by one of the layouts included in the Expressions 2 consultant launch kit. Because the wood look reminded me of a gym floor, I decided to do a layout about my granddaughter's basketball team.
So is the herringbone pattern created with strips of the woodgrain paper from the Sweet Girl packet awesome or what? It was a little challenging and time consuming, but I love the results. If you want to create this look for yourself, I will be happy to show you how!
Other papers used include Heather, Black and retired Sunflower cardstock. I happened to spy the checked paper in my stash and decided it was perfect for the layout. It was from an old Western look paper suite...I don't even remember the name! This is one of the beauties of CTMH...years may pass and the papers still blend very well!
I hope you will visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges to see what else the design team has created for your inspiration. I also invite you to click here to view the Seasonal Expressions 2 Catalog and Idea Book. I have some other projects from the book completed and will be posting some of them soon.
Until next time,