Monday, August 13, 2012

out of my box ( a tiny little bit.) By Julie Jacob


It's not that I like being in a rut.  Or that I don't necessarily like trying new things.
It's just that when I find something, or a technique that makes me happy...I tend to stay there.
Hence, my box.  I like it.  It's comfy, and they know me there. :)

I get the same Chinese food every time.  The lady who works at Dickies knows exactly how I like my gigantic baked potato before I even order it.  I don't have to even give my drink order at Starbucks...they know what I want (and order EVERY time).
Same.  Same.  Same.

So.  You all have to know how completely out of the box it was for me to do a (deep breath!) 8 1/2x11 layout instead of 12x12.  There.  I said it.  (I'm such a dork.)
And do you know what?  I LIKED IT! :)


Ta-Dah! :)  I used the Tell Your Story Ledger paper as my base.  Then I adhered my 5x7 photo to a block of butterfly paper (dot side).  I added a ticket, a tag, flowers, butterflies...you name it.  
I punched the butterflies from scraps of Tell Your Story paper...and then stitched through the middle of them.


It's fun to add bling too. :)  I kept going with my sewing machine, and stitched around one of the bigger flowers.


LOVE those flowers.  I finished it off with the twine...wrapped it around twice and knotted it off.  Add more bling...Oh, and I borrowed the stamps from Sweet Afternoon.  
I am liking this 8 1/2 x 11 thing.  What could possibly be next for me?  Sushi?  Ballroom dancing?



5 comments:

  1. oh yeah, love the page!
    sometimes getting out of that box is good!
    (remember, Starbucks and thai food was out of your box at one time before a super cool chick you know introduced you to it all!)

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  2. Way to go Julie!! It looks great!!

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  3. It is beautiful! You do great inside and outside of the box. Just think like a cat...in the box then out the box, in the box then out the box. Cats do it so you can too :)
    Gloria

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