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?