Project Fifty-Two: The End Is Here
Pencil Lines and Me

Happy New Year!

This is one of my most favorite layouts I've made recently.  It's just so full of energy.

And some details:

I had originally intended the white cardstock for another project.  I was going to do some stamping around a central motif, but I changed my mind after the pencil lines were drawn and the first few stamps were down.  I reused the cardstock for this layout, but decided not to erase the pencil lines.  I like them.  (The original stamping is hidden underneath the red paint along the right side!)

These are all leftover photos.  I generally print photos as I go.  But sometimes I end up with extra prints  or photos that didn't print quite right, etc.  These all go into a bag - orphan photos.  I try to use as many as possible and this layout uses three of them!  Yay!

You can see a bit of stitching here and that cool calendar tag from Elle's Studio.  I never would have bought it myself.  It came in my Studio Calico kit and it turned out to be the perfect embellishment for this page!  One of the things that I love about getting a kit is that it forces me to use things I wouldn't normally buy.  This is a good thing that keeps my layouts from all looking the same!

I absolutely cannot stop using these stamps.  They're from Studio Calico and I love overlapping them for a cool haphazard look.  The yellow butterfly shape was made by cutting out the negative left by the punch when I punched the two butterflies on the right side of the layout. 

Here's to 2010 being an absolutely AMAZING year!