Thanks to a huge snow storm, we didn't get to celebrate with our families yet. On the up side, being snowed in for 3 days gave me plenty of time to play with my newest Life Preservers kit! I have to admit I was a bit intimidated, yet super excited to get the papers from the SassafrasLass Amplify line. The patterns are a bit more crazy than I would normally choose, but I was quite eager to push myself outside my usual realm of scrapping and see what I could do with them. I have to say I have had an absolute blast playing with these papers!!!
You know how I love my layers! Yes, I just had to try it! When I first saw these papers, I instantly thought of this photo of my grandmother. I think these fun, bright, daring patterns match her personality. To do the journaling, I put the rubon directly on the twill.
I also had to try out a style away from my usual, yet bringing in some of my usual stitching and such to make it my own! This photo of my boys is over 15 years old, but it still makes me laugh everytime I see those little faces smashed up against the window!
To make this little purse, I covered a fry box. No, not a dirty one! After cutting an oval for the top, I punched two holes and threaded the ribbon/twill through the holes for the handle. I finished by decorating with some lace and a flower. I used a velcro dot for the closure. It is the prefect size for a little treat or even a gift card!
And last but not least, I also made up a quick cute card.