8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (American Crafts) + alphabets (Basic Grey) + pearls (Kaiser) + ribbon (Making Memories) + pop dots (American Crafts) + adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives) + pen (Micron) + thread (Coats and Clark) + punch (Fiskars)
A Note from Emily
I thought this month’s gallery would prove to be really hard. I then changed my mind midway through the layout and decided it was going to be really easy. When I got to the final stages of my page, I reversed my thinking yet again, coming to the conclusion that indeed, a five product challenge is HARD. I usually scrap with a kit and so my supplies are limited in a way. But for some reason this month’s gallery really pushed me. I needed a tiny alphabet, but I needed a larger one too. That took up two products and I thought it would be really easy to find just three more. The patterned paper was two sided, so that was an easy and very usable addition to my supplies list. Punching the butterflies added the dimension I wanted, but they didn’t have enough texture when I put them on the page. Add another supply, the pearls. So I’m up to four products now and I thought it would be easy to add the last thing. Nothing seemed to be right. I added this; I added that. It just wasn’t working. The photos are pretty bold and I chose bold colors to accompany it, but finding that last little bit was hard. I finally settled on the lace ribbon, which I think finished it off quite nicely. Add the pen border (since pens, adhesive, and cardstock didn’t count), and I was happy with the end result. It’s fun to change up the way you scrap occasionally, it makes you think about what you’re doing.
September Fun Fact
I use my butterfly punch more than any other punch I own.