It has been a difficult month with Anurag. One long stressful month. But we did manage to have some fun in between:-) I am so thankful for the few days filled with fun and happiness. We left home to go to Gymboree drop-off class, only to find out they had changed the schedule and not updated it online. I got totally irritated with the girl at the front desk since she didn't even let us enter and wait in the lobby for 20 minutes for the open gym to start. I decided to take Anurag to the park instead of waiting in the parking lot. It turned out to be so much fun ! We were at the park for three hours! Watched the ducks, played on the slides, climbed, did monkey bars, took a snack break, walked and ran around. It was good to spend quality time together. I had to scrap the photos we took at the park.
I loved the fall-ish color palette and the sketch at CMS for Challenge #15. This is my take on it! I totally enjoyed working on this layout.
I back-stitched the sun rays. It took quite some time to hand sew. But, was fun. I finally used my huge stash of embroidery thread ! I also machine sewed some rays in silver. I am loving the metallic thread I picked up from Joann's. So much fun! I cut out the circle from the SC pattern paper and added a bright yellow polka dot paper for the sun. I love how bright it is!
I started my journaling right on the layout but still had a lot to write! So I added a shipping tag to do the rest of my journaling. I added a blue ribbon to capture one of the challenge colors. I added washi at the bottom of the picture to match the horizontal lines in the sketch. I did some machine sewing with silver thread on the layers. I am totally obsessed with sewing! I love the flair it adds to a layout.
I added some stickers from Echo Park, Pink Paislee and the cute flag pin by Basic Grey. I was so proud of Anurag to finally have overcome his fear of closed slides! I added a trophy sticker by Pink Paislee. Sid thought it was funny:-). I added some Mister Hueys and some Wood Veneer Stars to finish it off.
I plan to take him to the park more frequently from now on. It is a great way to spend time together. Away from technology :-)
I hope you will give this palette a try! Check it out at Color Me Scrappy! Now for the exciting part, this month's challenge has been sponsored by Paper Issues!!! Cassie has generously offered a $20 gift card to her etsy store! If you haven't visited her store yet, you should!! She always has a 20% off code on her storefront. She has amazing kits and new goodies from various designers in stock.
Thanks for visiting me today. I appreciate and love all the comments I get. It keeps me motivated! Please leave a link to your blog if it is not attached to your blogger-id, so I can do the same. If you have any questions regarding my layout, feel free to ask! Here is the supply list!
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico Heydey and other papers from stash
Embellishments: Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Stickers, Pink Paislee Stickers, Freckled Fawn Washi Tape, Kikkerland Arrow Paper Pin from Twopeasinabucket, Stickers from Amy Tan's Ready Set Go
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Singer Sewing Machine and Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
Pen,Stamps and Ink: AC Precision Pen
Others: Anchor Embroidery Thread and Singer sewing needles