And here's the April 1st entry:
I really like this one. First, I absolutely love this picture of Molly. So much so that I've been really paralyzed about scrapping it. Does that happen to anyone else? Those pictures that are just so ***** (insert: beautiful, special, one-of-kind, emotionally charged, etc) that everytime you go to scrap them you ***** (hit a creative wall/choke/make a really underwhelming layout) - and 9 times out of 10 I just give up and walk away. It's for that reason that I'm extra pleased with this. Second, ...who needs a second with a first like that??
I've done a pretty good job at keeping my scrapbook shopping in check, but there have been a couple of things that been too big a temptation. These little birds and this shamrock die from Ellen Hutson are a good example of said temptation. I know it seems silly that I buy these dies, when I can do the exact same thing on the Cameo, but (LOOKOUT: MASSIVE JUSTIFICATION AHEAD) I find that dies are a lovely way to use up scraps. Yeah. That's the ticket! Scrap useage!
That's only half true. The whole truth is: wafer thin dies are a great way to use scraps and I'm ever so slightly addicted to buying them because I think they're so flipping adorable I can't stop myself, they hop into my shopping cart and enter my mastercard number practically all by themselves. Tricky bastards, they are.
Oh! And remember this? I mentioned that I had just used SNF Lollihop, and that's the font that I cut "Molly" from. I really dig it. And I'm really certain I got it for free somewhere along the way...I think I'm just too cheap to shell out for a font...even $4. However, I'm now going to use the heck out of it because now I know it has a $4 street value. ☺
That about wraps up my blathering for the April 1st entry. Which means now it's time to reveal (LOL, that word is a little drama-laden for this application) the sketch that I'll be working on for April 15th:
There she is. She looks a little square here. However, I'm still gonna be an 8.5x11 scrapper. I just need to work on drawing rectangles. :P The little window-y thingy is for four Instagram shots. For once, I actually do have pictures in mind. And can I just say? Dear Instagram, I ♥ you. You make scrapbooking so much more fun for me.