I did a little on my applique. It's coming along pretty well for my first attempt, but I can see the mistakes. But today I had to take a break. All those little stitches are getting to me.
So today I used my time to make my first layout since reorganizing my craft room. A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend Becky sent me her son's graduation announcement and a senior photo. It's hard to believe that Nick is old enough to have finished high school; it still remember the little boy who ran up and down the hall at night trying to avoid going to bed. I've been wanting to do a then and now type page ever since I got it, but every time I started, I realized I needed my computer. Now that it's back and my room is ready to go again, I was so excited to get to it and, when I saw today's sketch for Sketch Inspiration, I knew it was perfect for this layout and I just knew I wanted to use the Note to Self collection kit from Echo Park. I just love this kit, even more so since there are great coordinating elements for in it the Silhouette Design Studio. Even though this was the very first time I broke out the collection to use, I know I'm going to use every last scrap of it. I loved the little tab; it was perfect to hide my hand written (gasp!) journaling.
It's also the first time I've ever sprayed Glimmer Mist on a project after I had it "done." I've watched Shimelle (oh and thanks Shimelle for the preview of the upcoming Echo Park collections, I see more of them in my future) several times and I've always found it a little intimidating. Yep, it's still intimidating even after trying it myself now.