A little history on this page. Not too long ago, I was browsing Amazon.com to create a wishlist for my upcoming birthday, and I came across a book called The Book of Awesome, which has a sequel called The Book of Even More Awesome. There was this little video at Amazon advertising this book:
Needless to say, I put both of those books on my wishlist! I love the concept of this book, and I thought, wouldn't this be a cool idea for a scrapbook? So many happy little things happen every day, and wouldn't it be fun to document them and make a whole book of them so that when you're having a bad day, you could just open your own book of awesome? So this is my first page.
There's an alpaca farm on Route 85, which is a road we often drive (and a road I will be driving daily when we move to our new house), and a lot of times the alpacas are in their barn, but I get so happy when they are out on the lawn, and Farzad always pulls over so I can say hi!
Here are a couple of details from my page. I always wanted to try a corrugated cardboard background for my page. I just used an old box and tore it so it would fit on my page and peeled away the top layer. Those punched flowers came in the kit. Trish always includes little extras like die cuts and punchies in her kit.
Good old BasicGrey letters. I have just about every set to go with every collection, and I can always find just the right color I need. This one matched that blue floral tag. The scallopy design peeking out beneath the cardboard was a paisley-shaped BasicGrey Out of Print sticker that I cut in pieces and just hid the cuts behind the coardboard.
Another oldie-but goodie--K&Co. fabric brads. I love them so much and bought several packages because I was afraid once I used them up I wouldn't be able to find them. They always add a pretty touch. The pretty satin yellow ribbon came in the kit. I really love how ribbon looks, and I just don't use it enough!
The pretty tags are by KaiserCraft. I had a devil of a time figuring out how to fit those two tags on my page in just the right way (I wanted the pretty blue roses to show up on the light blue tag)--sometimes 8 x 8 pages are so tricky that way--until it dawned on me to turn one upside down, and that worked out just perfect!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading about my page! I will share some more of my work with this kit another day.