I had every intention of doing something completely new. It was time to break out of my box. The comfort zone had become too comfortable. So before starting my next layout, I tried to make sure what I did was new and different. I pulled materials that I don’t generally use. I started with some stamps to create a background. Then I pulled kraft cardstock as a base, something I don’t typically use.
And then this happened. *Sigh* Yes, it looks just like my other layouts.
You see, I started digging through my scraps. I found that green paisley. (Oh how I adore a paisley.) That resulted in more digging, which led me to all of the other papers. The papers practically laid themselves out onto the page. And the next thing I know, I have a very familiar layout with no stamping. (The stamps are still sitting forlornly on my desk, waiting for a little love and attention.)
I chose to embellish this quite simply with hearts. The cork hearts live on my desk. It seems that I purchased not one, but two packs of them over a year ago. I keep them within reach, hoping that some will actually get used. I also had a pack of Shimelle’s puffy hearts handy. So I added in some punched hearts, and one giant natural wood heart to form my embellishment clusters. It still needed something, so I sprinkled in the green pearls.
Honestly, it still needs something. It is a simple design. No trumpets or fanfare to be found here. I think it is a lot like me… straightforward and gets the job done.
The next project I make will really be different. Wait, haven’t I said that before?