Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Turkey Run layout!

Wow, it took me till February to complete my first 12x12 layout of the year! In my defense though, I have been sick with morning sickness... cuz I'm PREGNANT! That's right! God has blessed me and my husband and I'm a little over 12 weeks into this thing! We got to hear the heartbeat again this morning, and that just never gets old :) So anyway, this layout has been on my table for going on 5 days now, because I seem to have morning sickness in the evenings these days... but it feels great to have one completed!

I had one more layout to do to finish up the Indiana trip last May to see my cousins. We went out one day to Turkey Run State Park to go on the trails we used to when we were much smaller... I believe the last visit was around 1994, while my Dad was still with us. My parents and my Dad's sisters and brother and their families - we all stayed overnight and ran around the trails and had a blast!!

The idea for this layout came together quickly, from the first challenge for the Studio Calico online class I'm taking this month, Bright Ideas with Nicole Samuels! Our first challenge from Amy Tan was to use a stencil - so I cut the Turkey Run title with my Silhouette, and at first used it as a misting mask. But my misting went awry... my bottles were clogged and I got more mist on my hands than the page... so plan B! I used the mask to color in the area with my Zig emboss pen and embossed with Gold glitter Zing embossing powder! Then because of the gold, I wanted to add a little more so I hand stitched around each triangle with gold thread (that part took the longest).

I'm excited to get some more 12x12 layouts done this month, especially once my nausea subsides, which will hopefully be within the next couple of weeks! Loving the class so far too :)

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