It has been so nice to sit down and create something of my own! Granted, I created this layout for a challenge at Scrap-A-Lot (the scrapbook store I work at), but it will be all mine, mine, mine when the store is finished with it. I really need to focus on doing my own stuff more often. Between the work I do for the store (designing, working at the store and for the store at home), doing my own work for Heartland Studio, looking after my home, pets, DH and my LOM (Little Old Man), there just doesn't seem to be a lot of time left (as I'm sure you all understand completely). I definitely need to make scrapping for me a priority too since it makes me so happy (and my albums are feeling neglected).
So, here is the layout I completed for our recent challenge to use Authentique product for a layout. I love this new line of product in every shape and colour. I haven't done a lot on my own with this type of product (cutesy has been my mainstay for a while now) but I have been more and more attracted to anything with a vintage twist. I think part of that comes from working on my family genealogy. I am in a happy place when I look at this layout. I love everything about it. The photo was just taken last weekend while we were all dressed up for a wedding. The title "measure your life in love" has been on my title list for a long time. It is a lyric from my favourite musical "Rent".
Here is a few detail views of the layout. I did a lot of paper rolling on the measuring tape pieces. I love the look of it as well as the little embellishment clusters all over the page.
The chipboard hinges are from Twiddleybitz. I inked them with black craft ink and then sprayed them with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. The metal clock and the decorative button were also sprayed with the mist.