Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Love Your Stash - Day 18

Sun is shinning.  Snow has moved out. . .for now.  It's still cold.  I could finally see the mountains this morning.  They were crisp and clear and slathered in white.  At least the higher peaks of the back ranges - they looked iced, with a generous hand.  Along the drive this morning I could see the animal tracks in the snow.  As I'm waiting for a light to change I follow the trails, but they never end with a herd of deer or a wandering coyote.  It always makes me wonder where they've tucked themselves into during the day.  Are they just behind the rolling hill out of sight of the road?

Today's Love Your Stash challenge starts with Nancy Longo's layout,using the February Smaller than a Breadbox kit.  Have you noticed the last few examples have a similar layout?  This would be Apron Strings' exclusive sketch from Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.  A new sketch every month is found in every kit.  We've been lucky to have Becky designing sketches for several years now, she makes using the kits so easy!

So what challenge is there for today?  I'm thinking metal - I don't have a lot of metal in my stash, excluding brads and eyelets - I have a lot, A. LOT. of those - but like bottle caps, photo corners, tags, plaques, frames, even pins. I think I tend to use the metal I get, since I don't have an overabundance of it.  I use it equally on layouts and cards.  Metal is that unusual piece that catches the eye to help the eye move around your work.  Dig into your metal and get some on your next layout, card or paper project.

Upload your link to the comments by Sunday evening.  Shoot, I forgot to get the name of the American Crafts line up for dibs this week.  I'll get that...

Happy Wednesday.


Jessica Navarro said...

Here is my layout using Metal. I have posted it on my blog at: I used the metal phrase "Sing, You Make My heart Sing sing sing". I also used a metal pin and there is metallic on the butterfly border.

Deanna said...

I used lots of metal on this one....brads, wordy old brads, memo pins, mini clip.

"Fun Day at Chuck E. Cheese"

Lori said...

Deanna, nice job with the heavy metal!

Lori said...

Jessica, such.a pretty layout. MME is one of those companies where their lines are always easy to use.