I make no secret of the fact that I like to use sketches and scraplifts for my layouts. It is supposed to make life easier but sometimes it can be just as tricky as designing something from scratch! The layout below was inspired by Amy and I stuck very closely to the original but heck I made hard work of it! It was my first layout of the retreat weekend and I think I worked on it ALL afternoon and evening! I found the heart strings very fiddly, I couldn't get a random pattern on the papers for the hearts and pennants (some of you know that I don't really "do" random), I may also have said a rude word when I kept missing the right spacing on the border punch. I got on rather better after a late dinner and got a second wind and could have kept going into the early hours!
I did however, manage to use some very old stash, in fact I don't think there is anything on the entire page purchased less than a year ago. Certain items may actually be pre-2006!
Even though it took an inordinate amount of time, especially considering I was scraplifting, I am really pleased with how it turned out. I'm looking forward to making some more layouts that I love this weekend at the Artful Angels crop and then we are off on holiday next week - its all go go go here!
Bye for now