Sunday, March 30

National Craft Month Recap

I promised myself to create a lot this March.  I was able to make 6 traditional/hybrid layouts (one of them a double page), 2 Altered items, 75 Cards, 6 digital layouts, 1 stained glass project and 2 crochet projects.  I think that's the most I've ever made in one month.  I guess it's not bad, huh? 

Here's the last one I did for today.  I would consider this a hybrid, because the main object of the page is a digital layout I made using Photoshop Elements.  I promised my sister I'll make her a scrapbook album about her college graduation, and some of the layouts were digital.  My printer doesn't have the capacity to print 12x12 pages, so the biggest I can print is 8x8 for a full square.  The best way for me is to incorporate it into a traditional layout.  I seem to find doing hybrids easier because there's not much you need to add.  You just need to garnish it a little bit, and that's it.  All the embellishments I used in this page are leftovers/scrap.  It's just hard for me throw stuff away, even a 2 inch piece of ribbon.  That stripe ribbon you see is the last of it's kind in my stock.  It's been in that jar of leftover ribbon for as long as I can remember.  I just couldn't get rid of it, and I'm glad I didn't because it's perfect for this layout.  I'm really not into brands actually.  As long as a particular piece of paper or embellishment looks good with another, that's what matters the most to me.  I don't want to limit my pages with just a particular brand.

For months I've been drooling for a card display rack.  Every now and then I would check out websites that sell them.  Earlier last week, I chanced upon a good deal for one.  Displays2Go was selling this greeting card fixture for $22.27 (originally $46.81).  Since I am planning to sell cards in a local craft show this year, I figured it would be just right to have one.  It came in 2 boxes, and it was very easy to assemble.  This is really a good buy.
I can't wait for Spring!!!  Too bad, I'll miss most of it though, because I'll be enjoying the sizzling hot summer in the Philippines and I'm soooo excited!  So, have you planned anything silly for April Fool's Day???  Here are some more observances for the coming month: 
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Couple Appreciation Month
  • Injury Prevention Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Month of the Military Child
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Decorating Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • Physical Wellness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
They would all be good topics for a scrapbook page or even an album.  There are some of those that really interest me.  Check out my calendar for more daily and weekly holidays and observances for the month of April.

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