Yeah, I went there.Dear Darling Studio Calico

And by ‘there’, I mean the dark side. I really like this spread. It reminds me of when I was younger. As hard as it is going to be for you to read, in a time predating CJ, my style was grunge. Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking either but I still have a soft spot for the colour palette.Β 

This week was much like any other except for a power failure that knocked out half the city for 6 hours. I had been reading a book and contemplating cooking dinner. I remember thinking it was getting dark and it was a small merci that CJ had left me in peace long enough to get to the end of a chapter. I got up and turned the light on in the kitchen, I opened the fridge to mull over our dinner choices and the lights went out. Thank god for a gas stove. We ended up having soup out on the deck because the house was too dark.

I received some stamps from Ann-Marie’s lovely store. The packing was just too cute to throw away so it got added in too.

I forgot to mention before that all the paper in the layout comes from the Studio Calico Dear Darling line. I always save my favorite papers for the title card. I hate covering them up when matting photos. The photo corners were a gift from a friend. I’m not sure she intended them for Project life but she always brings me back weird and wonderful stationary. On her last trip to Hong Kong, I got glow in the dark puff stickers. Which brings me to the pro tip for the week. I love everything about this card, but when making it the Heidi Swapp thickers were lost in the background. They needed to be matted, but I could not find the right paper anywhere in my stash. Out of desperation I washi-ed a piece of cardstock. Unless you look really closely it’s impossible to tell. My point is: Don’t have the right paper? Make your own!

Finally I have mentioned before how much I dislike adding full size photos to 6×4 cards without a boarder. This little strip was the tear strip of the 6×6 pad. It had a punch hole in it from where retailers are meant to hang them.Β I just filled it with a heart brad. Easy, simple and very effective.

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when Kellie comes to visit!