Sunday, April 12, 2009

Social Butterflies Layout

Well I can't say that I had the most productive weekend when I was last in Tucson with Scissors and the City, but that just means that I had a fun retreat and I am ok with that. As long as I have something that is finished I am happy.... although I am very envious of those who are able to complete tons of layouts and projects and especially those who manage to get entire albums finished!

I spent most of the weekend working on projects rather than layouts but I did manage to get one layout done. I am newly obsessed with this paper pack, Floral Tapestry, from CTMH. I wanted to do so many things with it and ended up using it on a box that is still in progress as well. As soon as i saw the patterned paper with the multicolored circles I knew it matched a necklace I had worn on a night out with some friends.

The butterflies on the page are a stamp of the month from CTMH, and to be honest I wasn't sure I liked them at first. I ended up putting them on the page because I felt like I have been in a "flower rutt" lately. So many of my pages have flowers on them so I thought to myself "ok it's time to switch it up". Once I stickled the butterflies I loved them! Stickles can make me love just about anything!

I cant take credit for the title of this layout. I had it all put together and then openly asked the entire room of women who attended the March Scissors and the City scrapbooking retreat what they would title a page of girls at a bar but somehow tie in the butterflies so they didn't feel random on the page. At first people thought I should title the page "bar flies" but then one woman tossed out the social butterfly idea and immediately i liked that much better! So thanks Susan! Perfect! Social butterflies was the perfect way to tie in the cute butterfly stamp and stay girly but completely capture a night out with my friends. Not to mention the word social perfectly fit across the page with the chipboard letters that I used.