So this is a layout that I made for a mixed media challenge and it isn't at all how I planned for it to turn out. It started with a long hunt on finding my daughter's girl scout camp photos. I knew that there were more of her at camp, but never found them. I wanted to do a layout filled with triangles, but I couldn't cut a decent triangle for the life of me. Then I saw a cool sketch with hexagons and planned on doing that. I happily made a shape on my silhouette and then used it to cut all my photos. I was playing around, but couldn't get my photos to line up like the sketch. I was super puzzled and then I realized why. I made pentagons instead of hexagons! I played for a long time with my pentagons trying to get a layout that I liked and eventually came up with this flower shape. Overall, it's a fun layout that is drastically different then my normal layouts, so it's a refreshing change.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!