This past fall, I made a mini album for my parents as a thank you for taking our entire family to Lagoon. I used Cosmo Cricket's line called "Jack's World". Jack's World is a bit of a departure from my usual style but I fell in love with the little characters and the bright, sunny paper. I even kicked down for the cardstock stickers, ribbon, and rub-ons, which I normally don't do. The album turned out really cute but I haven't touched all of my Jack's World leftovers since (and there is a lot). Mostly because I have to really think when I use them because they are so different from what I usually do. So for the 2S4Y challenge this week, I challenged myself to use up some Jack's World. 2S4Y posted a bonus sketch so I did that one in Jack's World too. I can't say that I am crazy about how they turned out but I find that if I don't take a few risks, I can spend FOREVER (we're talking days here, people) on a single project, then I end up disliking it anyway. I am learning to just glue it down and go with the flow. I'm developing the attitude, "you win some, you lose some" and that is a personal victory for me. Here's my card for Kazan's sketch on 2S4Y:Isn't this little elephant cute? It was one of the reasons I bought the cardstock stickers in the first place but I didn't use many of them in the album because they were just too big. Pretty much the entire card is Jack's World except the jewels (Darice and Heidi Swapp), brads (Doodlebug), string, and googly eye.
The next card was the one I did for 2S4Y's bonus sketch:
Pretty much the same story here except a little bit of My Mind's Eye paper, brads, and buttons. Well, I off to finish washing my husband's white shirts. He has to officiate at a wedding tonight and I don't think he'd appreciate not having anything to wear. Priorities dictate that my projects will be minimal today. Hope all of you have better luck. Have a good one.