the layout was created mostly with the april mini-album and antiquarian kits. i wanted to get some centipede action in, so i decided to go with christy's challenge of making your own kit from leftover bits from past kits plus my challenge to add stamping on text print papers (from my stash). i love the way it came out. it has the feel to me of a smithsonian archivist's desk, full of bits and pieces of information and treasures to be cataloged and recorded.
it was really nice to challenge myself to dust off my stamps and actually use them (instead of just letting them continue to collect dust). i used three of my old rubber stamps on this page. the label to the left of the shell photo (stamped in jbs ink pad), the swirl on the tag (stamped in jbs speckled egg), and the circle frame behind the right photo (stamped with american crafts gold embossing powder).
one last thing (besides the amazing dear lizzy glitter thickers) before i go. the washi tape. i swoon.diagonal gold stripes from freckled fawn and grey chevron from jbs. love and love.