Sunday, February 19, 2012

jbs mercantile february: lucky me

i did finally get a layout made with my february main kit.  i knew i wanted to at least get one made with a luck or st. patrick's day theme as there are lots of lovely greens in this kit.  i didn't get as many of the green patterned papers on the layout as i intended, but i did work in lots of green embellishing.  i thought this kit had such unique embellishments.  the cottage cheese lit with the shamrock, the flat key, and that awesome circular record label are all vintage finds that are in the main kit.  in fact, everything on this layout is from the main kit except for the thread and vintage buttons that i added from my stash.

this photo was taken at 10:12 pm on 10/19 . . . the day, hour, and minute of g's birth . . . and talks about what a lucky day it was when he came into my life.  i take a photo every year on the exact minute of his birth.  when i was pregnant with him i read online somewhere of someone who did that and thought it was such a neat idea.  it always makes for sweet layouts.  :)

if you haven't heard, the design team is hosting a fun challenge each month this year.  our monthly challenge is to use the main kit only plus one other item from our stash.  this month our challenge was to use punches.  i'm writing an article for the february gazette about the punch challenge.  i'll let you know when it goes up.  this was my project for this month's challenge.  i used eight punches!  they were jbs grandma's doily, martha stewart 1" scalloped circle punch (around the grandma's doily punch), 1.5" circle punch, jbs scalloped banner punch, jbs blue ribbon punch (green circles on banner), fiskars 2" circle punch (embroidered around the edge of this one), jbs tab punch, jbs ticket please punch (edges of yellow photo mat).  i think punches are great for getting more mileage out of kits as they help to add inexpensive embellishing and i do like my embellishments!


  1. oh i love that you took a photo on the day and time!

  2. absolutely love it!! and oh that photo! aren't they just angels when they're sleeping!