Hey everyone! It has been crazy busy here in the Ghahary household this last week between birthdays (we've celebrated 3 in the last week between Darian and my two sister in laws), actual birth days (my newest nephew Kian was born on August 23rd), and all of the celebrating that goes with each. I'd love to say that things appear to be calming down in the near future, but the first day of school is next Tuesday and I am in full "run around like a madwoman/get everything done before school starts" mode right about now. The only thing keeping me going is caffeine (lots and lots of it), a constant sugar high (thanks to the pounds of candy corn I have ingested since my last trip to the grocery store), and the glimmer of hope that things actually WILL calm down. Eventually.
In the meantime how about a little Pebbles love? Today marks the first "official" day of the 2010 - 2011 Pebbles Design Team term and I am thrilled to be on board again for another year as DT Coordinator and Blog Hostess. I have a new project posted on the Pebbles blog today and hold onto your hats ladies cuz it's a double pager! (p.s. feel free to click on the image for a larger view)
I've been on a little double page layout kick lately which is kinda funny considering I had an immense fear of double page layouts up until ... oh I don't know ... about a month ago! LOL Seriously though. It's not that I dislike the look of two page layouts. In fact, I love them. But I was honestly scared of them because it seemed as if there was just so much space to fill and I wasn't quite sure how to go about it. I've come to realize that the key for me is keeping things a bit more simple - using a basic block design as the basis of my layout helps tremendously. I also try to carry elements from one page to the next (as I did with the stitched hearts on my layout) to help unify both pages and create cohesiveness. That last one is big for me as I really want to make sure that may layout looks like one project and not two separate pages stuck together.
Adding a zig zag stitch down the center of punched patterned paper hearts is one of my favorite techniques and you've seen me do it often. I love the dimension it adds along with the fun little detail of the stitching. And I'll keep doing it until someone tells me not to. Oh who am I kidding ... even then I'll keep on doing it. Just because I can! LOL
So if you ever wanted to know a little bit more about me I encourage you to hop on over to the Pebbles blog and read my answers to some fun little questions I asked our new design team members. I can tell you now that some of my answers have to do with feet, my watch, and toilet bowls. And they may or may not be related to one another. ;)